Gen James D. Patton

Gen James D. Patton

Birth
Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 3 May 1830 (aged 49)
Winchester, Wayne County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Winchester, Wayne County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 16969062 · View Source
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General James Patton organized a militia and erected Fort Winchester in Wayne County Mississippi. First signer of petition in 1808 to form Wayne County, Mississippi from Mississippi Territory. He served in several Wayne County courts. He served as Mississippi's 2nd Lt. Governor, 1820-22.Patton was born in Abbeville County, South Carolina on September 26, 1780.

In 1801, Patton was appointed one of the commissioners for the marking of a land route from the Gulf of Mexico to Natchez, Mississippi.

Patton served as a probate judge in Wayne County, Mississippi.

in 1810, Patton served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Cavalry, and in 1819 he was a Major General in the Mississippi State Militia.

"Patton's Fort" was erected at Winchester in 1813 during the Creek War, and Patton was the commander.

Patton was one of a three-member commission that selected Jackson, Mississippi as the site for the state capitol. Patton, with Thomas Hinds and William Lattimore, had made their way up the Pearl River in 1820 in search of a suitable location.

He died in Winchester, Mississippi on May 3, 1830 and was buried in the Patton Family Cemetery in Winchester.Age 50 years, 8 months and 7 days


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  • Created by: Gwen Langley Pittman
  • Added: 9 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16969062
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen James D. Patton (26 Sep 1780–3 May 1830), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16969062, citing John C. Patton Cemetery, Winchester, Wayne County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Gwen Langley Pittman (contributor 46852787) .