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A. [Alfred] H. Colquitt letter

Identifier: 2021-0001M

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March 5, 1880 Governor Alfred H. Colquitt Letter to Josiah Patterson of Memphis, Tennessee


  • 1880

Biographical / Historical

Alfred H. Colquitt (April 20, 1824 in Walton County, Georgia) was the Governor of Georgia from 1877 to 1882. Member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate. Aside from being a governor and legislature, Colquitt was a lawyer, preacher, and soldier.

Josiah Patterson (1837 - 1904) born in Georgia (some census records list Patterson's birth state as Alabama). Living in Morgan County, Alabama by the 1860 census with a Malcom and Mary Patterson (presumed parents?). Josiah Patterson married Josephine Rice (1839 - 1919) in Morgan County, Alabama (Martha was born in Alabama) and had a number of children, Malcolm, Mary, and Ann E.. By the 1880 census Josiah Patterson and his family were lifing in Shelby County, Tennessee (location of Memphis, Tennessee). Both Josiah and Josephine died and are buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, in Memphis Tennessee.


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A. H. Colquitt letter
Georgia Archives
2024 February
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5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States