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Mary Packer ~ Mother of Mary (Packer) Morse. Married Andrew J. Morse who came to Chicago in 1860.12

Thomas Paine ~ Scottish Presbyterian missionary who discovered the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in 1911.14

Arnold Palmer ~ The first golfer to win a million dollars and the player whose charging style made golf a big money game. He is of Scotch-Irish ancestry.14

John Panton ~ Died March 3, 1899; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

William Panton ~ 1742-1801 ~ Scots trader and Loyalist born Aberdeenshire. He reached Florida in the 1760's and soon owned a chain of trading posts. Partner with Alexander McGillivray, he became a millionaire, with a complete monopoly over the Indian trade.1

Elizabeth Park ~ Mother of Mary Reid; wife of Alexander Reid. B. 1783 and d. in Caledonia in 1867.19

Mungo Park ~ 1771-1806 ~ Explorer in Africa and surgeon from Selkirkshire. He set out to find the sources of the River Niger but was held prisoner by a Moorish chief for six months until he managed to escape. He later returned to Africa to head an expedition which was to ascertain if the rivers Congo and Niger were one stream. He never returned from this trip and is believed to have drowned in the Niger. Baptized Selkirk 19-Sep-1771; marriage to Alison Anderson in Selkirk 2-Aug-1799.14,18

William Park ~ Died March 27, 1895; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Charles J. Parker ~ h/o Elizabeth Greenlee m. 23 March 1843. He was a partner in the livery stable of Tyler and Thurston in Rockford, IL, but after marriage removed to Omaha, Neb.19

Francis Derighter Parker ~ h/o Martha Greenlee.19

John Parker ~ Died March 21, 1900; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Robert Parker ~ Died September 28, 1874; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Rosa Parks ~ She defied the law of Montgomery, Alabama, and was arrested when she refused to yield a seat on a bus to a white person one day in 1955, provoking the world-famous Montgomery bus boycott led by the then unknown Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who soon became the most prominent civil rights advocate in the U.S. Rosa Park's great grandfather was a Scotch-Irish indentured servant imported to Charleston, South Carolina.14

William Barclay Parsons ~ b. 1859 ~ is partly descended from Colonel Thomas Barclay, a Tory of the Revolution. (Note: This is under "Scots as Engineers", but it doesn't say what he did.)17

William Barclay Parsons ~ b. 1859, is partly descended from Colonel Thomas Barclay, a Tory of the Revolution.17

Archibald Paterson ~ Died January 14, 1907; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Jacky Paterson ~ 1920-1966 ~ of Ayrshire, he won the world flyweight boxing championship in 1943. He also holds the record for the world's quickest knockout, eight seconds into a championship match.14

James Paterson ~ plumber, lost entire stock in the Chicago fire.

John Paterson ~ From Massachusetts, Caledonian, one of Washington's brigadier-generals.1

John Paterson ~ 1744-1808 ~ grandson of a Dumfriesshire emigrant, took part in many battles of the Revolution, commissioned Major-General in 1783, the youngest one of that rank in the army, and was one of the organizers of the Society of Cincinnati.17

Matthew Paterson ~ He settled the town of Paterson, in Putnam County, NY, in the middle of the eighteenth century and was a Scottish stone-mason.17

Matthew Paterson ~ a Scottish stone-mason, in the middle of the eighteenth century, settled in the town of Paterson, in Putnam county, New York and was named after him.17

William Paterson ~ Associate Justice (1793-1806), is mentioned under Colonial Governors.17

William Paterson ~ 1658-1719 ~ Merchant and Politician, born in Tinwald, Dumfriesshire, he founded of the bank of England in 1694, and led Scots into a last, hopeless attempt to become a colonial power. Paterson had visions of his proposed settlement at Darien on the Isthmus of Panama cutting shipping time to the Orient in half and he was proved right 200 years later. But the humid jungle at Darien proved hostile to the Scottish settlement, as it has to all comers since. Even as late as 1994, the only part of the Pan-American Highway from Alaska to Chile not completed was at Darien, which remained a dense, sparsely-populated wilderness. The capitol subscribed was 400,000 pounds, half the available money in Scotland. In 1698 five ships sailed for the Central American jungle. The disaster was immediate. Many died on the way, and those who survived the ocean to reach the Isthmus was further decimated by fever. The Spanish attacked and the English refused to help. They were reinforced by more boatloads of their countrymen but were forced to surrender in 1700. Two thousand Scottish lives, including those of Paterson's wife and son, the national treasury, and its pride and confidence had been lost. The English soon found enough Scots willing to approve their merger terms after centuries of determined resistance. The government in London actually gave so much sterling to some of the important losers in the Darien fiasco that an English parliamentarian was able to boast that his country has "bought" Scotland. The union was accomplished in 1707.14,18

William Paterson ~ 1745-1806 ~ of Ulster Scot birth, studied at Princeton, admitted to the New Jersey bar in November, 1767, Attorney-General of New Jersey in 1776, first Senator from New Jersey to first Congress (1789), succeeded Livingston as Governor (1790-92), and in 1793 became Justice of the Supreme Court. The city of Paterson is named after him.17

Rev. Henry Patillo ~ 1736-1801 ~ Born in Scotland, he advocated separation from the mother country on every possible occasion, and was a Member of the Provincial Council in 1775.17

Rev. Henry Patillo ~ 1736-1801 ~ born in Scotland, advocated separation from the mother country on every possible occasion, and was a Member of the Provincial Council in 1775.17

Alan Paton ~ Author of Cry the Beloved Country, a book which has sold more than 15 million copies in 20 languages, he was a champion of racial reconciliation in South Africa. His father was from Glasgow.14

Eleanor Patrick ~ Indentured Serv. sent to Maryland in 1774. She was 21, a servant and sailed on the Diana.10

Agnes Patten ~ 1891- ~ Child of Amanda Buchanan/James A. Born in Chicago.4

Albert Edward Patten ~ 1887- ~ Child Harriet J. Marselus/Edward M. Married at Sandwich, IL 1917, Laura Leslie Cook, of Chicago, IL.4

Alexander R. Patten ~ 1864- ~ Child Jane Somes/William. Middle name is Robertson. In 1928, he lived in Edmond, OK.4

Alexander Robinson Patten ~ 1823-1863 ~ Child of Mary Robertson/James. Born on his father's farm near East Greenwich, Washington Co. NY. His father died in Salem when his son was 4 years old and the mother with her family moved back on the old East Greenwich farm, which was the family home until they moved to Illinois in 1844. Mr. Patten attended the district school and later, with his sister, the academy in Argyle, NY. In 1844, with his mother, sister Martha and brother Robert, he came to Somonauk, IL to seek and make a future home. That year the three brothers rented a farm from Mr. James Scott near Little Rock. On it they raised a crop of spring wheat and harvested it with the heavy cradle scythe. About 1848, Alexander R. Patten and James H. Beverage opened a general store at Somonauk Corners, l.5 miles east of the church, at the crossing of the Galena stage road and the state road running from Ottawa and Sycamore. They continued in business at the Corners until the railroad opened in 1854 when they moved to Sandwich where Alexander Patten built and opened the first store in the new town. In 1851, he married Agnes Beveridge, the 8th child of George and Ann (Hoy) Beveridge. Child: William Livingston Patten (1856-1860). They built a house in Sandwich on the NW corner of Main and 3rd Streets in which the three younger sons were born. He became a prominent businessman. In the midst of his prosperity, his store, which was a wooden structure, burned to the ground. He replaced it at once with a substantial brick building. This building is owned at the present time (1928) by his son, Henry J. Patten and has been occupied by a drug store for over 60 years. He was a faithful member of the church at Somonauk until he died, just two months shy of 40 years of age. In his short business career, he accumulated a property, the income of which enabled his widow to give her children a good education. The youngest child was less than one year old when his father died. 4

