Obituary of
Dr. David V. Agricola

Patton Family Genealogist

To Family and Friends of David V. Agricola

From the family of Dr. Agricola

LAKEWOOD, OHIO: David Agricola, age 60 beloved husband of Suzanne (nee Skaryd); loving father of Christian D.F., M.D. of Salt Lake City; son of Waldemar R., M.D. and the late Virginia (Berry); brother of Daniel R. of Atlanta and Ann Fetrow (Charles) of Warren, OH.; beloved "Big Brother" of Florrie Forbes (nee Skaryd) of Ft. Myers, FL.; and dear uncle of six. Dr. Agricola served on the Staff of Lakewood Hospital for over 20 years and most recently with Anesthesia Care of Ohio Surgery Center of Middleburg Heights. His interests included a great love of music, art, wine landscape architecture and genealogy. He was an accomplished clarinetist and sang with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and at Carnegie Hall; he painted landscapes in both water-color and oil; he authored several books on genealogy; and he was a member of the "Commanderie de Bordeaux". He passed away Sunday, May 21st 2006.

Relationship of the May and Patton families in Eastern Kentucky

Descendants of Thomas May, Sr., husband of Dorcas Patton, and Reuben May, son-in-law of Cynthia Patton, are indebted to Dr. Agricola for compiling and publishing his extensive research on the Patton family that migrated to America from Ireland. Dorcas and Cynthia were daughters of James Patton and Florence Graham. James Patton was one of the first Clerks of Floyd County, serving as early as November 1803. He was appointed Sheriff of Floyd Co. at the 1809 sitting of the County Court and served until December 31, 1810. He is last mentioned in the Court records in August 1815. James was born about 1751 and died about 1818. Florence was a sister to John Graham, perhaps the most prominent man of the early years of Floyd County.

James Patton was a son of Henry Patton, who was born in Ireland about 1720 and died in Augusta Co, VA about 1765. Henry is thought to have been a close relation to Col. James Patton, a well known historical figure of the early western frontier in the Appalachian Mountains. Col. Patton was killed in an infamous Indian raid on July 31, 1755 at Draper's Meadows. Col. Patton's will, dated 1750 and probated in Augusta County in 1755 [Will Book: 2:131], shows that Henry was living at James Patton's plantation on Back Creek, called "Springfield." Henry was born too late to be a brother of Col. Patton, but could have been a nephew or other close kin. Henry is known to have been a juryman in Augusta County in 1747, showing that he also was a landowner by that time. Other records show he was living in the area, including some land purchases on Peak Creek where some of his sons lived in later years. Henry apparently died about 1765. No record of the name of his wife has been found; he left no will and no estate appraisal or administration has been found.

Most of these Patton records are found in Dr. David Agricola's book:
"Descendants of James and Florence [Graham] Patton."