Columbus Daily Herald: Sept 9, 1929
Widow of Civil War Veteran Dies in East Columbus.
    Mrs. Eliza Barton Patterson, 82 years old, widow of Matthew Patterson, a civil war veteran who passed away in June, died this morning at 9 o'clock at her home on Jones street, East Columbus, following a short illness of a cancerous growth. 
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home.  Burial will be in City cemetery.  In compliance with the wish of the deceased woman, it is asked that flowers be omitted. 
    Mrs. Patterson was born in this county in the Dark Corner neighborhood, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Youman Barton.  June 14, 1969 she was married to Mr. Patterson and they spent the greater part of their lives here.  Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Methodist church, having affiliated with the church at Burnsville many years ago.  She was good woman always ready to help others and she was most highly esteemed by those who knew her.
    Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Luther Yates, Mrs. Garnett Jewell, and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson, all of this county, 20 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren
submitted by:
Cindy Martin