Elisha S Patterson


Personal and Family Information

Elisha was born on 28 FEB 1811 in North Carolina, the son of Davis Patterson and Charity Simmons.

He died on 7 AUG 1885 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Elisha S Patterson


Davis Patterson


Charity Simmons


James Simmons


Assume Mary Waters



Birth28 FEB 1811
Place: North Carolina
Death7 AUG 1885
Place: Laurens County, South Carolina
Place: Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Address: family 2496 David Patterson with 2nd? wife Ruther 70? family 2497 E Patterson 30 with wife? and and eight children 16 to 2 yrs
Place: Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Age: 48 b S.C.
Address: northern division ES Patterson, Naomi 46, Rutha 20, Mary 18, Marth 16, Herta 12, Asberry 9, Jamess 8, Lewis W 5, Joseph E 3.
BurialAUG 1885
Place: Laurens County, South Carolina
Address: Bramlett United Methodist Church Cemetery , Gray Court, Laurens County beside wife Naaman Cannon Patterson and 2? sons Find A Grave Memorial# 8313391


Note 1

Estate of Charles Simmons in the Fall of 1856, Rutherford County, North Carolina names and dates Charles Simmons 1777 Va-1850 and his wife Didama 1780 NC who died between 1850 and 1856.

The abstract I have names 12 siblings of Charles Simmons. Of the 6 thought to be alive their place of residence is stated. Of five of six deceased siblings, their living children and state are named.

My confidence in this abstact of the estate is based on

(1) 1850 census Rutherford NC dwelling 497, fam 508 Charles Simmons 73 va and Didama 70 NC

(2) Marriage of Charles and Didama recorded 1 FEb 1807 Rutherford NC

(3) census confirms the 7 of first 8 siblings listed in the abstract

(4) three sons, and daugher Susanah Richardson of sibling #8 John Simmons are a unique set of names, that I know well.

These names, dates, and places match those found in the Moses Simmons Family Bible 1733-1923 transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons in 1925. The Bible ties these 8 sibling together and to father James with this entry "James Simmons died 9 of February 1823 not lost but gone before in his 91 years of age my old farther. Moses Simmons"

A second tie to father James who died 1823 is found in records of James Jr Simmons born 10 July 1757 in Virginia and died 1851 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Amherst County Virginia, in the Revolution, Lost Record book - " Gave his discharge to his father who lived in Rutherford Co, N.C."

Microfilm Frame #1096 "DISTANT CROSSROADS" APRIL 1992"Amherst County, Virginia, In the Revolution, Lost Order Book, 1773--1782" Lists James Simmons who moved to Hawkins Co., Tenn., dated Aug. 1818: b. 10 July 1758: enlisted Jan. 1777: under Ensign William Powell, Capt. James Franklin, 10th Va. Regt., Gen Weedon's Brig. Gave his discharge to his father who lived in Rutherford Co., N.C. Placed on Pension Roll Sept. 30, 1819.

Third tie to father James who died 1823 is page 262 GENEALOGY OF THE LEWIS FAMILY……….. E 3. Mary Lewis, daughter of Charles C., Sr., was born in 1791 in Rutherford, N. C. S.....In 1811 she married Moses Simmons, son of James and brother -page 263-of Joshua. Moses was also a member of the Methodist church. They lived some three miles below Island Ford on Broad river, in Rutherford county, North Carolina., where he died very suddenly in 1856. Mary, his wife, died in 1877.