Brick Wall: Armstead Patterson, Virginia, Kentucky

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Here's another one for y'all...

This one is my wife's paternal line. I have not created the profile yet. According to my father-in-law's genealogy research (no sources) Armstead Patterson was born in Culpepper County, Virginia, I'm guessing between 1750 and 1760. He apparantly migrated to Mercer County, Kentucky, and died there about 1821. I have no name for a spouse. Peter Patterson-7932 is a grandson, the son of Armstead, Jr., in my database, but not on Peter's profile (yet).

I saw an erroneus connection on an Ancestry page, hitching Armstead to my own line of Patterson, but the parents would have been too old and other identifiable children were born far in advance of Armstead for him to have been a son, too.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Really! Any help, even if only a lead.

in The Tree House by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
Try spelling the first name Armistead - that's how that particular name is spelled in my neck of the woods - just a thought . . . although I would think it should come up regardless . . .
Thanks, Robin. I work it and see what happens. I’m beginning to think it’ll take a trip to Ol’ Virginie (Virginny? Virginy? Virginininiey?). I’m imagining, though, that if familysearch doesn’t have it, it ain’t there.

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Found him in the 1820 US Census in Mercer County, but you probably already have that. Lots of later generation records.  Still on the trail.

1830, Perryville, Mercer, Kentucky.  One male 50-60, one male 10-13.  One female 10-13 and on 15-20, and one female 50-60.  Too young to match your question - Armstead, Jr?
by Living Tardy G2G6 Pilot (733k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Thanks, Herbert. Yes, I have that one. That’s the son, father of Peter who has the profile. The Pattersons became rather prolific in Mercer County. It’s one of those situations where families pretty much stayed in the same place and married each other repeatedly. My wife is descended from this same line twice, which I like to remind her as she is always dogging me about my tree that doesn’t branch (much).

Thanks for checking, Herbert. Much appreciated.
My pleasure, Pip.  Not much hope with FamilySearch, etc, I think.  For that period of time, your best bet is legal records, especially wills, and land records.  I'm not seeing any.  Maybe some good DAR/SAR trees, if he fought in the Revolution.  Or a family Bible in an old trunk at the end of a rainbow.  ;)  Good luck!

And never mind the pedigree collapse!
Thanks for the star, Susan!
Herbert: Ha! Pedigree Collapse you say? I’m running at 23% right now.

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