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From: "Jo Huddleston" <>
Subject: Re: COLONEL WILLIAM H. PATTERSON - CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIES 1915
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 21:57:17 -0500


THANK YOU, Betty! Elvira Patterson's maiden name was Jacob; she was a
daughter of my ancestor Arnold Jacob. So nice to keep filling in the
pieces - thanks - Jo

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> From: Betty Sellers <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: COLONEL WILLIAM H. PATTERSON - CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIES 1915
> Date: Saturday, December 13, 1997 12:45 AM
>
> 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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