Jacob Alexander Patterson: Birth: 22 DEC 1867 in Mason County, West Virginia. Death: 31 JAN 1957 in Huntington State Hospital, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia
Note: 1850 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1860 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
January the 17th 1863 Mentioned in the Will of her father William Clonch.
1870 U.S. Federal Census [see husband's listing]
1880 U.S. Federal Census [see husband's listing]
1900 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, West Virginia Clendenin Patterson, Luvina head March 1946 54 (married marked out) widowed married 38 yrs mother of 12, 7 living Patterson, Lewis S. son Jun 1877 23 single Patterson, Parthena daughter Aug 1879 20 single Patterson, Rosa E. daughter July 1882 17 single Patterson, Lyddie A. daughter Mar 1885 15 single Patterson, James I. son Mar 1886 14 single (50-27 in file)
1910 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, West Virginia Clendenin District (part of), Precinct No. 2 Enumeration District No. 99, Sheet No. 1B Enumerated by me on the 16th day of April 1910, P.L. Hughes, enumerator. HH #13 Patterson, Lovinia A. head; F W 64 married(1) 43 years, mother of 12, 6 living WV WV VA speaks English farmer, general farm, employer cannot read & write owns mortgage free farm Petterson, Jacob son M W 39 married(2) WV WV WV speaks English laborer, general work, wage cannot read & write Patterson, Sherman L. son M W 33 divorced WV WV WV speaks English farm laborer, home farm, wage cannot read & write Patterson, James I. son M W 22 single WV WV WV speaks English farm laborer, home farm, wage can read & write Patterson, Joshua; grandson M W 14 single WV WV WV speaks English farm laborer, working out, wage can read, cannot write, attended school Petterson, Annie M. granddaughter F W 8 single WV WV WV none attended school Patterson, Bird grandson M W 4/12 single WV WV WV none
1920 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, West Virginia Patterson, Louvina head 72 widowed Patterson, James I. son 34 single Patterson Annie M. granddaughter 17 single Patterson, Byrd grandson 9 single (76-3 in file)
1930 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, West Virginia Arbuckle Patterson, James head 43 West Virginia Patterson, Luvina mother 87 widowed Patterson, Bird nephew 20 single (3-19 in file)
1940 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, West Virginia Clendinen Patterson, James Isaacs head 54 single Patterson, Levina mother 94 widowed
Lavina Ann Doss consistently gave her true age on the census except in 1930 (we do not know if she was the one giving the age). Then when she died the family added several years to her age at death on her death record and in a newspaper article. She was tooted as the oldest person in Mason County when she died at the age of 109 years! An exageration of 10 years as she was not quite 100 at the time of her death.
Death Certificate: Name: Lavina Patterson Sex: female Death Date: 01 Aug 1945 Death Place: Gallipolis Ferry, Mason County, West Virginia Age at Death: 106 years 4 months 18 days (she was about 99) Burial Place: Burial Date: Cemetery: Funeral Home: Birth Date: 18 March 1838 Birth Place: Mason County Marital Status: blank Spouse: not listed Occupation: house wife Address: Gallipolis Ferry Residence: Mason County Mother: Polly Doss Mother's Birth Place: Old Virginia Father: not known Father's Birth Place: not known Informant: Rosie Cline, Gallipolis Ferry (in file)
The following is an exageration, maybe on the part of her grandson Byrd Patterson:
Publication: Charleston Daily Mail Published: August 3, 1945 Headline: Woman, 109, Succumbs Point Pleasant (AP) - Mrs. Lovina Patterson, said by her relatives to be 109 years old and known to be Mason's oldest resident, died Thursday at the home of her grandson, Bert (sic, Byrd) Patterson, on Wyoma ridge near Gallipolis Ferry. She had been bedfast for 16 years. [Source: http://access.newspaperarchive.com/ : accessed 30 March 2014]
Wyoma Ridge was some miles back in the hills from Pt. Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia. Gallia County was across the river from Pt. Pleasant.
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