William Byrd Patterson
|About William Byrd Patterson|
William Byrd Patterson was born on January 25, 1848 in Geneva County, Alabama and died about 1903 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 54 years old.
William Byrd Patterson
1/25/1848 - 1903
(Shown at age 52)
He married Samantha Byrd (4/25/1857 -1/18/1939).
Their children: Laura Delia(1876)
Susan R. (1878),
Docia Ann (1879),
Shelley H. (1880),
George A. (1881),
Samantha E. (1883),
Nellie J. (1885),
Emma Francis (1887),
William Alto (1888),
Joseph G. (1890),
Sarah B. (1892),
Ila Aurelia (1894),
Quillen T. (1898).
|Census||1/1/1850 ||AL (Dale County) ||1 yrs old |
| William B. Patterson - Agricultural Census - Acres of Improved Land:65, Cash Value of Farm: 95,Value of Farm Implements and Machinery: 45, Value of Livestock: 240 |
|Census||10/12/1850 ||Southern Division AL (Dale County) ||2 yrs old |
|Family # 32, FB Patterson (age 24), wife, Mary (age 18),John (age3) William (age 1) F. B. states he is a farmer, he was born in LA. Mary was born in GA and the children were born in AL. |
|Census||6/2/1860 ||Newton AL (Dale County) ||12 yrs old |
|family #63: Byrd Patterson (age 35, born in Mississippi), Mary (age 31, born in GA), John (age 13), William (age 11), Joseph (age 11), James (age 8), Thomas (age 6), Daniel (age 5), Lewis (age 1). All of the children were born in AL, they state they do not know where their father was born, mother in GA. Byrd states his occupation as Farmer and estimates his real estate at $600 and his personal estate at $300. The oldest children indicated they attended school during the past year. |
|Other||8/3/1867 ||AL (Dale County) ||19 yrs old |
|#543 - John W. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 422|
#544 - William B. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 422
#581 - J. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 441
#949 - John W. Patterson - Voter registered on Aug. 3, 1867. Book 1, page 475
|Census||6/15/1880 ||Barnes Cross Roads and Rocky Head AL (Dale County) ||32 yrs old |
|Listed as family #101: William Patterson (age 32), Surmathia Patterson (age 23), Laura D. Patterson (age 4), Susan R. Patterson (2), & Docia A. Patterson (1). All were born in AL. William is a farmer. His father was born in GA; mother in AL. Surmathia's father was born in NC and mother in AL.
|Census||6/22/1900 ||Brantins AL (Geneva County) ||52 yrs old |
|Listed as family #403: William Patterson (age 52, born in 1848), Samantha Patterson (age 43, born in 1857), Susan R. Patterson (21, 1878), Docia A. Patterson (20, 1979), Shelley H. Patterson (19, 1880), George A. Patterson (18, 1881), Samantha E. Patterson (16, 1883), Nellie J. Patterson (15, 1885), Emma F. Patterson (12, 1887), William A. Patterson (11, 1888), Joseph G. Patterson (9, 1890), Sarah V. Patterson (7, 1892), Ila A. Patterson (5, 1894), Ala O. Patterson (4, 1896) and John Patterson (2, 1897). All were born in AL. William is a farmer.
|Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1900: A courthouse fire in 1898 destroys many county records. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Other||6/1/1989 || ||86 yrs after death |
|Letter saying Byrd Patterson is a Cherokee Indian. |
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 7 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
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