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James Henry Patterson

James Henry Patterson
b. 27 September 1839, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, to John K. and Arie Ann (Shockley) Patterson
d. 29 December 1897, Craig, Burt County, Nebraska

m. 7 November 1861, Hendricks County, Indiana
America Smith
b. 16 March 1840, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana
d. 12 September 1925, Craig, Burt County, Nebraska

Children with America Smith:
• Eva (1863-1883)
• Flora (1864-1941)
• Erastus Alexander (1867-1949) married Vina Ernst
• Wesley (1869-1872)
• Everett (b. 1872) married Hattie Pond
• Harley (1874-1970) married Martha Balzer
• Susan Lillian (1878-1905) married Charles W. Sackett
• Bert (1880-1922)
• Virgil James (1884-1962) married Ruth Monson Pearson

The family left the state in 1883 shortly after the death of Eva. They followed James’ niece and her family, who had moved to Nebraska in the 1880’s.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com

Erastus Alexander Patterson

Erastus Alexander Patterson
b. 9 February 1867, Hendricks County, Indiana, to James Henry (1839-1897) and America (Smith) (1840-1925) Patterson
d. 18 March 1949, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma

m. 1 March 1893, Alder Grove, Burt County, Nebraska
Vina Ernst
b. February 1870, Iowa, to William Ernst
d. 1930-1949, probably Pay County, Oklahoma

Children with Vina Ernst:

  • John H. “Johnnie” (1894-aft. 1949)
  • Irving (1895-aft. 1920)
  • Elsie (1897-aft. 1910)
  • Jessie or Thressa (1899-aft. 1910)
  • Edith (abt. 1901-aft. 1920
  • Alma (abt. 1904-aft 1920)
  • Edna (abt. 1907-aft. 1920)

Erastus grew up outside Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. His parents left Indiana shortly after their daughter Eva died in 1883, and they settled their family near Craig, Burt County, Nebraska. Burt County became home to several other Hendricks County families, including that of Erastus’ cousin, Annie (Tharp) McDonald. Shortly after 1900, Erastus moved his wife and children south, to Payne County, Oklahoma.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com