Capt. Henry Patton, III

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Henry Patton, III

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Patton, III and Sarah Cameron Patton
Husband of Martha Jane Patton (Randolph)
Father of Lt. Col. Henry Patton; James Patton and David Patton
Brother of Robert Patton, Sr.; Capt. John J. Patton, Sr. "the Immigrant"; Andrew Patton; William Patton; Captain James Patton and 10 others

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About Capt. Henry Patton, III

This Henry Patton (I) could be a son of
Henry Patton and Sarah Lynn, but that is speculative and unproven. This
Henry Patton (I) is mentioned in the Will of Colonel James Patton (born
about 1692-died 1755) who was a son of Henry Patton and Sarah Lynn. This
will was written in 1750, but no relationship between the two is
stated. At that time, Henry (I) and James were both residing at
Springfield Plantation in present day Pulaski County, VA, and the will,
as a point of reference, alludes to Henry (I) as an adjoining property
owner. He was not a legatee. James and Henry (I) might have been
brothers. They could also have been uncle/nephew or cousins. James was
an estimated 17-20 years older than Henry (I). Most likely, they were
related in some way. By 1762, Henry (I) had purchased land on the waters
of Thorn Spring, a branch of Peak Creek. The Thorn Spring Methodist
Church, in Pulaski county, stands on or near this land.

From "Early Adventurers On the Western Waters ~ Vol. II by, Mary B.

Kegley and F. B. Kegley [In April 1998 see] When Colonel James

Patton wrote his will in 1750 he mentioned that Henry Patton (I) was
residing on his Springfield plantation, which was located on Back Creek
in present Pulaski County. No relationship between James and Henry
Patton is stated in the will. (Augusta County Will Book 2, P. 13 1).
In 1750 Henry Patton (I) took up 75 acres at the head of Falling Spring
by survey, and in 1761 he filed four entries for four tracts of land
containing 400 acres each. These were on Back Creek, Peak Creek and
Hazel Hollow (Augusta County Survey Book 1; Augusta County Entry Book
When James Patton died and William Thompson took over at Springfield,
Henry Patton (I) appears to have moved south of the Springfield tract
and to have taken up lands on the waters of Thorn Spring, a branch of
Peak Creek. Very little is recorded about this Henry Patton's (I) life,
marriage or family. However, when a survey was made in 1783 for 400
acres based on a certificate from the Commissioners in 1782, the entry
noted that the land, settled in 1762, was "assigned by James and David
Patton legatees of Henry Patton (I) deceased." The survey was made in
the name of a second Henry Patton (II) Montgomery County Survey Book B,
P. 119; Commissioner's Certificates, Virginia State Library, Archives).
Although there is no relationship stated, it would appear that David,
James, and Henry (II) were the children and heirs of the first Henry
Patton (I) who lived on Springfield a early as 1750, and who by the year
1783 was already deceased. There is no record in Montgomery County to
show the death of this first Henry Patton, and there is no will or
appraisal of his estate.
In 1768 William Preston surveyed two tracts on a branch of Peak Creek
for Henry Patton, being 126 acres and 60 acres. These tracts were
authorized by the Loyal Company. There were two additional entries for
324 acres on Peak Creek and 400 acres on Wolf Creek based on
Commissioner's certificates. It is not clear whether these are for the
first Henry (I) or the second (II) (Preston Family Papers, Library of
Congress 581: Commissioner's certificates, Virginia State Library,

Henry PATTON (I) had the following children:

+15 i. Henry (II) PATTON.
16 ii. David PATTON.
17 iii. James PATTON.
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Capt. Henry Patton, III's Timeline

March 6, 1747
Age 32
Tazewell, Tazewell, VA, USA
Age 68
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States