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Descendants of Henerich N. Kopp


Generation No. 1

1. HENERICH N.1 KOPP was born 27 Mar 1736, and died 7 Mar 1812 in Friedens Community. He married ANNIE KOBB. She was born 2 Oct 1725, and died 15 Jul 1812 in Friedens Community.


Buried at lot 30s #39 in Frieden's Church Cemetery.

Notes for ANNIE KOBB:

Buried at lot 30s #32 in Frieden's Church Cemetery.


2. i. Henerich2 Kopp, Sr, b. 2 Feb 1776; d. 11 Dec 1844, Friedens Community.


Generation No. 2

2. HENERICH2 KOPP, SR (HENERICH N.1) was born 2 Feb 1776, and died 11 Dec 1844 in Friedens Community. He married ESTHER MAY. She was born 6 Nov 1777, and died 14 Jan 1872 in Friedens Community.


Data received from Ianthia G. LaMarr on May, Cobb & Gerringer families.

Will of Henry Cobb, September 2, 1844

In the name of God Amen. I Hennery Cobb of the County of Guilford & State of N Carolina being Weak in Body but sound in Mind & memory Blessed be God do this 2d day of September 1844 do make & publish this my Last Will & testement in Maner following: first I give my Soul to the Lord that made it & my Body to have a Decent & Christian Burial – first I give & bequeth to my beloved Wife Ester Cobb five hundred Dollars & as much of the houshold furniture as She Choes to Keep. I Also give to her my Negro man Joe & girl hanah During her natural Life – I give & bequeth to my son John Cobb one hundred & fifty Dollars to make him Eaquel With his Brothers David & Samuel – I give & bequeth to my Daughter Catherine Waggoner three hundred Dollars. I also give & bequeth to my Daughter Elizabeth Sumers one hundred & Sixty Dollars –

I give & bequeth my Daughter Peggy Huffines one hundred & thirty Dollars – I also give to my Daughter Polly Huffines one hundred & thirty Dollars ---

I also give to my Daughter Sally five hundred & thirty Dollars two beds & furniture & household furniture as much as her sisters got –

I give & bequeath to my Son Hennery Cobb the plantation Where I now Live & With this Exception that my Wife is to have her Living on it her Life time. I also give to Hennery the New meadow on the Conly place & my Waggon for his use & that of his mothers. I also give & bequeath to my son David Cobb the sum of six hundred & fifty Dollars –

I give & bequeath to my Son Samuel Cobb the Sum of six hundred & fifty Dollars –

I alos give to my beloved Wife one horse & one cow one plow her Choice to have her Life time at hear Death the remaining part to be Sold and Equally Divided amongst all my Children – all the Balance of my property to be Sold & after my bequests are made out, if any surplus to be Equly Divided amongst my Children.

Lastly I Apoint my sons John Cobb & David Cobb Executors of this my Last Will and Testment in Witness hereunto I set my hand & seal the Day and Date above Written –


In presence of Hennery V Cobb {seal)


B. Ross Jur

Henry Gerrinner Jur

State of North Carolina } November term 1844

Guilford County }

The Executors of the foregoing Last Will and Testament of Henry Cobb Dec’d was proven in open Court by the oaths of B. Ross & Henry Gerringer the Subscribing Witnesses thereto ordered to be Recorded.

When and Where came John Cobb & David Cobb the Executors therein appointed and took the oath of office


John M. Logan, cc

Reference: Guilford County, North Carolina

Will Book C, p. 199


Children of HENERICH KOPP and ESTHER MAY are:

i. Catharina3 Cobb, b. 11 Feb 1802; d. 10 Sep 1889.

3. ii. Johannes Cobb, b. 21 Apr 1803; d. 25 Oct 1871, Friedens Community.

4. iii. David Cobb, b. 6 Dec 1805; d. 24 Jun 1888, Friedens Community.

iv. Elizabeth Cobb, b. 17 Oct 1807; d. Unknown; m. Martin Summers, 7 Jun 1857; b. 1808; d. Unknown.