Alice Lovica Patten ~ 1853- ~ Child of Catherine Sibley/Robert. Married Robert Dale Protzman in 1875.4

Anna Mary Patten ~ 1860-1910 ~ Child Jane Somes/William. Died in Edmond, OK. Married at the home of her Brother, Charles J. Patten in Sandwich, 1905, Charles Gilbert McDougall, of Chicago, IL.4

Charles J. Patten ~ 1857- ~ Child Jane Somes/William. Married first in West Alden, NY 1884, Harriet Clare Field. Married Second Mrs. Phoebe Nichols Lett, 1925.4

Dr. Simon Nelson Patten ~ 1852-1922 ~ Child Elizabeth Nelson Pratt/William. Born near Sandwich, IL; died at Brown's Mills, In-The-Pines, New Jersey. His education began in a country schoolhouse, working on the farm in the summer and attending school in the winter as was usual. He graduated from Jenning's Seminary in Aurora in 1873 and entered Northwestern University, Evanston. Soon after, he decided to go to the University at Halle, Germany, following his friend Edmond J. James, who afterward was president of Northwestern University and later of the University of IL. He graduated and returned to America in 1879 He entered Northwestern University Law School and after 2 months, gave up his work on account of failing eyesight. For 3 years he was unable to do any work. In 1882, he went to Philadelphia and was enabled to resume his studies and to write his first book, "The Premises of Political Economy." He taught for several years in Homewood, IL and later was superintendent of the schools of Rhodes, Iowa for a year. By this time, his book had won for him the reputation of a deep thinker and master in the field of political economy. He secured the chair of Political Economy in the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce in the University of Pennsylvania. He taught there for 29 years until retirement. He wrote a number of books which were used in schools as textbooks and articles which he contributed to economic and scientific magazines. During 1808-9 he as president of the National Education Association. He married Charlotte Kimball, in Canton NY. He married 2nd in 1856 Miss Jane Soames. He was buried in Somonauk, IL at Oak Mound.4

Edward Moses Patten ~ 1849- ~ Child Elizabeth Nelson Pratt/William. Born near Sandwich; married 1879, Harriet Jane Marselus. Child: William David Patten (1879-1879).4

Eleanor Livingston Patten ~ 1818-1835 ~ Child of Mary Robertson/James. Born in Granville, NY, she died in her mother's home in the township of Greenwich, Washington Co. NY in her 17th year.4

Elizabeth Clark Patten ~ 1800-1865 ~ Child of Martha Nesbitt/William. Died in Washington, Iowa; Married in Argyle about 1824 John Firman Bain of Argyle.4

Ethel Abigail Patten ~ 1885- ~ Child Harriet J. Marselus/Edward M. Married in Sandwich, IL 1906 Clare Everett Lett.4

Frederick L. Patten ~ 1872- ~ Child Jane Somes/William. Middle name is Livingston. Married first at Collins, Iowa 1899 Clara May McNew; married second in Kingfisher, OK 1912, Grace Cooper.4

Grace Jane Patten ~ 1890 ~ Child Harriet J. Marselus/Edward M. Married near Sandwich, IL Albert Nelson Boyd.4

Helen Martha Patten ~ 1849- ~ Child of Catherine Sibley/Robert. Married Melvin Mannen in 1884.4

Henry J. Patten ~ 1862- ~ Child of Agnes Beveridge/Alex. R. He graduated from Cornell Univ in 1884, married 1893 at Pasadena, CA Emma Therese Herpin. In 1928, he had been in the grain business with his brothers for many years.4

James A. Patten ~ 1852- ~ Child of Agnes Beveridge/Alex. R. Born at Freeland Corners (Somonauk, IL), {early education was in country schools, graduated Haven School, Chicago 1899, South Division High School 1903. Attended Armour Inst. short time.11}, he graduated from the academy of Northwestern Univ. in 1869, with the expectation of entering the university. {Clerk of county store 1869-71; on grandfather's farm 1871-4; 1874-8; with firm of G. P. Comstock & Co. 1878-80, and with brother, George W. in grain commission business as Patten Bros. 1880-1903; member firm of Bartlett, Frazier & Carrington 1903-10; retired.11} For many years he had been in the grain business on the Chicago Board of Trade. He lives in Evanston, IL which city he served as mayor in 1901-3 {1901-05.11}. He married 1885, Amanda Buchanan, of Chicago. Children: {Agnes.11}, John Lourie Patten (b. 1896 in Chicago), and Thomas Beveridge Patten (1893-1928). {Presbyterian. Clubs: Evanston (Ill), Union League. Chicago. Residence: Evanston, Ill. Office: Western Union Bldg.11}4/11

James Patten ~ Child of Margaret Hanna/James. Married Rachel Blakeley. Children: John Patten, James Patten, William Patten.4

James Patten ~ Circa 1725 ~ Born in Scotland. Married 1750 Margaret Hanna, sister of David Hanna, one of Dr. Clark's ruling elders. Child: Hannah Patten (b. 1754). They moved soon after their marriage to County Monaghan, Ireland, where all of their children were born and where they both died. Their residence in 1756 was Rack Wallace, Parish of Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland.4

James Patten ~ 1793-1827 ~ Child of Martha Nesbitt/William. Was born near Stonebridge, County Monaghan, Ireland; died in Salem, Washington Co. NY. Married Mary, daughter of William and Mary (Livingston) Robertson; in the home of her brother, William Robertson, Jr. in the village of East Greenwich, Washington Co. NY, in 1816. In 1815, he went to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he worked at the Saddler's trade. From there he wrote to his intended bride that a rumor was being circulated that Bonaparte had been beaten by Wellington in Flanders.4

Jennie M. Patten ~ 1845 ~ Child Elizabeth Nelson Pratt/William. Unmarried. Lived with her brother Edward near Yuma Co. For years she has taken a deep interest in family history and genealogy (in 1928).4

Margaret Patten ~ 1781-1806 ~ Child of Martha Nesbitt/William. Married in Argyle NY 1805, John Sybrandt who was one of the heirs of the celebrated Anneke Jans.4

Martha Nesbitt Patten ~ d. 1847 ~ Child of Mary Robertson/James. She came to Illinois in 1844 with her mother and brothers, Robert and Alexander. She was married in the home of her brother, Robert 1845 to Dr. W. M. Sweetland of Newark, IL. The winters after her marriage were spent in Chicago where her husband was studying medicine at the Rush Medical Collage. Her health failing, six weeks before her death she was taken to the home of her brother Robert in Somonauk, IL where she died ~ .4

