Joseph PATTON (b. 1786) married Margaret SHANNON who died giving birth to 1st child. He then married Abigail STEPHENSON, and they had 11 more children:
William, Rachel A., Margaret S. (the first one died in 1815, and this one is a second one), Joseph C., Thomas S., John S., Hugh Torrence, Sarah J., Mary E., and Robert A. PATTEN, plus one unknown infant. The family lived in Bourbon County until 1830, when they all moved to Shelby County, Ohio. Much of this information is backed by a family bible record.