Kentuckiana Genealogy: Biographies: Patterson, Hugh A.
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Hugh A. Patterson was born in this (Harrison) county, March 11, 1826, and is a son of Thomas and Jane (McWilliams) Patterson; the former born in Virginia about 1783, died Harrison county in 1853--the latter was also a Virginian, and died in this county in 1872. Hugh A., whose name heads this sketch, was the youngest in a family of eleven children. He was reared on a farm and received an excellent education, the best the schools of his neighborhood could afford. He was married Oct. 14, 1849, to Miss Malvina Patterson, a daughter of Alexander and Lydia Patterson, and was born Sept. 1, 1825, and raised in Kentucky. Hugh enlisted Nov. 11, 1861, in Co. D, Fourth Kentucky Cavalry, and was discharged Oct. 28, 1862, by reason of disability incurred in the field. His service was hard and severe while in the army. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have had four children born as follows: Francis E., June 2, 1851; Richard T., Dec. 11, 1854, and died on 22d of same month; Eliza J., Feb. 22, 1856, and James C., Feb. 22, 1859. After the war Mr. Patterson returned home to Hardin county, Kentucky, where he farmed until 1866, when he emigrated to Harrison county, Ind., remaining here about two years, when he moved to Illinois and thence to Nebraska. He remained in that State until 1883, when he removed back to Harrison county and purchased a farm in Webster township, where he has since resided and is settled for life.
John M. Gresham & Company. BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL SOUVENIR FOR THE COUNTIES OF CLARK, CRAWFORD, HARRISON, FLOYD, JEFFERSON, JENNINGS, SCOTT AND WASHINGTON, INDIANA.
(Chicago: Chicago Printing Co., 1889), p. 177-178.
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