It is possible that we are related? My great-grandmother, on my Mother's side was Margaret Patterson born about 1840 in Madison County, Alabama (I think) and died in about 1875
in Lillie, Union Parish, Louisiana. Her father may have been Angus Patterson born in 1810 in North Carolina and died about 1865 in Spearsville, Union Parish, LA. His wife was Mary Brinker born in 1806 in Lincoln, Tennessee.
The Brinkers can be tracked back to Switzerland.
Margaret married Samuel Richard Templeton born 16 Mar 1841 in Greene County, Alabama and died 29 Sep 1911 in Lillie.
He was with Company I, 31st Louisiana Infantry Regiment, CSA. He fought at Millikin's Bend, Chickisaw Bayou, Port
Gibson, Big Black River (Reserve) and Vicksburg. He was one of three of my great-grandfathers at Vicksburg. Two
CSA and one USA.
I would appreciate any information you have on the Patterson Family and Union Parish.