Biography of Roger J. Patterson
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Patterson, Roger J., was born in Edwards, St. Lawrence county, Match 11, 1834. His father, John, came from Belfast, North Ireland, in 1832, and were of English descent. He first settled at Edwards, and in 1835 removed to Sheldon, Wyoming county. He was supervisor and a prominent man in that town. Roger J. was educated in the common schools, attended Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and afterward graduated at O. K. Chamberlain's Business College, Baltimore, Md., and came to Wayne county in 1859. He enlisted in the U. S. Army August 8, 1864, in the city of Washington, and was detailed as hospital steward with the surgeon general, and was discharged in March 1866. In 1867 he established a mercantile business, which he continued up to 1876, and then traveled on the road for ten years. In 1893 he was appointed police justice in his town. At the age of twenty five he married Martha A., daughter of John Veeder, of Marille, Erie county, and they are the parents of one son, Harry W., now of Denver, Col. Our subject is one of the leading men in his town. taking an aetive interest in educational and religious matters, identified in advancing the best interests of his town, and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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