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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


J. G. PATTERSON was born in Franklin Township, Fayette County, Penn., August 23, 1830.  His is a son of James and Jane (Smith) Patterson, who were born near Philadelphia, and of Scotch-Irish descent.  Mr. Patterson’s father was a farmer, his family consisting of nine children, of whom J. G. is the seventh.  He was reared in Fayette County, Penn., attending Madison College at Uniontown and Greene Academy at Carmichaels, Penn.  He studied medicine with Dr. W. L. Lafferty, of Brownsville, Penn., and practiced one year at Havana, Mason County, Illinois.  He then engaged in the drug business in Pittsburgh, Penn., for a period of eleven years.  In 1854 he married Miss Nancy J., daughter of John McAllister, and they are the parents of two children—Julian S., who is a physician at Carlisle, Penn., and Anna, wife of George L. Denney, of Fayette County, Penn.  In 1862 Mr. Patterson enlisted in the One Hundred and Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  When the company was organized he was elected First Lieutenant.  In 1863 he resigned on account of ill-health, returned to Greene County and engaged in the oil business, and subsequently in mechanical pursuits.  In politics Mr. Patterson is a Democrat, in religion a Presbyterian.  His wife is a devoted member of the M. E. Church.


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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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