Mary Catherine Patten ~ 1846- ~ Child of Catherine Sibley/Robert. Married Owen Lindsay Post in 1867.4

Mary Louise Patten ~ 1881-1901 ~ Child Harriet J. Marselus/Edward M. Died in Denver, Co.4

Mary Patten ~ Child of Rachel Blakeley/James. Married David Lemon.4

Mary Patten ~ 1789-1854 ~ Child of Martha Nesbitt/William. Married 1812 John Bishop (William and Elizabeth (McKallor) Bishop.4

Mary Patten ~ Child of Margaret Hanna/James. Married William Bell.4

Patten ~ County Essex was the early home of the family in England and the name if first mentioned in 1119, when Richard Patten is recorded as son and heir or Richard Patten, of Patten House, near Clemsford in County Essex. Abut 1490 several families of Pattens moved from County Essex England and settled in Ayrshire, the early home of the family in Scotland. Six coats of arms were granted to different branches of the Patten family in England and Scotland. Their motto is "Nulla Palescere Culpa" ~ "Never made pale with guilt." The first Patten of record to move to Ireland was James, born in Scotland about 1725, whose wife was a sister of one of the ruling elders of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Clark's church. About 1750 James settled in County Monaghan. True Orangemen, the Pattens, as long as they remained in Ireland, took price in wearing their orange scarves on July 12.

Rhoda Violet Patten ~ Child of Emma Herpin/Henry J. Married Leslie Wheeler in Evanston, IL 1916.

Robert Patten ~ 1820-1876 ~ Child of Mary Robertson/James. Born in Granville, Washington Co. NY. His father died in 1827. Robert in 1838, at the age of 18 went to Bennington, Vermont where he lived for 6 years. There, at the age of 21, he was chosen Captain of a company of Vermont militia. That year, 1841, a general muster of the state militia was held at an encampment at Bennington and Robert Patten was awarded a first prize for the best-drilled company in the state of Vermont. In 1861, he helped to recruit and drilled the first company of Civil War volunteers raised in Sandwich, IL, but was prevented by ill health from going to the front as its captain. In 1844, Robert, with his mother, sister Martha N. and brother Alexander R. came west to settle in Somonauk, IL. After a year he returned to Bennington and in 1846 married Catherine Sibley. Children: Gilbert Robertson Patten (1857-1858), JuliaFrances Patten (1859-1863). Soon after his marriage he returned wit his young bride to Somonauk, IL and settled on his farm adjoining that of his brother William, on the north, where he made his home until 1854, when he moved with his family to Sandwich, IL to begin a business career. He built and owned the first dwelling house in Sandwich after the railroad was constructed through that point. This house still stands and is part of the Methodist manse. He was the first station agent, serving for 2 years and was postmaster for several years. He started and owned the first lumber yard, George Culver later becoming a partner. He also built and owned the first grain elevator and grist mill. About 1856, a Presbyterian church was organized in Sandwich and he took his certificate from the Somonauk, IL Church 7 miles to the northwest with which he had united in 1847. He was early made a ruling elder and continued in the office until he moved to Hillsdale Kansas in 1870 and died 6 years later.4

Robert Patten ~ 1773-1794 ~ Child of Martha Nesbitt/William. Died on the ocean voyage of 1794 to America.4

Robert Patten ~ Child of Rachel Blakeley/James. Served in the English army and died in Afghanistan.4

Sarah Elizabeth Patten ~ 1883- ~ Child Harriet J. Marselus/Edward M. Unmarried.4

Thomas Beveridge Patten ~ 1859-1883 ~ Child of Agnes Beveridge/Alex. R. He was a young man of much promise. He attended Monmouth College one year and in the spring of 1880 he entered the office of Beveridge & Dewey, the former his uncle, ex-Governor John L. Beveridge. Because of his fine abilities and trustworthiness the firm sent him to New York City to establish a branch house there. Becoming ill with a recurrence of inflammatory rheumatism, he was taken to the home of his uncle, Rev. Andrew Beveridge in Lansing, NY where his mother was visiting at the time, and died there shortly after. He was brought to Somonauk, IL and buried in the family lot in Oak Mound Cemetery.4

William Howard Patten ~ 1898- ~ Child of Erma Howard/Wm Soames. Married in Knoxville, TN 1924 Mildred Eaton Simpson. Child: John Howard Patten (b. 1926). They lived in 1928 in Edmond, OK where he was cashier of the First National Bank.4

William Patten ~ 1817-1897 ~ Child of Mary Robertson/James. b. in East Greenwich, Washington Co. NY; died while on a visit at the home of his son, Edward in Yuma, Colorado, aged 80. He was not quite 12 years old when his father, James, died and until 1843, except 4 years in the store with his Uncle Moses Robertson in East Greenwich, his home was with his mother on a farm. Deciding togo west that year, he made the home of George Beveridge, in Somonauk, IL, his objective, arriving there in 1843. He returned to NY and in 1843, married his first wife, Elizabeth Nelson Pratt. Children: James Miller Patten (1845-1849), Simon Newcomb Patten (1847-1848). Soon after his marriage he returned to Illinois to prepare a home for his bride and widowed mother. The following spring, 1844, his wife and mother, his sister Martha and two brothers came west. The latter lived on a farm rented from James Scott, about 3 miles east of their own land in Little Rock. The following Autumn he completed his house which was 3 miles north of the site on which Newark Station (now Sandwich) was later located. The house was 20 feet square and had 12 ft. posts, with plants dovetailed at the corners. It had rooms on the story above, and still exists as part of an outbuilding. On January 1, 1845, the young couple moved into their new home. He stood for clean politics in his county and state and took a prominent part in public affairs. He was a leader in securing the location of Newark Station and convincing the railroad company of that fact. Being on the board of Supervisors, he voted for an appropriation of $5,000 to build the first jail. Petty criminals had been encouraged to escape prior to this time for want of a place to keep them. Those charged with greater crimes were taken care of by the sheriff or deputy by chaining them to their arm. He was elected 5 times supervisor of Somonauk, IL township and served 2 terms in the Illinois House of Representatives 1854-55, 1858-59. He was elected state senator 1866-070. He voted for Lincoln. He was one of the first two ruling elders elected in the Somonauk, IL United Presbyterian Church and served in that capacity for 40 years. At President's Lincoln's call for volunteers he helped recruit the first company from Sandwich, accompanying the boys as far as Cairo, where they were the second company to arrive. They were cheered along the way until they reached Centralia, after which there was less enthusiasm. Near Cairo, however, one lone old man came running down a hill waving the stars and stripes and cheering with all his might. In response, the boys nearly raised the car roofs cheering him and his flag. He recruited other companies of volunteers and went to the front as Captain of Company H, 156's Illinois Volunteers, in response to President Lincoln's last call in the winter of 1865, though past 45 years of age. Progressive in his efforts to promote the welfare of the community, he was also progressive in his vocation as a farmer. It is said that he bought and erected the first windmill in De Kalb Co. It was the Halliday, made in Batavia, IL. The investment saved him several hours each day pumping water by hand to water a large stock. He was also the first man in Somonauk, IL to utilize drain tiles. When he got his 500 acre farm drained to suit him, he had under its surface a network of six miles of tiling. Married second Jane Somes, born in Argyle, NY.4

