NameJohn Elder Patton
Birth10-30-1817, Adams County, Ohio, USA
Death1-3-1892, Adams County, Ohio, USA Age: 74
BurialCherry Fork Cemetery, Adams County, Ohio
FatherJohn “Big John” Patton (1787-1853)
MotherPhebe Caroline Taylor (1794-1863)
Birth11-30-1823, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death3-4-1902, Athens County, Ohio, USA Age: 78
BurialCherry Fork Cemetery-Cherry Fork, Adams County, Ohio, USA
ChildrenJohn Tweed (1852-1942)
 Mary Margaret (1848-1935)
 Robert Elder (1861-1946)
 Martha Albertine (1846-1903)
 Armstrong Taylor (1854-1934)
 Sarah Emma (1857-1910)
Birth6-7-1819, Adams County, Ohio, USA
Death9-27-1842, Adams County, Ohio, USA Age: 23
BurialCherry Fork Cemetery-Cherry Fork, Adams County, Ohio, USA
ChildrenPhoebe Caroline (1840-1903)
Notes for John Elder Patton
Member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cherry Fork, Ohio.

Elder was the son of Big John & Phebe Caroline (Taylor) Patton. He was born on the Patton homestead just east of North Liberty (Cherry Fork) off S.R. 137. Elder married Feb 1839 to Martha Ann Glasgow, daughter of John & Margaret (Finley) Glasgow. They moved to a farm just north of North Liberty on S.R. 136. Elder & Martha were blessed by their first child, Phebe Caroline Finley Patton, born 27 Feb 1840. Martha and her baby died during her second childbirth in 1842. Elder married again in Jun 1843, to Sarah Ann Armstrong. 

His obituary provides this information: An old & highly respected citizen of near North Liberty died at his home on Sunday, January third, 1892 at 7:20 AM, aged 74 years, 2 months & 4 days. Mr. Patton had been sick only a short time. About 2 wks prior to his death he was taken with the grippe, & for a time his case was not looked upon as being serious. Suddenly he became very much worse & the result was that almost fatal disease (especially for the aged) pneumonia. For about a week his condition was known to be very serious & towards the last all hopes of his recovery were given up. Dr. Kirkpatrick, the physician in attendance did all that was possible, but Uncle Elder was beyond earthly power. After a few hours of intense suffering, he quietly & peacefully passed to the great beyond.

Mr. Patton was born on a farm near North Liberty. He was the second son of John & Phebe Taylor Patton, who came from Rockbridge County, Virginia many years ago. he remained at home with his parents on the farm until 1839, when in Feb that year he was united in marriage with Miss Martha Glasgow, eldest daughter of John Glasgow, then of this county. Soon after his marriage, they moved to his farm near North Liberty & commenced the great battle of life for himself & a very successful victory he won. After his marriage he lived very prosperous & happy life for about 4 years, when that grim monster death took from him his beloved wife. One child was the fruit of this union, that was Mrs. Caroline Young, now of Winchester, this county. In June 1843, he was again united in wedlock to Sarah Armstrong. Of this union 8 children were born unto them. All lived except Ellen to mourn the loss of a dear father & their dearest friend. He is also survived by one brother, Nathaniel Patton of near Harshaville & one sister, Mrs. Betsy Ann Morrison of Eckmansville.

He is dead. One short sentence closes the biography of every man, & his deeds are left to be talked of & praised by people who cannot do other than praise him for no one had less enemies, none more friends. he was a friend to everyone, always doing some kind deed, & always having a kind word for everyone. No one was ever known to go to Uncle Elder in trouble but they came away much better for some good advice or some kindness rendered them. His happiness seemed in making others happy. He was a Christian, & in this respect he was seldom found wanting. He united with the United Presbyterian church of this place early in life & has always been found at his post, a follower & firm believer in Christ. His funeral was held at his residence. The services were conducted by Rev. McQuiston and very appropriate were his remarks. On Tuesday following his death his remains were laid to rest in the Cherry Fork cemetery. Here to await the day of great awakening. Yes, he is crowned with death, but friends, it is a temporal crown which shall fall at the gates of paradise, to be replaced by a brighter & better one. Peace be to his ashes.
Notes for Sarah Ann (Spouse 1)
Sarah married John Elder Patton in Jun 1843. They had 8 children: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ann Patton, B 9 Jun 1844, M James McCutchen; Martha Albertine Patton, B 18 Apr 1846, M Wm Reighley; Mary Margaret Patton, B 1 Jan 1848, M James Allison; Jane "Janie" Ellen Patton, B Aug 1850, D 1 Dec 1867; John Tweed Patton, B 16 Feb 1852, M Elnora Jane Wasson; Armstrong Taylor Patton, B 30 Nov 1854, M Keturah Etta Gustin; Sarah Emma Patton, B 16 Jul 1857, M Marion Washington Steen; Robert Elder Patton, B 25 Oct 1861, M Anna E. Cornelius

Sarah was a patient in the State Hospital in Athens in 1900.
Notes for Martha Ann (Spouse 2)
Martha was the daughter of John & Margaret (Finley) Glasgow. Martha married Feb 1839, to John Elder Patton, son of Big John & Phebe Caroline (Taylor) Patton. They lived on a farm just north of Cherry Fork, Adams County, Ohio. Martha gave birth to her first child, Phebe Caroline Finley Patton, on 27 Feb 1840. In 1842, Martha died, the day after giving birth to her second child. Phebe, her first child grew to adulthood and married first Samuel Wilson Wright, second Thomas McCoy Young.
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