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The will of James Martin Patterson and wife, Martha Jane Patterson, was written jointly, 20 November 1916. They named their children: W. George Patterson, Richard J. Patterson, Joseph E. Patterson, Henry C. Patterson, and Dora E. Hawk, wife of E. B. Hawk. Administrator: the survivor or W. George Patterson or Richard J. Patterson. Witnesses: Frank Spalding, J. Bynum Loggins, J. L. Gammon. Filed in Ellis County, 21 November 1923. Recorded 26 December 1923, Ellis County.[1555]

Children of James Martin Patterson and Martha Jane Brack:

   +397.        i.   George William Patterson, born 19 April 1870, Ellis County, Texas, died 30 July 1944, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, buried Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas,[1556] married circa 1898, Nannie C. Pierson.

     398.       ii.   Richard J. Patterson, born May 1874, Ellis County, Texas, married circa 1926, to Oma E. Newman,[1557] born 21 April 1887, Florence, Williamson County, Texas, died 14 November 1967, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas, buried Waxahachie, Texas.[1558]

Dick Patterson lived in Waxahachie in 1944 when his brother George died. Mrs. Richard Patterson lived in Waxahachie in 1952 when her brother, Luther Y. Newman, died in Dallas.

     399.      iii.   Anna M. “Annie” Patterson, born 10 February 1877, died 6 July 1878, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas.



[1555] Ellis County, Texas, Will Book 3, p. 138 and 226. Will of James Martin Patterson and wife, Martha Jane Patterson.

[1556] Texas Death Record. George William Patterson, born 19 April 1870, Texas, died 30 July 1944, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Residence: Dallas. Parents: J. M. Patterson, Martha Brack. Male, white, age 74 years, 3 months, 11 days, married. Parents born Tennessee. Retired real estate agent. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas.

[1557] 1930 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas. Patterson, Richard J., age 56, married, married at 52, salesman, real esate; Oma E., age 42, married, married at 38.

[1558] Texas Death Record. Oma Patterson, born 21 April 1887, Florence, Texas, died 14 November 1967, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas. Burial: Waxahachie. Parents: Daniel A. Newman, Alice Young. Female, age 80 years.

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