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Reminiscences of the Patterson Family
by Leon D. Palmer

Being an account of the happenings of an Irish family who
immigrated to the United States from about 1840 to 1900.

Spelling has not been corrected and left as Mr. Palmer wrote this work.


Chapter I
The Patterson Family immigrates to the United States from Ireland.........................................................pages 1 - 4

Chapter II
James Patterson's children...........................................................................................................................pages 5 - 6

Chapter III
Diana Patterson and her Nephew George Dean..........................................................................................pages 7 - 8

Chapter IV
Arthur Jones and the death of John Gallager.............................................................................................pages 9 - 11

Chapter V
William Patterson & Family..........................................................................................................................pages 11 - 13

Chapter VI
William Patterson is Introduced to Mrs. Daniel Palmer...............................................................................pages 14 - 15

Chapter VII
Wm Patterson and Mrs. Daniel Palmer are Married and I have an adventure with Serenaders...............pages 16 - 17

Chapter VIII
I Help Wm Patterson on his Farm and I Meet the Oldest Post Master in the United States.......................pages 18 - 20

Chapter IX
Moveing from Brookfield to Tompkins County and Picking Apples at the Patterson Farm.........................pages 21- 23

Chapter X
Life on the Patterson Farm 1900 - 1904, and Mothers Busy Life.................................................................pages 24 - 27

Chapter XI
My Visits Back in Chenango & Madison Counties........................................................................................pages 28 - 30

Chapter 11 A
Thrashing on the "Old Time" thashing floor in 1903....................................................................................pages 31- 34

Chapter 12
Some of our neighbors at the Patterson Farm, and Harriet Butler who came public nuisance No. 1.........pages 35 - 37

Chapter 13
Coon Hunting with Jake DeCamp................................................................................................................pages 38 - 43

Headstone inscriptions...................................................................................................................................page 43 A

Chapter 14
The Machine that Talked and Played Music and the Phonograph Age.......................................................pages 44 -46

Chapter 15
Down Robinson's Trip to the Moon...............................................................................................................pages 47 - 48

Chapter 16
Our Neighbor John Buckley and His Purchase of the Dan Lane Farm.......................................................pages 49 - 52

Chapter 17
Working for John Buckley and Frank Pierson..............................................................................................pages 53 - 56

Chapter 18
Valentines School of Telegraphy...................................................................................................................pages 57 - 59

Chapter 19
Going to School at Valentines, and Mrs. Parkers Family.  Also the Railroad wreck on the C. & N. W.......pages 60 - 62

Chapter 20
Fighting the measels, and trying my hand at being a Nurse......................................................................pages 63 - 66

Chapter 21
William Dunn of Shopfire.......................................................................................................................... ..pages 67 - 70

Chapter 22
Mr. Dunn the driver.....................................................................................................................................pages 71 - 75

Chapter 23
Back in Janesville and Mr. Dunn takes some of his own medicine.............................................................pages 76 - 80

Chapter 24
Homeward Bound and the passing of John Bartholomew, Wm Patterson, Lib and Leeander Low,
Art Jones and Jane Jones ...........................................................................................................................pages 81 - 84

Chapter 25
The Shilohites of Shiloh Maine, and Diana Patterson Osmun appears as both a good
and an evil angel.........................................................................................................................................pages 95 - 90

Chapter 26
Working the Patterson Farm in the year 1907 and the dedication of the New Agricultural
Building at Cornell......................................................................................................................................pages 91 - 92

Chapter 27
The Smith Family and John Ralph's adventure with the "Injun Pirates" of 1909....................................pages 93 -96

Chapter 28
Some of our problems and how we solved them and the Buckley - Palmer Dairy deal - 1911..................pages 97 -100

Chapter 29
John Buckley 's new Ventures running a rooming and boarding house in
Groton in 1912 and 1913............................................................................................................................pages 101 -102

Chapter 30
John Buckley and his first tenant, Jack Scott...........................................................................................pages 103 - 107

Chapter 31
My last years on the Patterson Farm 1913 - 1914....................................................................................pages 108 - 111

 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS 
INDEX
PAGES    1 - 21
PAGES  22 - 43
PAGES      43 A
PAGES  44 - 62
PAGES  63 - 82
 PAGES  83 -111
PATTERSON FAMILY SHEETS


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