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William Stokely Patterson (1840-1866)
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Born: 1840 Wilson County Tennessee.
Married: Rebecca A. French (1846-1910) the daughter of William Carroll French (1815-1862) and Nancy Jane Bomar (1820-1897) .
Died: Bef 16 Apr 1866 .
Buried: .

William Stokely Patterson
1840-Bef 16 Apr 1866
Civil War - Union

Spouse and Children

      Rebecca A. French

PATTERSON, (WILLIAM) STOKELY, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/12/62 and mustered in Benton Co, TN on 8/17/62 at age 22. He was 5'8 Ła" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Wilson Co, TN. He furnished his own horse and equipment for one month. Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange. There is no further military information in his files. His widow, Rebecca French Patterson (m. 1856), filed for and received a pension. She thought Patterson died at Andersonville, or on a train, from camp fever. There is a minor's pension for John T Patterson. Stokely and Rebecca Patterson were residents of Manleyville, Henry Co, TN in 1860. MR #13181


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