BIOGRAPHIES, Greenbrier County, WV - "P"

EDWIN FRANKLIN PATTON - owns 330 acres of good farming land on the waters of Second creek, and 500 acres, well watered and well timbered, three and one-half miles from Ronceverte, all excellent grazing land. His father was one of the early settlers of Greenbrier County, having come from Ireland directly to this locality of 1780, and was prominent in the affairs of the pioneer settlers here. Threstrem PATTON, born in Ireland in 1764, and Jane (NELSON) PATTON, born in Monroe County, March 26, 1826. In Irish Corner, October 13, 1853, he married Rebecca Margaret BURDETT ,and they had one son, whom they named Samuel Rutherford, who was born July 31, 1854; they also have an adopted daughter and son: Mollie Warwick BURDETTE, born January 10, 1861, and Edwin F. BURDETTE, born March 3, 1864. John and Lydia (CURRY) BURDETTE were her parents, the former born in Monroe County, May 29, 1795. and the latter born September 30, 1796. Her father died May 10, 1882, and her mother is still living on their homestead on Second creek. The father of Mr. PATTON died July 17, 1847, in Monroe County, and his mother died March 20, 1862, at Irish Corner. In Lewisburg, Greenbrier County. on New Years Day, 1879, Samuel R. PATTON married Nannie Warwick FORD, who was born September 30, 1855. They have two children: Edith Garnett, born January 16, 1880, and Edwin Jefferson, born November 12, 1882. During the civil war. Edwin F. PATTON was a member of Company A, 22d Virginia Cavalry, Confederate service. His post office address is Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

ROBERT MILLER PATTON - was a son of Trestem and Jane (NELSON) PATTON, whose record has just been given. He was born in Monroe County, (then) Virginia, July 17, 1814, and he married Margaret LEVEL, who was born in Irish Corner district, Greenbrier County, June 4, 1822. Their marriage was solemnized in this district, November 25, 1840, and the record of their children is: Nancy Jane, born November 22, 1841, lives near Ronceverte; Mary Susan, June 15, 1843, lives at Gap Mills, Monroe County, this State; James M., July 22, 1845, lives in Kansas; David Level, April 15, 1847, lives near home; William Nelson, January 22, 1849, lives in Kansas; Owen Neal, December 1, 1850, died September 5, 1869; Elizabeth M., May 6, 1853, lives at home; George Perry, August 4, 1855, died October 26, 1865; John Porter, November 19, 1857, lives at Gap Mills, Monroe County; Robert Hamilton, July 26, 1860, died August 27th following; Sarah Rebecca, April 23, 1862, lives in Fayette County, this State; Isabel, November 16, 1864, died December 15th following; and their mother died November 16, 1864. James M. and David S. were Confederate soldiers during the war between the States. The parents of Margaret LEVEL were James and Nancy (McCLURE) LEVEL, Her father was born in Ireland, and died in 1863. Her mother died in this county, near Caldwells Station, in 1828. Robert Miller PATTON is a prosperous farmer of Irish Corner district, owning 178 acres of good farming land on Second creek, soil good Lime and clay, the timbered land covered with oak, walnut, hickory, and poplar, the acres under cultivation in good yielding condition. He also owns 80 acres in Kansas, and 157 acres in Calhoun County, West Virginia. He may he addressed at Second Creek, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

THOMAS H. PARE - son of Thomas and Ann E. (WARREN) PARE, was born in Greenbrier County, April 14, 1859. His parents were Virginians, his father born in Caroline County, and his mother in Rockbridge County, and their home was for many years in Greenbrier County. Here his father died, at Lewisburg, on the 4th of August, 1882. His mother was born August 26, 1818, and is still living in Greenbrier County. At Lewisburg, January 6, 1880, Thomas H. PARE and Catharine L. BRIGHT were united in marriage and the home they have established is brightened with the presence of one little daughter, Maggie A., born April 11, 1882. The parents of Mrs. PARE are Jesse and Margaret (PENNELL) BRIGHT, and she was born in Greenbrier County, October 2, 1860. Her mother died March5, 1880, and her father, born in Greenbrier County in 1821, is still living here. Thomas H. PARE is engaged in the saddlery business at his card, elsewhere given in this work shows, and has his postoffice address at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

JOHN F. PERRY - merchant and farmer of Anthonys Creek district, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, was born in this district, November 15, 1844. His marriage was solemnized on Little Creek, this county, where Susan GARDNER became his wife on the 5th of October, 1865. She was born on Little Creek, August 25, 1841. Moses Hill PERRY and Elizabeth Jane (BUZZARD) PERRY are his parents, and his wife is a daughter of James and Hannah (McCLURE) GARDNER. Her father was born in Augusta County, Virginia. Before he was eighteen years old, John F. PERRY entered the Confederate service as a member of Company E, 26th Virginia Volunteer Battalion, and he served until the last year of the war, returning to his home in Greenbrier County March 11, 1865. He was in the battles of: Lewisburg, Fayettesville, White Sulphur, Droop Mountain, New Market, Winchester-two battles-Leestown, Fisher Hill, Martinsburg, Frederic City, Cold Harbor, the seven days fight near Richmond, Lynchburg, and many others. He was made prisoner at Winchester, September 19, 1864, and was paroled on the field to look after the Confederate wounded and sick who were prisoners of war. Thence he was sent to Baltimore, where he administered to the sick and the wounded of both parties. He has 200 acres of land on Little Creek about three miles from Alvon, with a superior quality of iron ore and two mineral springs. Mr. PERRY and his estimable wife are in the membership of the Methodist Protestant Church, in which he is a licensed exhorter. They have no children but an adopted son, Howard McCALISTER. John F. PERRY's post office address is Alvon.

Transcribed and submitted by Valerie Crook, vfcrook@trellis.net and Ed Johnson, EDEAJ@aol.com , 1998.

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1884.
Rpt. in West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock.
Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

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