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Capt Carlile Pollock Patterson
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1816
Bay Saint Louis
Hancock County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1881
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey

The New York Tribune
Tuesday, August 16, 1881
Carlile Pollock Patterson was born at Shieldsborough, Bay St. Louis, Louisiana, August 24, 1816. He was the son of Commodore D.T. Patterson and was appointed a Midshipman in the Navy in 1830. In 1838 he was graduated at Georgetown College, Kentucky and assigned to the Coast Survey the same year. After serving there for three years he went to sea again. In 1845 he reentered the Coast Survey Service and performed important service in the Gulf of Mexico. He accepted in 1849 the command of the Pacific steamship Oregon and in 1851 had command of the Golden Gate, of the same line. He resigned in 1853 and subsequently devoted himself to civil pursuits. In 1861, at the request of Professor A.D. Bache, he was appointed Hydrographic Inspector of the Coast Survey. In 1874 Captain Patterson was appointed a member of the South Pacific Transit of Venus Commission, consisting, besides himself, of Admiral Davis, Professors Henry, Harkness and Newcombe with Sands and Pierre as honorary members. He succeeded, the same year, Professor Benjamin Pierce, as Superintendent of the Coast Survey, the position which he held at the time of his death.

From Fred Sanford:
The Washington Post August 16, 1881
His family had a long history of service to the country. He died at the old Brentwood Manor which in later years became known locally as the Patterson estate.
He most likely was not buried in the family crypt there [at Brentwood Manor] because it was full or the fact that it had suffered numerous acts of vandalism. Robert Brent (1st mayor of D.C.) and his family were removed from there in 1915 because this was the worst of desecrations. 
Family links: 
  Daniel Todd Patterson (1786 - 1839)
  George Ann Pollock Patterson (1787 - 1851)
  Eliza Worthington Pearson Patterson (1826 - 1902)
  Josephene Pearson Patterson (1851 - 1853)*
  Carlile Patterson (1854 - 1856)*
  Pearson Patterson (1856 - 1858)*
  Kate Patterson LaMontagne (1859 - 1917)*
  Elizabeth Pearson Patterson (1864 - 1941)*
  Eliza Catherine Patterson Bache (1815 - 1884)*
  Carlile Pollock Patterson (1816 - 1881)
  Georgia Anne Patterson Porter (1820 - 1893)*
  Thomas Harmon Patterson (1820 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: North Hill, Lot 290, Pearson Family Mausoleum, Vault 17.
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Record added: May 19, 2009
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Capt Carlile Pollock Patterson
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Capt Carlile Pollock Patterson
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