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John W. Patterson 

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Frank Byrd Patterson
1826 - 6/1864

Mary Jane Thomas
1826 - 8/25/1919
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John W. Patterson
3/6/1847 - 1/18/1890
John W. Patterson was born on March 6, 1847 in Dale Co., and died on January 18, 1890 in Geneva Co., Alabama. He lived to be 42 years old.

He married Mary Elizabeth Greenville Purswell (1852 -1928 Slcomb,AL). They had ten children:
Nancy (1870)
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)
Records
Census10/12/1850 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. 
Census6/2/1860 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. 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. 
Other8/3/1867 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 
Census6/17/1880 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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3 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
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6 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
9 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
12 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
18 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
22 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
30 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
32 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
42 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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14 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
15 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
35 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
38 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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8 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
13 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
15 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
16 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
18 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
21 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
28 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
29 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


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Mary Purswell
Born on an unknown day in September 1852 and died on an unknown day in January 1928
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The Children of John W. 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).
Children:
  1. Premila Melia Patterson ( 2009),
  2. John William Patterson (1901 1949),
  3. Tho...
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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)

children:
Dera
Mary...
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17 years old
Charlie Patterson
Born somewhere in Alabama about 1883 and died in Geneva County, Alabama on December 23, 1910. He was about 27 years old.

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