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About William Patton McFadden

William Patton McFadden married Amelia Hardy Davis in 1835. Later on Amelia Hardy died in 1860.  She was the daughter of John Baird Davies Jr. and Mary Polly Buford.  Mary Polly was the daughter of Leroy Buford and Frances Ragsdale.  Mary Polly's brother was John Ragsdale Buford, the grandfather of fellow Confederado, John Ridley Buford.

William Patton McFadden's father was Isaac Mcfadden.  Isaac's brother was James Ewing McFadden who married Susan Buford and would have a daughter, Mary Polly Buford McFad-den.  She was the mother of Dr. James McFadden Gaston, the leader of the Xiririca colony in Brazil.  Susan Buford was also the daughter of Leroy Buford and Frances Ragsdale.

For his second wife, William married Sarah Miller, the daughter of Robert Hudson Miller and Cynthia Jane Davies.  Cynthia was the sister of his former father-in-law, John Baird Davies Jr Sarah was born on the. 13th of July, 1811, and died on the 10th of March 1899 in Sta. Barbara D'Oeste, Brazil).  She had previously been married to John L Young who was deceased by July 1863 when she married William.  

Children of William Patton McFadden and Amelia Hardy Davis:

  • (1) Mary Amelia McFadden , born June 6, 1836 , in South Carolina. She married John J. Smith.

  • (2) Isaac Davis McFadden , born in 1838, in South Carolina. He married Eleanor Leslie.

  • (3) Louise Elizabeth McFadden, born in 1839 in South Carolina. She married James S. Drennon.

  • (4) Susan Emmaline McFadden, born in 1841, in South Carolina and died in 1842 (Infant)

  • (5) Harriett Julian McFadden, born in 1843, in South Carolina. She married T.C. Dunlop.

  • (6) John Barkley McFadden, born in 1844, in South Carolina. He married Elizabeth Graham.

  • He enlisted on August 13, 1861, at Yorkville, SC, as a private in Company C of the 12th South Carolina Infantry. He later transferred to Company B and took part in the battles of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Sharpsburg, Fredricksburg, and the siege of Petersburg. He surrendered with Gen. Lee at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. 

  • (7) Sarah Catherine McFadden, born in 1846, in South Carolina. She married George Hall in Brazil.

  • (8) William Leroy Patten McFadden, born July 15, 1848 . He married Julia Brice Hall in Brazil.

  • (9) Robert Wilson McFadden, born April 13, 1850 in York District, South Carolina. He married Sarah Elizabeth Steagall in Oct 7th, 1876 in Sta. Barbara D'Oeste , Sao Paulo , Brazil.

Most of their children were born in York Dictrict , SC. (Chester County).

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In the above obituary, it states that Sarah was a good bit younger than William.  Actually, she was born in 1811, making her two years older than him.

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