William Patten ~ Father James (b. in Scotland 1725).4

William Patten ~ 1752-1841 ~ Child of Margaret Hanna/James. Born near Stonebridge, County Monaghan, Ireland and died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Bishop in Argyle, NY. He married in Ireland about 1780, Martha Nesbitt. They arrived in NY 1794. Immediately upon landing they went to Salem, NY where they were most kindly received by Mrs. Patten's stepfather, William Guthrie. But here another sorrow awaited the (their eldest son had been drowned on the voyage) for they learned that Mrs. Patten's mother had just died. He purchased a farm 1.5 miles from Argyle. Here their family was reared and here Mrs. Patten died. Their children, except the last, were born near Stonebridge, County Monaghan, Ireland.4

William Patten ~ Moved to Somonauk, IL in 1843. His wife and his mother and his brothers Robert and Alexander and his sister Martha, joined him in 1844. He opened a general store in 1848 with James Beveridge, but was sole proprietor by 1850. He became postmaster. Married Agnes Beveridge and had two sons, James and George.4

William Patten ~ In 1850 he left to prospect for Gold in California. The journey took five months and they arrived on 8/2/1850. He went to work for $10 per day. After 18 months, he returned home with $2,000 by way of Panama. He went to Cossayuna, Washington Co., NY where he met his wife and son, Edward and reached Sonomauk in August 1851.4

William Robert Patten ~ 1925- ~ Child Mildred Simpson/Wm Howard.4

William Somes Patten ~ 1869- ~ Child Jane Somes/William. Married in Edmond, OK 1898, Erma May Howard. Child: Charles Harold Patten (1908). In 1928, he had been President of the First National Bank of Edmond, OK for 25 years.4

George W Patten,. ~ 1854-1910 ~ Child of Agnes Beveridge/Alex. R. Born at Somonauk, IL, he was a graduate of Monmouth College in 1876. He taught one year in the Sandwich High School and later entered partnership with his brother James on the Chicago Board of Trade. He lived for many years in Evanston, IL where he died. {1905 Book of Chicagoans. Mem. firm Bartlett, Frazier & Carrington brokers; pres and dir. Carrington, Patten Co., Central Elevator Co., Dir. Chicago Board of Trade. Clubs: Evanston, Glen View. Office 138 Jackson Boul. Residence: 1426 Ridge Av., Evanston, IL.20}.4

Agnes Greenlee Patterson ~ b. 9 Feb. 1834 in Scotland, d. 28 Oct. 1921. Married Daniel Henry Davis on 4 Feb. 1858 in Winnebago Co., IL.19

Agnes Patterson ~ Mother John Marshall, Jr.11

Alexander Patterson ~ Son of a minister, he went into evangelistic service, then became a denominational educator and the author of several bible-text books. Member of the Old School Church in Chicago.6

Carlile Pollock Patterson ~ 1816-81 ~ did much to develop the United States Coast Survey.17

David Patterson ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Eleanor Medill Patterson ~ Grandchild of Joseph Medill, she bought and merged the Washington Times and the Washington Herald into the Washington Times-Herald in 1939.14

James Kennedy Patterson ~ b. 1833 ~ first President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky (1880-1901), was born in Glasgow.17

James Patterson ~ Introduced to Wheatland Township, Will County, IL a "plowing match" Prizes were awarded and competition was keen. In 1917, 1,200 automobiles were present and 10,000 spectators viewed the event.6

Joseph M. Patterson ~ Grandson of Joseph Medill, he was publisher of the New York Daily News, started in 1919, which had, for most of the 20th century, the largest circulation of any daily paper in America.14

Mungo Patterson ~ Arrived in Wheatland Township, Will County, 1843-44.6

Raymond Patterson ~ Son of Robert W. (pastor of 2nd Presby. Church, Chicago). He became the Washington correspondent for "The Chicago Tribune".6

Robert M. Patterson ~ son of Robert Patterson b. 1743, succeeded his father as Vice-Provost of the University of Pennsylvania in 1828.17

Robert Patterson ~ Minister of the Old School Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Ulster-Scot.6

Robert Patterson ~ 1743-1824 ~ a Scot of Ulster, was Vice-Provost of the University of Pennsylvania(1810-13), and Director of the United States Mint in Philadelphia (1805-24).17

Robert Patterson ~ fought in many Indian campaigns. He survived to build the first house on the site of Lexington KY, was owner of a third of Cincinnati, Ohio, and he built the first settlement at Dayton, OH.1

Robert W. Patterson ~ Minister of the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Reared in Bond Co. IL and went to IL College, Jacksonville.6

Robert W. Patterson ~ Son of Robert W. (pastor of 2nd Presby. Church, Chicago). He became the editor of "The Chicago Tribune".6

William Patterson ~ Founded in 1694 the Bank of England. He gave the world a new banking system, which would consist of a central bank with certain privileges and powers over the many private banks. He was also a promoter of the ill-fated Darien scheme. "Solid as the Bank of England" is a phrase still appropriate today.14

William Patterson ~ Gave his name to Patterson N.J. Indian fighter in the northwest territories (area south of the Great Lakes) during the Revolutionary period.1 Put forth the New Jersey Plan at the Constitutional Congress in which there was a one-house legislature in which all the states would vote equally.14

Granville Sharp Pattison ~ 1791-1851 ~ anatomist, born near Glasgow, held several professional appointments in this country and founded the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York.17

Granville Sharp Pattison ~ 1791-1851 ~ Glasgow-born, he immigrated with the expectation of landing the post of Chair of Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania. He was disappointed but eventually secured the Chair of Anatomy at the University of the City of New York where he founded the medical department. He was the leader of a group who arranged for the first productions of grand opera in NY.1

James Pattison ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

William Douglas Pattison ~ Father William King Pattison.11

William King Pattison ~ b. 1857 ~ Lawyer/Illinois St. Andrew Society Member 1910. Born at Thorold, Can; son William Douglas and Mary J. (King) Pattison; ed. collegiate Inst. St. Catherines, Ont., and Upper Canada Law Soc., Toronto; married Grand Rapids 1898 Isabella Kilpatrick. Admitted to bar in St. Catherines, Ont 1879 and practiced law for 12 years; admitted to Il bar 1892 and since in practice here; now mem. of firm of Pattison & Shaw. Organized Commonwealth Electric Co. 1897 and was Pres. First year. Democrat; presidential elector 1904. Mason. Club: Calumet. Residence 3942 Grand Blvd. Office: Tribune Bldg.11

Dan Patton ~ Husband of Mary Picken.19

George Smith Patton ~ General and "Old Blood and Guts" to his troops, was one of the most colorful and successful soldiers in American history. He became interested in tanks in WWI and continually advocated their use between the wars. Patton commanded the U.S. 7th Army in Sicily and took Palermo. In France his Third Army swept through the Germans with a relentlessness that will be remembered forever. Patton's most important feat, however, was in rapidly mobilizing his troops and rushing them to the relief of Bastogne, snuffing out the Germans' offensive in the Battle of the Bulge. When asked by General Eisenhower how soon he could get his forces ready, Patton answered, "As soon as you're through this me." His paternal ancestor, Robert Patton, was a native of Scotland. On his mother's side, he was descended from the Scottish-American revolutionary war her, General Hugh Mercer.14 See the July 1996 History Club Newsletter, page 3.

