Patten Ancestors

This page contains photos and memorabilia of Patten ancestors and relatives.

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Ben_Cole_Pioneer_settlement_of_Hanover:  Came to Indiana in 1819.

Cole_family_history:  newspaper articles.

Patten_history_Shelby_Co_by_Chadwick:  Patten history in Shelby County, Indiana.

William_Patten_obituaries:  William Patten (1827-1903)

Bill_Patten_injured_June1922:  Billy Patten, age 12, injured in accident

Home_of_V_C__Patten_burns_Oct1924:  Patty Doc’s home burns in 1924

VCPatten_Shelbyville_news_07171954:  Article on Vernon Cole Patten, M.D.

VCP_tribute_by_Esther_Jordan:  Contains information about V.C. Patten, his wife Julia Ann Gordon Patten, and the mother of the Applegate girls, Margaret Patten Applegate.

Beautiful letter dated Feb. 3, 1981, from Ethel Allender to Grace.  Ethel was married to Warren P. Allender, our 1st cousin 1x removed.  He was the son of our grandfather Patty Doc’s sister, Rebecca.
Ethel_Allender_to_Grace_02031982

Ages of Applegate girls’ ancestors at time of our direct ancestors’ births

Maternal grandparents:
Vernon Cole Patten 1870-1959 (age 36 when Mother was born; died at age 89)
Julia Ann Gordon Patten 1882-1921 (age 24 when Mother was born; died at age 39)
Maternal great-grandparents:
William L. Patten 1827-1903 (age 43 when Patty Doc was born; died at age 76)
Eliza Jane Cole Patten 1829-1875 (age 41 when Patty Doc was born; died at age 46)
Henry Pond Gordon 1854-1934 (age 28 when Julia Ann Gordon was born; died at age 80)
Margaret Hoffman Gordon 1862-1952 (age 20 when Julia Ann Gordon was born; died at age 90)
Maternal great-great-grandparents:
John Patten 1796-1863 (age 31 when Wm L. Patten was born; died at age 67)
Rebekah Stubbs Patten 1796-1839 (age 31 when Wm L. Patten was born; died at age 44)
Seth Martin Cole 1795-1877 (age 34 when Eliza Jane Cole was born; died at age 82)
Fanny Warren Cole 1790-1872 (age 39 when Eliza Jane Cole was born; died at age 82)
Leonidas Gordon 1822-1891 (age 32 when Henry Pond Gordon was born; died at age 69)
Julia Ann Pond Gordon 1824-1906 (age 30 when Henry Pond Gordon was born; died at age 82)
Peter Hoffman 1826-xxxx (age 36 when Margaret Hoffman was born; died at age ?)
Margaret Sottong Hoffman xxxx-1887 (age ? when Margaret Hoffman was born; died at age ?)

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