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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Alexander Patterson
Mary Sharp Fife
Marriage: 17 May 1847
Robert Patterson
Adam Fife Patterson
Alexander Patterson
Ellen Patterson
Andrew Fife Patterson
Mary Ann Patterson
Margaret Patterson
Ann Patterson
John Fife Patterson
Janette Patterson
James Fife Patterson
Joseph Fife Patterson
Agnes Patterson
Catherine Patterson

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  • Marriage
    17 May 1847Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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.
    Age 6
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    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.

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    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 …

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    • 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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