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The Patterson, Hicks, Dick and Hobbs Family of Denton, Texas

Updated November 28, 2005

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They came to Texas from Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisana.

The earliest Patterson Ancestor in our line that we have been able to locate is John Patterson born about 1799 in Virginia, he was living in Lebanon, Dekalb County, Alabama at the time of the 1850 Census with his wife Rutha ---- born about 1810. Occupation was that of a farmer. Time and place of their death is unknown.
Children of John & Rutha:
Lorenzo D. 1830 - 1885
Mary L. 1832 -
Stephen L. 1834 - died in Civil War
Samuel G. 1836 - possibly died in Civil War.
Elizabeth 1837 -
Martha 1843 -
Franklin P.1845 - died in Civil War
Lorenzo married Mary E Berry, Mary L to Seaborn Busby, Stephen L to Eliza Bynum, Samuel G. to Martha McPherson, Elizabeth to Unknown, Martha to Unknown. It is unknown if Franklin P. married.
Samuel G and Martha McPherson were my gggrandparents. Martha relocated to Texas sometime after 1870 with her children.
Children of Samuel and Martha:
Lorenzo D. 1859 -
John M. 1861 -
James Polk 1863 - 1937
It is believed that Lorenzo married Annie M. ----, John M to Fanny L. ----, James Polk to Sally Willingham.
James Polk and Sally Willingham were my great grandparents.
Children of James Polk and Sally Willingham:
Samuel C. 1884 - 1982
William Henry 1887 - 1968
Emma E. 1890 - 1972
S.P. 1891 - unknown
John Robert 1893 - 1970
Samuel married Callie Hicks, William married Willie Hicks, Emma married Eury Massey, John Robert married Sarah Russell.
William Henry and Willie Lee Hicks were my grandparents.
Children of William and Willie:
Annie Elizabeth 1907 - 1978 married Clay Robertson
Mary Jane 1909
Jimmie Henry 1911 - 1971 married Oneita Violet Dick
Martha Mae 1915 - 1988 married Arthur Hammonds
Emma Louise 1924 - 1991 married B.T. Petty

If this is part of your Patterson line please feel free to contact me direct at I am looking for any information on these ancestors and am willing to share what I have found so far. The above is just the general outline.

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