Birth2-22-1785, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death1-24-1863, Marshall County, Illinois, USA Age: 77
BurialMartin Cemetery, Pattonsburg, Marshall County, Illinois, USA
Notes for Nathan Patton
Nathan married 10 Jan 1809, in Rockbridge Co., Va to Jane Campbell, daughter of John & Martha (Vanskoy) Campbell. Nathan & his sister, Martha "Patsey" (Patton) Campbell married brother & sister. In 1814, Nathan & Jane traveled by covered wagon from Rockbridge Co., Va to Brown Co., Ohio. Nathan bought the Sam McNown farm. Nathan was a farmer & money maker & Brown Co., Ohio proved to be too slow for him.
In 1834, Nathan moved his entire family & located in Belle Plain Twp., Marshall County, Illinois. Nathan was one of Belle Plain's first settlers. In 1850, John & Jane along with five children continue to live in Belle Plain Twp. John farms for a living. Jane died in Nov of 1850. John laid out a small village on 13 March 1856. The towns people named the village Pattonsburg after Nathan. In 1860, the town contained a dozen houses, store, post office, blacksmith shop & school house; with a population of 30-40 people. The people of the area referred to Nathan as "Father Patton."
Nathan & Jane had ?14 children: Robert S. Patton, B?1809; Female Patton, B ?1812 M Wm Hester; ?Permelia Patton, B?1815, M James Shanklin; Jane Julia Patton, B 1821, M George Hollenback; Nathaniel Patton, B 1822, M Parthenia Bennington, second, Helen J. Davidson; James Patton, B 1823, D 1839; John Patton, B 1825; Sarah A. Patton, B 1828, M Wm Henry Porch; Parthenia Patton, B 1830, D 1830; Sally Patton, B 1832, M McCann; Mary Patton, B 1834, never married; Rosanna Patton, B 1836, D 1839; Elizabeth "Betsy" Patton, B 1837, D 1908, never married; Phebe D. Patton, B 1838, D 1839; (Note: 3 children died in 1839, not sure cause of death)
Nathan died 24 Jan 1863, at the age of 78. He was buried next to Jane in Martin cemetery, in Belle Plain Twp., Marshall County, Ill.