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John Patten (1740 - 1828)

John Patten
Born in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 31 Jul 1762 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jun 2011
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John Patten is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-266562
Rank: Soldier

John Patten was born in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts on May 26, 1740.[1]

He married, on July 31, 1762, Ruth Pillsbury, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Pillsbury, born July 27, 1740.[1]

He married, secondly, Sarah Clement. Their marriage intention was published February 1, 1794; she died Dec. 1, 1840.[1]

In 1777, John Patten was one of the Committee of Correspondence and Safety. He also served in Rhode Island, being enrolled as one of Capt. George Smith's company, Col. Joseph Vose's Massachusetts regiemtn. He served for three years, 1777-1779.[1]

Buried: Lower Corner Cemetery, Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. [2]

Alternate Note

He served from 1777 to 1780 in Capt. George Smith's Co., Col. Vose's Regiment, Massachusetts troops in War of Independence.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Baldwin, Thomas W. Patten Genealogy William Patten of Cambridge, 1635, and His Descendants. 1908. Page 84.
  2. Find a Grave: Memorial #83794419.
  3. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed July 22, 2016), "Record of John Patten", Ancestor # A088836.

See Also

  • David B. Pillsbury and Emily Getchell, The Pillsbury Family in America, 1898, family #31.


  • WikiTree profile Patten-68 created through the import of Ancestors of PBHowe.ged on Jun 6, 2011 by Buck Howe.

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Patten-828 and Patten-68 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same dates, same spouse
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