As far as I know my Patterson line has at least been in the Piedmont area of NC since the mid-1700s and I have nothing on the line before John H. Patterson (my g-g-granddfather) who was born in 1819. I have been trying unsuccessfully for two years to learn the names of John's parents. I don't even know his John's middle name. He was born in Granville County and died September 22, 1893 but I don't know where. He married Susan Rowland (daughter of Pleasant Rowland) on April 16, 1845; and was a farmer and served in the Confederate Army. His son James Pleasant Patterson (b. January 23, 1849) was my g-grandfather. I would be very appreciative if you would please check your research to see if you have anything on John. John may have had a brother named George Harris Patterson, but I'm not positive. Thank you for your efforts on my behalf.
Marsha Patterson Raymond (originally from NC - currently living in FL)