From 1902 Boston Herald
Charles Willis Patten born January 23, 1830 son Charles Boardman Patten and Mary Clement, daughter of Jacob Clement and Rachael Clement
Charles Boardman Patten the son, of Willis Patten (Willis, Stephen, William, Nathaniel, William) was born in ‘West Amesbury, September 18, 1794. See by Baldwin, Thomas W. (Thomas Williams).
From Skinner Auctioneers American School, 19th Century Miniature Portraits of the Patten Family. "Stephen Patten and Celia Patten, Daniel Lowell - Jane Lowell - Charles Lowell and Susan H. Patten" and "Taken about 1816".
Genealogical records indicate that Stephen Patten was born on May 15, 1765, in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, the son of Willis Patten and Hannah Sargent. On November 3, 1808 he married Susan Hopkins of Portland, Maine. Susan died in 1809, and another record indicates he married Celia Lowell of Portland, Maine in 1810. Three of the children Daniel, Charles, and Jane, indicated with the last name of Lowell were the offspring from Celia's first marriage to Daniel Lowell of Portland, Maine. Daniel died April 28, 1809. Susan, the youngest child illustrated, was born in 1810, and was the first child born to Stephen and Celia Patten. They went on to have three more children, Celia, George, and Edward, all born in Portland, Maine.
A cardboard backing bears pen inscriptions identifying the names of the sitters, and an applied printed paper label for the Boston Milk Street firm "F. Lloyd, Carver, Gilder, and Picture Frame Maker...", and an inscription "This taken from older home C.W.P. 1859." Provenance: Bob Thayer, Massachusetts.
See Also Carriage Museum in Amesbury MA
Amesbury Public Library Archives