A Guide to the Patteson Family Papers, 1734-1906 Patteson Family Papers, 1734-1906 24295

A Guide to the Patteson Family Papers, 1734-1906

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Accession Number 24295


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
24295
Title
Papers, 1734-1906
Physical Characteristics
4.15 cubic feet
Creator
Patteson Family
Physical Location
Personal Papers Collection, Acc. 24295
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Patteson Family Papers, 1734-1906. Accession 24295, Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by George W. Patteson, 3 March 1955.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Patteson family was prominent in Buckingham County, Virginia, and in Nelson County, Virginia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Both branches of the family descended from Thomas Patteson (ca. 1700-1745) of Albemarle County, Virginia.

Son Thomas Patteson (1734-1790) lived in Buckingham County. His son, David Patteson (1758-1846) became a prominent planter in the county and served as a major in the militia. David Patteson and his wife Judith (1761-1844) had twelve children, including David W. Patteson (1793-1851) who moved to Staunton, Virginia, and served in the Virginia House of Delegates, and James M. Patteson (1801-1862) who remained in Buckingham County and followed in his father's footsteps as a planter and militia major.

James M. Patteson and his wife Willie Ann Tompkins Patteson (b. 1817) had seven children, including George W. Patteson (1846-1926). Another son of Thomas Patteson, David Patteson (d. 1802) lived in what became Amherst, then Nelson County, Virginia. His son David R. Patteson (1810-1862) became a physician. David R. Patteson's son David Patteson (1810-1862) also became a doctor. He married Elizabeth Camm (b. 1815) and they had twelve children including Camm Patteson (1840-1909) and Sergeant S. Prentis Patteson (1856-1930) both of whom became lawyers in Albemarle County and Bedford County respectively. Their sister, Kate Patteson (b. 1855) married George W. Patteson of Buckingham County thereby reuniting the branches of the Patteson family.

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1743-1906 (bulk 1820-1889), of the Patteson family of Buckingham County, Virginia, consisting of account books, accounts, agreements, Bible records, bonds, broadsides, correspondence, deeds, envelopes, estate records, genealogical notes, insurance policies, judicial records, memorandums, military commissions, minute books, passports, plats, powers of attorney, promissory notes, receipt books, receipts, reports, scrapbooks, surveys, tax records, and wills. Topics covered are the family histories of the David Patteson family of Buckingham County and the David Patteson family of Amherst County, Virginia; history of Buckingham and Amherst Counties; education of the Patteson children; Patteson family business interests; African Americans and slavery; Virginia politics and government; Patteson property in Mississippi; Buckingham County militia; the Civil War; railroads; overseers of the poor; and other matters.

Organization

Organized into the following six series:
I. Patteson Family Papers, 1743-1906.
II. Dr. David Patteson Family Papers, 1766 and 1830-1884.
III. Dibrell Estate Papers, 1799-1834.
IV. Charles Carter Estate Papers, 1821-1831.
V. Bible Records, Deeds, Wills, Commissions, Genealogical Notes.
VI. Account Books, Ledgers, etc., 1782-1893.

