Robert Henry and Kate Ward (Safford) Patterson. of Parkersburg W.V.-1842 to 1931

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Looking for any infomation on this pair . Robert Henry was born on 1842-11-04 , in St. Clairsville Ohio and grew up in Parkersburg W.V. We have no known Photographs . They had two sons , Dr. Robert Walter Patterson , And Patrick Harry McConnell Patterson I. a Lawyer in Beckley West Virginia .Both Kate and Robert died in 1931 . Both Died in Parkersburg but Kate's grave is unknown.  Would love to find Civil war photo of Robert Henry . He fought under General. William ( Mudwall ) Jackson in the 20th Virginia Cavelry , C.S.A. Mostly made up of men from Woods and Pleasants County . Any help would be welcomed . Thanks for reading . ....Robert C. Patterson .
in Genealogy Help by Robert Patterson G2G3 (3.9k points)

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Certificate of Death, Robert Walter Patterson,died apoplexy,Stroke,Burst brain or

blood vessels.Stomach bleeding,notes his mother Kate Safford was born

Parkersburg west Virginia.Father Robert Henry Patterson,born Wheeling,West

Virginia.See your note both were born Ohio grew up in West Virginia.Sometimes

things are mystifieng.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (914k points)
Thanks for the info . Robert Henry was born in St Clairsville, not Wheeling . I have reports of both , just like his dad . Some reports say Wheeling , others McConnelsville, Ohio, I know his father was in St. Clairsville at time , unless they traveled to Wheeling for the birth . If I stated Kate Safford was born in Ohio , I must have been tired .I may have been talking about Robert Henry's parents. I've always known she was born outside Parkersburg. Back to Robert Henry Patterson . He had an uncle and a nephew with the same name . My main troubles are that five books and several articals or published journals all state his Grandfather Robert Patterson married Sarah Vanmeter in 1804 . .......and she had more than one child named Robert . That and the County and State changes of the time made it a hard search . It almost appears to be seperate family's however I've found large families with children with the same first name . Almost like George Foreman naming all his kid's George Foreman . There were four brothers and they all used the same family first names ......as did their cousins. James , Robert , John , William , with a few odd ones too of course . Robert Patterson's were very numerous even back then .....so were John's etc . A lot of Patterson history ( my Patterson's) can be found in the Thomas and Robert Browse Journals being kept at WVU library . I will get these books listed on my page sooner than later . But can be found on findagrave on my memorial to Senator Col. Robert Patterson , my G,G,G, Grandfather. and his Grandson's Patrick Harry McConnell Patterson. The memorial  # to  Senator Patterson  is 127576233 -his bio has most of it transcribed and his son Robert Henry's is 20447534 .  Thanks again for the comments and info .

                    regards , Robert C. Patterson - my find a grave ID is 48384747

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