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.
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, married circa 1898, Nannie C. Pierson.
398. ii. Richard J. Patterson, born May 1874, Ellis County, Texas, married circa 1926, to Oma E. Newman, born 21 April 1887, Florence, Williamson County, Texas, died 14 November 1967, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas, buried Waxahachie, Texas.
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.