was born
in Orange County, N.C.
Oct. 10, 1783
June 14, 1854.

Elisha Patterson
Birth: 10 October 1783, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
Death: 14 June 1854, 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: William Patterson, Sanders Patterson, and John Patterson Jr.
Wife: Lucy Hubbard Patterson
Children: Lewis P. Patterson, Mary Patterson Harris, John H. Patterson, William Patterson, James McAllister Patterson, Sanders R. Patterson, and Keziah Patterson Hume
Grand Children: John Patterson, Lucy Harris, Elizabeth Harris Hyatt, Elisha D. Harris, John W. Harris, Lewis S. Harris, Amy J. Harris, Mary V. Harris, Alice W. Patterson, Lieurana E. Patterson, Rufus F. Patterson, Nevada Patterson, Venetia Hyatt Patterson Carrico, Ira B. Patterson, Addie L. Patterson, John McAllister Patterson, Patrick A. Hume, and Lucy A. Hume
Great Granddaughter: Ellen Hyatt

• Elisha Patterson was a veteran of the War of 1812.
• In the 1840 census, Elisha Patterson is shown as living with his son William Patterson.
• Elisha was the third child of John and Keziah Patterson. On 9 January 1806, he married Lucy Hubbard in St. Louis County, Missouri, and they had 14 children and 93 grandchildren. Their marriage was probably the first Protestant Christian marriage performed in this territory by Rev. John Clark. Elisha and his wife Lucy were destined to be important and influential members of the First Methodist Society, west of the Mississippi River. Their home was the preaching place until the church house was built in approximately 1832-1833. Elisha served as a sergeant in James Musick’s Company of Militia in the service by order of His Excellency Benjamin Howard, Commander in Chief, War of 1812.

1830 Census: St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis, Missouri Series: M19 Roll: 72 Page: 296. 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.
1850 Census: District 82, St. Louis, Missouri Roll: M432_414; Page: 476A; Image 430. Household members: Elisha Patterson 66, Lucy Patterson 60, Ann I Patterson 43, Kiseah Patterson 22, Lucy A R Patterson 15, Edward F Patterson 21, and Daniel E Patterson 17. 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.

• Marriage Records, City Hall, St. Louis, Mo.: Bk.1, pp. 80, 150; Bk. 5, p. 354; Bk. 6, pp. 74, 321; Bk. 7, p. 74; Bk. 11, p. 310.
• National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Grave Locations Project, Soldiers of War of 1812.
• “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.
• Copy of a letter dated February 7, 1919, from Mrs. K. E. Davis, Grand Daughter of Lucy Hubbard Patterson, to a Brother Spencer in the possession of Marilyn P. Devaney. The letter states that her Grandfather, Elisha was born in South Carolina and that her Great Grand Father, John Patterson Senior, was born in North Carolina.
• Will: St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records-778/32II (96) Vol. 2 1849-1861. Page 25. “Elisha Patterson Wrtn 1-19-35. Red. 3-10-54. Lucy Patterson wf. Isaac Jones (removed from the county) Wit. Gilbert James decd & Joseph Patterson Wits. Durrett Patterson son and Ex., William Patterson son & Ex. E:250 F #4271.