William F. (probably Franklin) Patterson (1851-1918) married Sarah Jane Davis. I have found him in census records for 1880, 1900, and 1910 - all Decatur Co., TN.
I think I've found him in 1860. There is a W. F. Patterson, age 9, living in the household of James and Anna Haggard in Decatur Co. Also in the household is an 8 yr. old male, P. J. Patterson. I'm assuming this is probably a brother. The two boys are no longer in this household in the 1870 census.
I have several questions. Who were the parents and siblings of William F. Patterson? Where (probably in Decatur Co.) are William and Sarah buried? Why were the two boys in the Haggard household in 1860?
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