James Patton ~ d. 1755 ~ an Ulster Scot set off in 1748 to explore southwest Virginia and land that is now Tennessee. He and Thomas Inglis and his three sons, Mrs. Draper and her son and daughter and settled in a place they named Draper's Meadow. He was killed in an Indian raid in 1755.1

John Mercer Patton ~ 1797-1858 ~ Lieutenant-Governor and acting Governor of Virginia (1841), was son of Robert Patton who emigrated from Scotland. His mother was a daughter of Gen. Hugh Mercer.17

Robert Miller Patton ~ 1809-85 ~ 17th Governor of Alabama. He was Ulster Scot on his father's side and Scottish on his mothers.17

Robert Miller Patton ~ 1809-85 ~ seventeenth Governor of Alabama (1865-68), was Ulster Scot on his father's side and Scottish on his mother's.17

Alex Paul ~ Had piped in Aberdeen and was a piper in the Fitchburg Pipe Band MA making its debut in 1915.1

Linus Carl Pauling ~ 1901-1994 ~ He won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 194 for his studies of molecular structure, especially the nature of the bonding of atoms in molecules. In 1990 Dr. Pauling received the Wallace Award from the American-Scottish Foundation.14

Grace E. Pearce ~ Wife Henry Augustus Blair m.1878.11

James Peat ~ household furniture, Cass street, lost in the Chicago fire.

James Peckover ~ Born in England of Scottish and English ancestry, he invented the saw for cutting stone and a machine for cutting moldings in marble and granite.17

James Peckover ~ born in England of Scottish and English ancestry, invented the saw for cutting stone and a machine for cutting moldings in marble and granite.17

Daniel Pennie ~ b. 1832 ~ Born in Kinross-shire, he immigrated first to Illinois and then to Minnesota, settling in Pope County. Daniel was a mason and named the township Leven in honor of Loch Level. He was a contributor to the Kinross-shire Advertiser. See poem pg 30 Tam Blake & Co.1

H. Ross Perot ~ In 1992, trying to reform a stagnant government, he ran for president and won almost a fifth of the votes.14

George Perry ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Matthew Galbraith Perry ~ Commodore, American of partly Scottish ancestry, commanded a fleet which was sent to try to initiate diplomatic relations with Japan. Perry, confronted by Japan's traditional isolation, decided that only a show of force would open the country and demanded "as a right...those acts of courtesy which are due from one civilized country to another." He refused Japanese orders to leave and sent his documents ashore with Adm. Franklin Buchanan, who would leader head the Confederate navy during the civil War. Buchanan took his barge straight in and, jumping into the surf ahead of his crew, became the first American ever to set foot on Japanese soil. Perry returned the following year with more ships, enough to convince the Japanese to conclude the first treaty between Japan and the U.S.14

Oliver Hazard Perry ~ Won a famous victory at Put-In Bay on Lake Erie in 1813 during the War of 1812. His opponent was another Scot, Robert H. Barclay. It was the first time in the history of the British navy that an entire squadron was lost. Perry, whose mother, Sarah Wallace Alexander, was a Scotch-Irish immigrant, sent the immortal message to Brig. Gen. William Henry Harrison: "We have met the enemy and they are ours."1,14

Daniel Peterkin ~ b. 1871 ~ Businessman. Born Scotland. son of James and Isabella (Hall ) Peterkin; ed. in Scotland; came to US in 1892; married 1904 Jeanette, daughter of Charles H. Knights of Chicago; children: Daniel and Jeanette. Has been also tras. and dir. Great Western Cereal Co., Morton-Gregson Co.; dir. Railway Exchange Bank. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, South Shore Country, Kenwood. Residence: 1134 E. 48th St. Office: Railway Exchange.11

Mary Pettibone ~ Wife Lewis M. Smith.11

Charles Pettigrew ~ 1743-1807 ~ Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, was of Scottish descent.17

John Newton Pharr ~ 1829-1903 ~ elected Governor of Louisiana in 1896 but not seated on account of the Negro question, was descended from Walter Pharr who came from Scotland in 1765.17

James 'Scotty' Philip ~ (b. 1858) Born in Auchness, Morayshire, (Mark of the Scots has him born in Dallas, Scotland) he was soon on his way to the Black Hills of Dakota for gold. James noted that 1,500 people were in the hills looking for gold. By the summer of 1876 the hills were overrun with prospectors but things were not going well. The spring of 1877 saw James Philip leave the black hills with his romantic notions erased. He also bought a herd of Buffalo, determined that the buffalo should be preserved. He enclosed an area at this ranch, near Pierre, SD. He brought the total up to 83 in the first years of this century. The herd came to number as many as 900. In 1906 an act of Congress provided Philip with 3,500 acres at nominal rent, the first time the government of the U.S. moved to save a species from extinction. The herds of buffalo in the American national parks today are the descendants of the breed of Scotty Philip. He was the brother-in-law of the famous Oglala Sioux chief, Crazy Horse.1,14

Margaret Phillips ~ Mother Robert P. Kettles.11

Rev.Elam Phillips ~ d. 1890 ~ Married Marg. Isabel Robertson.4

William Addison Phillips ~ 1824-93 ~ soldier, statesman, and author, born in Paisley, refused to leave his command to accept the nomination for Governor of his state (Kansas). He was author of "Labor, Land, and Law" (1886).17

Elizabeth Phimlster ~ Mother William George Williamson.11

Duncan Phyfe ~ 1768-1854 ~ An American cabinet maker of exquisite furniture, son of John Fife of Inverness, he was from Loch Fannich in Ross and Cromarty. He came to America about 1783. He was an exponent of the Adam style and was born as Duncan Fife. He made a fortune in New York City, employing as many as a hundred artisans.1,5,14,17

Duncan Phyfe ~ maker of exquisite furniture, who adapted and improved the Sheraton style, and considered by good judges to be the equal of Sheraton, Hipplewhite, and Adams, was a Scot who came to America about 1784. His father was John Fife of Inverness. Dyer, who devotes a chapter of his Early American Craftsmen to him, says "no other American made anything comparable to ... the exquisite furniture of Duncan Phyfe."17

Alexander Picken ~ Father of James; husband of Helen Brown. B. at Kildavie, Scotland and was bapt. 17 June 1775. Moved to Cincinnati, OH.19

Alexander Picken ~ s/o James Picken and Elizabeth Huie; b. 3 June 1837, d. 16 Apr. 1894, bur. Scotch Cem., IL.19

Archibald Picken ~ s/o George Picken and Jane Brown. b. 8 Sept. 1844, d. 30 July 1909. (Note: There are two Archibald's in this family).19

Archibald Picken ~ s/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. at Keill, Scotland 9 Apr. 1836, d. 1841. He was the first to die in the Scotch settlement in Illinois. (Note: There are two Archibald's in this family).19

Archibald Picken ~ father of George Picken b. at Machrimore and bapt. 21 Sept. 1780. Died in Southend, Scotland.19

Charles Picken ~ Settled in Scotch Grove, IL 1843.6

Charles Picken ~ b. in Il 16 or 20 Apr. 1838, d. 15 Apr. 1921; m. Grace Morrison.19

