I have information to contribute to the profile of John J. Patton Sr.. This is what I can add:
These are the sources I am using:
Should I contact one of the pre-1700 projects or know about any style guidelines before proceeding? Thank you!
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Please feel free to add more sources to the Augusta page if you have them for that county.