JOSEPH PATTERSON, farmer and stock-grower, Brock, Penn., was born in WHiteley Township,
this county, March 29, 1829. He is the oldest son of William and Rhoda (Whitlatch) Patterson,
who were natives of Greene County, and of German and Irish ancestry. Like his father, Joseph
has been a successful farmer through life. In 1850 he marreid Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas
and Elizabeth Mooney. Mrs. Patterson is of German and English origin. They have eight
children, of whom, William Franklin is the second. He also is a farmer and stock-grower,
and was born in Whiteley Township February 18, 1854. He received a common school education,
and early in life engaged in the mercantile trade at Waynesville for three years. He has
since devoted his time to farming and has met with success. He is the owner of 135 1/2
acres of well improved land. Mr. Patterson was united in marriage in Greene County,
December 22, 1872, with Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Whitlatch, and they are the parents
of seven children, viz: Rose, David, Enlow, Arthur, Norval, Ada and Harvey. Mr. and Mrs.
Patterson are memebrs of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he is a trustee. He is
a Democrat in politics.
Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Page 823
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