Patterson, William Alexander

Birth Name Patterson, William Alexander
Call Name Alexander
Gender male
Age at Death less than 40 years, 6 months, 6 days


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"The Patterson family probably immigrated from Scotland, but his father's name is not known and it is not known when the family immigrated. The Haddam town record for 1733 states that he was 28 years old on the 25th of Dec before his marriage, making his birth on Christmas, 1705. William A. Patterson's estate was presented to court 1 July 1746, so we know he died before that date. Executor of the estate was Thomas Brooks (source: James Robling, 29 Sept 2004). Lewis Patterson also wrote: "Alexander Patterson was a man of large means for the times he lived in and as he was a young man at the time of his death, he must have inherited property as his estate was about forty-nine thousand dollars" (1917).

This section contains part of the Preface to "The Ancestry and Descendants of William Patterson of Vershire, Vermont" by Lewis C. Patterson, Rochester, NY, 1917 (found by James Robling, Library of Congress, Rare Book Collection). "I am now in correspondence with parties in England and hope at some time in the future I may be able to add to this volume a more complete record of Alexander Patterson (according to Connecticut Court Records he was sometimes called William A. Patterson or Peterson - his name may have been William Patterson) who was of Scotch parentage, but his ancestors and also the date of his arrival in America, I have not been able as yet, to obtain the desired information. He no doubt was related to the Pattersons or Patersons of Wethersfield, Conn., as the records of that state show his granddaughter Lydia (a daughter of William Patterson) after the death of her parents, went to live with her father's relatives in Wethersfield and was later married to Charles Lockwood of Greenwich, Conn. Also my grandfather, William Patterson (son of William Patterson) after the death of his parents lived a short time with his father's relatives in Wethersfield."
"Mary Lou Cook" -

Curious OPR record:


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1705-12-25      
Death before 1746-07-01 Haddam, Middlesex, CT    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Patterson, James1664-07-241750-12-02
Mother Talcott, Mary16661712-09-28
         Patterson, William Alexander 1705-12-25 before 1746-07-01
    Brother     Patterson, John Col. 1708-02-14 1762-09-05


Family of Patterson, William Alexander and Walkley, Deborah

Married Wife Walkley, Deborah ( * 1706-10-11 + after 1760 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1733-02-21 Haddam, Middlesex, CT Marriage of Alexander Patterson & Deboray 1a
Name Birth Date Death Date
Patterson, William1734-03-061769-12-16
Patterson, Timothy1737-04-07
Patterson, Elizabeth1739-12-18
Patterson, Deborah1742-05-201823

Source References

  1. Lucious Barnes Barbour; Lorraine Cook White, ed: Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
      • Source Reference Note:

        Name: Alexander Patterson
        Age: 28 Y.
        Birth Date: abt 1705
        Marriage Date: 21 Feb 1733
        Marriage Location: Haddam
        Spouse: Deboray
        Death Date: 25 Dec 1733
        Death Location: Haddam