William M Patton was born October 17,1811 in Buncombe County NC, the sixth of seven children born to George and Mary Ann Mcdonnell Patton. His family moved to Macon County about 1820. He married "Nancy" surname possibly Little or Tittle, October 19,1837. Their children were, James Preston, Mary Ann, Rebecca C, Phronissa, Dulcena Dove ( my g grandmother), Margaret C, Martha A, Ira, Carnaro S, Emma, and William. William M and Nancy moved to Cherokee County some time after the Civil War, with some of their children. I have much more on the Patton family if you would care to e-mail me. I would like to hear from anyone with a connection to or information about this family.