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Josiah Patterson
Birth: Apr. 14, 1837
Morgan County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1904
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

US Congressman. With the advent of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when he enlisted in the Confederate Army. Commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, he rose through the ranks to Colonel in command of the 5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry. After the war, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, continued to practice law and was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, (1883-85). In 1891, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1897. An candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 66. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Josephine Rice Patterson (1840 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Louise Patterson LeMaster (1863 - 1954)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7787065
Josiah Patterson
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Happy Heavenly Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Feb. 20, 2013
He was a Colonel, in The Confederate Army. Deo Vindice, Dear Soldier. Rest In Peace.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Jul. 21, 2012
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