Col. Thomas Patterson and Elizabeth Howard Wells
Crayon drawing of Col Thomas Patterson and his wife Elizabeth Howard Wells done in 1831 before Daguerreotypes were introduced.
Thomas was born in 1806 in Washington County and his wife Elizabeth was born in 1814. They eventually moved to Rock Bluffs, NE.
Thomas is from one of the Pioneer families of PA. His great grandfather was James Patterson who came over from Ireland in 1728.