Henry Patton, III

Is your surname Patton?

Research the Patton family

Henry Patton, III's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Related Projects

Henry Patton, III

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Caiggo, Dundee, County of Angus, Scotland
Death: 1743 (83)
Clondevaddock Parish, Northern Fanad Peninsula, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Guthree Patton, II; William Henry Patton Jr; Jane Patton and Jane Ann Spears
Husband of Sarah Cameron Lynn and Sarah Cameron Patton
Father of Sr John J Patton; Robert Patton, Sr.; Capt. John J. Patton, Sr. "the Immigrant"; Andrew Patton; William Patton and 12 others
Brother of Col. John Patton; Margaret Patton; Reverend Ann Patton and Elizabeth Lewis

Managed by: Patricia Ann Godfrey
Last Updated:

About Henry Patton, III

Henry Patton lll was born 1660 in Caiggo, Dundee, Scotland; died 1743 in Clondevaddock Parrish, Barony of Kilmacremon Co., of Dublin (Ulster) Ireland

Father: Henry Patton, Sr. b: 31 Jan 1626/7 in Ramoigh Parish, Donegal, Ire


  1. circa 1685 to Sarah Cameron Lynn b: abt. 1670 in Springfied Manor, Clondevaddock Parish, Barony of Kilmacrenan, Donegal Co., Ireland. She was the daughter of David Lynn


  1. Richard b: abt. 1685 in Scotland
  2. Thomas b: 1686 in Ireland
  3. Capt. John b: abt. 1689 in Ireland
  4. Andrew b: bef. 1690 in Ireland
  5. Col. James b: 8 Jul 1692 in Ireland
  6. Robert b: abt. 1694 in Ireland
  7. Charles b: abt. 1695 in Ireland
  8. David b: abt. 1696 in Ireland
  9. Matthew b: abt. 1698 in Ireland
  10. Benjamin b: abt. 1700 in Ireland
  11. Elizabeth b: 25 Dec 1700 in Burncrannack, Ire
  12. Capt. Henry b: 1705 in Ireland
  13. William b: 1706 in Ireland
  14. Hugh b: abt. 1710 in Ireland

John Patton Sr+ b. 1724


Henry Patton was a ship builder, operating merchant ships. He began military service between April, 1689 and August, 1689 Henry Patton and three brothers were in the army of William of Orange during the defense of Londonderry and later was present at the Battle of Boyne, July 1st, 1690. He immigrated after 1690. He lived after 1690 in Manor of Springfield, Parish of Clondevaddock, Barony of Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Ireland.



  • Henry Patton, Jr
  • Birth: 1663, Scotland
  • Death: 1743 Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Ireland
  • "The Pattons were originally landed gentry seated at Ferrochie, Fifeshire, Scotland. The progenitor of the Irish branch of the family, William Patton, M.A., was born in Scotland; had immigrated to Northern Ireland during the King James Plantation. He was in County Donegal by 1626, as Rector of the parishes of Ramoigh and Clonmary, Barony of Raphoe and later at Aughnish, Barony of Kilmacrenan. Reverend William Patton and his wife, Margaret, made their home at an estate called 'Groghan', and reared two sons, Henry and John.
  • Henry's son, also named Henry, married Sarah Lynn. Henry and Sarah lived in the Manor of Springfield, Parish of Clondevaddock, Barony of Kilmacrenan, County Donegal. They became the parents of James, Elizabeth, Andrew, and Richard".
  • (From a book entitled "JAMES PATTON AND THE APPALACHIAN COLONISTS" is the following information as recorded by Anne Rhea Bruce)
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Sarah Lynn Patton (1668 - 1757)
  • Children:
    • Thomas Patton (1686 - 1775)*
    • John J Patton (1689 - 1757)*
    • William Patton (1691 - 1742)*
    • James Lynn Patton (1692 - 1755)*
    • Robert Patton (1695 - 1755)*
    • Elizabeth Patton Preston (1700 - 1776)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 61673899
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61673899


