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Nash-Patton Adobe

 
 
Nash-Patton Adobe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
1. Nash-Patton Adobe Marker
Inscription. This house was built by H.A. Green in 1847. Here John H. Nash was taken prisoner by Lieut. William T. Sherman in July 1847 for refusing to relinquish his post as Alcalde to Lilburn W. Boggs. It was restored in 1931 by Zolita Bates, Great Granddaughter of Nancy Patton Adler, who lived here after her marriage in 1848 to Lewis Adler, Pioneer Merchant of San Francisco and Sonoma.
 
Erected 1959 by The California State Park Commission in Cooperation with The Sonoma Valley Historical Society, July 18, 1959. (Marker Number 667.)
 
Location. 38° 17.422′ N, 122° 27.417′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 579 First Street East, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sonoma Valley Women’s Club (a few steps from this marker); Duhring Building – 1891 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall (about 700 feet away); The Poppe-Parmelee Building (about 800 feet away); The Sonoma Index-Tribune (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Nash-Patton Adobe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
2. Nash-Patton Adobe Marker
Raising of the Bear Flag Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vasquez House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Wing Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonoma.
 
More about this marker. This site is a private residence. Please respect the owner’s privacy while viewing this site and marker.
 
Regarding Nash-Patton Adobe. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.667
 
Also see . . .  California Military Museum: Sonoma Barracks. The History of the Barracks gives a very interesting detail of John Nash’s refusal to relinquish his role as Alcalde following the Bear Flag Revolt. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Nash-Patton Adobe
Built by H.A.Green, a friend of John H. Nash, this small, 1-1/2 story adobe originally had two rooms upstairs and two rooms downstairs, with a lean-to at the rear. The covered porch has a brick floor and redwood hand-hewn beams; the roof has split shakes.
John
Nash-Patton Adobe Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
3. Nash-Patton Adobe
H. Nash, an American citizen, lived here and was arrested here by Lt. William Tecumseh Sherman in July 1847, because he refused to turn over his office to American-appointed Alcalde, Lilburn W. Boggs.
This California pioneer adobe was purchased in 1848 by Patton and his wife, Nancy Bones Patton, a survivor of the Donner Party. The adobe was carefully restored in 1931 by Nancy’s great-granddaughter, Zolita Bates, and is very much in its original physical appearance.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
    — Submitted January 12, 2009.

2. Incorrect Patton
I have to disagree with my 3rd Cousin Zolita, or who ever provided the information for this Marker. The Patton sister who married Lewis Alder was Ann Patton. There was a Nancy Patton but she did not marry Lewis Adler.

Richard Lyon, 2nd Great grandson of Prudence Patton Lyon, who lived in Sonoma from 1848 to 1880. Prudence was the sister of Ann and Nancy Patton. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 9, 2012, by Richard John Lyon of Austin, Texas.

 
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Nash-Patton Adobe Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
4. Nash-Patton Adobe
State Historical Landmark Directional Sign at Entrance to Sonoma Plaza Area Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
5. State Historical Landmark Directional Sign at Entrance to Sonoma Plaza Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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