Wife of
May 20, 1794
Jan. 2, 1870

Mary Mettz Patterson
Alias: Polly
Birth: 20 May 1794, Illinois
Death: 2 January 1870, St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis County, Missouri
Burial: Cold Water Cemetery, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri

Family members buried in Cold Water Cemetery:
Husband: Sanders Patterson
Children: Lucy Patterson, Elizabeth Patterson Hubbard, Ibby Patterson, and Sanders Prior Patterson
Grandchildren: Rufus Patterson, Obadiah Eugene Patterson, John Patterson, and Sallie Patterson

Mary Mettz married Sanders Patterson on 10 December 1815. He was the son of John Patterson, Sr. Mary was the daughter of Elias and Mary Shelly Mettz, and was born in Illinois. Mary’s brother, Elias Mettz, married Sanders’ sister, Lydia Patterson.

1840 Census: St. Ferdinand, Saint 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: District 82, St. Louis, Missouri; Roll: M432_414; Page: 473B; Image: 425. Household Members: Mary Patterson 56, Lucy Patterson 30, Elizabeth Hubbard 29, and Sanders P. Patterson 21. 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.
1860 Census: St. Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri; Roll: M653_656; Page: 1074.  Household Members: Pryor Patterson 25, Mary Patterson 65, Lucy Patterson 30, John Patterson 40, Emily Patterson 8, and Elvira Patterson 4. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.