Colonel Matthew Patton, Sr.

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About Colonel Matthew Patton, Sr.

Birth: 1730 Death: May 3, 1803 Clark County Kentucky, USA

Died at age 73 years

Matthew's was the only grave in this area on the farm.

There is a possibility there are two Matthew Pattons. I do not know if this information is correct.

Matthew Patton (1730-1803)

Members of the Dyer family (his wife was of these Dyers) he moved over the mountains to the valley of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Finding the area unhealthful, they moved father up the valley and settled in Sweedland District near the site of the future Fort Seybert, close to what is Franklin, West Virginia. Fort Seybert was one of a chain of forts laid out by Major George Washington for the protection of the frontier. Matthew was Lt. of Foote in the Virginia Militia in 1753 and was promoted to Captain in 1768. He was commissioned Justice of the Peace in 1761. He furnished supplies to the army during Dunmore's Rebellion in 1774. Matthew was the first importer of English cattle of the shorthorn breed to Augusta County. His name appears in Eckenrode's List of Revolutionary War Soldiers from Virginia. He is considered a Patriot because he furnished supplies to the American troops. His son, Matthew, Jr. was also a soldier in the Rev. War. He moved to Kentucky, about 1793, taking with him a few head of the celebrated "Patton" stock, so well known in Ross County, Kentucky in later years. This information contributed by Glenda Patton.

I have found there is no Ross Co., Kentucky

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 John J Patton (1689 - 1757)
 Sarah Rogers Patton (1690 - 1752)

 Roger Patton (1751 - 1811)*

 Matthew Patton (1730 - 1803)
 Samuel Patton (1732 - 1799)*
 Lydia Patton Alkire (1739 - 1798)*
 William Patton (1742 - 1818)*
 Agnes Patton Patterson (1765 - 1843)**
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Burial: Patton Graveyard Clark County Kentucky, USA

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Colonel Matthew Patton, Sr.'s Timeline

May 1730
Newton Limavady, Derry, Ulster, Ireland
Age 17
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
May 1750
Age 20
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Age 20
May 10, 1762
Age 32
Augusta, Virginia, United States
April 10, 1763
Age 32
Pendleton, West Virginia, United States
Age 34
Augusta, Virginia, United States
Age 38
Augusta, Virginia, United States
May 3, 1803
Age 73
Clark, Kentucky, United States