William Vermont Patterson

15 October 1818–4 October 1901 (Age 82)
Fayette, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Vermont

When William Vermont Patterson was born on 15 October 1818, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Robert Patterson, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Cromwell, was 31. He married Mary Ann Runyan on 22 October 1848, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 4 October 1901, in Cotton Hill Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Glenarm, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Vermont Patterson
Mary Ann Runyan
Marriage: 22 October 1848
Sarah R. Patterson
Juniatta I Patterson
Martha Jane McClure Patterson
Charles W. Patterson
Amanda Alice Patterson
Edward Patterson
William Patterson
Charlotte A. R. Patterson

Spouse and Children

22 October 1848
Fayette, Kentucky, United States


    Sarah R. Patterson


    Juniatta I Patterson


    Martha Jane McClure Patterson


    Charles W. Patterson


    Amanda Alice Patterson


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

Age 1

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.

Age 28

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

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)

  • William Patterson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Patterson in household of Charles Patterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Patterson, "United States Census, 1860"

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