The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 771, Franklin Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"E. PATTISON, son of GEORGE and ANN (DUNTON) PATTISON was born in Kentucky in 1813. In 1827, the parents came to Fayette County, this state, and in 1870 removed to Madison County, where they died. E. PATTISON resided in Fayette County until 1839, when he removed to Blackford County. He was married, in Fayette County, to MISS ELIZABETH A., daughter of PETER and HANNAH SNULL, and a native of West Virginia. In 1847, MR. PATTISON came to this township, and for awhile practiced medicine; then for five years practiced in Winamac. His health failing, he was compelled to relinquish his profession, and visit California, which he did in 1853, returning in 1855. In 1870, he turned his attention to farming. He has had born to him twelve children - CLARISSA, REBECCA, R. NEWTON (deceased), SARAH A. (deceased), HARRIET, EDWARD A., WILLIAM H., ZOE E., LAURA B., IDA M., JOHN F., and MATTIE."