Biography of Cauncy Patterson
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Cauncey Patterson was born April 21, 1823, in Seneca Co., N. Y. He is the son of Robert and Rachel (Delong) Patterson, both natives of New York. His father was of Scotch extraction, his mother of German. They settled in Washtenaw county in 1828, and remained until the death of the father in 1831. In 1837 the mother came to Kent county to spend the remainder of her life with her children, and died in 1863. Mr. Patterson came to Kent county when a buy of 13, and worked until he earned a sufficient sum to buy 40 acres of land, and within the next three years bought three more 40's - 160 acres-now included in the homestead of 376 acres of choice land, valued at $60 per acre. Dec. 25, 1845, Mr. Patterson married Sarah Dickson, of Paris, Kent Co. They have six children, born in the following order: John M.. Oct. 8, 1847; William H., Aug. 1, 1849; Ohauncey I., Feb. 17, 1855; Geo. M., July 1, 1860; Ida May, Nov. 1, 1862, and Nellie M., June 16, 1871. Mrs. P. was born in Canada Nov. 25, 1829. She is the daughter of Daniel and Nancy Dickson. Mr. Patterson's father was a soldier of 1812, and his son, John M., was in the war of the Rebellion, and was in the engagements at Nashville and Murfreesbro. Mr. P. is a Republican.

History of Kent County, Michigan
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