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James Patterson

James Patterson

Male 1710 - 1735  (~ 25 years)

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  • Name James Patterson 
    Born Bet. 1697 and 1710 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1735 
    Person ID I2733056914  Master Tree
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2007 

    Father Arthur Patterson,   b. 1683, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1765, Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ann Scott,   b. 1683, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1792, Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 109 years) 
    Married 1705  Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2593280491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Howard,   b. Bet. 1681 and 1710,   d. 1753  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Bet. 1705 and 1734 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Patterson,   b. 1721,   d. Dec 1743, Falling Springs, Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +2. James Patterson,   b. Bet. 1691 and 1726,   d. Nov 1771, Mexico, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. Thomas Patterson,   b. 1732,   d. 1747  (Age 15 years)
     4. Rebecca Patterson,   b. Bet. 1708 and 1736,   d. Bet. 1727 and 1825  (Age ~ 89 years)
     5. Susanna Patterson,   b. Bet. 1712 and 1736,   d. 1760  (Age ~ 24 years)
    Family ID F2593282339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James lived on the Maryland Eastern Shore, near Salisbury, where kin still live, before moving to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in what was known as the Conestoga Manor. The Pattersons have been in the Maryland and Pennsylvania areas as early as 1660. He was instrumental in the Cresaps War when Marylanders tried to move the State line north. This trouble started in 1681 and in 1683 Lord Baltimore issued a proclamation by which he claimed jurisdiction over the tract of land on the west of the Deleware Bay and River now held by William Penn by deed of the Duke of York. William Penn died in 1718 after requesting that the King settle this dispute. Penn personnally went to England to plead his case, but the King could not reconcile Penn and Lord Baltimore. In 1731 Thomas Cresop obtained grants from Lord Baltimore for the land upon which James Patterson settled. In May of 1732 Lord Baltimore and the Pennsylvania propietaries agreed to a solution. The war ended in 1738, after Jame's death, and the King of England's order in Council of the 25th of May 1738.

      James traveled to Lancaster County Pennsylvania from Salisbury, Maryland by canoe on the Susquehanna River with his family. He was warrented 500 acres in Conestoga Manor in 1718, the same year that his benefactor William Penn died. The warrent was confirmed by Thomas Penn. Conestoga Manor consisted of 16,000 acres and was officially formed March 1, 1718 by order of James Logan.



      James's name appears on the first assessment list of Conestoga Township. On November 21, 1734 Thomas Penn awarded James and Susanna 200 additional acres where they built their home in which he died and in which his two famous half-brothers General James Ewing and Colonel John Connolly were born.

      James and Susanna were Charter Members of the Donegal Presbyterian Church which was founded in Lancaster County, Pa near Elizabethtown and Maytown. The Church was founded by Scottish families who fled their previous homes in Northern Ireland. The Church was founded sometime prior to 1721.