The Shemwell Family

Elijah PattonAge: 89 years17441833

Elijah Patton
Given names
Birth 1744
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763 (Age 10 years)

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France -
MarriageMargaret CatheyView this family
about 1765 (Age 21 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 31 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
Birth of a son
#1George Patton
1778 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 49 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 59 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Marriage of a childGeorge PattonMary “Polly” CaruthersView this family
before 1810 (Age 66 years)

Death of a wifeMargaret Cathey
January 13, 1813 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 68 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Margaret Adelaide Patton
about 1820 (Age 76 years)
Death of a sonGeorge Patton
about 1826 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 88 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Death 1833 (Age 89 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Gardens Cemetery
Last change November 22, 201811:43:00

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Margaret Cathey - View this family
Elijah Patton
Birth: 1744Ulster, Ireland
Death: 1833Marion, McDowell, North Carolina, United States
Margaret Cathey
Birth: November 21, 1745Augusta, Virginia, United States
Death: January 13, 1813Burke, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: about 1765Rowan, North Carolina, United States
14 years
George Patton
Birth: 1778 34 32Burke, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1826Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States

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Inscription reads: "Died 1813 Jan. 13. Margaret Patton. The amiable and virtuous consort of Elijah Patton. She was much beloved and much lamented, the 67th year of her age."