Alvin A Patterson

Male22 April 1838–8 March 1868

Brief Life History of Alvin A

When Alvin A Patterson was born on 22 April 1838, in Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, David Baker Patterson, was 22 and his mother, Cornelia Miner Sheffield, was 22. He married Elizabeth O. Newton on 6 October 1865, in Grant, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Grant, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. He died on 8 March 1868, in Louisburg, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin A Patterson
Elizabeth J Newton
Marriage: 6 October 1866
Cornelia Nellie Patterson

Sources (7)

  • Alvin A Patterson in household of David B Patterson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alvin Paterson, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • Alvin A Patterson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1866Hazel Green, Grant, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 16

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


    Age 25

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: variant of Patrickson ‘son of Patrick ’, which was either shortened to Patrison and metathesized to Patterson, or shortened from Paterickson to Patterson.

    Irish: in Ulster, this name is of English or Scottish origin, but in County Galway, it was also taken by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casín ‘curly’), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane. In addition to the confusion between Irish Gaelic casín ‘curly’ and cosán ‘path’, there has also been an erroneous assumption that the English name Patterson is somehow derived from the English word path.

    English: 19th-century variant of Patteson, a shortened form of Pattinson .

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

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