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Patterson/Pattison Family

 

Brockville, Ontario was called Elizabethtown. The area was first settled by English speakers in 1785, when Americans who had remained loyal to the crown fled to Canada after the American Revolution.

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Edward Patterson was in the early census records of Yonge township.

During the War of 1812 Edward Patterson was in the 1st Regiment Leeds Militia from September to December, 1812.

 
     

The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

Daniel Patterson was born about 1758 in Ireland. He married Margaret Brisban.

Their children may have included included:

William Patterson (1779, married Huldah Keeler)
Amy Patterson (1780, married Lemuel Mallory)
Cruth Patterson (1781, married Sarah Ward)
James Patterson (1783)
Rachel Patterson (married Stephen Seaman).

In 1791, Daniel signed a petition in Thurlow, Hastings County, Ontario requesting that the township be laid out in lots.

Edward, William, Cruth, and James were assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

Robert Patterson, of the Johnstown District and a private in the 1st Leeds Militia, received script to the value of 100 acres on Feb. 22, 1851.

During the War of 1812, Robert and James deserted from the Leeds County Militia.

Thovin Patterson, of the Johnstown District was a private in the 1st Leeds Militia received script to the value of 100 acres on May 3, 1850.

 
 
 
 

William Patterson was born about 1779.

He married Huldah Keeler

Their children probably included:

Sylvanus Patterson (1804),
Rhoda Patterson (1806),
Amy Patterson (1809), and
Lyman Patterson (1811, married Orilla Carnes).

After William died, Huldah married David Mallory.

William Patterson, of the Johnstown District and a private in the 1st Leeds Militia, received script to the value of 100 acres on Oct. 11, 1830. He is listed as a deserter.

 
     
 

 

 

 
  Andrew, Daniel, James, Lyman and William were in Yonge Township in the 1840s.  
 

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