Contents List

Series I: Papers, 1743-1906
Box: 1-5

Contains the papers of the Patteson family of Buckingham County, mainly David Patteson (1758-1846), James M. Patteson (1801-1862), and George W. Patteson (1846-1926) consisting of accounts, agreements, bonds, broadsides, correspondence, estate papers, judicial records, promissory notes, receipts, reports, surveys, tax records, and wills detailing the Pattesons' agricultural and business interests, including slaves, in Buckingham County and in Mississippi; and family matters. Of interest are letters from David W. Patteson of Staunton, Virginia, to James M. Patteson concerning Virginia politics during the 1830s and 1840s; letters from R. L. Patteson of Culpeper County, Virginia, to James M. Patteson concerning the early days of the Civil War; papers concerning James M. Patteson's Mississippi interests; an 1840 campaign biography of William Henry Harrison; and an 1831 arrest warrant for Peter Francisco for indebtedness.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Correspondence, 1743, 1780, 1795
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Correspondence, 1805, 1806, 1808
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Correspondence, 1810
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Letters, receipts, etc., 1813-1816, 1818
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Invoices, receipts, etc., 1820-1821
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Letters, receipts, powers of attorney, 1822
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Account, receipts, 1823
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    Accounts, receipts, 1824
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    Accounts, receipts, 1825
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1826
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1827 (also see oversize)
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1828
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1829 (also see oversize)
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-July 1830 (also see oversize)
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    Letters, accounts, receipts, August-December 1830
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    Bonds, Accounts, receipts, 1831 (also see oversize)
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-June 1831 (also see oversize)
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., July-December 1831
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    Accounts, receipts, 1832
  • Box 1
    Folder 20
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-July 1832
  • Box 1
    Folder 21
    Accounts, receipts, etc., August-December 1832
  • Box 1
    Folder 22
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1833
  • Box 1
    Folder 23
    Letters, accounts, receipts, January-May 1834
  • Box 1
    Folder 24
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1834
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-May 1835
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Accounts, receipts, June-December 1835
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-June 1836
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., July-December 1836
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1837
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Letters, accounts, receipts, 1838
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Letters, accounts, receipts, 1839
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1840 - printed biography of William Henry Harrison
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    Accounts, estate papers, receipts, etc., 1841
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1842
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1843
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    Letters, receipts, etc., 1844
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1845
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1846
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1847
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    Letters, Accounts, receipts, etc., 1848
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1849
  • Box 2
    Folder 18
    Letters, accounts, receipts, January-May 1850
  • Box 2
    Folder 19
    Letters, receipts, June-December 1850
  • Box 2
    Folder 20
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1851
  • Box 2
    Folder 21
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1852
  • Box 2
    Folder 22
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1853
  • Box 2
    Folder 23
    Letters, accounts, receipts, January-April 1854
  • Box 2
    Folder 24
    Accounts, receipts, etc., May-December 1854 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Letters, accounts, receipts, January-July 1855 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., August-December 1855
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-June 1856 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Letters, accounts, insurance, receipts, etc., July-December 1856 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-May 1857 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1857
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-May 1858 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1858 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-May 1859 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1859 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-May 1860 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1860 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-April 1861 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 14
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., May-December 1861
  • Box 3
    Folder 15
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-April 1862 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 16
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., May-December 1862 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 17
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., 1863 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 18
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-May 1864
  • Box 3
    Folder 19
    Accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1864
  • Box 3
    Folder 20
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1865 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 21
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1866 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 22
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-March 1867
  • Box 3
    Folder 23
    Accounts, receipts, etc., April-December 1867 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 24
    Letters, accounts, receipts, etc., January-June 1868 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 25
    Accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1868
  • Box 3
    Folder 26
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-August 1869 (also see oversize)
  • Box 3
    Folder 27
    Accounts, receipts, etc., September-December 1869 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1870 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1871
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-May 1872
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    Accounts, receipts, etc., June-December 1872
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-April 1873 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    Accounts, receipts, etc., May-December 1873
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1874 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1875
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1876
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1877
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1878
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1879
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-April 1880 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    Accounts, receipts, etc., May-December 1880 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1881
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-July 1882
  • Box 4
    Folder 17
    Accounts, receipts, etc., August-December 1882 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 18
    Accounts, receipts, etc., January-June 1883
  • Box 4
    Folder 19
    Accounts, receipts, etc., July-December 1883
  • Box 4
    Folder 20
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1884
  • Box 4
    Folder 21
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1885
  • Box 4
    Folder 22
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1886-1889
  • Box 4
    Folder 23
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1890-1891 (also see oversize)
  • Box 4
    Folder 24
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1894-1896
  • Box 4
    Folder 25
    Accounts, receipts, etc., 1906
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    Undated letters
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    Undated materials
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    Undated covers
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    Undated materials
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    Undated materials
  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    Undated materials
  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    Undated materials
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    Undated
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    Undated printed materials
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    Undated medical remedies
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    Undated recipes
  • Box 5
    Folder 12
    Undated materials
Series II: David Patteson Family Papers, 1766, 1830-1884
Box: 5

Consists of the papers of the David Patteson family of Amherst, Bedford, and Nelson Counties, Virginia, mainly of David Patteson (1793-1862), Reuben Blakey Patteson (1834-1862), Camm Patteson (1840-1909), D. R. Patteson (1842-1861), Elizabeth Camm Patteson (b. 1815), and S. S. P. Patteson (1856-1930) of Bedford County and concerning family matters; business and agricultural concerns, including slaves; education of Reuben B. Patteson and Camm Patteson; family genealogical notes; and other matters. Of interest is a memorial concerning John Hampden Pleasants, editor of the Richmond Whig.

