Deathabt 1741, Chester County, Pennsylvania
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Evidence of Family Relationships: A deposition by John Magill, Senior, given on 11 October 1805 at the home of Hugh Magill in Lincoln County, Kentucky, identifies Samuel and James Patterson as sons of James Patterson, deceased. He further states the elder Patterson bought land in Augusta about 1740 and returned to his home in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he died a short time later. His widow Anne Patterson moved the family to Augusta and she soon married Andrew Erwine. This establishes that the elder James Patterson's family moved to Augusta after his death and that the Patterson children became the step-children of Andrew Erwine. (Source: Augusta County, Virginia, Jacob Clements Erwin and Andrew Erwin, plaintiffs vs. William, James, and Samuel Patterson, defendants).
Ca. 1741 Will of Husband James Patterson: The will of James Patterson in Chester County, Pennsylvania names his wife Ann, and children Margaret, Mary, Ann, Samuel, Rebecca, and James. This establishes the children of James Patterson at the time of his death shortly after 1740. (Source: Chester County, Pennsylvania)
1747 Court Record: "Andrew Erwin and wife summoned for abusing the children of James Patterson, decd. and to account for the estate left by Patterson to the said children." Establishes that the children of James Patterson were in the household of Andrew Erwin. (Source: Chalkley's Scots-Irrish in Virginia, v. 1, p. 33 (Augusta County Court Records, Order Book 1, 20 November 1747))
1765 Will of Husband Andrew Erwin: Ann mentioned in the will of husband Andrew Erwin. 30th May 1765. Andrew Erwin's will, farmer - to his wife Ann, to son Francis (unmarried), executors, entire estate. Teste: Andrw. Scott, Saml. Corry, Benj. Erwin. Brother Edward and brother Francis to be overseers. Proved, 15th October 1765 by Scott and Erwin. Executors qualify, (Ann's mark), with John King, Samuel Patterson. Establishes that Andrew Erwin and Samuel Patterson had a sufficiently close relationship for Samuel to be a witness to Andrew Erwin's will. (Source: Chalkley's Scots-Irish in Virginia, v. 3, p. 92 (Augusta county Court, Will Book no. 3, p. 198))