Joseph B Patch

Male11 May 1809–8 October 1891

Brief Life History of Joseph B

When Joseph B Patch was born on 11 May 1809, in Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Patch, was 42 and his mother, Ruth Norcross, was 37. He married Laura Melissa Marsden on 24 January 1831, in Oswego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Liberty, Jackson, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 October 1891, in Bloomer Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bloomer Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph B Patch
Laura Melissa Marsden
Marriage: 24 January 1831
Lucy A. Patch
Sarah M. Patch
Laura Patch
William Patch
Stillman J. Patch
after 1840–1907
Alice Patch
Hannah Patch

Sources (12)

  • Joseph Patch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Patch, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Joseph Patch, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1831Oswego, New York, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 3

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 23

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Pask .

    Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Pač (see Pac 2).

    Probably also an Americanized form of German Petsch , Pätsch (see Patsch 1) or Patsch 2.

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

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