I am researching a connection between my Patton line and that of Robert Patton,Jr. who was present at the funeral of George Washington in December,1799.He was a member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge in Alexandria,Virginia.
I am a Mason and I have a Masonic Watch fob on a cord that had been handed down through my branch of Pattons to my maternal grandmother,Lucile (Patton) Hunter Brian,1899-1972.My grandmother was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.All of her direct male ancestors going back many generations were Masons.One of these,Robert Patton,Jr. was possibly an uncle or cousin.The watch fob he wore at that funeral was handed down through my line of Pattons.I am my grandmothers only Masonic grandchild so it is in my possession.
My earliest known direct ancestor was Charles Patton born abt 1770 and married to Ann McCoy abt 1795.They are my greatx4 grandparents.He is said to have been a Virginian but they seem to have had a connection in Maryland where they may have married.They settled in Fayette County,Kentucky and later in Clark Co.,KY.Their son,Hughes Patton,1801-1846 and his wife Mary (Polly) Ann Ross were my greatx3 grandparents.
Hughes Patton,1801-1846 was my greatx3 grandfather
Francis Marion Patton,1838-1908 was my greatx2 grandfather.
Eugene Lawrence Patton,1869-1950 was my great grandfather.
I would like to talk with anyone who may know of any connection between my line of Pattons and the line of Robert Patton,Jr.
Greg George email@example.com POBox 443 Stroud,Oklahoma