Andrew Patton
Margaret McCallister
John Snoddy
(Abt 1720-1784)
Agnes Glasgow
Robert Patton
(1769-Bef 1805)
Mary Snoddy
Israel Patton


Family Links

1. Hannah Mills

Israel Patton 1

  • Born: 2 Jul 1800, Jefferson, Tennessee 2
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Mills on 20 Jun 1822 in Tennessee, USA
  • Died: Vermilion County, Illinois, USA 3

bullet   Another name for Israel was Abraham Patton.


bullet  General Notes:

1830 Vermilion County, IL census listed Israel Patton.

1840 Vermillion County, IL census listed Israel Patton, with the following note:
will 1864; wf Hannah, 7 ch

Re: Origins of Israel PATTON of Jefferson, TN--New Clues
Posted by: Warren Carah (ID *****5989) Date: March 25, 2003 at 13:32:49
In Reply to: Re: Origins of Israel PATTON of Jefferson, TN--New Clues by David V Agricola of 4965

Thank you for your comments on my travails concerning my ggg-grandfather Israel Patton. I appreciate your suggestions concerning looking up apprentice records.

Israel Patton's brush with the law started in late 1826 when he evidently lost a judgement to a person by the name of Edward Stiff. According to court records, Isreal was jailed under a capias until he produced a schedule of his property and paid a bond. He was released from jail on Dec 13, 1826 according to records from the Jefferson Co., Courthouse. I have not been able to find any further disposition of the case.

On September 23, 1826 Israel Patton sold 100 acres he owned on Beaver Creek (west of New Market)to a Robert Patton. I do not know who this Robert Patton may be, but he is likely a relative. I believe he was liqudating assets to make the move to Illinois.

It appears that Israel and his wife Hannah Mills and their children then removed to Vermilion Co., Illinois, probably in the Spring of 1827. Their third child, William, was born at Georgetown, Vermilion Co, IL in November 1827. Hannah was received at the Vermilion MM on certificate from Lost Creek MM in 1828. A number of Hannah's relatives had already moved to Vermilion County, Illinois, beginning in 1823.

The Jefferson County land records are replete with Patton land transactions in the late 1700 and early 1800's, but, as you point out, none really involve the Lost Creek/New Market area until well into the 1800's. There are two main areas of Patton land dealings in Jefferson County--the first is along the upper reaches of Tuckhoe Creek in the Bays Mountain area and the second is around Long Creek and the Nolichuckey River areas to the southeast. The former is associated with William, Robert and Thomas Patton and the Lost Creek Patton's include Samuel Patton and another or the same Robert Patton. One of these guys is likely the father of Israel Patton.

The Lost Creek/New Market area just south of the Holston River is where the Mills were settled and evidently where Israel Patton ended up as a boy living with William Brazelton. Neither Israel Patton nor the Brazelton's were Quakers, but the Mills, Millikans, and related families were.

A family story, not proved, says that Israel had a brother named Robert who moved to Missouri. I have not been successful pursuing that link so far.

As you has not been easy! Thank you again for your comments and suggestions.



Israel married Hannah Mills, daughter of Samuel Mills and Mary Ballenger, on 20 Jun 1822 in Tennessee, USA. (Hannah Mills was born on 1 Aug 1804 in Tennessee, USA 2 4 and died on 15 Dec 1864 in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA 2 3.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Champaign County, Illinois - Biography - Nathan Patton (

3 Julia Kirkpatrick McKinney.

4 Warren B. Carah (

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