Alexander Amasa Patterson

28 July 1764–19 November 1818 (Age 54)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Alexander Amasa

When Alexander Amasa Patterson was born on 28 July 1764, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Patterson, was 30 and his mother, Ruth Matson, was 22. He married Dorothy Dolly Turner on 19 November 1785, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 November 1818, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Amasa Patterson
1764–1818
Dorothy Dolly Turner
1763–1816
Marriage: 19 November 1785
William Patterson
1786–1861
Dolly Patterson
1788–1875
Alexander Patterson
1790–1791
Lydia Patterson
1792–1868
Mary Aletta Patterson
1795–1864
Alexander Patterson
1797–1870
Amasa Patterson Jr
1799–1831
Eliza Jane Patterson
1802–1828

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 November 1785
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
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siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 17

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate , a short form of Patrick .2 Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • The Patterson & Pattison Family Association

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