Notes for Elizabeth Cobb:

Sponsors at birth & baptism were Balser Eissele & wife Catharina.

v. Samuel Cobb, b. 17 Mar 1810; d. Unknown; m. Jane Gerringer; b. 19 Jan 1819; d. 3 Oct 1908.

vi. Henerich Cobb, Jr, b. 12 Jan 1813; d. Unknown, Friedens Community; m. Catherine E.; b. 20 Feb 1823; d. 29 Apr 1919, Friedens Community.

vii. Maria (arta ?) Cobb, b. 3 Sep 1814; d. Unknown.

5. viii. Barbara Cobb, b. 12 Nov 1817, Orange County, NC; d. 10 Jan 1901, Davidson Co., NC.

ix. Saloma Cobb, b. 11 Jul 1820; d. Unknown.

x. Maria Cobb, b. 9 Nov 1822; d. Unknown.


Generation No. 3

3. JOHANNES3 COBB (HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 21 Apr 1803, and died 25 Oct 1871 in Friedens Community. He married ROSA WAGONER 26 Nov 1827 in Orange County, NC. She was born 2 Jun 1809, and died 6 Aug 1881 in Friedens Community.


6. i. Peter4 Cobb, b. 24 Oct 1829; d. 14 Jun 1921, Friedens Community.

ii. Henry Cobb, b. 19 Dec 1831; d. 29 Mar 1920, Friedens Community.

iii. Betsy Permilia Cobb, b. 13 Jan 1834; d. Unknown; m. Israel Clapp; d. Unknown.

iv. Margaret Cobb, b. 16 Feb 1838; d. 22 Feb 1923, Guilford County, NC; m. Peter Wagoner, 15 Jul 1873, Guilford County, NC; d. Unknown.

v. Jacob David Cobb, b. 20 Aug 1840; d. 1919, Guilford County, NC; m. Catherine Summers; d. Unknown.

vi. William Green Cobb, b. 11 Nov 1842; d. 18 Sep 1928, Guilford County, NC; m. Ella F. McDaniels, 27 Dec 1877; d. Unknown.

vii. Eliza Jane Cobb, b. 5 Oct 1845; d. 28 Aug 1892, Guilford County, NC.

viii. Mary Catherine Cobb, b. 20 Aug 1848; d. Unknown; m. Daniel Levi Boone, 2 Mar 1893; d. 17 Jul 1923.

ix. John David Cobb, b. 28 Feb 1855; d. 23 Mar 1860, Guilford County, NC.


4. DAVID3 COBB (HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 6 Dec 1805, and died 24 Jun 1888 in Friedens Community. He married HANNAH WAGONER. She was born Apr 1811, and died 10 Oct 1885 in Friedens Community.

Children of DAVID COBB and HANNAH WAGONER are:

i. Peggy Matilda4 Cobb, b. 13 Dec 1833; d. Unknown; m. John Foust, 3 Mar 1859; d. Unknown.

ii. Sarah Jane Cobb, b. 18 Nov 1836; d. 27 Jun 1888, Guilford County, NC.

iii. Nancy Ann Cobb, b. 23 Jan 1839; d. 3 Nov 1906, Guilford County, NC.

iv. John H. Cobb, b. 14 Feb 1841; d. 8 Aug 1861, Friedens Community.

v. Nera Lucetta Cobb, b. 11 Nov 1846; d. 28 Feb 1849, Friedens Community.


5. BARBARA3 COBB (HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 12 Nov 1817 in Orange County, NC, and died 10 Jan 1901 in Davidson Co., NC. She married BARNEY MICHAEL 3 Jan 1842 in Guilford Co., NC, son of DAVID MICHAEL and ELIZABETH WAGGONER. He was born 16 Feb 1820 in Orange County, NC, and died 24 Nov 1863 in Gordonsville, VA.


