PIONEER SETTLER WILLIAM PATTISON
WILLIAM PATTISON was born about 1794 in Dutchess Co. NY and was living in Yonge, Canada in 1821, where he married ELIZABETH LAY on 25 January 1821. By 1824, he was living in Alexandria Bay and also was named on the 1830, 1840 census. In the 1850 census he is listed there with Elizabeth. She was born about 1799 in Canada. Also in the household was JANE, age 15, born Canada. By the 1855 census only William and Elizabeth were in the household; that he had been a resident for 31 years and was born in Dutchess Co., NY, which places him in Jefferson County about 1824.
In the 1830 census of Alexandria, in addition to William, were IRA PATTISON, CRUTH PATTISON and JARRY PATTISON. MARY PATTISON, who was bc 1775, died in 1831 at 56 years and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery on Wells Island. Also buried there is EDWARD PATTISON who died in 1832 at 19 years. For unknown reasons, William Pattison decided to buy property on Wells Island, which he did twice. The first purchase was made on 12 October 1849 and recorded on 3 January 1850. He bought 18 acres for $100 from LYMAN W. WALTON, ANDREW CORNWELL and wife MARY of Alexandria Bay. His second purchased was made on 2 December 1851 and recorded 23 December 1857. The sellers were LYMAN WALTON, AZARIAH WALTON and wife MARY and ANDREW CORNWELL and wife, MARY.
In the following probate estate matters for William, some relationships within the Pattison family are found. The surname spelling of Pattison becomes Patterson in many of the documents and deeds but the original spelling as William wrote it was Pattison.
In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM PATTISON of Alexandria/Wells Island, NY:
DAVID PATTERSON petitioned to open the probate of the estate on 22 February 1859.
Heirs/next of kin named in petition to open probate:
NANCY WELLS of Escott Canada West
ISABEL PATTERSON of Gananoque, Canada West
SALLY RUSSEL all of Alexandria Bay, NY
BETSEY BOWEN of Orleans, Jefferson Co
NANCY KEYS of Lansdowne, Canada West
PETER PATTERSON of Darlington, Canada West
RACHAEL PATTERSON of Watertown, NY
DAVID PATTERSON of Pamelia, Jefferson Co
LEVI COMSTOCK of Beverly, Canada West
CHARLES BURNHAM of Rosie, St. Lawrence Co., NY
RUSSEL BURNHAM of Yonge, Canada West - should be BURREL, not Russel
CALVIN PATTERSON of Leeds, Canada West
On the 7th day of April 1859, a revised list of heirs/next of kin was presented in probate court as follows:
NANCY WELLS of Escott Canada W
ISABEL PATTERSON of Gananoque, Canada W
SALLY RUSEL of Alexandria Bay, NY
BETSEY BOWEN of Orleans Jefferson Co.
NANCY KEYES of Lansdowne, Canada W
PETER PATTERSON of Darlington Canada W
RACHAEL PATTERSON of Watertown, NY
DANIEL PATTERSON of Pamelia, Jefferson Co.
LEVI COMSTOCK of Beverly Canada
CHARLES BURNHAM of Rossie, St. Lawrence Co NY
RUSEL BURNHAM of Young, Canada W - should be BURREL
CALVIN PATTERSON of Leeds, Canada W
DAVID PATTERSON, petitioner
William Pattison did not die intestate, nor did he leave a will; he left a deed which was dated 2 November 1858 and recorded 28 May 1859. He left his real estate and personal property to ALEXANDER THOMSON, who was to provide support through his life and the settling and paying of any bills that he owed. The deed was witnessed by MARY B. FIELD.
Jefferson Co. NY deeds, Vol. 136-137, p 242
Relationships from the probate record are:
WILLIAM COMSTOCK AND MARY PATTISON, were the parents of Alpheus Comstock; Thomas Comstock Philena Hoadley, Sally Russel, Betsey Bowen and Levi Comstock of Beverly, Canada, all siblings. William Comstock was born about 1791 and Mary was probably born about the same time. William was born in Canada and moved to Alexandria about 1824-26, as the youngest son, Thomas Comstock was bc 1827 in the US. Mary Pattison Comstock died between 1827 and 1831, probably on Wells Island. When Thomas Comstock married his second wife, Caroline, the wedding was held at "Uncle" William Pattison's home on Wells Island.
ELIZABETH PATTISON STEARNS was born about 1795 and married Irwin Stearns; she lived in Yonge, Canada and was a widow in 1871. Irwin was bc 1789. In 1871, Henry H. Stearns, age 39, was living with her.
NANCY PATTISON married Henry S. Wells, who was in Alexandria and removed to Canada after the 1850 census. He was bc 1789 in VT. He married Nancy about 1810. Nancy was born about 1798-99 in Canada. He died 27 March 1874 in Escott, Canada at 84 years. Nancy died 18 Dec. 1880 in Leeds, Ontario.
EMELINE b 1817 m THOMAS TRICKEY
AMAZIAH b 1820 m LUCY PRESTON
HENRY S. JR. b 1821 m JANE FRALICK
MARY JANE b 1825 m JOHAN A. CASSELMAN
CLARISSA M. b 1828 m HARVEY MOSHER.
WILLIAM PATTERSON b 22 June 1831 m MARY ANN MONROE
ELIZA JANE b 30 March 1836 m JACOB COUNTRYMAN
RICHARD HENRY b 1841 m JANE COMSTOCK; she was the daughter of William Comstock of Alexandria and his second wife.
SALLY(SARAH) PATTISON married Joseph L. Dowsley of Canada. She was born about 1803 in Canada.
Burrell Burnham married AMY PATTERSON. Burrell was of Ashford, Windham CT, bc 1796.
CHARLES b 28 July 1819 d.1896
SALLY (Sarah) b 14 Jan. 1821
WILLIAM WILLARD b 27 Sept 1832 m Sarah Armstrong
BURREL b 23 Jan. 1838 d 1914 married EMILY PENNOCK (1847-1919)
NANCY b 14 July 1834
IRA PATTISON married EUNICE/EMMA FRENCH and lived in Gananoque, Canada. His daughter, ISABEL PATTISON was bc 1837
CALVIN PATTERSON was bc 1828 and lived in Leeds, Ontario
JARRY PATTISON of Yonge, married Catharine McCue, daughter of John McCue and CATHERINE PATTISON. Catherine McCue Sr. was born 1763 and died 12 April 1847 in Alexandria Bay
LUCINDA PATTERSON CUPPERNALL (which is actually the last name, not Cupperman) married GEORGE CUPPERNALL and lived at Orleans, Jefferson Co. She was bc 1811 and George was born about 1817.
Cuppernall Children in 1855 census of Orleans:
CATHERINE 5; a/k/a Kate. On 21 Nov. 1914 in Jefferson Co., she married JOSEPH D. HEWITT, bc 1844, age 70. She was called Kate Pettit, b 1855, age 59. His parents Joseph Hewitt and Abagail Carr. Her parents George Cuppernall and Lucinda Patterson.
CATHARINE BAXTER's parents were NATHAN BAXTER and MOLLY PATTISON MALLORY.
NANCY PATTERSON married MARSHALL KEYES, b 1812 Lansdowne. Her parents were LAWRENCE PATTISON and KATHERINE BUCK?.
This information about the Pattison family was contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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