I am looking for John Patton from Hollywood, Al

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John Patton married Ella Maze, they had a daughter named Roxie Mildred Patton who married Robert Palmer (Sam) Martin.
WikiTree profile: John Patton
asked in Genealogy Help by Jennifer Hamrick G2G Crew (780 points)
If it's any help, Hollywood is in Jackson County.  The name "John Patton" is much too common to try to go through all the records, though.  It would help if you could give some sort of time frame.
I added a link to Jennifer's ancestor - I'm sure she'll revise his dates as more records are found. Roxie was born in 1893.

Jennifer, when you're making a wild guess, just enter the year. Including January 1 isn't needed, and can imply we know a date precisely.

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Could this be the family? You can start by adding sources to Roxie's profile. If this is her marriage, then we know her father was W. J. Patton. 

I usually don't include the entire table below in the profile. I would just write about it in the biography and include the source within <ref> tags so that it appears in the Sources section of the profile.

"Roxie Patton married R. P. Martin December 23, 1909, in Madison County, Alabama.<ref>"Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZ3-ZP73 : accessed 5 September 2015), R. P. Martin and Roxie Patton, 1909.</ref>"

Here's all the info from FamilySearch that gives Roxie's parents' names.

Name R. P. Martin
Gender Male
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 23 Dec 1909
Event Place Madison, Alabama, United States
Age 21
Birth Year (Estimated) 1888
Spouse's Name Roxie Patton
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 14
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1895
Spouse's Father's Name W. J. Patton
Spouse's Mother's Name M. E. Patton

 

Here's a 1900 census record from the same Madison County as Roxie's marriage. It has W. J. Patton born August 1847 in Georgia.

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9DC-3YH : accessed 5 September 2015), Roxana Patton in household of W J Patton, Precinct 1 Huntsville (west part), Madison, Alabama, United States; citing sheet 13B, family 245, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,028.

I set W J aside for a minute and searched FamilySearch for Roxie's little brother Frank Patton. I used a birth range 1895-1900 since the 1900 census has him born April 1898. Up popped the 1910 census:

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK7F-2DT : accessed 5 September 2015), Frank Patton in household of William J Patton, West Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 145, sheet 10B, family 138, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,037.

answered by Karen Tobo G2G6 Pilot (112k points)
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One of the marriage records lists 'Col.' as his Title, you might try civil war records to see if you can find him.  Also, census shows birth in GA and daughter Estella's death record lists both parents b. Franklin, TN?

I would search the various children to see if you can find any more details.

SOURCE: Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZVZ-6DQ), J N Patton and Ella Mays, 1882

Name J. W. Patton, Col.

Spouse Ella Mays

Marriage 16 Feb 1882 Madison,Alabama

IMAGE: of marriage license: view/print/download https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939V-4P9V-5G

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9DC-3YS), Ella Patton in household of W J Patton, Precinct 1 Huntsville (west part), Madison, Alabama, United States; citing sheet 13B, family 245, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,028.

W J Patton Head M 53 GA

Ella Patton Wife F 36 TN

Estella Patton Dau F 18 AL

John H Patton Son M 14 TN

Rolly W Patton Son M 13 TN

Lena Patton Daughter F 11 AL

Thomas Patton Son M 9 AL

Roxana Patton Dau F 7 AL

Wm M Patton Son M 5 AL

Frank Patton Son M 2 AL

Estella Patton Boyd death cert: SOURCE: Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSJJ-SG1), W. John Patton in entry for Estella Boyd, 06 Oct 1947; citing Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, cn 21860, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,137,387.

IMAGE: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DBYS-TYF

answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (612k points)

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