  • Col. William Preston (December 25, 1729 – June 28, 1783)[1] played a crucial role in surveying and developing the colonies going westward, exerted great influence in the colonial affairs of his time, ran a large plantation, and founded a dynasty whose progeny would supply leaders for the South for nearly a century.[2] He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, and was a Colonel in the militia during the American Revolutionary War. He was one of the thirteen signers of the Fincastle Resolutions, a predecessor to the United States Declaration of Independence.[3]
  • He was a founding trustee of Liberty Hall (later Washington and Lee University), when it was made into a college in 1776.[4]
  • William Preston was born on Christmas Day, 1729, in Limavady, Ireland, to Col. John Preston and his wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth's father Henry Patton was a prominent shipwright and merchant, and her brother James Patton served with such distinction in the Royal Navy that the Crown granted him between 100,000 and 120,000 acres in America to permit British colonization beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains.[5] The family immigrated to Augusta Co., Virginia, in 1738 on James's ship.[6] Subsequent French and Indian resistance and reversal of British policy limited the impact of the family's grants, but Prestonsburg, Kentucky, was named in John's honor by its later founders.[7] In 1755, he survived an Indian attack against a settlement that was part of a property (later known as Smithfield Plantation) that he inherited from his uncle, Colonel James Patton who died in the incident.
  • Remaining in Virginia, William married Susanna Smith on January 17, 1761, and together they had 12 children. .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Preston_(Virginia)


Henry Patton was a ship builder and ship owner, operating merchant ships. His son James was in the royal navy and held in high esteem by the King. Sometime after leaving the navy, James married Mary Borden (some accounts say Mary Osborne and others Burden) and had two daughters, Mary Patton b.1728 and Margaret Patton. James was Captain of a ship called the "Walpole", one of Henry Patton's ships. Not sure if it was a merchant ship or passenger but I would guess a merchant ship. It is said that James made as many as 20 or 25 passages from Northern Ireland to America, specifically, Hobbe's Hole, Virginia on the Rappahannack River. He carried Ulster immigrants to Virginia and returned with peltries and tobacco. In about 1738, James Patton received a grant of 120,000 acres of land in America. The King's only stipulation was that the land should be west of the 'Blue Mountains', and that settlements should be established for worthy and dependable British subjects. James Patton made one last voyage along with Alexander Breckinridge and his wife Jane, sister of John Preston, there were McCues, McClungs, McPheeters and many other Scottish names. Counties Donegal, Derry and Antrim had given refuge to the Protestant Scots who fled from Roman Catholic persecution and these descendents of those Presbyterian Scotchmen were ready to brave the dangers of the new world to found for themselves a home of religious freedom. James Patton brought his wife and two daughters, John Preston and his wife Elizabeth Patton Preston, their three daughters, Letitia, Margaret, and Mary and their one son, William Preston (founder of the Smithfield Prestons). Johns fourth daughter, Ann or Elizabeth Ann Preston was apparently born in this country in 1739. Others were John Buchanan and his two sisters Margaret and Martha, John Preston's sister, Mary Preston who later married Phillip Barger. The Walpole arrived in Belhaven, near Alexandria on the Potomac on August 26, 1738. There were supposedly 56 passengers aboard the Walpole on this trip and it is believed 30 of them were imported to settle a 30,000 acre tract, 1000 acres each. Patton, Lewis (a relative and land speculator) and William Beverley had entered a joint venture to obtain land from the Council of Virginia. The Pattons and Prestons settled adjacent to Tinkling Spring in the southern part of Beverley Manor (near what is now Staunton). See how the the Beverley Manor was divided. They were among those who in the fall of the same year formed the Triple Forks of the Shenando Congregation, which later became the Tinkling Spring Meeting House congregation. These Presbyterians were considered "dissentors", that is they dissented from the Anglican Church of England. (See also a page on James Patton which shows family connections better. John Preston is buried at Tinkling Spring Church near Staunton, VA. See pictures of the Church and its history.) Patton later built on the upper waters of the James River two villages and two forts. One was called Pattonsburg and the other, Buchanan. These two villages remain still, Pattonsburg is very small but Buchanan has grown into a thriving town.

view all 22

Henry Patton, III's Timeline

Caiggo, Dundee, County of Angus, Scotland
Age 25
Newton, LimaVaddy, Derry, Ireland
Age 29
Newtown-Limavady, County Derry, Ulster, Ireland (Present Northern Ireland)
Age 29
Age 30
Newton, LimaVaddy, Derry, Ireland
Age 30
Newton, Lima Vaddy, County Londonderry, Ireland
July 8, 1692
Age 32
Newtown-Limavady, Donegal, Ireland
Age 34
Derry, Ireland
Age 35
Newton, LimaVaddy, Derry, Ireland