On the 1900 census I found, Head of household King Paterson Male age 38 born in Georgia
Wife Elizebeth Paterson Female, age 26 born in Alabama
Daughter Sarah Paterson Female age 8 born in Alabama
Daughter Vergil V Paterson Female age 7 born in Alabama
Son Jessie A. Paterson Male age 4 born in Alabama
On Jesse's WWI draft paper it says born in 1896 also. Instead of posting in NC message boards, you really should post in Alabama. I saw Jesse was drafted from Texas. That might be another locale to check.