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Thomas Jefferson Patten, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fairplay, Indiana, United States
Death: Died in Orem, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. John M. Patten, Sr. and Hannah Patten
Husband of Johanna Patten
Father of Vina Patten; Thomas Jefferson Patten, Jr.; Hannah Patten; Johanna Harris; Ida Patten Rollins and 5 others
Brother of John Patten; Hannah Patten; Deborah Patten; Edith Patten and Male Patten
Half brother of William Wallace Patten; Louisa Maria Patten Lemmon; Abigail Patten; Polly Angerona Patten and Charles Patten

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About Thomas Jefferson Patten, Sr.

AFN: 1JSH-RM

From Find A Grave.com:

Birth: Apr. 10, 1828, Fairplay, Green County, Indiana, USA

Death: December 14, 1909, Provo Bench (Orem), Utah, USA

Burial: Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA, Plot: Block 8 Lot 82


Thomas Jefferson Patten was born April 10, 1828 in Fairplay, Green County, Indiana to his parents, Dr. John Patten and Hanna Ingersoll. He was the nephew of David Wyman Patten who was the first martyr of the LDS church. The family joined the LDS church among the earliest members. They endured all the persecutions of the early Saints and endured the mobs and were driven out of Clay, Davis and Caldwell Counties and in 1833 moved to Jackson County, Missouri and were eventually driven out. They eventually settled in Nauvoo across the Mississippi on the Iowa side of the river. Thomas grew up in Iowa and was baptized in April 1836 by Isaacs Morley. He went into the Pine Woods of Wisconsin. At the age of 19, his father, Dr. John Patten died at Winterquarters, on April 8, 1847 leaving him head of the family taking the place of his father. He and his mother brought the family to Utah.

He was married to Joanna Hollister, April 25, 1853 in Provo and soon after their marriage, he served in the Walker War for some 3 years. They were called to a special colonization mission to Carson Valley Nevada for a year. They saved $200 in the spell of peace and prosperity and intended to buy a little farm in Provo, UT when the Utah Black Hawk War broke out and were called to give their savings for ammunition and guns. He was a High Priest, Bishops counselor, veteran of the Walker and Black Hawk wars, president of the Provo Bench canal, county Justice of the Peace, 1st Sunday school superintendent and served in the Provo city council. In the Spring of 1863, Thomas took up a homestead on Provo Bench-now called Orem. They were the 1st family to settle on Provo Bench.

At this time, there was no water on Provo Bench (Orem) and had to haul water barrels up by oxen team from the Spring Creek and did so for 3-4 years. In the year 1865, the Provo Bench canal was begun and Thomas was instrumental in getting water to this area. He worked as a foreman over a large crew of men until the project was done. Thomas was a leader, courageous, unselfish and gave ground for the first church house and school house and tithing yard on Provo Bench. His homestead consisted of the whole quarter section south of what is now the Lincoln High school. He also helped to build the first It was on his farm the first alfalfa was grown and did so just to prove that it could grow after people warned him it could not be grown. He grew sugar cane and owned and operated the only molasses mill at the time. he also raised honey bees and his place was a gathering place for young and old to come and make molasses and honey candy. He developed the first fruit apple and peach orchard in the valley and in 1882 build a nice home among the orchard. He died December 14, 1909, on his homestead on Provo Bench (Orem), UT.

Transcribed by Jocelyn Jones (#47487085)

Parents:

 

John Patten 1787 - 1847

 

Hanna Ingersoll Patten 1787 - 1853


Spouse:

 

Joanna Hollister Patten 1833 - 1916


Children:

 

Vina P Moore 1854 - 1933

 

Thomas Jefferson Patten 1856 - 1917

 

Hannah Patten Billings 1857 - 1926

 

Joanna Patten Harris 1860 - 1949

 

Ida M Patten Rollins 1862 - 1933

 

Melissa Patten Wilson 1865 - 1907

 

William Wallace Patten 1867 - 1930

 

Alva Patten 1869 - 1940

 

Phebe Patten Kropf 1872 - 1911

 

David Wyman Patten 1877 - 1942


Created by: Don Shelley

Record added: Oct 16, 2010

Find A Grave Memorial# 60196451

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Thomas Jefferson Patten, Sr.'s Timeline

1828
April 10, 1828
Fairplay, Indiana, United States
1854
March 6, 1854
Age 25
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
1856
February 25, 1856
Age 27
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
1857
October 10, 1857
Age 29
Humboldt, Pershing, Nevada, United States
1860
April 18, 1860
Age 32
Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States
1862
September 3, 1862
Age 34
Provo, Utah, USA
1865
May 9, 1865
Age 37
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
1867
August 13, 1867
Age 39
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
1869
October 19, 1869
Age 41
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States