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John M. Patterson Loyalty Statement to the United States of America 1869


John M. Patterson emigrated in the same group as the Wood and Park families from Scotland to Texas in 1851.  John Patterson served in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy.  After the War, John married Jane M. Wood Frazier, a daughter of James and Isabella Wood.  Jane’s first husband was Monroe Frazier, but he enlisted in the Confederate Army, became ill, and died all in a matter of months.  John M. Patterson is buried in the Milford Cemetery near James and Isabella Wood, his mother and father-in-law.

The Document

United States of America

The State of Texas, County of Hill


I, John Patterson, do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will hereafter faithfully support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States there under and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existence of the present rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves so help me God.

John Patterson


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of November 1869 to certify, which I hereunto set my hand and the seal of office the date above mentioned.

John A Purnell


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