Lieut-Col. PATTEN Matthew[1]

Male Abt 1732 - Bef 1790  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name PATTEN Matthew 
    Prefix Lieut-Col. 
    Born Abt 1732  Biddeford, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Marriage Intent 20 Oct 1754  Biddeford, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Susannah Dunning of Brunswick 
    _UID 6191DCC1E8894440BC5552BD2D8352A34963 
    Died Bef 1790  Surry, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (died before the 1790 census was taken.)
    Buried Surry, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • In 1757, Matthew and Susannah moved to North Yarmouth where he purchased from Jeremiah Powell for £130 one hundred acres in "Dummer's claim", at Flying Point, next to land owned by the Means family, his father's neighbors in Biddeford, and near Maquoit Bay [York Deeds, 33 : 247]. He remained in North Yarmouth until about 1768, when he went to township No. 6, later named Surry, at the mouth of the Penobscot River, and purchased a large farm. Stephen Hutchinson sold him two shares in township No. 1, each share containing three hundred and seventy acres, together with a farm, house, and improvements at Oak Point and Hutchinson's Island in 1768, and from Stephen Hutchinson, Jr., he bought one hundred and fifty additional acres at Oak Point in 1770. In 1769 Elijah Richardson sold him one hundred acres more in No. 1. In 1770 he bought one hundred and fifty acres at Carrying Place Neck from John Webber and one hundred acres at Burnt Point, Newbury Neck, from William Kinch, both lots being in No. 6. In 1772 he bought from William Hazen and Leonard Jarvis of Newburyport five proprietor's rights in No. 6, and when he mortgaged them to Jarvis, then of Boston, in 1785, it was stated that Robert Patten of Boston (Matthew's cousin) was to be allowed to discharge the mortgage, he having bought the rights with Matthew [Lincoln Deeds, 8 : 112, 113; 10 : 250; Hancock Deeds, 8 : 400].

      In 1771, called Capt. Patten, he gave a power of attorney to his brother-in-law Mr. Robert Dunning of Brunswick and Mr. Thomas Campbell of North Yarmouth under which they quit-claimed Susannah Patten's right in her mother's dower in James Dunning's estate to her brother Andrew Dunning [Cumberland Deeds, 45 : 439]. In 1774 he sold to Andrew Flood one hundred acres in No. 6 (the cow pasture and West Brook meadows) which he had mowed five or six years. He was a trader, plying up and down the coast in his vessel and visiting the small and remote settlements. No. 6, before its incorporation, was often called Pattensborough in the land records, and Patten Bay, Patten Point and Patten Ponds in Surrey still bear his name.

      On January 30, 1776, Matthew Patten was chosen Lieut-Colonel of the Fifth Lincolnshire Regiment of Massachusetts militia and his appointment was confirmed by the council on February 8th. Col. Patten was chosen to go to Topsham to secure Rev. Mr. Urquhart, a Presbyterian minister, to preach at Surry in 1785.

      He sold his North Yarmouth farm to William Rogers in 1778, his wife Sunnah releasing dower and his brother-in-law John Rae witnessing the deed [Cumberland Deeds, 10 : 369].

      Col. Patten died before the census of 1790 was taken, as his widow was recorded as head of the family. She was administering his estate in 1791, entering an inventory showing large land-holdings in Surry. There was one lot of land on Newbury Neck containing one hundred acres (£17 : 10 : 0), a lot at the head of Patten's Bay (£15) and a lot on the south side of the bay (£15). Among the personal belongings were a silver watch, a case of nine bottles and many books. He owed his sons John and James £171 and £73 respectively, and their mother conveyed land to them in 1795. His gravestone cost 42 shillings.

      In the account book of Donald Ross of Union River (Ellsworth) for the year 1793 appear the names of Widow Patten, Col. James Patten, Robert Patten and a joint account of "John Patten and Bob."

      Widow Susannah Patten spent the last years of her life with her sons James and Robert in Stetson where she died August 30, 1810, aged seventy-four years, five months.
    Person ID I70017  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2006 

    Family DUNNING Susannah,   b. Abt Mar 1736, Brunswick, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1810, Stetson, Penobscot, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Aft 20 Oct 1754  Biddeford, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. PATTEN Mary,   b. Abt 1769, Union River=>Ellsworth, Lincoln, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1835, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F27338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1732 - Biddeford, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Intent - Susannah Dunning of Brunswick - 20 Oct 1754 - Biddeford, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 20 Oct 1754 - Biddeford, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1790 - Surry, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Surry, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S325] Book-Mass. & Maine Families, III:103-104.

    2. [S325] Book-Mass. & Maine Families, III:103.