  • Box 5
    Folder 13
    24 July 1766
  • Box 5
    Folder 14
    1830-1837
  • Box 5
    Folder 15
    1842-1849
  • Box 5
    Folder 16
    1853-1858
  • Box 5
    Folder 17
    1859
  • Box 5
    Folder 18
    1860-1865
  • Box 5
    Folder 19
    1871-1878
  • Box 5
    Folder 20
    1880-1884
  • Box 5
    Folder 21
    Undated
  • Box 5
    Folder 22
    Genealogical chart
Series III: Dibrell Estate Papers, 1799-1834
Box: 5

Contains the estate papers of Anthony Dibrell (d. 1816) of Buckingham County including accounts, receipts, correspondence, and judicial records regarding the estate.

  • Box 5
    Folder 23
    1799-1823
  • Box 5
    Folder 24
    1824-1825
  • Box 5
    Folder 25
    1826
  • Box 5
    Folder 26
    1827
  • Box 5
    Folder 27
    1828
  • Box 5
    Folder 28
    1829
  • Box 5
    Folder 29
    1830-1834
  • Box 5
    Folder 30
    Undated
  • Box 5
    Folder 31
    Account book-Dibrell estate
Series IV: Charles Carter Estate Papers, 1821-1831
Box: 6

Details the administration of the estate of Dr. Charles Carter (d. 1825) of Lancaster County, Virginia, by Joseph C. Cabell, and contains accounts, receipts, and correspondence concerning the estate.

  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    Narrative
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    1821-June 1822
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    July 1822-August 1823
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    September-December 1823
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    January-May 1824
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    July-December 1824
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    1825
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    1826
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    January-June 1827
  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    July-December 1827
  • Box 6
    Folder 11
    1828-June 1830
  • Box 6
    Folder 12
    July 1830-1831
  • Box 6
    Folder 13
    Undated
Series V: Bible Records, Deeds, Plats, Wills, Commissions, and Genealogical Notes
Box: 6

Contains Bible records, deeds, plats, wills, commissions, and genealogical notes of both the Patteson family of Buckingham County and the Patteson family of Nelson County.

  • Box 6
    Folder 14
    Bible records
  • Box 6
    Folder 15
    Deeds (also see oversize)
  • Box 6
    Folder 16
    Plats (also see oversize)
  • Box 6
    Folder 17
    Wills (also see oversize)
  • Box 6
    Folder 18
    Commissions (also see oversize)
  • Box 6
    Folder 19
    Genealogical notes
Series VI: Account Books, Ledgers, etc., 1782-1893
Box: 7-8

Contains account books, receipt books, ledgers, scrapbooks, and minute books of both branches of the Patteson family. Of interest are the farm account book and store account book of David Patteson of Buckingham County; a saw mill account book; a passport doubling as a scrapbook; and the scrapbook of S. S. P. Patteson of Bedford County and Richmond, Virginia.

  • Box 7
    Folder 1
    Farm account book and store account book, 1782-1818
  • Box 7
    Folder 2
    Account book, 1829, 1837
  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    Account book, 1832-1852
  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    Account book, 1833-1840
  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    Account book, 1838-1841
  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    Account index
  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    James M. Patteson, 1820
  • Box 7
    Folder 8
    Receipt book, James M. Patteson, 1829-1832
  • Box 7
    Folder 9
    Receipt book, James M. Patteson, 1836-1844
  • Box 7
    Folder 10
    Bible fragment
  • Box 7
    Folder 11
    Saw mill account book
  • Box 7
    Folder 12
    Passport
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    Farm account book, 1850-1868
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    Inventory and account book, 1847
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    General store ledger, 1847-1868
  • Box 8
    Folder 4
    Scrapbook, 1861-1893
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    Club minute book, 1878-1879
Oversize materials.
Boxes: 9-10
Extent: 2 boxes.

These are oversized items pulled from the first eight boxes of the collection. Placeholder tabs for these items are filed within the first eight boxes.

  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    Accounts, 1829-1831
  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    Accounts, 1854-1859
  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    Accounts, 1860-1869
  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    Accounts, 1870-1874, 1880, 1882
  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    Will of Thomas Patteson, 25 December 1745
  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    Deeds, 1798
  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    Photostats of items located elsewhere in collection
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Broadside for land sale, 4 December 1827
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    List of delinquencies in the land tax, 1831
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Form, tax in kind, 13 January 1865
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Louisiana state lottery, 11 March 1890
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Account of sale of Robert R. Turner's property, 2 September 1845
  • Box 10
    Folder 2
    Deeds and land grants, 1787-1859
  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    Plat, 27 April 1807
  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    Commission from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas A. Patterson[sic], 22 February 1809
  • Box 10
    Folder 5
    The Alliance Exchange, 14 February 1891