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Daniel  Patterson 

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Frank Byrd Patterson
1826 - 7/3/1864

Mary Jane Thomas
9/1826 - 8/25/1919
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Daniel Patterson
4/10/1855 - 1/28/1930
(Shown at age 60)
Daniel Patterson was born on April 10, 1855 in Dale County, Alabama and died on January 28, 1930 in Geneva County, Alabama. He lived to be 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.
Census6/2/1860 Newton AL (Dale County) 5 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. 
Census6/17/1880 Gilleys AL (Dale County) 25 yrs old 
Page: 597- #244- Mary Patterson (age 69), Daniel Patterson (23), Louis Patterson (20), Roxy Ann Patterson (19), Sophronia Patterson (16). Mary was born in GA, her father in SC, mother in NC. All children born in AL. Louis and Daniel are laborers, the women keep house. They can't read or write.

#245-Thomas Patterson (25), Catherine (22), Matilda (2), baby girl (2 mons -Apr.). All born in AL. 
Land Deed3/17/1894 AL (Dale County) 38 yrs old 
Deed for land - Daniel Patterson 
Land Deed3/18/1894 Slocomb AL (Dale County) 38 yrs old 
Land owned by Daniel Patterson 
Census6/4/1900 prcenct 3 AL (Geneva County) 45 yrs old 
247, family # 248: Daniel Patterson (age 45, Apr.1855), Malisey Patterson (34 July 1865), Helan Patterson (13 Sept. 1886), Postell Patterson (11 Meh. 1888), Susan Patterson (9 July 1890), Albert Patterson (7 May1893), Nelly Patterson (5 May 1895), Annie Patterson (2 Meh. 1898), and brother inlaw, Joseph Davis (22 Apl. 1878). All were born in AL, as where their parents, except Daniel's parents where born in GA. Daniel & Joseph are Farmers. Postell is a farm laborer. Susan goes to school. Daniel, Malisey, Helan & Joseph can read & write.  
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.  
Census4/29/1910 Malvern, precinct 3 AL (Geneva County) 55 yrs old 
117, family #118: D. Patterson (age 55), Lissie Patterson (45), Postell Patterson (21), Albert Patterson (17), Nellie Patterson (15), and Annie Patterson (11). All born in AL, as where their parents. Daniel & Lissie have been married 24 years. Daniel is a farmer, Postell & Albert are farm laborers. All can read & write.  
Census1/4/1920 prcenct 4 AL (Geneva County) 64 yrs old 
143, family #144: Daniel Pattirson (age 64), Malissa (54), Nellie (22), and Annie (21). All born in AL. Daniel states his father was born in NC and mother AL. Malissa's father was born in GA and mother AL. All can read and write. Daniel is a farmer. Nellie and Annie are farm laborers. 
Death Certificate1/28/1930 Slocomb AL (Geneva County) 74 yrs old 
Name: Dan Patterson, Birth Place: Alabama, Death Date: Jan.28, 1930, Death Place: Slocomb, Geneva, Alabama, Death Age: 74, Occupation: Farmer, Race: White, Marital status: Widowed, Gender: Male, Father Name: Byrd Patterson, Father Birth Place: Alabama, Mother Birth Place: Alabama, FHL Film Number: 1908474,Volume: 2, Roll: 3, Page #: 742 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/28/1930 Slocomb AL (Geneva County) 74 yrs old 
Burns Assembly of God Church Cemetery. - Dan PATTERSON 4-10-1855 1-28-1930 
Other3/15/1956 AL  26 yrs after death 
I do state that it is a fact that Mary Susan Patterson Sain is the daughter of the late Daniel and Malissy Davis Patterson. Mary Susan Patterson Sain is the granddaughter of the late James M. & Mary Ward Davis. Mary Susan Patterson married Horace Greely Sain in Geneva Co. Alabama of which they raised a family of seven. There names are as follows: Mary Elizabeth, Theadore, Edna Mae, W.O. (only), Audry Cecil, Solera, and Louise. I have known the Davis and Patterson families for many, many years.   Source:  Nancy Patterson has the original of this document.  It comes from a collection of documents originally owned by Albert Reese Patterson.

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1 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
4 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
10 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
14 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
22 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
24 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
34 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
40 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
42 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
45 1900 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.
45 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
46 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
47 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
48 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
49 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
51 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
51 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
51 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
57 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
58 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
59 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
68 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
68 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
69 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
71 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
72 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
73 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
6 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
7 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
27 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
30 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
53 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
57 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
58 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
62 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
64 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
5 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
7 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
8 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
10 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
13 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
20 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
21 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
54 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
55 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
72 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
74 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
75 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
54 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
59 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
62 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
64 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
65 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Malissa Davis
Born on July 4, 1865 and died on May 24, 1926
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The Children of Daniel Patterson

22 years old
Helen Melissa Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on September 9, 1886 and died in Panama City, Florida on February 14, 1940. She was 53 years old.

She had red hair. She was hard of hearing. She died of Leukemia. (name spelled Helen on Marriage license & Death Certificate)...
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29 years old
Postell James Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on March 25, 1889 and died in Panama City, Florida on July 11, 1969. He was 80 years old.

Married 7/29/1912 to Viletta "Lettie" Lewis. He died from TB.

Vance (9/13/1914 -2/13/1989)-married Lois Clark
Mabel (10/26/1916-6/28/1993)
Melous (1918) -married Roy Carl...
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50 years old
Mary Susan Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on July 27, 1890 and died somewhere in Alabama on November 16, 1949. She was 59 years old.

She was called Susie. She married on 6/6/1908 to Horace Greely/Grillie Sain. They lived in Geneva county, Alabama and had seven children:

(1) Edna
(2) Mary Elizabeth
(3) Thed...
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87 years old
Albert Reese Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on May 8, 1893 and died in Panama City, Florida on April 15, 1994. He was 101 years old.

Occupation: Skilled Craftsman, Carpenter, Brick Mason and Mayor of Callaway (1936-1958). Join Alabama State Militia in 1915. Served in Arizona under General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing. On 6/16/19...
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55 years old
Nellie May Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on May 13, 1895 and died in an unknown location on July 23, 1962. She was 67 years old.

She had three children: James Monroe Waters, Ruby Ruth Waters & Lillie Malissa Waters....
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50 years old
Annie Lee Patterson
Born in Geneva County, Alabama on March 15, 1898 and died in Bay County, Florida on January 30, 1984. She was 85 years old.

John Jr.
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