SAMUEL BOYD PATTON served as
Walker County, Alabama's Court Clerk in 1833, and represented
Walker County, Alabama, in the Alabama State Legislature two
terms, from 1833-1834 and from 1835-1836.
SAMUEL BOYD PATTON was born in
South Carolina on August 15, 1787 and died on March 19, 1869 in
at Curry's Creek, Kendall County, Texas. Some researchers on
this line believe he was a son of WILLIAM STEEL PATTON and
He married on January 31, 1809 in
Davidson County, Tennessee, to SARAH D. STEPHENSON.
There is a marriage record for
SAMUEL PATTON in Morgan County, Alabama, to dated 20 March 1818
to E. E. ELLISON. It is uncertain if this was the same person.
One researcher indicates his first
wife died before the 1850 census in Hayes County, Texas. He
later remarried to ELIZABETH BALLARD DEES.
SAMUEL was a Captain during the
War of 1812, when he was living in Tennessee.
His Walker County, Alabama,
federal land patent #3178, dated October 20, 1824, for 131 acres
in Section 26, Township 17 South, Range 7 West, (north of the
Warrior River, Coal Bed Creek. Some of his land was in
neighboring Jefferson Co., AL.). His land patent #3872. dated
June 20, 1825, was for 67.50 acres in Walker County, Section
17, Township 17, Range 6 West, the SW quarter.
SAMUEL B. PATTON and family were
on the 1830 US Census in Walker County, Alabama, which indicated
he was age 40-50, one female 20-30, three females, 15-20, and
one female between 05-10.
No sons were indicated - yet, he
was also the father of sons..
In 1833, SAMUEL B. PATTON was a
Court Clerk of Walker County, Alabama, when he wrote the
Honorable GEORGE W. CRABB, Comptroller:
"In compliance with a part
of my Duty, I proceed to lay before you a true Statement of the
Revenues due to the State of Alabama by the County of Walker for
the year 1833 (viz)." Following were a list of licenses granted
various individuals, most for the sum of $10.00 each.
In 1835, his daughter, ROSANNA J.
PATTON, married in Walker Co., AL, to PHILLIP TRAPNELL MUSGROVE,
a son of another early Walker County settler, WILLIAM T.
MUSGROVE and NANCY TATE. ROSANNAH J. PATTON was born about
1813, Davidson Co., TN; died August 1869, Pike County,
Arkansas. They remained in Walker Co., AL, until 1840, shortly
before the 1840 census, when they first moved to Itawamba Co.,
Mississippi. By November 1848, they had moved to St. Francis
County, Arkansas, where they were on the 1850 census. Two young
sons died there in 1849 and after 1850, they finally settled in
Pike County, Arkansas.
SAMUEL BOYD PATTON, left Walker
County, Alabama, after his second term in the State Legislature
(1835-1836) and before the 1840 US Census, for Texas.
His family history posted in
Kendall Co., TX, indicates he moved to Bastrop County, Texas, in
1837, to follow his son, JAMES MADISON PATTON, who came earlier
to fight in the Texas War for their independence from Mexico.
SAMUEL BOYD PATTON became County
Judge of Blanco County, Texas.
In 1847, he founded a community
called Curry's Creek Settlement.
He was listed on the 1850 US
Census in Hayes County, Texas, as a 63 year old Carpenter, a
widower with three children, B. F. PATTON, age 14; CHARLES A.
PATTON, age 10; and VICTORIA PATTON, age 8, all born in Texas.
SAMUEL BOYD PATTON was buried in
the Herbst Dalton Cemetery, Curry Creek, Kendall County, Texas,
on private land and is believed to have a historical marker.
(MARY) ANN STRICKLAND GRAINGER
3301 Ohara Road
Huntsville, AL 35801
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