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From: Florence <>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA] For the Scots, why Delaware County?...Patterson,McKee
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:19:44 -0400
Dear Vernon Aldrich,
Your mention of Patterson reminded me that I have a reference to a
Margaret Patterson who was said to be born in Northern Ireland and
married to a William McKee.
My source for this statement is a lengthy bio of my g-grandfather
Edward McKee from Union College, the bio being submitted, it appears,
around 1907, after he graduated in 1869.
The bio states, "His grandfather, William McKee, was an officer of
the English navy. During King James' rebellion he escaped to
America, settled first in New York city and afterward for safety went
to the Catskill mountain region. His grandmother, Margaret
Patterson, was born in the north part of Ireland. "
I have to question the reference to "King James' Rebellion," as King
James was rebelled against in the late 1600's, as best as I can tell,
about a century before the time of these individuals. Also some of
the names on my g-grandfather's side do not square with other
sources. This bio seems to be propelled in part by "family lore,"
more than fact.
However, who knows, we may find a connection here - and thank you for
the idea that this William McKee, former officer in the English navy,
might have come here for military service.
On Jun 28, 2007, at 8:03 AM, wrote:
> Some years ago when I was researching my Patterson/Pattisons of
> Roxbury, Delaware,
> NY, a researcher concerning the reason for our ancestor, Michael
> Pattison, coming to
> Delaware County. If I remember correctly, many Scots-Irish came
> during the
> Revolutionary War to fight and stayed with Dutch families in Ulster
> Following the war, they were given land in Delaware County -
> especially Middletown.
> Michael and his Dutch wife, Catherine Osterhoudt moved at some time
> to Roxbury.
> (Although it's not proven that Michael was in the Revolutionary
> war, the idea still
> applies to others.)
> So, if you have a Scots-Irish ancester who came to America in the
> late 1700s and
> subsequently married a Dutch wife, this my be your situation.
> Vernon Aldrich
> Vernon C. Aldrich
> Surnames: Aldrich, Hoadley, Mallet, Preston, Patterson, Hammond,
> Robinson, Kimball,
> White, Nott, Ely, Burness, Rintoul, Summerhayse
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