James G. Patterson

James G. Patterson (Yazoo County)

State House: 1874-1875

Died: October 20, 1875

“The hanging of Patterson has attracted some notice beyond the borders of Yazoo. He was my friend, an intelligent, cultivated, orderly, peace-loving man. He was one of the three members from our county in the State House of Representatives. I knew him personally and well. I never heard him use profane or vulgar language. His habits were exceptionally good. I never knew or heard that he used intoxicating liquors. It is said that as chairman of the Republican club in his neighborhood in former campaigns, he had made arrangements, regardless of the threats of the enemy, for a Republican meeting.”
(Albert T. Morgan, Yazoo; Or, on the Picket Line of Freedom, 1884)

Clarion-Ledger, October 21, 1875
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, Oct 23, 1875
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, Oct 23, 1875
Clarion-Ledger, December 8, 1875
Clarion-Ledger, September 3, 1879