Shepherd Goodwin Patrick

Started by Karin Smith Hill on Monday, June 27, 2011

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6/27/2011 at 11:03 PM

I would like to know more about Shepherd Goodwin Patrick. His nickname was "Squire" and he practiced law in Illinois. In Edgar A. Patrick's obituary, published in the Dixon Evening Telegraph on Monday, December 18, 1939, Shepherd was mentioned as follows: "one of his outstanding legal attainments being his defense of Joe Smith, Mormon, and his saving of the accused from mob violence." I would like to follow up on this statement. Shepherd apparently also served in two Union units as an officer during the Civil War. Ancestors of this branch of my family include William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth colony and Major Zephen Flower "of Revolutionary war renown." (quote from E.A. Patrick's obituary, cited above)

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