James Bernard Patterson

Male23 April 1823–2 October 1896

Brief Life History of James Bernard

When James Bernard Patterson was born on 23 April 1823, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Patterson, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca Troutman, was 31. He married Parmelia Mattingly on 21 November 1847, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 2 October 1896, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Beaver Dam Cemetery, Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky, United States.

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James Bernard Patterson
Parmelia Mattingly
Marriage: 21 November 1847
Richard P Patterson
Mary E. Patterson
John Patterson
Rebecca Patterson
James Barnard Patterson
Nancy Ellen Patterson
Rachel A Patterson
Elizabeth Patterson

Sources (13)

  • James Patterson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Patterson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Patterson in entry for Richard Patterson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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  • Marriage
    21 November 1847Grayson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 7

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


    Age 23

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

    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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