Alexander Patterson

17 December 1824–30 October 1886 (Age 61)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Patterson was born on 17 December 1824, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Paterson, was 31 and his mother, Mary Drysdale, was 42. He married Mary Sharp Fife on 17 May 1847, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1850 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 30 October 1886, in Riverdale, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Patterson
1824–1886
Mary Sharp Fife
1827–1908
Marriage: 17 May 1847
Robert Patterson
1848–1849
Adam Fife Patterson
1849–1933
Alexander Patterson
1851–1939
Ellen Patterson
1852–1933
Andrew Fife Patterson
1854–1905
Mary Ann Patterson
1856–1934
Margaret Patterson
1858–1949
Ann Patterson
1860–1860
John Fife Patterson
1860–1895
Janette Patterson
1861–1932
James Fife Patterson
1863–1945
Joseph Fife Patterson
1865–1933
Agnes Patterson
1867–1940
Catherine Patterson
1869–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1847Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 5
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1830
    Age 6
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1843
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Patteson
    Patrick
    Paterson
    Paddison

    Story Highlight

    Alexander Patterson

    The Life of Alexander Patterson Alexander Patterson was born in Clockmaan, Scotland, December 17, 1825. He was the son of Robert and Mary Drysdale Patterson. His father was a fisherman, which took …

    Sources (42)

    • Elex Patterson in entry for Catherine Patterson Shupe, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alex Peterson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alexander Patterson in entry for James Patterson and Bertha Gezina Van Deven Van Drimmelen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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