Ellen Picken ~ w/o William Ferguson and mother of Ellen Picken.19

Ellen Picken ~ d/o George and Jane (Brown) Picken. B. 1848 d. 1920.19

Ellen Picken ~ b. 30 Dec. 1815, d. 18 Oct. 1883 ~ bur. Scotch Cem. In Winnebago Co., Ill. She was b. at Kildavie, Parish of Southend, and was bapt. There 26 Aug. 1817. Her father, Alexander Picken, was b. there and was bapt. 17 June 1775. Her mother, Helen Brown, was b. at Machrimore of that parish an d was bapt. 17 Nov. 1781. The Alexander Pickens went to Cincinnati and remained there, but several of their children came to Illinois. Ellen m. William Ferguson 31 Oct. 1839 at Cincinnati, Ohio. They had the following children: James, Alexander, Ellen, Mary Jane, William B., Thomas, Hugh, Charles and Peter G.19

Ellen Picken ~ d/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. 19 May 1848; d. 1920; m. Andrew McDonald, b. at Harlem, ca. 1846.19

Ellen Picken ~ d/o James Picken and Elizabeth Huie; b. 4 Sept. 1835 at Kilirvan, Scotland.19

George Picken ~ s/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. 4 June 1846; m. Elizabeth McGeachy.19

George Picken ~ bapt. 11 July 1806 at Machrimore, parish of Southend, Argyleshire, Scotland, d. 20 Nov. 1875, bur. Scotch Cem., Scotch Grove, IL. His parents were Archibald Picken b. at Machrimore and bapt. 21 Sept. 1780, s/o John and Margaret (McViccar) Picken and Mary Greenlees, (two mothers?) d/o George and Martha (Wilson) Greenlees. Married Jane Brown. Children: Elizabeth, Mary, Janet, Archibald, Charles, Martha, Jane, Archibald, George, Ellen, John, Margaret, Sarah.6, 19

Hugh B Picken ~ s/o James Picken and Mary Reid; b. ca. 1848, d. 21 Jan. 1888, bur. Scotch Cem., IL. Married Elizabeth Brown. No children.19

James Picken ~ b. at Kildavie, parish of Southend, Argyleshire, Scotland and was bapt. There 20 Dec. 1802. He d. 17 Aug. 1888, bur. Scotch Cem. IL. S/o Alexander Picken and Helen Brown. M. (1) banns 24 Jan. 1833, Elizabeth Huie (Howie). After Elizabeth's death on board ship on her way to America, James and his three children Janet, Ellen and Alexander moved to Ohio for a year before going to Argyle, IL. He m. (2) Mary (Reid) NcNair. Children: Hugh, Mary and Margaret.19

Janet Picken ~ d/o James Picken and Elizabeth Huie; b. 11 Nov. 1833 at Kilirvan, Scotland, d. 8 August 1893, bur, Scotch Cem. IL.19

Janet Picken ~ bapt. 16 May 1805 at Kildavie, Parish of Southend, Argyleshire, Scotland, d. 5 Nov. 1886, bur. Scotch Cem., IL. Daughter of Alexander Picken and Helen Brown. M. Alexander Reid 28 Mar 1842 in Winnebago Co., IL. This marriage was the first recorded for the settlement. Children: Ellen, Margaret, Alexander, James and Catherine.19

Janet Picken ~ b. ca. 1766, prob. At Kildavie, Scotland, d. 17 July 1852 at Argyle, aged 86 y., bur. Scotch Cem. She m. William Huie who d. bef. July 1839 at Southend, Scotland. Janet came here with most of her family in 1839. They boarded the shop "Marion" at Greenock 4 July 1839 and took about 100 days to reach Argyle, IL. Children: John, Alexander, Jane, Jennat, Mary, Robert, Elizabeth, Margaret.19

Janet Picken ~ d/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. at Keill, Scotland, 22 Mar. 1834, d. 20 Jan, 1914; m. David Ralston. Married David Ralston.19

John Picken ~ s/o George Picken and Jane Brown. b. 30 May 1850; m. 10 June 1880, Jane Andrew.19

John Picken ~ Settled in Scotch Grove, IL 1841.6

John Picken ~ Father of Archibald Picken; married Mary Greenlees (banns) 19 Mar. 1803. Settled in Scotch Grove, IL.6,19

Margaret Picken ~ child of James and Margaret (Reid) Picken. b. 15 May 1851, d. 1 July 1919. She married Hugh Andrew s/o John Andrew and Mary Brown. They had a large family.19

Margaret Picken ~ d/o James Picken and Mary Reid; b. 215 May 1851, d. 1 July 1919, bur. Scotch Cem., IL. M. 14 Dec. 1871, Hugh Andrew.19

Margaret Picken ~ d/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. 15 July 1852; unmarried.19

Martha Picken ~ d/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. 13 May 1840, d. 11 Oct. 1924; m. Thomas Ralston.19

Mary Ann Picken ~ Child of John and Mary (Greenlee) Picken. She was b. 1864, d. 1952, bur. Scotch Cem., Illinois Seven Children.19

Mary Picken ~ d/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. at Keill, Scotland 18 July 1852, d. 1880; m. James Brown.19

Mary Picken ~ d/o James Picken and Mary Reid; b. ca. 1848; m. 19 Dec. 1876, Dan Patton.19

Sarah Picken ~ d/o George Picken and Jane Brown. B. 10 Apr. 1855; m. John B. McEachran.19

Andrew Pickens ~ 1779-1838 ~ nineteenth Governor of South Carolina (1816-18), was a son of Andrew Pickens, the noted Revolutionary general.17

Andrew Pickens ~ 1739-1817 ~ of Scottish parentage, was noted as a partisan commander in South Carolina (1779-81), served with distinction at Cowpens in 1781, and captured Atlanta, Georgia, in the same year. Pickens county, Georgia, bears his name.17

Israel Pickens ~ 1780-1827 ~ third Governor of Alabama (1821-25), Democratic Member of Congress from North Carolina (1811-17), United States Senator (1826), was of Scottish descent.17

Israel Pickens ~ 1780-1827 ~ 3rd Governor of Alabama (1821-25), Democratic Member of Congress from North Carolina (1811-17), U. S. senator (1826) was of Scottish descent.17

Zebulon Montgomery Pike ~ discovered Pike's peak in 1806, appears to have been of Scottish ancestry.14

Charles Pillar ~ Redemptioner to Baltimore 1775. He was 25, a hairdresser and sailed on the Nancy.10

Allan P. Pinkerton ~ Father William Allan Pinkerton.11

Allan Pinkerton ~ 1819-84 ~ Son of a Glasgow policeman and born in Gorbals, Glasgow, he was prominent in the mid-1800's in the west of Scotland promoting workers' rights. Like other radicals, he was forced to flee and settled in Dundee, Illinois, acting as a police informant and devising undercover methods largely for work on the Underground Railroad. He and his men brought hundreds of runaway slaves to Chicago and then to Canada. He became deputy sheriff of Cook County and in 1857 he set up his agency in Chicago. It flourished only when he persuaded the railroad companies that he would halt widespread theft. Ironically, some of his greatest successes came in strike-breaking activities. In 1860 he added a corps of night-watchmen to guard business houses. Soon he was guarding the U. S. mail for Chicago district. In 1861 he helped protect Abraham Lincoln on his way to Washington. In 1861 was assigned by Lincoln to organize the United States Secret Service. After the Great Fire, he was hired local businessmen to guard the ruins of their stores, offices and banks. Head of the U.S. Secret Service 1861-1862. While Pinkerton is seen by some as an unmitigated villain, pro-Pinkerton historians point out the trend-setting aspects of his detective agency. Buried at Graceland Cemetery.1,16,14,17,18

