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SAMUEL BOYD PATTON

 
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 unidentified wife.
 
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   Jan-2005
3301 Ohara Road
Huntsville, AL  35801
 
 
Corrections or additions are welcome.