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Jr James Patterson

Male 1726 - 1771  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name James Patterson 
    Title Jr 
    Born Bet. 1691 and 1726 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1771  Mexico, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2733056923  Master Tree
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2007 

    Father James Patterson,   b. Bet. 1697 and 1710,   d. Oct 1735  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Mother Susanna Howard,   b. Bet. 1681 and 1710,   d. 1753  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Bet. 1705 and 1734 
    Family ID F2593282339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Stuart,   b. 1710,   d. 26 Apr 1785, Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1737 
    Children 
    +1. William Patterson,   b. 1737, Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782  (Age 45 years)
     2. Mary Patterson,   b. 1739, Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Penns Valley, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Sarah Patterson,   b. Bet. 1728 and 1751,   d. Bet. 1750 and 1835  (Age ~ 84 years)
     4. Susanna Patterson,   b. Bet. 1729 and 1755,   d. Bet. 1779 and 1843  (Age ~ 88 years)
     5. James Patterson,   b. 1758,   d. Bet. 1794 and 1849  (Age 91 years)
     6. Elizabeth Patterson,   b. 1760,   d. Bet. 1774 and 1854  (Age 94 years)
     7. George Patterson,   b. 24 Jul 1762, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814  (Age 51 years)
    Family ID F2593281599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1771 - Mexico, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James lived near where Marietta, Pennsylvania now is located.

      He served with the 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Regiment, during the Revolutionary War. This unit was commanded by Colonel Conrad Weiser. He was commissioned May 25, 1748 as a Captain. He also commanded Fort Hunter to protect Paxtang Township. He was commissioned again on December 10, 1756.

      James was known by the indians as "Big Shot" and his son Wiilliam was known as "Long Gun".

      James and the family servant were made prisoners, along with James Lowe, on November 26, 1732 during the local Cresap War. The instigators were led by a man named Cresap who acting on the instructions of Lord Baltimore tried to claim land above what is now the Mason Dixon Line for Maryland.

      The town of Mexico, Pennsylvania was layed out in 1806 near the site of Patterson's Fort. A statue commemerates the site and James, Mary, and son William.

      Mary and James established a trading post on the banks of the Juniata River with a deed of 407 acres on the north side of the river on February 3, 1755. This was the first warrent of land issued in what is now Juniata County Pennsylvania, then Fermanagh Township, Cumberland County. The site was known as Patterson's Fort. They eventually owned more than 1,000 acres with 3 additional warrents dated Feb 5, 1755, Feb 6, 1755, and July 10, 1755.

      James is buried in the Mexico Town Cemetary in an unmarked grave. The site is about 100 yards from Patterson's Fort. The Cemetary was restored in 1975 by the Juniata County Development Commission and the Juniata County Historical Society. The Cemetary is maintained currently by the Lost Creek Mennonite Congregation. The Cemetary is marked by a sign stating that Capt James Patterson, a pioneer and soldier of the French and Indian Wars (1761-1772) is buried in an unmarked grave at this site. The earliest marked grave is listed as 1804 and the last burial took place in 1871.

      James had inherited the lands of his father consisting of about 300 acres in Conycocheek.

      York County Pennsylvania Court Records show that a James Ward filed suit against James during the Court Session of July 1957. Another suit dated Jan 1758 was initiated by the Administrators of a Mr. Theopbulus, their names were Mary & William Theopbulus. In July 1758 a suit was started by Susannah Ramsey, the executress of William Ramsey (deceased) against James and it was still an active case in April 1759. A final suit shows the plaintiff as Mary Simonton which was filed April
      of 1759. None of the suits whowed any final actions.

      His will is dated June 9, 1771 and recorded at the Cumberland County, Pa Courthouse in Carlise, Pa and was probated Jan 22, 1772,


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      Mexico Town Cemetary, Mexico, Pa