William Cornwall Patten

24 March 1799–9 March 1883 (Age 83)
West Pikeland, West Pikeland Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Cornwall

When William Cornwall Patten was born on 24 March 1799, in West Pikeland, West Pikeland Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Patten, was 32 and his mother, Ann Cornwell, was 24. He married Elizabeth Harriet Cooper on 21 December 1821, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 9 March 1883, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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William Cornwall Patten
Mary Jane Crouse
Marriage: 14 January 1844
Joseph T Patton
Thomas Patten
Hannah Jane Patten
Matilda Rebecca Patten
William Patten

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  • Marriage
    14 January 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 13
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 22
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English:occasionally a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of clogs, from Middle English paten ‘clog’ (Old French patin).variant of Patton (a Middle English pet form of Patrick) with -in substituted for -on.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    William Cornwall Patten 1799-1883

    Scanned and edited by Corinne Roylance Allen 2014 for Family Search WILLIAM CORNWALL PATTEN was born 24 March 1799, a son of JOHN PATTEN and ANN CORNWALL, His place of birth is not exactly clear. I …

    Sources (70)

    • William C Patten, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Patten in entry for George Patten, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William C Patten, "United States Census, 1870"

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