Joan Pinkerton - Wife of William J. Chalmers. See April 1996 newsletter, page 1

William Allan Pinkerton ~ b. 1846 ~ Detective/Life Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Principal of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency; born Dundee, Il; son Allan P. (noted detective) and Joan (Carfrae) Pinkerton; ed private and pub schools, Notre Dame Coll., entered secret service div USA 1861; married 1866 Margaret S. Ashling of Blissfield, Mi (died 1895): 2 children; Mrs. J. O. Watkins, Mrs. W. C. Pullman. Served through Civil War, chiefly in Army of Potomac; became clerk in his father's office; later with his brother, chief asst. in agency, succeeded to the business on death of Allan Pinkerton 1884. Cubs: Chicago Athletic, South Shore Country, Chicago automobile, Illinois, Ill Athletic. Residence 5235 W. Congress St. Office 137 S. 5th Av.11. One of the daughters married William J. Chalmers and is mentioned in John Drury's book on old houses, p. 173.

NFN Pinmore ~ Farmer in Tama County, Iowa.1

John T. Pirie ~ Father John Taylor Pirie.11

John T. Pirie ~ and Andrew MacLeish founded the dry goods house of Carson, Pirie and Scott.

John T. Pirie III ~ Child John Taylor/Sophie Pirie.11

John Taylor Pirie, Jr. ~ b. 1871 ~ Dry Goods Merchant. Born Brooklyn, NY; son John T. and Sarah (Carson) Pirie; B.A. Brooklyn Polytechnic Inst 1892; married Brooklyn NY 1897 Sophie Skirving Hunter; children: Margaret Hunter, John T., III and Robert S. After graduation from Coll wen tto work in the dry goods house of Carson, Pirie Scott & Co. with which has remained, now being a partner in the firm. Republican. Clubs: University, Chicago, Industrial, Onwentsia. Recreations: shooting golf. Residence Lake Forest, IL Office 300 W. Adams St.11

Margaret Hunter Pirie ~ Child John Taylor/Sophie Pirie.11

Robert S. Pirie ~ Child John Taylor/Sophie Pirie.11

John Pitcairn ~ b. 1722 ~ Born at Dysart in Fife. He was sent with the Royal Marines in Boston in the wake of the Tea Party. Uneasy peace continued until 4/18/1775, when Major Pitcairn went to seize rebel stores at Concord. Earlier he had confided his plans to a fortune-teller, who immediately told the Sons of Liberty. He was also in command of the red coats who came face to face with the Minutemen in the historic encounter on Lexington Common. He was killed in the battle of Bunker Hill.1 It is reported that he fired the first British shot starting the American Revolution. His Doune pistol is now in the Lexington Museum.14

Robert Pitcairn ~ born at Johnstone, near Paisley, in 1836, he was a prominent Scot connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad.17

William Pitt ~ paternal great-grandmother was born in Elgin, became war minister of the British government in 1756.14

Samantha Place ~ Married George B. Davis 12 Nov. 1854 in Winnebago Co., IL.19

John Playfair ~ 1761-1832 ~ He continued James Hutton's work in geology, transcribing his notes into the work Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth.14

Mary Pleasants ~ Wife of William Stewart (b.1828).4

Edgar Allan Poe ~ 1809-1849 ~ Author who claimed Scottish descent. (The Mark of the Scots says he was Scottish on both sides of his ancestry.) American poet and prose writer, born in Boston; spent much of his youth in Richmond, VA. In Boston he published his first book Tamerlane. In 1831 his volume entitled Poems, among which are "Lenore" and Israel" was published in New York. These poems are hypnotic in their somber and sensuous beauty, and their euphony is striking. In 1835 he became editor of the Southern Literary Messenger, and married Virginia Clemm. In 1837 he again moved to the North where he eked out a bare subsistence for himself and his young wife by doing hack writing. Poe later became a literary critic, and formulated basic principles of criticism. In 1845 he published The Raven and Other Poems. His writings were much admired in France and influenced French poets and short-story writers. He originated the detective story and greatly influenced the development of the horror story.1,5,14

Charles Polk ~ 1788-1857 ~ thirteenth Governor of Delaware (1827-30), and President of the Constitutional Convention of his state in 1831, was of Ulster Scot descent.17

James Knox Polk ~ 1795-1849 ~ was the 11th President, his family came to America from the west of Scotland via Ulster. His great-great-grandfather was Robert Polk or Pollok who came from Ayrshire through Ulster. The Pollocks, as they were known, moved to Pennsylvania and then settled in Mecklenburg County, NC where James was born. In congress he was consistently a Democrat, supporting unwaveringly the administration of Van Buren and Jackson and opposing that of Adams. In 1839 he was elected governor of Tennessee and in 1844 unexpectedly nominated as a compromise candidate of the National Democratic Convention for the Presidency, and elected over Henry Clay, the Whig candidate. During his term of office the US acquired California and New Mexico, the Oregon boundary was settled in the deal with the U.K., and the Mexican War was fought. His campaign slogan was "fifty-four forty or fight" referring to the latitude of the proposed boundary for the northwestern corner of the U.S. He founded the U.S. Naval Academy, authorized the Smithsonian Institution and created the Dept. of the Interior. At the close of his term, Polk declined to stand for renomination and retired to private life. He died at the age of 54, three months after leaving office, apparently from exhaustion.1,5,14,17

James Knox Polk ~ eleventh President, was a great-great-grandson of Robert Polk or Pollok, who came from Ayrshire through Ulster. Many kinsmen of President Polk have distinguished themselves in the annals of this country.17

Trusten Polk ~ 1811-76 ~ of same origin as President Polk, was eleventh Governor of Missouri (1857).17

Jackson Pollock ~ 1912-1956 ~ He was a founder of abstract expressionism, and was perhaps America's most influential modern artist. His 1955 Search was purchased in 1988 for $4.8 million, a record for any post-WWII artwork. Both of Pollock's parents were of Scotch-Irish Presbyterian descent.14

James Pollock ~ 1810-90 ~ Governor of Pennsylvania (1855-58). It was through his efforts that "In God we trust" was placed on the coinage.17

Nancy Pollock ~ 1819-1880 ~ Wife of Rensselaer W. French. She was born in Gratiot, Ohio and died at Peotone, IL. She was the daughter of John Pollock.4

Sarah Pollock ~ Mother of William Ferguson.11

Thomas Pollock ~ Governor of North Carolina 1712-1714 and 1722.14

William Pollock ~ President of the United Textile Workers of America, was born in Philadelphia of Scottish parentage.14

Dana Ripley Pond ~ 1881-1962 ~ born in Winchester, Massachusetts, he was an internationally known artist. He was educated at Worcester Academy and studied art in Boston and abroad. He was widely traveled and painted prolifically in Spain and Paris, where he maintained a studio. He also had a studio in New York. He was in Paris when World War I started and joined the Red Cross Ambulance Service. In 1918, he used on of the halls in Versailles as a studio to paint a series of portraits of allied commanders including Marshall Petain, Gen. Pershing, Gen. Bliss, Adm. Benson and Col. House. This series was exhibited in New York October, 1919. His portrait of Rear Admiral W. S. Benson is in the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. The portrait of Robert Burns was painted in 1917 and is now at the Scottish Home in North Riverside. He was a bachelor and the last of his family. He left a niece, Miss Susan Shepard Pond, of Winchester.

