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John Mercer Patton
Birth: Aug. 10, 1797
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1858
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

US Congressman, Governor of Virginia. He was a politician and the great-grandfather of World War II General George S. Patton Jr. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1818, but never practiced, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1830, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Philip P. Barbour, reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, serving until 1848. He also became acting Governor of Virginia upon the resignation of Governor Gilmore in 1841 and resumed the practice of law until his death at age 61. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert William Patton (1750 - 1828)
  Ann Gordon Mercer Patton (1770 - 1832)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret French Williams Patton (1804 - 1873)*
 
 Children:
  John Mercer Patton (1826 - 1899)*
  Isaac W. Patton (1828 - 1890)*
  George Smith Patton (1833 - 1864)*
  Waller Tazewell Patton (1835 - 1863)*
  Eliza Williams Patton Gilmer (1839 - 1923)*
  Hugh Mercer Patton (1841 - 1916)*
  James French Patton (1843 - 1882)*
  William MacFarland Patton (1845 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Farley Patton (____ - 1884)*
  John Mercer Patton (1797 - 1858)
  George Weedon Patton (1801 - 1801)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Oct 07, 2002
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