John Wright Patterson
|About John Wright Patterson|
John Wright Patterson was born on March 6, 1847 in Dale County, Alabama and died on January 18, 1890 in Geneva County, Alabama. He lived to be 42 years old.
John Wright Patterson
3/6/1847 - 1/18/1890
He married Mary Elizabeth Greenville Purswell (1852 -1928 Slcomb,AL). They had ten children:
Columbus lonzo Patterson (1872 - 1949)
William Byrd Patterson (1872 ) married Emma L. Ott
Frances "Fanny" C. Patterson (1873 )married Luke White
Levinia Patterson (1874 - 1948)
Indiana Patterson (1879 )
Charlie Patterson (1883 -1910)
James Ampton Patterson (1883 - 1966)
|Census||10/12/1850 ||Southern Division AL (Dale County) ||3 yrs old |
|Family # 32, FB Patterson (age 24), wife, Mary (age 18),John (age3) William (age 1) F. B. states he is a farmer, he was born in LA. Mary was born in GA and the children were born in AL. |
|Census||6/2/1860 ||Newton AL (Dale County) ||13 yrs old |
|family #63: Byrd Patterson (age 35, born in Mississippi), Mary (age 31, born in GA), John (age 13), William (age 11), Joseph (age 11), James (age 8), Thomas (age 6), Daniel (age 5), Lewis (age 1). All of the children were born in AL, they state they do not know where their father was born, mother in GA. Byrd states his occupation as Farmer and estimates his real estate at $600 and his personal estate at $300. The oldest children indicated they attended school during the past year. |
|Other||8/3/1867 ||AL (Dale County) ||20 yrs old |
|#543 - John W. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 422|
#544 - William B. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 422
#581 - J. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 441
#949 - John W. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 475
|Census||6/17/1880 ||East half of Geneva AL (Geneva County) ||33 yrs old |
|# 230, #232 - John Patterson (age29),
Mary E. Patterson (27),
Mary A. Patterson (10),
William B. Patterson (8),
Fanny C. Patterson (7),
Columbus E. Patterson (4),
Indianna Patterson (10m) &
(laborer)Asberry Keyser (23). All were born in AL, John's parents were born in GA and Mary's in AL. John is a farmer. John can read, but not write. Mary and William can not read or write. William and Fanny attend school.
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John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 8 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
Born on an unknown day in September 1852 and died on an unknown day in January 1928
|The Children of John Wright Patterson|
63 years old
|Columbus Lonzo Patterson|
Born in Geneva Co., Alabama on April 23, 1872 and died in Holmes Co., Florida about 1949. He was about 76 years old.
He married Nancy Elizabeth Newton (7/26/1882 AL -9/1958 FL).
- Premila Melia Patterson (– 2009),
- John William Patterson (1901 – 1949),
20 years old
|James Ampton Patterson|
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on September 19, 1880 and died in Gadsden County, Alabama on October 15, 1966. He was 86 years old.
He married Vallie Thomas (1882)
17 years old
Born somewhere in Alabama about 1883 and died in Geneva County, Alabama on December 23, 1910. He was about 27 years old.