Rhoda Elizabeth Patterson

1837–1 February 1865 (Age 28)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rhoda Elizabeth

When Rhoda Elizabeth Patterson was born in 1837, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, her father, Robert h. Patterson, was 39 and her mother, Cecelia Holeman, was 36. She married Jared E Fair Kirksey on 5 October 1858, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Romulus, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1860. She died on 1 February 1865, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Grants Creek Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jared E Fair Kirksey
Rhoda Elizabeth Patterson
Marriage: 5 October 1858
Rebecca Parthenia Kirksey
Margaretetta Elizabeth Kirksey
I. M. Kirksey

Spouse and Children

5 October 1858
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert h. Patterson





    Mary Ann Patterson


    Malinda J. Patterson



    Nancy H. Patterson


    Sophronia H. Patterson


World Events (4)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 12

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 24

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

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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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Kirksey in household of J E T Kirksey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R E Kirksey, "Alabama State Census, 1866"
  • Mary Patterson in entry for Rebecca Kirksey Holmes, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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