2A-A: Elizabeth Guthrie

of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Illinois, USA

Parents: James Guthrie c1720IRE – 1801NC & Elizabeth (MNU)
Birth: 1782 (Find-a-Grave lists her DOB as 1785, but there is no marker for verification)
Birth Location: Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Marriage: 28 July 1803 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Death: 1838 (Source: Find-a-Grave). Between 1830-1840
Death Location: Equality, Gallatin County, Illinois, USA
Burial Location: Angleton-Patton Cemetery at Rock Creek, Hardin County, IL
Elizabeth Guthrie was only 19 and still unmarried at her father’s death in 1801. To her he bequeathed, “one feather bed and furniture and flax wheel and saddle and also a horse and two cows at her marriage or my wife’s death.” On 28 July 1803, Elizabeth married Robert Patton. Their bondsman was William Smith. The Pattons moved to the Robertson, TN area between 1805-1809 and from there settled in Gallatin County, Illinois between 1814-1818 raising 10 children.

Parents: Andrew Patton 1740PA-1790NC & Margaret McCollister (Unverified – Source: Online Family Trees Only)
Birth: abt. 1780 (Census Estimates list 1770-80 and 1780-90, so 1780 is the common result)
Birth Location: Orange County, North Carolina, USA (Unverified)
Occupation: Unknown
Possible 2nd Marriage: Harriet Brown probably between 1830-1840
Death: 4 February 1843
Death Location: Equality, Gallatin County (Now Hardin County, IL)
Several online trees list the parents of Robert Patton as Andrew Patton and Margaret McCollister. I have found no verifiable document to prove this relationship. Anyone? A descendant had indicated to me that after Elizabeth’s death between 1830-1840, Robert Patton remarried to a Harriet Brown. If so, I cannot find a marriage record or any other documentation to verify it. The only clue is found in the 1840 census when the wife of Robert Patton is listed as 30-40 years old at a time when Elizabeth would be about 58 if alive.


The fact that the eldest son is named Andrew makes a good case for the identity of Robert Patton’s father. First sons are frequently named after the father’s father. Except that there is no other indication that a naming pattern was used here. Andrew was born on 22 August 1805 in North Carolina. He married Eliza Johns on 7 June 1828 in Gallatin, IL. The family lived in Cave-in-Rock, Gallatin, IL / Hardin, IL. Andrew, a farmer, died on 24 July 1866 and is buried at Matthews Cemetery in Hardin, IL.
1) Elizabeth Patton 1833IL-bef.1870IL married David Adam McGill +children
2) Mary ‘Polly’ Ann Patton 1833/5IL-1872IL married Archibald Ginger +children
3) Samuel Patton 1836IL-1898IL married Lucinda Shell +children
4) James Patton 1837IL-p1880IL married Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ (Russell) Littlejohn +children/stepchildren
5) Eliza Ann Patton born 1839IL. Listed in the 1850 census. Married or died prior to 1860. No further details.
6) Thomas R Patton 1840IL – 1868IL married Mary Ann Oxford +children
7) Levi Patton born 1842IL-after1870 married Sarah Frances Ozee +children
8) Lewis Patton 1845IL-1923IL married Martha E McGill +children
9) Harriett Patton 1849Il-1902IL married David Adam McGill +children
10) Louisa Patton 1850IL-1881IL married Lewis Ozee +children
11) Willis Allen Patton 1853IL-1929IL married Sarah Ellen Grace +children
12) Lucinda Patton 1855IL-1929IL married Charles Elliott +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: ?

William Dixon Patton was born in Robertson County, TN on 22 Jun 1809 after his parents had moved from NC. Elizabeth’s brothers and at least 1 of her sisters were in the area at the time. He was still a child when they moved to Illinois. He married Manerva Hogan, daughter of Isaac Hogan, sometime between 1830-33 probably in Gallatin County, Illinois. William and Manerva were parents to 3 daughters and 2 sons. Their family is enumerated in the 1840 census of Cave-in-Rock, Gallatin, IL, and listed in Hardin County, IL in 1850. Sometime between then and the 1860 census, they moved to Franklin, Newton County, Missouri (Post Office: Hazel Bottom). Manerva died 1861-67. William remarried on 3 Feb 1868 to the widow Elizabeth (Kendrick) Moore. The 1870 census lists his first name as ‘Marion’, but the approximate DOB and birth location are correct as are the name of his wife and son still living at home. He is listed as Wm D Patten in the 1880 census with his wife. William is buried at Patton Cemetery in Wheaton, Barry, MO. His tombstone reads: ‘In memory of W.D. Patton husband of Elizabeth Patton born June 22, 1809 died Jan 19 1888.’
The children of William Dixon Patton and Manerva Hogan are:
1) Mary Luyize / Louisa Patton 1834IL-1929MO married Joseph M Bennett +children
2) Sarah Ann Patton 1836IL-1907TX married Daniel W Hale +children
3) Elmira Elizabeth Patton 1839IL-1889AR married Samuel T Grant +children
4) Isaac Patton born 1843IL-aft.1860 and listed on the 1850 and 1860 censuses. No further info.
5) Robert Patton 1846IL-1907AR married Martha Jane McCamey +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

