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  • ID: I47664
  • Name: David Trotter PATTERSON
  • RELA: Spouse of 13th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 FEB 1818 in Cedar Creek, TN
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Tennessee BET 1866 AND 1869
  • Death: 3 NOV 1891 in Afton, Greene Co., TN
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. David Trotter Patterson
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  • Note:
    PATTERSON, David Trotter, (son-in-law of Andrew Johnson), a Senator from Tennessee; born at Cedar Creek, near Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn., February 28, 1818; attended the common schools and Greeneville College for two years; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Greeneville, Tenn.; engaged in manufacturing; judge of the first circuit court of Tennessee 1854-1863; upon the readmission of the State of Tennessee to representation on July 24, 1866, was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate; presented his credentials on July 26, 1866, and took the oath of office on July 28, 1866, after the Senate resolved a challenge to his credentials, and served until March 3, 1869; was not a candidate for reelection; engaged in the management of his extensive agricultural interests; died in Afton, near Greeneville, Tenn., November 3, 1891; interment in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tenn.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Andrew PATTERSON b: 1 FEB 1778 in Botetourt Co., VA
    Mother: Susanna TROTTER b: 1773 in Washington Co., TN

    Marriage 1 Martha JOHNSON b: 25 OCT 1828 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN
    • Married: 13 DEC 1855 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN
    1. Has Children Andrew Johnson PATTERSON b: 25 FEB 1857
    2. Has Children Mary Belle PATTERSON b: 11 NOV 1859 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN
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