She was Margaret Adelaide Patterson Appell Mazzoncini–also known as Peggy, or Margaret, or Addie. My father called her “Mom Mazz.” I just called her grandma.
James Marshall Patterson was my grandma’s father. My mother recalls having a special relationship with her grandpa, easy since they lived across the street. Interested in her granddad’s paintings and stories he’d tell, mom visited him often.
This is my favorite photo of grandma.
She was often serious, but here, she appeared to be having a great time.
I believe this was a birthday party, for her, and I don’t know the location.
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Walter Patterson, b. 1802 m. Elizabeth Hoyt
Their son John E Patterson, b. 1821 m. Margaret J. Patterson* b. 1828
Their son James M Patterson b. 1869 m. Caroline A. N. Raymond
Their daughter Margaret A Patterson b. 1899 m. Herman G Appell
Their daughter Margaret is my mother.
* An interesting note: Margaret J Patterson’s father William Patterson** (b. 1786 in Sligo, Ireland) was the cousin of Walter Patterson, Elizabeth Hoyt’s husband.
** Not only was James Marshall Patterson’s grandfather a William, James had TWO brothers by the same name, and a brother-in-law William Patterson who married James’s sister, Mary Anna.
Calgon, take me away!!!