George and Lee V. Pattersons lived in Tarrant County, Texas, in 1900. They lived in Clarendon, Donley County, Texas, in 1910 and 1920. In 1910 George S. Patterson was a grain broker, Suzie R. Patterson was a teacher in public school, and Mulkey Patterson was the assistant manager of a lumber yard. In 1930, Lee V. Patterson lived with her son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Lois B. Patterson, in Eastland County, Texas.
Dallas Morning News, 13 August 1940: Mrs. Virginia Lee Patterson, 78, named by an admiring father for General Robert E. Lee, died Monday at the home of her son, C. B. [E. B.] Patterson, 823 South Edgefield, after living in Dallas for twelve years. She was the daughter of Captain Car Forrest, founder of Forreston, Ellis County. Virginia Lee Forrest was brought up on tales of her father about his famous first cousin General Nathan Bedford Forrest whose cavalry played hob with Yankee detachments through four years of war in Tennessee. From 1900 to 1928 Mrs. Patterson lived in Clarendon where her husband was a rancher. Survived by two daughters, Miss Sue Patterson, Dallas, and Mrs. M. Leo Rippy, Nashville, Tennessee; two other sons Mulkey Patterson, Dallas, and J. C. Patterson, Waco; a brother T. C. Forrest, Waxahachie, and eleven grandchildren. Burial: Forreston. Pallbearers: H. F. Morris, Anson Morris, T. C. Morris, Ernest Forrest, Bedford Forrest, and T. C. Forrest, Jr.