It is possible that there is a connection. John Patterson, Sr. died in 1808, leaving land to Robert Patterson, a lottery draw, with one half of it to be sold by his executors, James and Samuel, who moved to Alabama shortly thereafter. However, I'm my knowledge of the formation of Georgia Counties is limited, except for around the Savannah River. I do have interest here, as your Jane could possibly be a sister of our John, Sr. I would like to exchange more dates, ideas, and family names. I also have information elsewhere on a "Jane Patterson" living in that time period. Hope to hear from you again. I'm Warren Patterson (warrenp)at the gateway dot net.