Allegany County, NY 

Another Civil War Vet Photo Identified


It started as an email to me:

"The photo of the Civil War Vet is from my Grandmother's Beatrice
Gleason's collection. The only thing written on the photo is that it
is an uncle of Abigail Lucinda (Patterson) Williams (1850-1933). She
was married to George W. Williams (1849-1934) in the New Hudson area.
Abigail's Father was Porter Patterson (1819-1861) and Mother was
Abigail Lewis (1818-1885). Sometimes the name is spelled Pattyson.
They lived in the New Hudson area until Porters death and then Abigail
moved the children to Cattaraugus County.
Porter Patterson's Brothers were Isaac, Philonas, Silas, Cyrus, Darius,
Andrew, & James. The latter two did not live past 1864. (sons of
Joseph & Lucinda (Spencer) Patterson always in the New Hudson area.)
I shouldn't assume the photo is a Patterson, for it could be a Lewis
or Spencer........
The only clue I have is the ribbon he is wearing. The photo was taken
in Cuba, NY.
I have tried looking up information on several Civil War sites but I
think I need help on this one.
Again, I have many photos of people and school groups in that area
which I would be happy to share. If you know of anyone who is working
with the descendents of Jonathon Gleason, the Patterson's, Lewis's,
Spencer's, Marsh's.......I would be happy to work with them.
Thank you again, Cassie Yarsky"



I found your Uncle's GAR Post as Columbia, Kansas. It is the John A. Dix
Post. I'm sure that is what it also says on his badge when I blow the
picture up.
I'm not sure how he got with a GAR post in Kansas, but, that will give
another lead to follow.  Ron Taylor

"Hi Ron,

After doing a little more research I find that the photo is
of Darius Pattyson.
Born 1832 in New Hudson, NY. Enlisted on 29 Nov 1861. Co. I NY 85th
Infantry Reg. Received a disability discharge on 30 of Oct 1862 in
Point Lookout MD. He married Catherine Higbee and eventually moved to
Columbus, Cherokee county, Kansas where he died. Parents were Joseph
Pattyson and Lucinda D. Spencer.
thank you for your help!

Cassie Yarsky"