Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 569] a prosperous and highly-respected farmer and poultry breeder of Hickory township, was born Nov. 3, 1860, on the farm which is now his residence and home. He is a son of Hugh B. and Elizabeth (Young) Patton, and grandson of William Patton, who was born in the State of Pennsylvania, and was one of the pioneer settlers of the farm that is now the property of his grandson, the subject of this brief biography. The country was then wild and uncultivated hereabouts and he cleared and put into tillable condition about 100 acres of land, and was highly thought of for his energetic qualities. He was a very prominent man in both political and religious circles of that day and place; he was a Whig in his political attachments, and held the office of supervisor; his religious views were those advanced and advocated by the United Presbyterian Church, in which organization he held at various times important offices. His death took place in the 60's. His wife, Jennie Braham, a native of Neshannock township (now Hickory), bore him seven children, who are as follows: Hugh B.; John; Archibald; Samuel; Andrew; Agnes (Daniels); and Margaret (Vandergrift).

Hugh B. Patton secured his education in the schools of Hickory township, and then turned his attention to farming, which vocation he followed all of his life in Hickory township, being considered, like his father, a very prosperous and able man. He was a stanch Republican in his politics, and efficiently filled the offices of supervisor and school director. He married Elizabeth, daughter of David Young of Union township, and to our subject's parents were given eight children: Amanda J., deceased; David, deceased; William, who married Mary Reynolds of Hickory township, and has four children—Anna G., Velma A., Loy, and Alta B.; Riley M., deceased; James Y., the subject of this notice; Samuel B.; Anna J., deceased; and Jennie E., deceased. They were members of the United Presbyterian Church. Our subject's father departed this life June, 1886, aged sixty-six years. Our subject's mother fell into that last sleep which knows no waking May 7, 1873, when aged forty-four years, after twenty-three years of happy wedded life. Our subject has spent his whole life in Hickory township on the old homestead, where his boyhood years were spent, when he was engaged in acquiring those rudiments of an education that lie within the reach of every American youth. When he arrived at a suitable age he took up farming, and up to 1895 was engaged very successfully at his chosen vocation.

In 1895 he launched out into the wholesale raising of poultry, and he has met with marked results; he raises for sale some six or seven hundred chicks of the Wyandotte breed, and these find a ready sale in the New Castle markets. Besides this he makes a specialty of filling orders for eggs of various kinds of blooded breeds, and is at all times ready to fill mail orders for any distance. He keeps the very best poultry, and has all the modern improvements for raising a hardy line of chicks. In politics he stanchly supports to the best of ability the Republican party. In December, 1883, he was joined in wedlock with Myra E. Young, daughter of Joseph Young of East Brook, and to them have been given four children: Jessie, born Feb. 28, 1885; Norman Y., Jan. 11, 1892; Clie E., now deceased, born Jan. 15, 1895; and Charley B., Sept. 15, 1896. Both Mr. and Mrs. Patton are members in the best of standing in the United Presbyterian Church of Neshannock.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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