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Descendants of John Patterson
John Patterson, born 1700, and his brother William were among the Scots-Irish
who arrived in Boston in 1718. They apparently settled briefly at Worcester, Worcester
County, Massachusetts, then moving to Brookfield, then to Palmer, and finally
on to Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
John and his brother Wiliam may have come from Dungannon, Tyrone
County, Ireland, as William's family seems to have carried that down through
the generations as their homeland. This would be quite reasonable to believe,
since it is mentioned in "Scotch-Irish Pioneers", p. 194, that in
Worcester there were settlers from at least three counties, Londonderry, Donegal
and Tyrone, but most were from Tyrone".