Tombstone Tuesday – December 19, 2017 – Aaron Patterson


Some believe that Aaron Patterson was born in Ireland and others state that he was born in Cumberland County, New Jersey on January 14, 1762. There is no documented proof for either of these theories. Aaron was married five times. His first wife was Mary Boone of New Jersey. They married in 1787 and had nine children before Mary died in 1806.  Their children were; John, William, Uriah, Aaron, Obadiah, Jesse, Rachel, Hannah, Mary. Aaron purchased 450 acres of land in Cumberland County, New Jersey. In the 1800 Census, Aaron is living in Cumberland County and pays his taxes in 1803. Aaron sells his land in 1805 or 1806 and relocates to Elk Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Mary dies either just before or just after the move to Pennsylvania.

By 1808, Aaron has moved to Ohio. He is listed as one of the earliest settlers in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. On October 20, 1811,  he married the widow of John Robart, Amelia (Millie) English Robart. Amelia has seven children from her first marriage who are all underage bringing the total children living in this household to sixteen. John and Amelia’s children were; Rachel(1799), Hannah(1801), Phebe(1804), James English(1804), John(1806), Jesse William(1807), Amelia(1807). Amelia English Robart Patterson died in April of 1823. I have not determined that Aaron and Amelia had any children of their own.

After Amelia died,  Aaron marries his third wife, Catherine in 1827. In 1833, Aaron marries his fourth wife Elizabeth Ruby. Aaron marries his fifth wife Margaret Sleater on September 6, 1837.

Aaron Patterson died on December 19, 1842 and was buried in Dundee Wayne Cemetery in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.DundeeCemetery1

Aaron Patterson is the second husband of my 5X Great Grandmother, Amelia (Millie) English Robart Patterson.

Rest in Peace, Aaron!

Love, Jan

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