Margaret (Morehead) Patterson (1874-1968)

Mrs Margaret Warren (Morehead) Patterson

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James J. Van Alen House




She was born at Savannah in Georgia and was a grand-daughter of the Governor of North Carolina, John Motley Morehead (1796-1866), of "Blandwood". On November 27, 1895, she married Rufus Lenoir Patterson Jr., and came with him to New York. From 1919 until 1943, they divided their time between their stately Regency-style townhouse in Manhattan, 15 East 65th Street, and Lenoir (now called Linden) their estate at Southampton on Long Island. After she sold their townhouse at a reduced price to the Kosciuszko Foundation, she helped pay off their mortgage. She was a member of the Colony Club, the National Society of Colonial Dames, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died at 834 Fifth Avenue. She and her husband were the parents of a son, Morehead Patterson, and a daughter, Mrs Casimir de Rham, of Tuxedo Park, New York.  
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 23/10/2020 and last updated on 25/07/2021.
Mrs Rufus Patterson, Obituary in The New York Times, August 5, 1968; Morehead Family, North Carolina Digital Collections