Biography of George W. Patten
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Patten, George W., Williston, was born in Williston, Vt., June 1, 1837. He was a son of John and Nancy (Brewster) Patten. His father was a native of Ireland, and came to America in 1825. and settled in Burlington, Vt. In 1836 he removed to Williston, Vt., and in 1842 he removed to the farm which is now occupied by George W. Patten, where he lived for many years. He died in 1875, at the age of seventy five years. He had a family of four children, John P., Louisa S. (Mrs. Jacob Chapman), James E., and George W. George W. now occupies the old homestead. He was married in 1860 to Margaret E. Ward, a daughter of Bernard and Bridget (Ward) Ward, who were natives of Ireland, and settled in Williston, Vt., about 1836. To this marriage were born twelve children, Ida L., Elmer E., Mary A., Nancy O., Ellen A., Kate L., William W., Sarah (deceased), Carrie M., Fannie E., George W., jr., and Charles L. His maternal grandfather was Ozum Brewster. a native of Connecticut, who settled in Richmond, Vt., in 1787. He was a son of Charles Brewster and Huldah Chandler, who were among the pioneer settlers of Tinmouth, Vt. Huldah Chandler's father, Benjamin Chandler, was killed at the battle of Bennington in the War of the Rebellion.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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