Patterson, George Washington, 1799-1879

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U.S. representative of New York, farmer, and manufacturer of farm implements.

From the description of Papers of George Washington Patterson, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453936

George Washington Patterson was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, on November 11, 1799, the son of Thomas Patterson and Elizabeth Wallace. After graduating from the Pinkerton Academy, he moved to New York in 1818, where he manufactured fanning mills. He later settled in Leicester, New York, where he continued to make mills and other agricultural implements. On February 24, 1825, he married Hannah Whiting Dickey (1800-1886); they had two children, George Washington (1826-1904) and Hannah Whiting (1835-1894). In 1841, Patterson took charge of the Chautauqua County land office in Westfield, New York, where he lived until his death on October 15, 1879. Patterson held several political offices throughout his life, serving as a member of the New York State Assembly (1832-1833, 1835-1840), a delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention (1846), New York lieutenant governor (1848-1850), a delegate to the Republican National Convention (1856, 1860), and a United States representative (1877-1879), among other local appointments.

From the guide to the George W. Patterson collection, Patterson, George W. collection, 1841-1878, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

Justice of the Peace, politician.

Patterson was Holland Land Company agent and associate of William H. Seward.

From the description of Justice docket, 1828-1832. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155441189

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creatorOf George W. Patterson collection, Patterson, George W. collection, 1841-1878 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Beekman, James W. (James William), 1815-1877. Autograph book, 1849. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Patterson family. Patterson family papers, 1825-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Patterson Family papers, 1825-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Patterson, George Washington, 1799-1879. Papers of George Washington Patterson, 1864. Library of Congress
creatorOf Patterson, George Washington, 1799-1879. Justice docket, 1828-1832. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn John Van Loan autograph album, 1879-1902. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Beekman, James W. (James William), 1815-1877. person
associatedWith Brace, B. F. person
associatedWith Dexter, S. Newton (Simon Newton), 1785-1862 person
associatedWith Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893 person
associatedWith Maples, Charles G. person
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections corporateBody
associatedWith Patterson family. family
associatedWith Patterson Family. family
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Seward, Wm. Henry (William Henry), 1839-1920 person
associatedWith Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886 person
associatedWith Upton, J. A. person
associatedWith Van Loan, John, collector. person
associatedWith Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882 person
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New York (State)--Livingston County
New York (State)
United States
New York (State)
Currency question--United States
Textile industry--United States
Representatives, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
Justices of the peace


Birth 1799-11-11

Death 1879-10-15



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