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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Hon. H. H. Patterson, Jr., is a son of John H. and Mary S. Patterson, who are Tennesseans by birth, and are among the oldest living settlers of Benton County. H. H. Patterson is a prosperous farmer, and a native of the county in which he resides, and was born on Pea Ridge in 1854. He was reared and educated in Benton County, and after attaining a suitable age engaged in teaching school, and was for many years one of the popular educators of the county. He was elected to the office of justice of the peace when only twenty-one years of age, and with the exception of two years, which he spent in the State Legislature, has held that office up to the present time. In 1882 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to the State Legislature, and was a faithful and efficient representative of his county for two years. He has been a worthy member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for sixteen years, and is Past Master in the Masonic lodge. He was married to Miss Dora Rich, and their union resulted in the birth of five children: Katie, Leonard, William, Pearl and John.

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This family biography is one of 240 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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