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William Patrick

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
Death: June 9, 1818 (84)
Huntington Creek (Davie) NC
Place of Burial: Utica, Clark County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Patrick and Elizabeth Ann Patrick
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Patrick (Stephens)
Father of John Patrick; Anna V. Madding (Patrick); Hezekiah Patrick; Christina Hilton; Jeremiah Patrick and 9 others
Brother of Hugh H. Patrick, III; John Patrick; Elizabeth Patrick; Charles Patrick; Robert Patrick and 5 others
Half brother of Martha Stephens and Robert Belsher, Sr.

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About William Patrick

He was a tavern owner and had a mill as well as being a leader in the local militia.


From David Erin Patrick:

William Patrick is the son of Robert Patrick (b. 1705, Edinburgh, Scotland) and Elizabeth Ann Stephens (b. 1709). Children:

  • 1. James,
  • 2. Hugh,
  • 3. John J (John the Signer, signatory of the Bush Declaration in 1775),
  • 4. Elizabeth,
  • 5. Jeremiah, and
  • 6. William

Robert Patrick was the son of Hugh H. Patrick and Mary Campbell of Edinburgh, Scotland.

This information is documented in the paper The Name and Family of Patrick, by Dr. Wellington Patrick, University of Kentucky.


The line (suggesting William Patrick and Elizabeth Hughes as William's parents) is dead-ending at Robert Patrick, husband of Mary Campbell (suggested paternal grandparents), because there's no records to verify that relationship, and it doesn't go any further back. Hugh H. Patrick, husband of Mary Campbell, seems to be fairly well documented.


Dr. Wellington's work was presented in the 1940s, and he seems to have been a professor of some type at the University of Kentucky. The Patricks of Kentucky seem to have accepted his work with much enthusiasm, and there may be more resources in Kentucky about the Patrick Family, as 3 or 4 of William's sons moved there after the Revolutionary war.


What I have for our direct Patrick Lineage is as follows:

  • [Gen1] John Patrick (or Patric):
    • b. 1429 in Ayrshire, Scotland,
    • early records show he was a Notary, a person who could read and write. I have been told by a native of Scotland that a Notary was a papal office of the Catholic Church.
  • [Gen2] John Patrick:
    • b. 1460 in Ayrshire Scotland
  • [Gen3] William Patrick:
    • b. 1495 in Ayrshire, Scotland,
    • d. 1549 in Edinburgh, Scotland
      • Sons:
        • 1. Hew (Hugh),
        • 2. Robert,
        • 3. James,
        • 4. John
          • b. 1530
          • d. 1638 in Edinburgh, Scotland and
        • 5. Alexander
  • [Gen4] John Patrick,
    • b. 1530
    • d. 1638 son of William Patrick, who obtained a grant of the lands of Overmain, near Kilwinning, from the monastery, aquired by charter in 1605, the estate of Byres in Ayrshire and subsequently part of the lands of Dalgarven. He died in 1638 leaving five sons
      • 1. James,
      • 2. Robert,
      • 3. Hew,
      • 4. John and
      • 5. Alexander.[4]
  • [Gen5] James Patrick:
    • b. 1552 in Edinburgh. Scotland,
    • he married Agnes Finley
      • b. 1557,
        • Sons:
          • 1. Thomas,
          • 2. Hugh,
          • 3. John,
          • 5. James,
          • 6. Robert and
          • 7. William
  • [Gen6] Thomas Kilpatrick:
    • b. 1580
  • [Gen7] John Kilpatrick:
    • b. 1605,
      • he married Agnes Dockson in 1628,
        • she was b. 1612
        • d. abt 1669
        • Sons:
          • 1. James and
          • 2. Robert
  • [Gen8] Robert Patrick:
    • b. 1635 in Edinburgh, Scotland,
      • he married Susannah Harris
        • Son: Hugh H.
  • [Gen9] Hugh H. Patrick:
    • b. 1678 in Edinburgh, Scotland,
      • he married Mary Campbell on November 24, 1704; she was the daughter of Sheriff Walter Campbell,[5] son of Archibald Campbell. Some genealogies show Mary to be the daughter of Sheriff Walter Campbell of Skipness, the Clan Campbell Society of North American has verified that our Mary was not his daughter.
        • Sons:
          • 1. Robert,
          • 2. Hugh,
          • 3. William and
          • 4. John
  • [Gen10] Robert Patrick:
    • b. 1705 in Edinburgh, Scotland,
    • he immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1725 along with brothers Hugh, William and John.
    • He married Elizabeth in 1728 at Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
    • He died in 1758 in Frederick County, Maryland.
      • Children:
        • 1. James b. 1729,
        • 2. Hugh b. 1732 d. 1814,
        • 3. William b. 1734 d. 1818,
        • 4. John b. 1736,
        • 5. Elizabeth b. 1737,
        • 6. Jeremiah b. 1738


On another note, Mary Campbell is listed as the daughter of Sheriff Walter Campbell of Edinburgh, Scotland. It lists Walter's father as Archibald Campbell. There were only 3 Archibald Campbell's alive at the date of his birth. The first is the 8th Earl/1st Marquis. He was fleeing for his life, and while he might have taken the time to have a fling with somebody along the way, he was executed the next year. The second is the 9th Earl of Argyl. At the date of Walter's birth, the Earl's first wife had been dead for several years, and he hadn't yet married his second wife. Walter is not listed among his legitimate children, but was made a Sheriff in the town that was the seat of power for the Campbells of Argyll. The 3rd person was the 10th Earl/1st Duke of Argyll. He would have been a child I think.

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William Patrick's Timeline

April 15, 1734
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 22
York, York County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 24
Province of Pennsylvania
October 11, 1760
Age 26
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 26
Province of Maryland
January 21, 1763
Age 28
Ann Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Age 28
Frederick County, Province of Maryland
Age 30
Rowan County, Province of North Carolina
Age 30
Province of Maryland
Age 34
Province of Maryland