My 5th great grandfather was Richard Mendenhall (1794-1871). He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina but sometime before 1850, he moved to Patterson, Darke County, Ohio. In both the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census Records, he is living in Patterson as a farmer.
Patterson Township, Darke, Ohio
Patterson Township was established in 1841, which could be why my ancestor moved there- it was a new town with land and opportunity.
I haven't been able to find much about this town- It seems very small and mainly just farm land (still)- not much to see- although, I will more than likely still visit when I go to Ohio (one of these days).