John Patterson & wife Catherine McPherson
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Associated Grants/Deeds:
1753 - John Patterson,Cross Creek, Cumberland Co., NC;
1754 - John Russell to John Patterson, 80A west side of CFR, Cumberland Co., NC;
1768 - Elijah Bettis to John Patterson, 260A Raft Swamp, Juniper Br., Wiggins Br., Cumb. Co., NC

1769 will of John Patterson, Cumberland Co., NC;
1819 will of Catherine Campbell, Robeson Co., NC;
• Bladen, Robeson and Cumberland County Deeds;
• Bladen County tax lists 1768-1789 by Byrd;
• Cumberland and Robeson County Estates and Wills;
1841 estate record of Daniel McPhaul, 1844, Robeson Co., NC;
• McPhaul family history pamphlet dated 1954;

Watson cemetery, Robeson Co., NC.


  John Patterson of Cumberland County

Birth c.1730 Place Scotland
Death June-July 1769 Place Cumberland Co., NC
Burial Place
Father unknown Mother unknown
Marriage Place probably Cumberland Co., NC
Other spouses Marriage
WIFE   Catherine McPherson
Birth 1741 Place Probably Bladen Co., NC
Death 2 November 1822 Place Campbell's Bridge, Robeson Co., NC
Burial Place Watson cemetery near Alma, Robeson Co., NC
Father John McPherson (Argyll Colony) Mother unknown
Other spouses Archibald Campbell Marriage c.1770-71

Notes: The earliest date for the John Patterson in Cumberland County, NC is 1753, for land he was granted on Cross Creek. This John Patterson may be related to the other Pattersons of Cumberland County, and he is associated with a Duncan Patterson in an existing Bladen County deed dated 1768. See John's will of 1769. Catherine remarried shortly after John's death to a son of Duncan and Christian Smith Campbell, who had two sons, Archibald and Hugh. Hugh moved to South Carolina by 1802, and Archibald is associated with land on Drowning Creek in the 1770s.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
1. Daniel Patterson
after 2 Nov 1833
Catherine Malloy before 1782; dau. of John and Marron Malloy of Robeson Co.
2. Effie Patterson
(oldest daughter)
before 1758
after 1819
__?__ McLain. Perhaps John McLean of Upper Little River, Cumberland Co., NC.
3. Mary Patterson
before 1790?
It is likely she married Neill Little who had a son John P. Little and other siblings. After Mary's death Neill remarried and moved to Dinwiddie Co., VA sometime before 1791.
4. Flora Patterson
26 Sept 1825
Daniel McPhaul, Sr.
5. Marion "Sarah"
__?__ Watson. Likely John or old Matthew Watson of Bladen, now Robeson, County, NC.