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Robert Patten was born 10 Jan 1836 in Monaghan, Monaghan to James Patten and Mary McLouchin.  He immigrated to the United States in 1852, lived in Illinois, wounded in the Civil War and moved to Iowa, where he lived in the Cerro Gordo county, where he died in 1903.


Monday 10th Oct 2016, 08:39PM

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  • N. Patten:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    What was the religious denomination of the Pattens in Ireland? The RC records for baptisms start in November 1835 for Monaghan town and I looked on the register which was in Latin and did not see a record for Robert. If he was Chruch of Ireland, the records are held locally and you could write to the parish

    As an aside, I was not sure whay information you were looking for. Do you have the baptismal recorf?

    The 1861 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Monaghan parish does not show a James Patten but there were three Patton records including two in Lismacrerk townland.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 11th Oct 2016, 03:50PM
  • Roger

    Thank you for your prompt reply and feedback.  Most of the information for Robert Patten comes from his Military records and Obit published in 1903.  States he was born in Monahon County, Ireland in 1836.  No confirmed details on parents or other family members.  Current information obtained from Ancestry, may not be correct.

    He came to America in 1852, at age 16 and worked in York State, and moved to Illinois  and Iowa.

    No sure what the religious denomination of the family. 

    I am looking for any information that might connect Robert Patten with his family in Ireland.  At this point I have not been able to obtain or confirm any birth information from Ireland.

    Thank you

    Nelson Patten


    Wednesday 19th Oct 2016, 02:50AM
  • Hi Nelson,

    I believe my 4x great grandmother Mary, 1805-1890, married to David Lemon, was a Patten from Monaghan. The Pattens moved from Scotland to Monaghan in the 1700s, and a large number of Pattens emigrated from Monaghan to Somonauk, Illinois. They were Presbyterians. I thought you may be interested in the following document. The Pattens are mentioned on page 207 onwards. Hopefully you may find your Pattens there too.…






    Saturday 29th Apr 2017, 04:31PM
  • I received a more detailed message through, which I have responed.  There is a DNA connection to the family linking in Ireland.


    Sunday 30th Apr 2017, 11:01PM

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