I have a "family heirloom" that has the name, birth place and birth date of my paternal great great grandfather.
His name was George W Patton.
He was born 21 March 1805 in Rockbridge, Virginia.
I can find him in Lebanon, Ohio, in 1828 where he married Sarah Church.
He went on to live in Mainville, Warren Ohio, where he, and Sarah, had 6 children: Ephraim Sanders (1836), Matilda Esther (19 July 1838 - 1916), Seth (1841 - 20 May 1864, died in the Civil War, Henry C (07 Sept 1844 - 18 July 1913), Silas D (23 Jan 1846 - 14 Oct 1928) and H Jane (1849 - 1907).
George and Sarah moved to Tipton Twp, Cass County, Indiana, before the end of the Civil War. This is where he died, 18 April 1875.
One Patton genealogist thinks his father was a William Patton and that he had a brother SL Patton.
(The name Silas, I believe, comes from SL Patton . . and was passed to one of George's sons and on to a grand son.)
I would appreciate any help on locating the links of my family to ROckbridge . . . or perhaps to a county close to it. I have read that, some times, a birth certificate / church record, would be made in another county seat that woud have been closer to the home of the family.
Thank you for helping.