Monday, June 22, 2015

Benjamin Patterson

The Lindley-Presho Historical Society will meet 7 P.M..Thursday June 25th at the Lindley Town Hall .

Leon Golder of the Patterson Inn in Corning will present a program on Benjamin Patterson –for whom the Inn is named.

The program is of interest to Lindley residents as Benjamin’s younger brother , Robert was an early Lindley resident and land owner.
 
The 1857 map shows E.Patterson living on present River Road at end of Church Creek.  There is no  Patterson family genealogy in the files-so I am guessing this is a descendant of Robert Patterson. A Steuben County history states that David Cook and Robert Patterson brought back apple trees from one of their trips. Tannery Creek was formerly known as Cook's Creek - named for the family owning the property there. The map shows both the Cook and Patterson name between Tannery Creek and Church Creek -so I guess we can assume David Cook and Robert Patterson  were  probably neighbors. A trip to Bath to County Clerk's office to check deeds would probably  help solve the puzzle unless a present owner of property in this area has information on their abstract.
        Perhaps , Mr Golder's research on Benjamin will tell us more about the 2 families or current Lindley residents  will have information about Robert  Patterson and his family.
 
 
                                   Lindley.NY. 1857 map
 
                                   See you Thursday P.M.  
 Kitty
 

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