More Information On the Patteson Family

Submitted By: Bill Patteson

Allen Degraffenried Patteson - b. 1800, d. January 8, 1852
He was son of Charles and Regina Degraffenried Patteson, of Green Co. Before emigrating to KY, Charles was the delegate to the Virginia House of Burgesses from Buckingham Co., VA.

Allen was a lawyer and a member of the militia in Adair Co. On Feb. 22, 1822, he married Juliet Miller, and they had 10 children. After Juliet died, he married Mary Abrell, they had a daughter, Betty, and A.D. sold his holdings in Adair Co., loaded his family and possessions on a flatboat, and moved to Texas. Immediately upon arrival, all died, either of disease or
Indian attack, depending upon the source, except for Betty and Nancy, a slave. Nancy succeeded in contacting family back in Kentucky, where they returned, and Betty grew up and married.

Oliver Bomar Patteson - b. 9/18/1833 d. 3/27/1893
He was son of Allen Degraffenried Patteson and Juliet Miller. After traveling to California and Missouri, Oliver settled back in Columbia and married Sara Jane Dunbar. When the war broke out, he enlisted in the 13th Kentucky Vol. Inf., formed by his cousin, E.H. Hobson, and was made Captain of Co. B. He
fought with the 13th at Shiloh, where he developed rheumatic fever. About the same time, Sara Jane Dunbar died. Oliver spent the rest of the war as a Captain in the Louisville recruiting office.

After the war, he returned to Columbia and married Mary Belle Russell. They had seven children, one of whom, William Baker Patteson, was my great grandfather. He lived in Montpelier most of his life, and in fact died of heart failure on the road between Columbia and Montpelier.

Mary Belle Russell (b. 9/13/1845 d. 9/30/1904) was the daughter of James Montgomery Russell and Susan Mitchell. After Oliver's death, she moved to Columbia.

Montgomery Russell Patteson, b. 9/19/1872 d. 10/11/1898. Son of Oliver Bomar Patteson and Mary Belle Russell, brother of William Baker Patteson.
When the Spanish American War broke out, he enlisted and was posted to Chicamauga, Georgia, where he caught Typhoid Fever. He recovered from the Typhoid, but, while on route to Columbia on leave, contracted pneumonia and died.

Joseph Frisbee Patteson as a boy. b. August 5, 1876 d. May 13, 1956. His parents were Oliver Bomar and Mary Belle Patteson -- his brother was my great grandfather William Baker Patteson. J.F., as he was known because he "would fight you if you called him by his middle name" was a contractor who built
several of the now-older homes in Columbia.

Mary Helen Patteson b. May 1, 1909; d. April 3, 1992. She married Dallas Stotts, and was one of the first licensed female moriticians in Kentucky. She and Dallas owned the funeral home in Columbia for many years. She was the daughter of J.F. and Bess Patteson.

Annie Bessie Coffey Patteson b. Nov. 17, 1883; d. April 13, 1977. She was the daughter of James Newton Coffey and Laura Susan Smith. She married J.F. on Dec. 14, 1904.

Jessie Kash Patteson b. April 30, 1878; d. May 10, 1983. She was the wife of Allen Degraffenried Patteson (Graff), brother of J.F. and William Baker Patteson. After Allen's death, she married G.P. Wassweiler.

J.F.'s great grandmother was Regina de Graffenried,
grandaughter of Baron de Graffenried, founder of New Bern, NC.

Laura Margaret Patteson b. August 1, 1905 d. March 26, 1998. Daughter of J.F. Patteson and Bess Coffey. on Sept. 20, 1926, she married George Marshall Love, and they had a daughter, Joan Elizabeth Love.

Betty and Eva Frazer. Emily Elizabeth Frazer, b. July 22, 1910; d. Mar. 3, 1970. Married Huston Price on Mar. 18, 1934

Eva Frazer - no information, except that she married a Chism. She was an Army RN during World War II, and returned to serve as Adair County Public Health Nurse  for many years.
Both were daughters of John McCorkle Frazer and Eva Allen.

Flora McCorkle Frazer b. August 30, 1844 d. Feb. 15, 1922. She married Thomas H. Frazer, and they had 10 children, one of whom was Katherine Alexander Frazer, who married William Baker Patteson. Flora's parents were John M.S. McCorkle and Jane Locklin Buckner. In  the recorded history of Green County,  John M.S. McCorkle owned a bank in Greensburg when the Civil War broke out. To preserve
the bank's assets from marauding Confederates, he transported them to Louisville for safekeeping. The bonds were sewn into Flora's petticoats and she carried them as far as Campbellsville, where it was deemed safe enough to put them in the care of Federal Army soldiers for the remainder of the trip.