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James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON, deceased, was a native of Ireland, and came to America about 1829, and first located in Lawrence County, Penn., with his parents, William and Isabella Patterson. He received his education at the public schools of that county, and in 1844, moved to this county, located in what is now Wolf Creek Township, and engaged in farming. He served the township as school director and supervisor for a number of years. He married Rebecca Jane Kelly, daughter of John and Margaret Kelly, of Butler County, and had by her seven children: James and Emma, who died when young; George E., an attorney of Mercer, died in 1887; and the four others still living are: Robert, of this Township, married Nancy, daughter of Daniel and Peggy (Aldman) Gildersleeve, of this township, and has one child, Emma Estella; John W., Thomas M. and Margaret Elizabeth. Our subject died in 1869, and his widow, John W., Thomas M. and Margaret E. occupy the homestead and are engaged in farming. They are members of the Springfield United Presbyterian Church.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1022

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