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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


I. B. PATTERSON, farmer and stock-grower, P. O. Carmichaels, Penn., was born on Ruff’s Creek, in Greene County, September 28, 1834.  His parents, Thomas and Dorcas (Bell) Patterson, were natives of Pennsylvania.  His father was a farmer and drover, and often sold stock in the Baltimore market on commission for the citizens of Greene County.  He was the father of eight children, of whom I. B. is the next to the youngest.  He was educated in the common schools of the county, chose farming and stock-growing for his business, and owns 355 acres of valuable land in the county.  In 1858 he married Mary E., daughter of James Barns, whose portrait appears in this volume.  It is said that Mr. Barns brought the first steam engine into Greene County, and was also founder of its first woolen-mill.  He departed this life in 1883, at the advanced age of ninety-three years.  Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are the parents of seven children—William B., Thomas, James L., Isaac N., John L., Minnie and Franklin M.  Mr. Patterson is a Democrat.  Mr. and Mrs. Patterson are prominent members of the Carmichaels Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which they have ever been faithful, earnest workers.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 July 2007

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