Thomas Patton was born on 16 October 1810 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He moved with his parents to Gallatin County, Illinois and married there on 9 December 1830 to Harriet Letitia Hill. The couple had a large family and remained in the Gallatin County area. Thomas was blind at the time of his death on 21 July 1875 in Shawneetown. He is buried in Leamington Cemetery in Gallatin, IL. Harried died in 1889.
1) Joseph Patton 1832IL-1833IL died in infancy.
2) Emeline M Patton 1832IL-1906IL married Andrew Anderson Vineyard +children
3) James Patton 1834Il-1890IL married Susan Elizabeth Rice +children
4) William R Patton abt1835IL-1890IL married Mary Ann Oxford +children
5) Melvina Margaret Patton 1838IL-1865IL married Louis Hicks +children
6) Andrew J Patton 1840IL-1863TN married Mary Margaret Rice. Civil War death. No known children.
7) Alexander Patton 1842IL-1863TN. Unmarried. Civil War death.
8) Sidney Ann Patton 1848IL-1879IL married Joseph Barnett +children
9) Susan J Patton 1849IL-1874IL. Unmarried as of 1870 census.
10) Joseph Patton 1851IL-1886IL married Louisa Aydelott +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

Margaret Emeline Patton was born on the 26 Sep 1812. Sources also list April. She married James baker on 8 March 1827. They lived in Big Spring, Shelby, Illinois. James died there on 31 Jan 1865 and was buried in Coons Cemetery. Her son daughter Elizabeth Ann (Baker) Tweedy and son James Pleasant Baker had moved to Kansas and it was there that Margaret died on 5 December 1899 in Hartford, Lyon, Kansas. She was buried at Hartford cemetery.
1) John Robert Baker 1828IL-1865. No further details
2) Evan Baker 1830IL-1897IL married 1st Francine Jane Ledbetter +children, 2nd Sarah Ellen Renfro +children
3) Elizabeth Ann Baker 1832Il-1909KS married Ralph Skidmore Tweedy +children
4) Joseph Baker 1836IL-1893IL married Sarah A Bland +children
5) Runetta Baker 1839IL-1869IL married Madison Crawford Lankford +children
6) Mary Baker 1841IL-1881IL married 1st Henry Huffman, 2nd Samuel Ross Tweedy +ch, 3rd William Newlin +ch
7) Margaret Emoline Baker 1845IL-1915KS married Josephus Lankford +children
8) Nancy Jane Baker 1846IL-1920OK married Charles B Harris +children
9) James Pleasant Baker 1849IL-1897KS married Vashti Caroline Cohea +children
10) William Allen Baker 1850IL-1923OK married 1st Mary A Davis +children, 2nd Rachel Alvina Austin +children
11) Sarah Isabelle Baker 1854IL-1875CA married Thomas B Whittington +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: Yes

Robert Wiatt Patton was born on 23 March 1814 in Robertson County, TN. He married Mary Ann Womack in Pope County, Illinois on 22 November 1838. They lived in Hardin County, IL for a time and by 1860 had settled in Barry County, Missouri. Robert died on 21 May 1880 and Mary Ann on 9 Jan 1882. They are buried in the Patton Cemetery near Wheaton, Barry, Missouri.
1) William D Patton born and died prior to 1850. Named in trees. No info
2) Frances Patton born and died prior to 1850. Named in trees. No info.
3) James Fletcher Patton 1839IL-1870MO married Elizabeth A Tucker. No children. Died 1 month after marriage.
4) Mary Ann Patton 1840IL-1908WA married 1st Jonathan Dalton Fly +children, 2nd John Keller Storie +children
5) Harriet Elizabeth Patton 1842IL-1916MO married William Franklin Moore +children
6) Abraham R Patton 1844IL-1849IL died during early childhood.
7) John Wesley Patton 1846IL-1876MO married Charlotte Lamberson +children
8) Nathan Wiatt Patton 1848IL-1891MO married 1st Ann Davidson, 2nd Susan Harrell +children
9) Martha Jane Patton 1850IL-1876MO married William Rhodes Embrey +children
10) Frances Pricella Patton 1854MO-1901MO married William Asa Harrell +children
11) William Andrew Patton 1856MO-1935MO married Louisa Tennessee Houndshell +children
12) George W Patton 1859MO-1869MO died during childhood.
13) Wanda Caroline Patton 1862MO-p1880. Listed in the 1880 census with Mary Ann. No further details.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

