May 25, 1860
_____ (stone broken).
Birth: 6 June 1782, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
Death: 25 May 1860, St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis County, Missouri
Burial: Cold Water Cemetery, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri
Family members buried in Cold Water Cemetery:
Parents: John Patterson, Sr., and Keziah Horneday Patterson
Siblings: Elisha Patterson, Sanders Patterson, and John Patterson Jr.
Wife: Assenath Piggott Patterson
Children: Joseph Patterson, Keziah Patterson James, Frances Patterson, and James Leman Patterson
Grandchildren: Cora T. Veale and Laura Veale
Son In-law: Hugh L. Henshaw
• William Patterson was the oldest child of John Patterson, Sr. and Keziah Homeday Patterson. He was the twin of Nelly, and they were born 6 June 1782, in Orange County, North Carolina.
• On 20 August 1808, he married Assenath Piggott, the daughter of Captain James and Frances Piggott. This was the oldest child of John Patterson, Sr., and his wife Keziah. He was the twin of Nelly, and they were born 6 June 1782, in Orange County, North Carolina.
• William was a prominent landowner in the St. Ferdinand Township and was very active in civic affairs.
• He served as a private in David Musick’s Company of the Missouri Militia, commanded by Gen. Bissell in the War of 1812.
• William and Assenath were the parents of 15 children.
• Will: St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records-778/32II (96) Vol. 2 1849-1861. Page 60. William Patterson, Sr. Wrtn 10-16-58 Rec. 5-31-60. “Asenath Patterson wf, James Patterson deed dau (sie), Joseph Patterson son & Ex, Elisha Patterson son & Ex. Jacob Vale, snil (son-in-law) John H. Shackleford & Nicholas B. Douglass Wits F:529-530. Will book F.
• Probate: Civil Courts Building, St. Louis, Mo.: Estate File No. 6012, William Patterson.
• William Patterson and Assenath Piggott were married on 10 August 1808, in St. Louis County, Missouri. (Marriage Records, City Hall, St. Louis, Mo.: Bk. 1, pp. 156, 200, 271; Bk.2, p. 54; Bk. 3, pp. 54, 266; Bk. 14, p. 70).
• Census: 1840 Missouri Index, County Census Page Township: Patterson, William St. L 236 St. Ferd., Patterson, William Jr. St. L 236 St. Ferd., Patterson, Polly St. L 236 St. Ferd., Patterson, James St. L 236 St. Ferd., Patterson, Davis Sr. St. L 236 St. Ferd., Patterson, David St. L 236 St. Ferd., Patterson, John St. L 237 St. Ferd.
• Copy of claim to 600 arpens of land under a concession from Simon (Spelling ?) Troudeau dated 18 November 1797. He was supported by Ira Nash who stated that William was at the time of obtaining the concession, twenty-one years old and that he had lived on the land prior to 1 October 1800. Confirmed in Book A page 253 of the Recorder Office on 28 March 1809. Taken from records of Missouri Historical Society. Filed in Patterson, William.
• “The Methodist Church in Missouri” by Frank C. Tucker, copies of pages 13 through 19, in possession of Marilyn P. Devaney. On page 16 the second class formed by John Clark included Elisha and Lucy Hubbard Patterson, William and Asenith Patterson, John and Jane Sanders, Polly Patterson, Gilbert Hodge and wife, Allen Mannon and wife, John and Penelope Brown, Amy James, and Sallie Jamieson. Elisha Patterson was the chosen Class Leader, and the William Patterson Home was the meeting place.
• National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Grave Locations Project, Soldiers of War of 1812.
• He served as a private in David Musick’s Company of the Missouri Militia, commanded by Gen. Bissell in the War of 1812. National Archives, File WC-8687 Washington D.C.
• “The Family Tree”. Missouri Historical Research Record. The Patterson genealogy continued from December 1967. From the Missouri Historical Society Vertical File p. 3.
• Copy of Indenture dated 5 October 1833 signed by William Patterson and Assneth his wife and John Patterson Junior and his wife Jane to John Evans where they grant land for the use of a church and school in St. Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri. The land came from land purchased from Jacob Brown. In turn, it may have come from Francis Nash. Filed in Patterson file. Taken from the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Missouri.
• 1830 Census: Florissant, St. Louis, Missouri; Series: M19; Roll: 72; Page: 295. Original data: Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
• 1840 Census: St. Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri, Series: M704 Roll: 231 Page: 236. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
• 1850 Census: 82nd District, St. Louis County, Missouri, Series: M432 Roll: 414 Page: 476. Household members: William Patterson, Assenath Patterson, and William P. Patterson. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.