Patterson Family Papers 1780-1970


Patterson Family Papers, 1780-1970

Patterson Family Papers 1780-1970

A collection of correspondence, family histories, photographs, business records, and scrapbooks from two local pioneer families who played an important part in the early development of the Miami Valley: the Pattersons of Dayton and the Johnstons of Piqua. The business records cover the period 1785-1879 and relate to the operation of the Patterson Family farm and lumber mill. Some of Col. Robert Patterson's land surveys and quartermaster records are also included. The correspondence consists of letters between family members and friends, the bulk of which falls within the years 1820-1900. These letters are a good representation of 19th century life and discuss business, family affairs, daily activities, and politics. Of particular interest are the letters to Julia Johnston Patterson from her sons in the Union Army during the Civil War. The scrapbooks are an eclectic collection of newspaper clippings, programs, and memorabilia concerning John H. Patterson, the National Cash Register Company, and local and family history.


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Patterson, John Henry, 1844-1922 (person)

Johnston family (family)

Patterson, Edith McClure, 1881-1962 (person)

Edith McClure Patterson was born June 23, 1881, in Greene County, Ohio. Edith McClure Patterson was the niece (by marriage) of John H. Patterson, founder of National Cash Register (NCR). She was a graduate of Steele High School (Dayton, Ohio) and Lassell Junior College and attended the Boston School of Social Services and the University of Chicago Teachers College. In 1934, she graduated from the University of Dayton. She was married to John Johnston Patterson who held a position wi...

Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827 (person)

Patterson, Julia Johnston, 1811-1897 (person)

National Cash Register Company (corporateBody)

Cash register manufacturing and sales company, founded by John H. Patterson in Dayton, Ohio, in 1884. Later the company became known as NCR. From the description of Souvenir of Fifth Annual Convention of the Hundred Point Club, Dayton, Ohio, 1911, Jan. 9-14. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 166329104 The National Cash Register Company was founded in 1884 in Dayton, Ohio. by John H. Patterson. Maker of the first mechanical cash registers and predecessor of NCR C...

Johnston, John, 1775-1961 (person)

Patterson, Jefferson, 1801-1863 (person)

Patterson Family (family)

Colonel Robert Patterson (1753-1827) was born in Pennsylvania and immigrated to Kentucky in 1775 where he founded the City of Lexington. Patterson fought in the Revolutionary War and in Indian campaigns with George Rogers Clark, and in 1786, was commissioned a colonel. Patterson later moved across the Ohio River and became one of the three original founders of the City of Cincinnati in 1788. In 1802 he moved into the Miami Valley and settled near Dayton. Col. Patterson continued his...