John W. Patterson Biography

Submitted By: Christiane Howard


Kentucky: A History of the State. Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,1885, Webster Co.

JOHN W. PATTERSON was born October 30, 1849, in Metcalfe County, Ky., where
he grew to manhood; in 1871 he removed to Greenville, Mo., and in 1872 came
to Webster County, Ky., where he has since resided.  His father, Black M.
Patterson, also a native of Metcalfe County, was born in 1821, and is now
living here.  He is the son of John Patterson, a Virginian, and a soldier
in the war of 1812.  Black M. married Polley B., daughter of William B. and
Amy (Price) Rodgers, of Adair County, Ky., (born in 1831), and to them were
born subject, Thomas B., Sarah A. (Brooks), Amanda L. (Brooks), Susan
(Prather), James N., Elloye (deceased), Fannie B. and Bennett M.  April 13,
1881, subject was married to Mary E. (born October 15, 1853), daughter of
J. M. Nisbett, Esq., of Madisonville, Ky., and this union has been favored
with one child - William Nisbett.  Mr. Patterson is successfully engaged in
manufacturing wagons and carriages, under the style of the "Slaughterville
Manufacturing Company," and is the inventor of Patterson & Jones' platform
buggy spring.  He is a member of K. of H., a Methodist, and in politics a