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C.B. Patton House

C.B. Patton was born January 27, 1844, in Troupe County, Georgia, and came to Texas when he was only eight years old. After receiving his medical degree from Tulane University of Medicine, he practiced for fifty years. He served throughout the Civil War with the Confederate Army as a member of the 21st Texas Cavalry under Colonel George W. Carier. It is not certain when he arrived in Gonzales, but his Masonic records indicate that he was initiated into the Gonzales Lodge # 80 August 10, 1870. On October 20, 1873, he married Kate Jenkins Dibrell of Galveston and they had two daughters and one son. His son, S. C. Patton, followed him into the medical profession and settled in Dallas, Texas. Although his obituary states that Dr. Patton spent his entire career practicing in Sweet Home, Texas, records indicate that he owned property in Gonzales in 1907 and registered his Medical License in Gonzales in 1908. Tax records indicate that C.B. Patton built his house in 1907. The beautiful Greek Revival style home with longleaf pine woodwork and well preserved hardwood floors is unique in that it had no fire places but was heated by a coal burning furnace located in the basement. It still stands on a spacious 2 1/2 acre lot.
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