Re: Thomas R. Patton and Gen. George Patton
Almost NO Patton is related to General George S. Patton's line.
Gen. Patton's grandson,Robert H. Patton, wrote a book, titled, The Pattons: A Personal History of an American Family. In it he says the general's great grandfather (or maybe great-great) was on a ship immigrating from Europe (probably Ireland or Scotland) going to one of the islands in the West Indies. There was another man on board the ship named Patton. The Patton man died and Gen. Patton's gg-grandfather took his name (probably because he was running from the law). He eventually ended up in Virginia.
On the gg grandfather's death bed, his wife tried to get him to tell her what his real name was. He replied that, "I have lived my life as a Patton and I will die a Patton."
Therefore no one is related to him unless you are from his direct line or married into it somehow.
Sorta disappointing, isn't it....Charlie