Christine...I hope you don't mind my writing you directly....my husband's family have Patmores in their tree and I've reached an impass here that I'm hoping you may be able to help me with.
We have Abraham Patmore who was born around 1830 in London, England.Somehow he made his way to Corydon, Indiana (the original state capitol) and married Martha Jane McBride, about 1860.Their children were Mary E., (1860); Amy (1863); Ida (1864); Edward and James.
Mary married a Genung (my husband's surname)...Amy remained a spinster, but went to New York and received nurses training and was the superintendent of nursing at Base Hospital No. 8 in Savenay, France, during WW1.After the war she traveled the world with a wealthy family, being private nurse to one of their number.After that she returned to New York and ran a private sanitorium out of her brownstone.She was quite a gal!In her possessions which my husband received when she died were two volumes of the poetry of Coventry Patmore.
On the frontispiece of volume 1 Amy pasted a copy of the famous John Singer Sargent portrait of Coventry Patmore.Also the following typed page...."A Daughter of Coventry Patmore; Sister Mary Christina, S.H.C.J. by a Religious of the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus, 1924 (Now out of Print).Emily Honoria Patmore, Daughter and third child of Coventry and Emily Andrews Patmore, "Into a home thus richly blessed with love and honour and peace, she was born June 2nd, 1853.Died July, 1882 (29 yrs old) of rapid consumption.A beautiful and inspiring story of her life as a Nun, loaned to me by Mother Marie Fidelis, Rosemont, College, PA.Coventry Patmore, Poet and Librarian, was presumably a 1st cousin of my father, I have no authentic record of same, but believe it true.He married Miss Andrews 1847 at Hempstead, England.This marriage and the happy years together which followed, inspired his celebrated poem "The Angel in the House".He was converted to Catholic faith and was a grand and intellectual gentleman.Amy F. Patmore.
Obviously my Patmores do not descend from Coventry, but seem to be somehow related.I was wondering if you may have the missing link; which would be Abraham's father, the brother to the father of Coventry Patmore, (Peter George Patmore).Can you help me out?Thanks for your time.