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Asa Trahern Patterson[1]

Male 1840 - 1868


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  • Name  Asa Trahern Patterson 
    Born  1 Mar 1840  Somerset Township, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  1868  Union Methodist Cemetery, Somerset Twp Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  26 Jan 1868  Somerset Township, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I13083  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  22 Mar 2004 

    Father  Edwin Patterson,   b. Abt 1801, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1884 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Gulielma Ewers,   b. 28 Sep 1802, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1864, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  26 Mar 1823  Goshen Meeting House, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3364  Group Sheet

    Family  Euphemia Ann Patten,   b. 22 Jul 1842, Centre Township, Monroe, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1925, Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Feb 1860  Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Death of one spouse 
    • LDS , familysearch.com:
      Asa T. PATTERSON married Euphemia Ann PATTON, 16 Feb 1860, Belmont, Ohio.
      Source, 0902145, Ohio Probate Court (Belmont County), Marriage Records, 1803-1917.

      The Marriage Record of Asa T. Patterson and Euphemia Ann Patten (spelled Patton) shows License to Marry issued 7 February 1860, with blessings of fathers, Edwin Patterson and Mark Patten (spelled Patton), since Asa was 19 years and Euphemia was 17 years of age. The Marriage was performed 16 February 1860 by E.S. Barnes, J.P. The document is recorded in Vol. 10, Page 90, Record of Marriages, Probate Court, Belmont County, Ohio. See their Marriage Scrapbook.
    Children 
     1. Clara May Patterson,   b. 18 Aug 1862, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Ewers Patterson,   b. 5 Aug 1864, Somerset Township, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1946, Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edwin Mark Patterson,   b. 1 Sep 1866,   d. 1890, Forman, Sargent, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Asa Trahern Patterson, Jr.,   b. 23 Jun 1868, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  22 Mar 2004 
    Family ID  F3362  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1840 - Somerset Township, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Death of one spouse - 16 Feb 1860 - Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1868 - Somerset Township, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • FTM CD-192, EQG:
      Vol IV, Sommerset MM, Belmont Co., Ohio
      p 590, lists names & births for ch of Edwin & Guly Elma; Asa b 3-1-1840.
      p 592, 7-29-1861, Asa dis mcd.

      Vol IV, Short Creek MM, Jefferson Co., Ohio:
      p 261, Nov 19, 1862, Gulielma, Amy, Asa, William, Milton, Bailey (along with others), dis, jW (Wilburites). (There is no mention of receiving these Pattersons from another MM, nor is there mention of them being gct any MM from Somerset MM)


      Federal Census of 1840, M704-378, p 16, Somerset Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio, lists Edwin & shows two free white males under 5 years of age, one of which would be Asa (less than one yr).

      Federal Census of 1850, M432-661, p 401, Somerset Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio, lists Edwin & shows Asa, 10 yrs, M, W, Ohio birth.

      The Marriage Record of Asa T. Patterson and Euphemia Ann Patten (spelled Patton) shows License to Marry issued 7 February, 1860, with blessing of fathers, Edwin Patterson and Mark Patten (spelled Patton), since Asa was 19 years and Euphemia 17 years of age. The marriage was performed 16 February 1860 by E.S. Barnes, J.P. The document is recorded in Vol. 10, Page 90, Record of Marriages, Probate Court, Belmont County, Ohio.

      Federal Census of 1860, McGee County, Kansas, p 22, line 14 & 15, show Asa and Euphemia Patterson living and farming with Mark P. and Euphamia Patten and the Patten children. Richard Patten (great grandson of Mahlon Patten) tells me that The farm was burned out by troops from Fort Scott later that year and they all returned to Ohio.

      Carol Patterson Bradley informed January 15, 2000, of finding evidence of a tombstone in Union Methodist Cemetery, Somerset Twp, as follows:
      Asa T. Patterson 1868 age 27
      The date and the age both fit.

      In June of 2001, I found and confirmed Asa's grave in Union Methodist Cemetery, a few hundred yards east of Somerset Township Road No. 26 in Section 6, township 7 north, range 6 west of Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio. Date of death on stone is 26 January 1868. Asa's brother, Gladney, is also there.
      The following documents are in the Probate Records of Belmont County, Ohio, estate no. 5879:
      Asa's will Volume K, page 293
      Euphemia's appointment as executrix Volume 4, page 27
      Record of bond Volume 7, page 7

      Ancestry.com CD SKU #2020, Military Records: Civil War Service Records, Disc 3, contains the following data:
      Patterson, Asa T.Asa T. Patterson - {PATTERSON}
      Company: C
      Rank In: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Roll-Box: 552
      Roll-Exct: 83
      Roll-Rec: 349
      Allegiance: Union
      Misc:
      Unit: 52 Ohio Infantry.

      Pension File and Army Service Record in The National Archives for Asa's military service:
      A 22 year old farmer enlisted at Somerton, Belmont County, Ohio, for 3 years in the 52nd Regiment Ohio Infantry on 8 August 1862.
      The enlisting officer, 1st Lt. A.C. Thomas, described Asa as "brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion, and 6' 0" high"
      Mustered-In with Company C on 15 September 1862 in Louisville, Kentucky.
      Company Muster Roll - 31 October 1862 - Present.
      Company Muster Roll - Nov & Dec 1862 - Not stated
      Company Muster Roll - Jan & Feb 1863 - Discharged 6 February 1863 at Nashville, Tennesse
      Special Muster Roll dated 24 April 1863 - Discharged at Nashville, Tenn. 6 Feb 1863 by order of Gen. Rosecrans.
      Asa T Patterson, Pvt., Company C, 52nd Regt Ohio Infantry, appears on Returns as follows:
      Aug to Nov 1862 (4 mos. Return) Gain - Mustered into the Regt & Co., Sept. 15 . 62 at Louisville, Ky.
      Feb 1863 Loss - Feb. 6, 1863, Nashville, Tenn. Discharged for disability by order of Maj. Gen. Rosecrans.

      In a pension declaration Euphemia states ".. took cold on measles in said service (at Perryville, Ky. in Oct 1862 she believes) causing an affection of the lungs for which he was discharged at Nashville, Tenn. Feb 6, 1863 and of which he died near Somerton, Ohio on the 26th day of January 1868."

      In an affidavit, Edwin states:
      State of Ohio, Monroe County
      In the matter of the Pension Claim No. 303.732 of E.A. Davies, formerly widow of Asa T. Patterson, Co. C, 52 Regt Ohio Infantry:
      On the 6th day of August 1883, before the undersigned authority within and for said County and State, personally appeared Edwin Patterson who being duly sworn, states on oath that I, Edwin Patterson, am the father of Asa T. Patterson and state what I know by my own observation and what he told me before his death. In the winters of 1862 and 1863 he had the measles and was in the hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Was discharged in 1863 on account of not being able for service, from which sickness he never was a well man afterwards. In the Fall of 1867 he went to Jacksons Cure at Dansville, N.Y., but did not receive any benefit from it. He was a farmer by occupation and lived on the farm with me and a part of the time in the same house with me. My opportunity for knowing his physical condition was such that I was with him almost every day. I would say that I would not think he was able to perform labor more than one half of the time from the time he was discharged until his death. His Post Office address was Somerton, Belmont County, Ohio. His disease ran into confirmed consumption or Young disease which caused his death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S114] William Patterson Data, William Patterson.