Biography of Alexander G. Patton
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Patton, Alexander G., born near Troy, June 1, 1837, is a son of Thomas and Drusilla Patton. Thomas was a son of Alexander, who came from Scotland when a young man. Thomas when a young man was thrown on his own resources; he learned the currier's trade in Joseph Gary's tannery; when twenty five years of age he married Druèilla, daughter of Benjamin Gorton of Troy, and had seven children: James G., Alexander G., George H., Annie J., Frank, Mary D. and Sarah; later in life Thomas followed farming and the leather trade until 1865, when he retired from active isiness. Alexander's early life was spent with his father. He had a common school education and also attended the Troy Academy. He started for himself when eighteen years of age as a clerk in Haight's leather store. Later he learned the leather currying trade and was associated with his father until the latter's death in 1890. He is now engaged in general farming. He is an active, public spirited man and is interested in schools and education and is at present treasurer of the district. He is a liberal supporter of the Presbyterian church. He married, in 1862, Emma, daughter of Cephas Gorton of New York city, and in 1875, Sarah J. Ives of Poeátenkill; and they have one child, Thomas, who is attending school in Troy.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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