Around 1803, Colonel Robert “Indian Fighter” Patterson purchased a two thousand acre farm in Montgomery County Ohio (Mitchell 2). Colonel Patterson was one of the three major founders of the Dayton area and built the Patterson Homestead in 1816 on the land where the city would eventually flourish (Mitchell 1). During the war of 1812, Col. Patterson was appointed quartermaster of the troops mustering in Dayton (Mitchell 1). It was during this time that he joined George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone to “settle” the Ohio Territory (Mitchell 1). Even though Col. Patters...
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