C. C. PATTERSON, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Middletown; was born in Adair Co., Ky., Dec. 6, 1822; son of J. W. and Jane (Ramsey) Patterson; they were the parents of eight children, three of whom are now living; in 1829, they came from Kentucky to Irish Grove, Menard Co., where they continued to live until their decease; C.C. Patterson passed his youth and early manhood upon the farm of his father, and received such education as the schools of that time afforded; he was in the late war in Co. K, 17th Ill. V.I., and was in the following engagements; Fredericktown, Mo., Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Meridian, and a number of lesser engagements. He was united in marriage with Martha E. Lloyd April 16, 1867; from this union there wee three children - John L, Charles J. and Francis L.; he was married Dec. 25, 1875, to Miss Mary E. Shipley; from this union there is one child - James O. Mr. Patterson owns eighty acres of well-improved land. Is a stanch Republican in politics, and a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. He has made what he now has by his own exertions.