Patterson Family Papers

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Title:Patterson Family Papers

The Patterson Family Papers feature selected documents from the Patterson family of northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The Pattersons owned and lived on a large plantation near Davidson. The papers mainly concern their business activities, real estate purchases, wills, and family correspondence. Also includes papers from several related families, especially their Cumming, Hodges, Potts, and Sloan connections. The bulk of the materials in collection date from 1761 to 1866.

The Patterson family was one of the first of European descent to settle in Mecklenburg County. The Pattersons owned considerable acreage, property and slaves.

Subjects:Patterson, John, 1768-1831 | Patterson, John Newell Williamson, 1835-1912 | Patterson, Margaret Houston, 1768-1839 | Patterson, William, 1806-1886 | Potts, Edwin, d. 1854 | Potts, Elizabeth McEwen, 1793-1831 | Alexander, Josephine Banna Patterson, 1852-1892 | McCuen, Hugh, d. 1792 | McKinley, William, d. 1810 | Barry, Richard, 1726-1801 | Curry, James | Gibson, James | Goodrum, James, d. 1856 | Hodges, Harriet Emma Patterson Bonney, 1866-1956 | Nantz, Clement, d. 1854 | Cumming, William Patterson, 1900-1989 | Cumming, Ona Elizabeth Josephine Patterson, 1865-1955 | Davidson College (N.C.) | Presbyterian Church--North Carolina--Davidson | Presbyterian Church--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | African Americans--Genealogy | Executors and administrators--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Deeds--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Women--Education--North Carolina | Wills--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Swearing--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Surveying--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Slaves--Emancipation--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Slavery--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--North Carolina | Real property--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Plantation life--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Land titles--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Freedmen--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Mecklenburg County (N.C.)--History | Patterson family | Caldwell family | Houston family | Potts family | Sloan family | Hughey family | Johnston family | United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, 35.2466993, -80.8327591
Institution:University of North Carolina Charlotte
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Charlotte | J. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). Special Collections
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Patterson family papers, 1761-1999, Special Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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