18 September 2011

A Patterson Plot at Shadowlawn

Elizabeth, James, & Thomas Patterson
at Shadowlawn Cemetery
in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

The image above is of a PATTERSON plot containing tombstones for James M. Patterson (1827-1911), his wife Elizabeth W. (1824-1908), and their son Thomas A. (1866-1915). The patriarch of a large family, Mr. James Patterson was upon his death one of the oldest residents of Gwinnett County. An obituary:

Atlanta Consitution (Georgia) - Sunday, 5 March 1911:
James M. Patterson, Lawrenceville.
Lawrenceville, Ga., March 4 -- (Special.) -- James M. Patterson, one of the oldest residents of Gwinnett county, died at his home in Lawrenceville this morning at 6 o'clock. Mr. Patterson was an ex-sheriff of this county, having held that office for twelve years. He was a prominent Mason and was the eldest Master Mason in this section. He was 84 years of age, a member of the Methodist church, a man of considerable property, and leaves several children, his wife having died a few years ago. The remains will be buried with Masonic honors, the interment taking place here Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.

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