West Salt River Township



Samuel J Hagans
3 Oct 1829 - ?

Nancy A Hagans
24 Mar 1832 - 18 Dec 1878

Samuel J Hagans was a farmer who settled in the Bullion area around 1858.  He and his wife Nancy had two children when they came from Illinois and added several more to their family over the next few years. Although a typographical error in the county cemetery book indicates Sam & Nancy died the same day, he was still living when the 1880 Census was taken.  [Federal Census; Adair Co Cemeteries]




John Patterson
10 July 1831 - 25 Feb 1909

John Patterson was born in Urshult, Sweden and immigrated to the US in 1853, stopping in Kentucky for two years before settling in Adair County.  At the time of his death, he owned one of the largest dairy farms in the region, had been President of the State Dairy Association for several years and was considered one of the leading experts in scientific dairy farming.  John and his first wife, Elizabeth Richardson, had one daughter, Ginevra.  After Elizabeth’s death he remarried twice, to Maggie Sees and Jane E Hill. [Violette]



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