Elizabeth Melvina Patton was born in Gallatin County, Illinois on 29 June 1818. She married farmer William Nicholas Page there on 5 November 1840. They had 3 children between 1843-1846. Their part of Gallatin County became Hardin County, Illinois. William died of an illness he contracted during the Mexican-American War. His death occurred on 18 August 1847 and he was buried at Angleton Cemetery in Hardin. Elizabeth lived in Rock Creek, Hardin, Illinois until her death on 25 July 1901 at the age of 83.
1) John Jacob Page 1843IL-1932IL was twice married: 1st Harriet Burton (1864) +children, 2nd Louisa Frances Tinsley (p1875) +children
2) Elizabeth Ann Page 1845IL-1893IL married Archibald Ginger +children
3) William Robert Page 1846IL-1932IL was married to Susan Catherine Mott (1866) +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

Nancy Jane Patton was born on 3 March 1820 in Gallatin County, Illinois. She married Elias Oxford on 12 November 1839. They settled in Rock Creek, Hardin, Illinois. Elias died in 1863. Nancy lived until she was 78 years old dying on 4 February 1899.
1) James Riley Oxford 1841IL-1907IL married Martha Gullett +children
2) Isaac Robert ‘Asa’ Oxford 1844IL-1898IL married Pharis Fellows +children
3) John Allen Oxford 1848IL-1932IL married Sidney F Ledbetter +children
4) Nancy Jane Oxford 1849IL-1910IL married 1st James Franklin Oxford (1866) +children, 2nd Thomas Andrew Angleton (1885) +children
5) Hannah Elizabeth Oxford 1853IL-1916IL married Benjamin Brownfield +children
6) Archibald Oxford 1855IL-p1870IL. No further data.
7) Samuel Calvin Oxford 1856IL-1941IL married Mary Barnes +children
8) George W Oxford 1862IL-1931IL married Julia Hobbs. No further data.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

Mary Ann Patton was born in 1825 in Gallatin County, Illinois and married a farmer, Elihu Oxford on 23 Feb 1843. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters. Mary Ann died at only 36 years of age on 4 May 1861. Elihu remarried a couple of years later to Charity Ledbetter with whom he had 4 children. She died in 1886.
1) Robert Oxford 1845IL-1917IL married Anna Ozee +children
2) Hannah Elizabeth Oxford 1847IL-1857IL died at 9 years of age.
3) Margaret Emoline Oxford 1849IL-1912 married Nicholas Hall +children
4) Mary Jane Oxford 1851IL-1873IL was 22 at her death. She was unmarried.
5) Rebecca Oxford 1854IL-1862IL died at 7 years of age.
6) James W Oxford 1856IL-1858IL died in his infancy at 11 months of age.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

John was born in 1827 in Gallatin County, Illinois. His middle name was either Allen or Albin. He married Mary Ann Hodges with whom he had 7 daughters. John died in 1869. I have not been able to trace Mary Ann after the 1880 census.
1) Sarah E Patton 1852IL-???? is probably the woman who married widower John F Ginger in Hardin, IL on 1 Nov 1885.
2) Nancy J Patton 1855IL-???? married William Fraily bet. 1870-80. No further details.
3) Tabitha Frances Patton 1859IL-???? was listed with the family during the 1860 and 1870 censuses. No further details.
4) Martha Patton 1862IL-???? was listed with the family during the 1870 census. No further details.
5) Mary Josephine Patton 1867IL-1928IL married William Hicks (1884) +children
6) Julia Patton 1869IL-???? was listed with family during the 1870 and 1880 censuses. No further details.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

Samuel Patton was born on 5 April 1829 in Gallatin County, Illinois. His marriage to Hanna Oxford took place in Hardin County, Illinois in 1849. They had 4 daughters and 4 sons.
1) Mary Ann Patton 1851IL-1881IL married Allen M Denton (1868) +children
2) William R Patton 1852IL-1882IL never married.
3) Elias Patton 1855IL-1904IL married Mary Stokes (1873) +children, married Ruth Hobbs Edwards.
4) James Wiatt Patton 1857IL-1909IL married 1st Ellen Samantha Lyons (1875) +children, 2nd Ellen Stokes (1885) +children
5) Rebecca H Patton 1860IL-1927MO married Thomas M Sutton (1875) +children
6) Sarah Patton 1862IL-1935IL married William Stokes (1882) +children
7) Samuel Grant Patton 1864IL-1925IL married 1st Alice Finchem Treece +children, 2nd Mary Jane Oxford (1897) +children
8) Elizabeth Patton 1865IL-1882IL never married.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

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