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Frank Byrd Patterson 

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John W. Patterson
1800 - 1875

Unknown Unknown (Patterson)
1805 - 1880
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Frank Byrd Patterson
1826 - 6/1864
Frank Byrd Patterson was born about 1826 somewhere in Mississippi and died on an unknown day in June 1864 in Richmond, Virginia. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 38 years old.

He was a Cherokee Indian. He was a Farmer and he served in the CSA FL 11 Reg. Inf. Co. P.

Had nine children:
John (3/6/1847 - 1/18/1890 AL)
William Byrd (1/1848)
Joseph (4/9/1850 - 3/7/1937 TX)
James (1852)
Thomas (12/24/1853)
Daniel (1855)
Lewis (1859)
Roxanne (1861)
Sophronia (1864)
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Census1/1/1840 AL (Barbour County) 14 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Frank Patterson.  page# 13-line #28 - John W. Patterson - Males - 20 thru 29: 1, Males - 50 thru 59: 1, Females - Under 5: 1, Females - 15 thru 19: 1, Females - 40 thru 49: 1 
Census10/12/1850 Southern Division AL (Dale County) 24 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. 
Census6/2/1860 Newton AL (Dale County) 34 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. 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. 
Military6/30/1864 Richmond VA  38 yrs old 
Francis Bird Patterson - enlisted July 24, 1963 at Camp Milton and transferred to Company A, 5th FL Calvary in lat 1863. He transferred to Co. C 11th FL Inantry in 1964. On June 30th 1964 he was admitted to Howard's Grove Hospital in Richmond where he died. 
Other1/1/1989 AL  125 yrs after death 
To whom it may concern -- I, A. R. Patterson know my grandfather Bird Patterson to be a Cherokee Indian and his wife, Mary Jane known as "Mamie", to be Creek. signed A. R. Patterson.

Witness: Clyde Patterson- White Eagle, Margaritta Jordan- Water Woman. Notarized: Signed before me this 1st day of January 1989 by Violetta Nigels. 

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AgeDateEvent
4 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
13 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
18 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
27 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
30 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
33 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
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2 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
8 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
35 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
36 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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4 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
9 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
11 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
14 1840 Oregon Trail is established
16 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
29 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
34 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
36 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
37 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
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7 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Mary Thomas
Born about 1826 and died on August 25, 1919
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The Children of Frank Byrd Patterson

John W. Patterson
Born in Dale Co., on March 6, 1847 and died in Geneva Co., Alabama on January 18, 1890. He was 42 years old.

He married Mary Elizabeth Greenville Purswell (1852 -1928 Slcomb,AL). They had ten children:
Nancy (1870)
Columbus lonzo Patterson (1872 - 1949)
William Byrd Patterson (1872 ) married...
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52 years old
William Byrd Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on January 25, 1848 and died in an unknown location about 1903. He was about 54 years old.

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...
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40 years old
Joseph Patterson
Born somewhere in Alabama on April 9, 1850 and died somewhere in Texas on March 7, 1937. He was 86 years old.

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84 years old
Thomas P. Patterson
Born in Geneva Co., Alabama on December 24, 1853 and died in Geneva Co., Alabama on January 9, 1944. He was 90 years old.

Children:
Matilda (July 1878),
Infant Girl (1880),
Irvin (Sept. 1884),
Alabama (Dec. 1885),
Earley (Feb. 1887),
Lena (June 1889),
Lanie (May 1893),
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60 years old
Daniel Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on April 10, 1855 and died in Dale County, Alabama on January 28, 1930. He was 74 years old.

Occupation: Farmer and Logger. Member of Burns Baptist Church. Cause of death recorded as Nephritis (kidney disease). Burial at Burns Baptist Church Cemetery in Geneva Co, AL....
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