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From: "Betty Sellers" <>
Subject: COLONEL WILLIAM H. PATTERSON - CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIES 1915
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 21:45:17 -0800


From the Paducah Democrat
COL. WILLIAM H. PATTERSON, aged 74, better known as COL. BILLY PATTERSON, a
Confederate veteran and former clerk of this city, died Monday at 8:45 AM at
his home at 514 Jefferson following a long illness of complications of
diseases. He was born Aug 01, 1840 in Princeton, Ky. and was the son of
ROBER T AND ELVIRA PATTERSON who lived in Paducah for some years before
their death.

During the civil War, MR. PATTERSON fought with the Confederate Army serving
in Co., B of the Ky Volunteers under General Morgan. He also served in
Cobb's battery under GENL. ADAM JOHNSON. In 1865, COL. PATTERSON, who won
his title in the war, was captured at Selma, Ala during GENL. WILSON'S raid
into alabama. He was paroled on Apr 17th and returned home and came to
Paducah on May 11th. The next year, MR. PATTERSON moved to Louisville,
thence to Texas where he married MISS MYRA WILLIAMS. He returned to this
city and was employed as a bookkeeper for the R.G. TERRELL & Co. Later hw
was elected City Clerk, holding the office for 12 years. He was also a
contractor for the first b rick streets in this city on Broadway. He was a
member of the Episcopal church, Odd Fellows lodge, and the masons. He was
also a member of the J.T. Walbert camp of Confederate Vets. He is survived
by his wife and three daus., MISS ELLA and MAY V. PATTERSON and MRS. GARDNER
GILBERT and one granddaughter, MYRA GILBERT. He was the last member of his
immediate family. Burial at Oak Grove.

Betty Sellers

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