Frieden Lutheran Church, Guilford Co., NC records show Barney Michael & wife are removed from church membership in March, 1854. Records show child being baptized in Friedens in July 1857. Barney Michel and wife are listed in census of 1850 & 1860 in Alamance Co., NC. Graham district. He served in Civil War in Company "H" 48 NC Infantry Regiment. Company H was raised in Davidson Co. in 1862. It was mustered at Camp Mangun near Raleigh on April 22, 1862. John Henry Michael was the company Captain from March 13, 1862 till wounded at Kings School House June 25, 1862. The 48th. lost 52 men in the fighting. These battles know as part of the Seven Days' Campaign, saw the heaviest Confederate casualties and involved most NC soldiers then in service. Thirty five Tarheel infantry regiments and one infantry battalion, together comprising of one fourth of the infantry of the Army of Northern Virginia, participated. The greatest loses were the 48th. John Franklin Heitman was Captain February 10, 1863. John Heitman acted gallantly at Bristoe Station October 14, 1863. US Archives records in Washington indicate the following: Company "H" left Fredricksburg January 3, 1863 for Petersburg. Left by railway for Goldsboro. Spent March & April in Wilmington, NC and Bellowsville area. Records indicate there was a battle in Skeet, NC with 28 CSA men wounded. May & June: Left May first from Wilmington for Goldsboro by rail and then marched to Kinston on May 16th. Notes mention Gum Swamp area. New Bern area is also mentioned. They left by rail from Kinston to Richmond on June 7th. They were back in the Richmond, Va. area in mid June. Last records for June indicated they moved from Richmond to Hanover Junction on the 12th. Then back to Richmond and then to Seven Pines area on the June 23rd. Records indicate part of Division engaged enemy on 28th. "Our brigade did not become engaged, moved back to left of lines where they stayed till end of month". This area is northwest of Richmond which is toward Gordsonsville. The first of May of 1863, was Battle of Chancellorsville. This action may have been what caused the movement of Company "H" back toward Richmond. June of 1863 saw 5 small battles in Virginia. Middleton, Winchester, Martinsburg, Aldie, Upperville. Total CSA killed 878, 244 wounded & 60 missing. The Battle of Gettysburg was in July of 1863. Gettysburg saw CSA killed 3,500 & 14,500 wounded & 13,651 missing or captured. Battle in Rapidan, Va. was only 19 miles north of Gordonsville in October of 1863. Battle in Jefferson, Va. 48 miles toward Richmond from Gordonsville was fought in October. November of 1863 saw Battle in Rappahonock, Va. CSA killed was 11 & 98 wounded. I have not found any records as to where Barney was wounded. Many small battles took place in the triangle between Manassas, Richmond and Charlottesville. Most battles that took place in northern Virginia saw the wounded being moved back south via the railroad. Battle of Bristoe Station was on October 14, 1863. Gordonsville was an extremely vital railroad cross-roads south of Manassas. Many attempts were made by Federal troops to capture Gordonsville. They never succeeded. There was an important Confederate hospital there. The name before the war was The Exchange Hotel. On the World Wide Web ... The southern forces took over the Exchange Hotel and turned it into "The General Receiving Hospital". (Also known as the Charity Hospital). In 1864, 23,000 were treated and in June along 6,000 treated. By the war's end, 70,000 men had been treated. 700 men were buried nearby, and were moved later to a mass grave area just 1/2 mile outside town in the Maplewood Cemetery. Barney died of pneumonia in the Receiving Hospital in November of 1863. Just for your interest, General Stonewall Jackson was wounded in the summer of 1863 by one of his own men, had to have his arm amputated and died short time later of pneumonia. When visiting the Hospital at Gordonsville, we were told that many men wounded died of complications, not the original wound.


General Robert E. Lee, CSA commanding

III Army Corps Lt. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill

Heth's Division Maj. Gen. Henry Heth

Cooke's Brigade Brig. Gen. John R. Cooke

48th. NC (Barney Michael's Regiment / He was already deceased at Gordonsville 11/63)


Barney Michael's unit participated in battles listed below: The 48th. fought in the following battles:

Bristoe Station (October 14, 1863)

Cooke's Brigade lost 700 men and 33 officers at Bristoe Station


Below is A.P. Hill's report of battle at Bristoe Station.

OCTOBER 9-22, 1863--The Bristoe, Virginia, Campaign.

No. 102. --Report of Lieut. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill, C. S. Army, commanding Third Army Corps.



COLONEL: I have the honor to state that on the morning of the 14th instant I left my camp, 1 mile distant from Warrenton, on the Amissville turnpike, at 5 a.m., and in obedience to orders from the general commanding took the Warrenton and Alexandria turnpike until reaching Broad Run Church, then took the road by Greenwich and on to Bristoe Station, the division of Major-General Anderson leading.

Upon arriving at Broad Run Church, information reached me from various sources that the enemy were moving by a road leading from Greenwich to the Warrenton and Alexandria pike and coming into it a mile below Buckland. The rumbling of wagons, which could be distinctly heard, led me to place reliance on these reports. General Anderson was directed to take his division down the turnpike toward Buckland, and, if possible, to strike this column at the point where it came into the pike. If nothing could be accomplished, then to turn off and rejoin me at Greenwich.

In the meantime I moved on the road to Greenwich with Heth's and Wilcox's divisions, leaving one battery and Scales' brigade at Buckland to guard the train which had been directed to halt there.

General Anderson, in the execution of my orders, found the force referred to to be of cavalry, that it had already disappeared, and that Maj. Gen. Fitz. Lee had come up with his cavalry on my left flank. Colonel Rosser, of his advance, having skirmished with the enemy and driven them back, rejoined me at Greenwich, following Heth's division. From this point to Bristoe we followed close upon the rear of the Third Corps, picking up about 150 stragglers. Upon reaching the hills this side of Broad Run, and overlooking the plain on the north side, the Third Corps was discovered resting, a portion of it just commencing the march toward Manassas. I determined that no time must be lost, and hurried up Heth's division, forming it in line of battle along the crest of the hills and parallel to Broad Run. Poague's battalion was brought to the front and directed to open on the enemy. They were evidently taken completely by surprise, and retired in the utmost confusion. Seeing this, General Heth was directed to advance his line until reaching the run, and then to move by the left flank, cross at the ford, and press the enemy. This order was being promptly obeyed when I perceived the enemy's skirmishers making their appearance on this side of Broad Run, and on the right and rear of Heth's division. Word was sent to General Cooke, commanding the right brigade of Heth's division, to look out for his right flank, and he very promptly changed front of one of his regiments and drove the enemy back.

In the meantime I sent back to General Anderson to send McIntosh's battalion to the front, and to take two brigades to the position threatened and protect the right flank of Heth. The head of Anderson's column appearing, Heth was now ordered to advance again and carry out the original order. Davis' brigade, of Heth's division, had been detached as a support to Poague's battalion. The three brigades (Cooke's, Kirkland's, and Walker's) advanced in beautiful order and quite steadily. Cooke's brigade, upon reaching the crest of the hill in their front, came within full view of the enemy's line of battle behind the railroad embankment (the Second Corps), and of whose presence I was unaware.

The position was an exceedingly strong one, and covered by the direct and enfilading fire of batteries on the rising ground in rear. A portion of Cooke's brigade became hotly engaged, and of course it became impossible to execute his original order to move by the left flank. Kirkland, finding Cooke engaged, also swung around his left and gallantly charged to Cooke's assistance. McIntosh's battalion had before this been ordered by me to take a position overlooking the railroad and station, and in rear of Cooke's left. Poague's battalion was ordered to take another position and open fire on the battery which was enfilading Kirkland's line. This was not done as quickly as I expected, and Kirkland's line was exposed to a very deliberate and destructive fire; nevertheless, it continued to advance and gained the railroad, clearing it for a time of the enemy. About this time Generals Cooke and Kirkland were both wounded, and their fall at this critical moment had a serious influence upon the fortunes of the combat. Their men were unable to stand the heavy fire which was poured upon them and commenced falling back (the three right regiments of Cooke's brigade) in good order.

Walker had crossed Broad Run in pursuance of the original order. Anderson had been sent to the right to look out for the threatened right flank, and no support was immediately available, Wilcox's division not having vet come up. The infantry falling back, the left of Cooke's brigade passed through McIntosh's guns, and the enemy pressing on the guns, five in number were immediately seized, and run down the hill under protection of the enemy's artillery and line of battle. General Walker, upon being informed of the perilous condition of the guns, immediately sent forward a regiment and drove off the enemy, but the guns had disappeared. Dark came upon us before new dispositions could be made to attack, and during the night the enemy retreated.

Brigadier-General Posey was seriously wounded by a shell in the early part of the action.

In conclusion, I am convinced that I made the attack too hastily, and at the same time that a delay of half an hour, and there would have been no enemy to attack. In that event I believe I should equally have blamed myself for not attacking at once.

I inclose my official report of killed, wounded, and missing.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. P. HILL, Lieutenant-General, Commanding Third Corps.


7. i. William Rankin4 Michael, b. 9 Jul 1843, Alamance County, NC; d. 9 Apr 1936, Davidson Co., NC.

ii. Sarah Elizabeth Michael, b. 25 Oct 1844; d. Unknown; m. Benjamin Myers; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

iii. John Henry Michael, b. 25 Mar 1846; d. 3 Mar 1900; m. Margaret Koontz; b. 2 Jun 1849; d. 22 Jun 1909.

8. iv. Daniel Monroe Michael, b. 22 Nov 1848; d. 17 Dec 1942, Lexington, NC.

v. Elizabeth Jane Michael, b. 25 Sep 1854; d. 6 May 1953, Davidson Co., NC; m. David Cicera Sink, 9 Nov 1876; d. Unknown.

Notes for Elizabeth Jane Michael:

Witness at Elizabeth's wedding was Daniel Monroe Michael.

vi. Mary Ann Michael, b. 24 Jul 1857, Guilford Co., NC.; d. 1936, Davidson Co., NC; m. William S. Lopp; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


Generation No. 4

6. PETER4 COBB (JOHANNES3, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 24 Oct 1829, and died 14 Jun 1921 in Friedens Community. He married MARGARET JANE ORRIE FONDE SUMMERS 27 Aug 1855. She was born 3 Aug 1829, and died 26 May 1931 in Friedens Community.


i. Peter Daniel Monroe5 Cobb, b. 20 Mar 1866; d. 21 Jul 1871, Friedens Community.


7. WILLIAM RANKIN4 MICHAEL (BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 9 Jul 1843 in Alamance County, NC, and died 9 Apr 1936 in Davidson Co., NC. He married PAULINE J. HENDRICK 13 Sep 1865. She was born 15 Feb 1845, and died 7 Feb 1920.


William Michael enlisted in Salisbury on 17 July 1862 for military service in Civil War. Company A 57th. NC. Served with Capt. William Howard, Prison Guards. He was wounded in action in Fredricksburg, Va. 4 May 1863. In hospital Aug. 1863. October 19th. at home on surgeons cirtificate. Present on muster call March & April 1864. Captured near Fredericksburg on 11 July 1864. Sent to Elmira, NY on 23 July 1864. Transferred for exchange 14 March 1865. M-270 Roll #530


9. i. Calvin Luther5 Michael, b. 4 Aug 1866; d. 1 Dec 1955.


8. DANIEL MONROE4 MICHAEL (BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 22 Nov 1848, and died 17 Dec 1942 in Lexington, NC. He married CORNELIA FOSTINE SINK 21 May 1871 in Davidson Co., NC, daughter of JOSEPH SINK and MARY HEDRICK. She was born 29 Sep 1852, and died 26 Nov 1925 in Lexington, NC.


i. John D.5 Michael, b. 2 Feb 1866; d. 28 Mar 1895, Davidson Co., NC.

ii. Mary Eldora Michael, b. 28 Sep 1874; d. 20 Oct 1957, Pilgrim UCC Cem..

iii. Addie L. Michael, b. May 1877; d. 1 Jul 1904, Ebernezer Meth. Cem..

iv. Willie Henry Michael, b. 30 Jul 1879; d. 5 Aug 1902, Davidson Co., NC.

v. Ida Mae Michael, b. 25 Sep 1882; d. 17 Nov 1925, Lexington, NC.

vi. Infant Michael, b. 28 Nov 1885; d. 28 Nov 1885, Davidson Co., NC.

vii. Joseph Earl Michael Sr., b. 24 Nov 1886; d. Unknown, Sarasota, Fl..

10. viii. Effie Estella Michael, b. 14 Oct 1889, Lexington, NC; d. 4 Nov 1988, Concord, NC.

ix. Hattie Rea Michael, b. 3 Apr 1892; d. 1966.


Generation No. 5

9. CALVIN LUTHER5 MICHAEL (WILLIAM RANKIN4, BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 4 Aug 1866, and died 1 Dec 1955. He married ELLEN DRUZILLA SWICEGOOD 14 Nov 1889. She was born 9 Sep 1872, and died 25 Oct 1960.


11. i. Henry Grady6 Michael, b. 19 Sep 1891; d. 21 Jan 1979.

ii. Howard McCoy Michael, b. Private; m. Mildred Catherine Frank, Private; b. Private.


10. EFFIE ESTELLA5 MICHAEL (DANIEL MONROE4, BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 14 Oct 1889 in Lexington, NC, and died 4 Nov 1988 in Concord, NC. She married LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON SR. 5 Mar 1911, son of JOHN PATTERSON and MARY PROPST. He was born 28 Sep 1882 in Concord, NC, and died 2 Apr 1962 in Concord, NC.

Children of EFFIE MICHAEL and LOUIS SR. are:

12. i. Louis Allen Patterson6 Jr., b. 24 Dec 1911, Lexington, NC; d. 6 Mar 1991, Concord, NC.

13. ii. John William Patterson Sr., b. 3 Sep 1914, Concord, NC; d. 22 Jul 1995, Salisbury, NC.

14. iii. Frank Earl Patterson Sr., b. 28 Dec 1918, Concord, NC; d. 28 Nov 2002, Concord, NC.

15. iv. Dorothy Cornelia Patterson, b. Private.

16. v. Mary Lillian Patterson, b. Private.

17. vi. Mildred Ann Patterson, b. Private.


Generation No. 6

11. HENRY GRADY6 MICHAEL (CALVIN LUTHER5, WILLIAM RANKIN4, BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 19 Sep 1891, and died 21 Jan 1979. He married BEULAH THOMAS SHOAF 8 Nov 1919. She was born 6 Nov 1902, and died 8 Sep 1955.


i. Henry Thomas7 Michael, b. Private; m. Esther Sharp, Private; b. Private.

ii. Patsy Anna Michael, b. Private; m. Maurice Winston Rogers, Private; b. Private.


12. LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON6 JR. (EFFIE ESTELLA5 MICHAEL, DANIEL MONROE4, BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 24 Dec 1911 in Lexington, NC, and died 6 Mar 1991 in Concord, NC. He married NAN LEE JUSTICE Private. She was born Private.


Louis Patterson entered the Army in April 1943. His service was at Camp Barkley, Texas. He left service in July 1943 due to medical problems.

Children of LOUIS JR. and NAN JUSTICE are:

i. Louis Allen7 Patterson III, b. Private; m. (1) Kathy Bollinger, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Winnifred Ruth Farmer, Private; b. Private.

ii. Malinda Jean Patterson, b. Private; m. Robert M. Barbee, Private; b. Private.

iii. Patricia Gail Patterson, b. Private; m. Thomas Mike Johnson, Private; b. Private.

iv. George Michael Patterson, b. Private; m. Janet Troutman, Private; b. Private.

v. Robert Lee Patterson, b. Private; m. Karen Rogers, Private; b. Private.


13. JOHN WILLIAM PATTERSON6 SR. (EFFIE ESTELLA5 MICHAEL, DANIEL MONROE4, BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 3 Sep 1914 in Concord, NC, and died 22 Jul 1995 in Salisbury, NC. He married RUTH RUFTY Private, daughter of OLIVER RUFTY and NANNY LEMLY. She was born Private.


John Patterson was unable to serve in the military due to medical problems. He did work Wright's Automatic Machine Shop, Durham, NC. They built bomb sights for military aircraft.

Family history at:

Children of JOHN SR. and RUTH RUFTY are:

i. Mary Harriet7 Patterson, b. Private; m. Robert Calvin Kluttz, Private; b. Private.

ii. John William Patterson Jr., b. Private; m. Cindy Ruth Workman, Private; b. Private.

iii. Daniel Michael Patterson, b. Private; m. Jatana Lynne Smith, Private; b. Private.

iv. Thomas Rufty Patterson Sr., b. Private; m. Carolyn Jane Seay, Private; b. Private.


14. FRANK EARL PATTERSON6 SR. (EFFIE ESTELLA5 MICHAEL, DANIEL MONROE4, BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born 28 Dec 1918 in Concord, NC, and died 28 Nov 2002 in Concord, NC. He married RUTH MANN Private. She was born Private.


Frank Patterson entered the Army in January 1941. Company E, 30th. Division, 119 Infantry. His unit left Boston and landed in South Hampton, England. They visited France, Belgium, Netherlands & Germany. Were in 5 major battles including the Battle of the Bulge. He left service in September 1945.

Children of FRANK SR. and RUTH MANN are:

i. Carol Ann7 Patterson, b. Private; m. Jeffrey Alan Gilbert, Private; b. Private.

ii. Cynthia Ruth Patterson, b. Private; m. Jack Briggman, Private; b. Private.

iii. Frank Earl Patterson Jr., b. Private; m. Susan Brines, Private; b. Private.


15. DOROTHY CORNELIA6 PATTERSON (EFFIE ESTELLA5 MICHAEL, DANIEL MONROE4, BARBARA3 COBB, HENERICH2 KOPP, SR, HENERICH N.1) was born Private. She married GEORGE BAGBY BRANDON JR. Private, son of GEORGE SR and LILLIAN SUTHER. He was born 29 Jun 1922 in Kannapolis, NC, and died 30 Jun 2001 in Salisbury, NC.


George Brandon entered the Army Air Corp. in March 1943. 93rd. Heavy bomb group. Squad 335 flying B-24's for General Doolittle. Flew 11 missions and shot down on June 11, 1944. He was a navigator. His unit flew to England via Labrador, Iceland and then England. They flew missions all over Europe. He was shot down and spent time in POW camp "Stalag Luft #3 in Sagan, Poland". When Russians got to close they were moved to Moosburg, S. Germany. "Stalag 7A". He left service in September 1945. Returned back to USA at Boston.


i. George Bagby7 Brandon III, b. 23 May 1946, Concord, NC; d. 4 Nov 1949.

ii. Richard Allen Brandon, b. Private; m. Linda Goodnight, Private; b. Private.

iii. Thomas Hall Brandon, b. Private; m. George Ann Culp, Private; b. Private.



Children of MARY PATTERSON and JAMES SR. are:

i. Jo Ann7 Shropshire, b. Private; m. (1) Danny Bost, Private; b. Private; m. (2) James Fletcher Lomax, Private; b. 10 Apr 1942, Concord, NC; d. 19 Mar 1999, Concord, NC.

ii. James Russell Shropshire Jr., b. Private; m. Judith Tarlton, Private; b. Private.

iii. Edward Michael Shropshire, b. 28 Apr 1950, Concord, NC; d. 17 Jul 1973, Folkston, Ga..




i. Lou Ann7 Biggers, b. Private; m. Floyd Lee Carter Jr., Private; b. Private.

ii. Janet Lynn Biggers, b. Private; m. (1) Ray Marshall Cook, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Ronald Gold Overcash, Private; b. Private.


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