Carrie R. Poplin ~ Married John Vetch Henry 1865.4

Jim Porteous ~ b. 1848 ~ Born in Haddington he arrived in Fresno, CA in 1877 and set up a blacksmith and wagon-making business. His greatest invention was the Fresno 'scraper' a dirt scraper which made land-leveling, ditch digging and road building easier and quicker. He worked on other devices for improving agricultural practices and built a five-gang vineyard plough, a raising-grader, a raising and fig press and a cultivator. James was married with six children.1

J. C. Porter ~ Minister and founder of Monmouth College, IL. Pastor of Cedar Creek. He and Rev. Robert Ross opened an academy in 1853 and in 1857 it was granted a charter. In 1919, one-fifth of the United Presbyterian ministers were graduates of Monmouth College.6

Simon Porteus ~ Settled in Georgia 1775. Sailed on the Georgia Packet seeking better employment opportunities. He was 49, a mason.10

Owen Lindsay Post ~ Husband of Mary Catherine Patten.4

Colin Powell ~ In 1991, this American general led 28 nations to victory as the architect of Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf War. General Powell's mother is of Scottish descent.14

J. W. Powell ~ Geologist and anthropologist who explored the Colorado River and canyon in the 1860's.6

Sir Ghillean T. Prance ~ An eminent botanist professor, he is the present director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Prance, who served previously as president for science at the New York Botanical Garden, was born on the isle of Skye.14

Elizabeth Nelson Pratt ~ 1819-1856 ~ Wife of William Patten (b.1817). Born in Greenwich, NY; died in her home 3 miles north of Sandwich IL. She came of several Revolutionary stocks, being the daughter of Simon Newcomb Pratt and his wife, Deborah Isabel, daughter of Joseph Nelson, Jr. (Joseph Sr. and wife Isabel Rogers), and wife Mary, daughter of Lieutenant Daniel McCleary and wife Elizabeth Savage, the latter a daughter of Captain John and Eleanor (Hamilton) Savage of Salem, NY. She was 9th in descent from Joshua Pratt who came from England to New England in the ship Ann in 1623. He was one of the surveyors who laid out the village of Plymouth, MA receiving as compensation for his work one peck of corn a day. Her grand-grandmother, Isabel (Rogers) Nelson, was a lineal descendant of the Rev. John Rogers, the martyr, who was burned at the stake at Smithfield, England, 1555, the first protestant martyr in the reign of Queen Mary of England. Her brother was the Rev. John Rogers who in 1767 succeeded the Rev. Thomas Clark as pastor of his church at Cahans, near Ballibay, County Monaghan, Ireland and was pastor of the church for nearly 50 years.4

Elvis Presley ~ 1935-1977 ~ In the 1950s he changed popular music forever. He descended from Andrew Presley, who had come to America from Scotland two centuries before. Presley reached back to the old traditional music of the American South, but he imbued it with an energy that it had not had before and became the country's most popular singer ever.14

Heather Preston - See October 1996 History Club Newsletter, Page 1

James Price ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Barrhead, Scotland

James Price ~ He has been a dominant political figure in Belize, formerly British Honduras, the only English-speaking country in Central America from the 1950-s to the present. The New York Times described Price, the country's first prime minister, as "a tall scripture-quoting seminarian of Scottish and Mayan ancestry".14

Isabella Primrose ~ Mother George Stuart Whyte.11

William Primrose ~ 1904-1982 ~ He was born in Glasgow and was considered to have been the greatest violist of his time, and perhaps any time.14

James Pringle ~ Died July 24, 1892; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Sir John Pringle ~ 1707-1782 ~ Born in Scotland he was the founder of modern military medicine. In 1744 he was appointed physician general to the British forces in the Low Countries, where he improved camp sanitation and made rules for the prevention of dysentery. In 1752 he demonstrated a relation between putrification and disease, his methods greatly reducing the number of military deaths. Eventually he became physician to King George III and was elected president of the Royal Society.14

Thomas Pringle ~ A native of Scotland, he founded South African prose and poetry in the 19th century.14

H. McNeill Privett - See the July 1996 History Club Newsletter.

Robert Dale Protzman ~ Married Alice Lovica Patten.4

John Proudfoot ~ Indentured Serv. Virginia 1774. He was 24, a hairdresser and sailed on the Elizabeth.10

Mrs. W.C. Pullman ~ Child William A./Joan Pinkerton.11

Harold M. Pulsford ~ b. 1859 ~ Minister. Born Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of William (D.D.) and Anna (Hanson) Pulsford; ed. Glasgow Univ, Scotland; Airedale Coll., Eng., and Universities of Halle, Gottingen and Giessen. Was successively Congregational minister in Dumfries, Scotland, Montreal, Can., and minister of the First Parish, Waltham, Mass 1883-1901; present charge as minister of the First Unitarian Soc. of Chicago since 1901. author of a series of advanced Bible text-books for the Sunday School. Cub: University. Residence 1174 E. 57th St.11

William Hanson Pulsford ~ minister; b. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1859; s. William (D.D.) And Anna (Hanson) Pulsford; ed. Glasgow Univ., Scotland; Airesdale College, England, and Univs. of Halle, Gottingen and Eiessen. Was successively Unitarian minister in Dumfries, Scotland, Montreal, Can., and Waltham, Mass., between 1883 and 1901, when took his present charge as minister of the First Unitarian Soc. of Chicago. Author of a series of advanced Bible text-books for the Sunday School. Club: University. Residence: Hotel Del Prado.20

Edward Punn ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

James Purdey ~ Claimed Scottish ancestry and founded James Purdey and Sons, Ltd., the world's most exclusive firearms mfg. establishment. Founded in London in 1814, the company today still makes only 65 to 70 weapons a year, which it sells to kings, world leaders and celebrities like Khrushchev, Franco and Bing Crosby for about $45,000 per copy. Buyers wait two and a half years for delivery.14

Alexander Purdie ~ a native of Scotland, was editor of the Virginia Gazette from March 1766 to December 1774. Shortly after this date he started a Gazette of his own, and in the issue of his paper for June 7, 1776, he printed the heraldic device of a shield, on which is a rattlesnake coiled, with supporters, dexter, a bear collared and chained, sinister, a stag. The crest is a woman's head crowned and the motto: Don't tread on me.17

Andrew Quade ~ Third Lieutenant, The Highland Guard 1859-60.6

Amos Querne ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

George William Quids ~ 1829-94 ~ publisher and proprietor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, was of Scottish descent.17


Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus
Illinois Saint Andrew Society
Scottish-American History Club
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