"The Leader" of Corning, NY, (Wednesday, July 16, 1986) ran a story "Ben Patterson's Gravesite Vanishing". Ben (Married to Mary Taggart / son of Samuel Patterson and Mary Anna Boone, was a Border Scout during the Revolutionary War. The article notes that Ben was a cousin of Daniel Boone. The old cemetary marker in Gang Mills, NY about 300 yards south of Mulholland Bridge, is the grave of Ben Patterson. He and his wife Mary ran the Patterson Inn that was founded for Colonel Charles Williamson in 1796.
Benjamin Patterson is only kin through marriage, being the father of Hannah Bonham Patterson, wife of Thomas Wheat (3rd great uncle of Hartwell Davis). One of their sons was Benjamin Patterson Wheat. Thomas Wheat was the son of our 4th great-grandfather, Zachariah Wheat.