James Patterson
Mary Morton
John Michael Troutman Sr.
(1739-Abt 1814)
Elizabeth Schrader
John Patterson
Rebecca Troutman
Benjamin Franklin (Doc) (Frank) Patterson


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Elizabeth (Betsy) Harrell

Benjamin Franklin (Doc) (Frank) Patterson 2

  • Born: 24 Feb 1826, Grayson County, Kentucky
  • Marriage: Elizabeth (Betsy) Harrell on 6 Jul 1848 in Grayson County, Kentucky
  • Died: 12 Aug 1875, Grayson County, Kentucky at age 49
  • Buried: Jacob Miller's Cemetery, Grayson County, Kentucky

bullet  General Notes:

Year of marriage may be 1846.

Cause of death: congestive chill

Additional information from C. Leach:

Farmer. Civil War Military records show a Benjamin F. Patterson that served as a Private with the 15th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company E . The unit was organized at Owensboro, Ky., October, 1862. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., October, 1862. Attached to District of Columbus, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November. 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863.

District of Columbus, Ky., 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Detached Brigade, District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to October, 1863.

SERVICE-Garrison duty at Paducah, Ky., and at various points in District of Columbus till October, 1863. Scout from Fort Heiman into Tennessee May 26-June 2, 1863 (Cos. "A" and "D"). Spring Creek, Tenn., June 29. Lexington, Tenn., June 29. Expedition from Clifton in pursuit of Biffle's, Forest's and Newsome's Cavalry July 22-27. Expedition from Paducah, Ky., to McLemoresville, Tenn., September 20-30. Mustered out October 6 to 29, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 54 Enlisted men by disease. Total 58.

Ancestry.com has: Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 29 September 1862 at Paducah, KY.
Enlisted in Company E, 15th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky on 06 October 1862.
Mustered out Company E, 15th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky on 06 October 1863 in Paducah, KY

Bought the farm in the "Sinks", Grayson County, for 10 cents per acre. The farm was later owned by their daughter Susan Rebecca and husband, William Muffett. After Susan died, her daughter Vadna and husband, Charles Harrell, bought it for $2.080.00.


Benjamin married Elizabeth (Betsy) Harrell, daughter of Noah (Blue) Harrell and Susan Stinson, on 6 Jul 1848 in Grayson County, Kentucky. (Elizabeth (Betsy) Harrell was born on 24 Feb 1833 in Grayson County, Kentucky, died on 15 Apr 1878 in Grayson County, Kentucky and was buried in Jacob Miller's Cemetery, Grayson County, Kentucky.)

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