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↑ "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZMC-HQF : accessed 29 December 2014), Ben F Patterson in household of Tryon Patterson, 9th Dist, Carroll, Georgia, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; citing p. 9, household ID 58, NARA microfilm publication M653, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 803,113.
↑ "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCSV-BYR : accessed 30 December 2014), Francis Patterson in household of Trion Patterson, Georgia, United States; citing p. 91, family 623, NARA microfilm publication M593, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 545,638.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ben by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ben: