Daughters of William Longley & wife Mary Ann Bodine

1. Mercy Longley (ca1797 VA - no other info).

2. Abigail Longley (ca1799 VA - aft 1854) md. William T. Patterson, 4 children in 1830 census.

3. Sarah Longley (b. ca 1803 prob. Sevier Co., TN - no other info except 1819 member of Providence Baptist Church, Little Pigeon, Sevier Co., TN)

Abigail Longley md. William T. Patterson, brother of Joseph Longley's wife, Priscilla Patterson. Little is known about the Patterson family, because of fires in the Sevier Co., TN Courthouse, but they too went from Sevier Co. to McMinn Co., TN and left wills and other documents for individuals whose relationship to William and Priscilla is unidentified.

We would love to hear from descendants of Abigail and William!

Abigail Longley Patterson was born circa 1799 at VA and probably died at Catoosa Co., GA.

She and William T. Patterson appeared on the census of 1830 at McMinn Co., TN; 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40; two doors away was Priscilla Longley his sister; between the two households was Jacob Johnston. She and William T. Patterson lived in 1854 at Catoosa Co., GA; (organized 1853 from parts of Walker and Whitfield Cos.; Whitfield was organized 1851 from parts of Murray and Walker Cos.).

She and William T. Patterson gave an affidavit in her mother's application for a Revolutionary Widow's Pension, on 23 May 1854 at Catoosa Co., GA:

 "Know all men by these presents that we Wm. T. PATTERSON (in right of his wife) and Abigail PATTERSON his wife, who was daughter of William LONGLEY & Mary LONGLEY (widow of William LONGLEY) whose claim is filed in the pension office (the said Wm. & Mary being dead); do hereby constitute & appoint C. N. C. Tucker of Washington D.C.; our true and lawful agent & attorney to prosecute the claim of Mary LONGLEY widow of William LONGLEYs claim & the claim of her heirs for pension that may be due under the provision of the acts of or any other acts or resolution of Congress and I hereby authorize my said attorney to examine all papers & documents . . . on file in the Departments at Washington City, or elsewhere . . .
Abigail (X her mark) PATTERSON

. . . "Before me the undersigned a justice of the Superior Court in & for said County personally appeared William T. PATTERSON & Abigail, his wife residents of said County and made oath according to law that they are the identical William T. PATTERSON and his wife: Abigail who executed the foregoing power of attorney and that they are directly interested in said claim, and makes this affidavit to be filed with such additional evidence or arguments as our said attorney may use in prosecuting said claim. Sworn to & subscribed before me . . .

Abigail (X her mark) PATTERSON"

R. W. Blackstock J.J.

Unfortunately, we know little of their children.

In 1881 a William T. Patterson acted as his cousin William Preston "Wild Bill" Longley's attorney in Texas, where Bill was subsequently hung. At one point his "cousin, William Patterson" supposedly paid Sheriff Finley $586 to let him go free. He was the son of Priscilla and William T. Patterson's brother Charles Patterson. See this page about him. He was issued a 3rd class 320-acre Texas Land Grant on 6 Sep 1856 in Nacogdoches Land District, "to be surveyed on any of the vacant unappropriated public domain of the State of Texas" (Grant File C-6379). By 2 Mar 1857 he had sold half of the certificate to Joseph H. Burke (probably his cousin), who laid down his 160 acres in Cherokee Co., 7 1/2 miles West of Rusk (Grant File 3-3334). 3rd-class grants were issued to individuals arriving in Texas after Oct 1837 and before Statehood, 16 Feb 1846.