Posted By:Patricia Taylor
Subject:Parentage of Matthew Patton br. 1773, ( Del. ?)
Post Date:January 25, 2009 at 15:11:15
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Forum:Kent County, DE Genealogy Forum
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Matthew Patten/Patton, (2nd ? wife) Lydia Barrett, they were married in Kent Co. De. in Jan. 1, 1804. I am looking for anything to give me a clue to his parentage.

I believe Matthew Patten was married previously to Sally ? . There is a tombstone at Barratt’s Chapel for her: Sally, wife of Matthew Patton who departed this life Sept. 30th 1790, age 25 years and 9 months. Another researcher once shared with me that she had seen information somewhere that this was Sally Dill, but didn’t recall where she’d gotten that information. Does anyone out there have this connection, perhaps a Dill researcher?

The next piece of information that I have on Matthew Patton Sr. is a recorded sale of personal property in Caroline Co. MD. dated Dec.3, 1799. Matthew Patten to Benjamin Dill, of Kent Co. Delaware. In consideration 55 pounds bill of sale for furniture, 12 pairs of shoes, a carriage body and top. Acknowledged by John Bennett and Joshua Clark. Another Dill connection. I’m hoping that someone might have some knowledge of this Dill Family that might give me some more clues on this couple, Matthew Patten/Patton and wife Lydia Barrett.

Later this couple lived in the vicinity of Denton, Caroline Co. MD. He was a tanner. Matthew died (1829) and is buried in Denton.
Thanks , Patti