Re: John Patton - my GrGreat Grandfather
I'm not much for these kind of postings, and I haven't really touched genealogy in many years, but I still maintain some interest in the Patton family.John and Rachel Patton were my 4x great grandparents.I come from Andrew J., his eldest son Fred (whose wife was Cinderella Miller), etc.I did a lot of work on this family back in the mid 90s.Your message interested me for several reasons.
John & Rachel had 8 surviving children - Andrew J., Anne, Hannah, Mary, Frederick, William, Philip and Susannah.Andrew, William, Philip and Susannah all had families in Allen Co, Ohio and have many descendants there today (although Susannah Patton Stuckey's children didn't have children).I always wondered what ever became of their other four children.You're the first I've heard of descendants of the Frederick and Sarah Miller Patton line.If memory serves, I had record of one daughter, Duretta Feaster, who lived in or near Van Wert (?), but I didn't know of the Martha you mentioned, or of Sarah's remarriage.I suspect that Frederick died in the 1860s.I always wondered if he died in the Civil War, but I never found record of his service.If he died in Allen or Van Wert Counties, I don't believe that there was a grave marker.
You probably know that John & Rachel died in a smallpox epidemic in 1849-1850.Some of the oldest generations of the family who were still living in the early 90s when I started this work remembered that (and I think it was fairly accurate, as people who didn't know one another from various lines of the family remembered similar things).I think that perhaps some of the other daughters and/or their families died around that time, too.These same older family members thought John and Rachel and some of the rest of the family were buried along the Auglaize River not far from what is now Walnut Grove Cemetery.I did some deed research long ago, and that plot did indeed belong to the Pattons at the time when John and Rachel died.
Anne married William Point (I'm working from dusty memory here, so my details might not be perfect).She had at least one daughter, but they disappeared forever after the 1850 census.
Hannah married Charles Point (I think there was a previous marriage as well, but I don't remember who).About 2 years ago I heard that they had 1 or 2 children before Hannah died young, and Charles remarried and moved to Iowa.Interestingly, there were some Points who showed up at a Patton Reunion held at the Buettner place along the Auglaize in the 20s or so.
Mary married Ephraim Allard and had at least three daughters, one of whom died young and is buried at Hartshorn Cemetery in Allen County.No idea what became of her.
None of the older generation remembered these sisters or Frederick, but they did remember Duretta Feaster, although they weren't sure how she was related.The Point name also rang bells for them, but no one remembered Allards.
How many children did Frederick and Sarah Miller Patton have?Who was Sarah's second husband?Where did she die?
We do have Andrew's obit from the Delphos Herald (Feb 1920?), and he was survived only by brothers William and Philip.
Again, all of this is from memory of records I haven't looked at it in years, so I could be mistaken in places.Regardless, it is good to make connection with another branch of the Allen County Pattons.
Look forward to hearing more from you.