We are seeking information about the family of Russell Patten who was born about 1835 (based on U.S.Army records)in Socito County, OH. His parents are not known. His wife's maiden name may have been Bailey (family tradition) or Berry (a Socito mariage record, but not necessairly our Russell). Prior to the Civil War he took three children to Fountain County, IN. He returned to Portsmoth, OH, where on September 2, 1861 he enlisted in the 22nd. OH Infantry. He re-enlisted in the Union Army at Whellersburg, OH. After his discharge on August 11, 1865 he settled in Millcreek, Township, Fountain County, IN where he had earlier left his children. His death date is not known, but his burial place in Milcreek Township is known. His grave is marked by a standard government marker, giving only name and Army unit.
His daughter was named Sarah Minerva. The name Minerva is not common, but is of record in the census of Socito County. Also the name of a Sidney Patten appears on census records and is of such an age that he could be abrother of cousin.
The family was reputed to be Scotish-Irish. They used the spelling Patten but some of his Civil War records and his grave marker spell it Patton.
Can anyone out there make and connection with the mid 1800s the names of Patten (Patton), bailey or Berry? We will greatly appreciate it.
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