Patton, Samuel B. (1787–1869)

By: Mark Odintz

Type: Biography

Published: May 1, 1995

Samuel B. Patton, legislator, was born in South Carolina in 1787. He moved to Tennessee in 1802 and commanded a company of riflemen in the War of 1812. He moved on to Alabama in 1816, worked as a county clerk, and served in the Alabama legislature for three terms. He moved to Texas in 1837 and represented Bastrop County in the House of the Fourth Texas Congress in 1839–40. Patton moved to Curry's Creek community in what was then Blanco County in 1847. He was described as having a family at that time, including two sons. In 1858 he was elected chief justice of Blanco County. Patton's home became part of Kendall County in 1862, and he was elected chief justice of Kendall County in 1866. He died at his home on Curry's Creek on March 20, 1869.

Kendall County Historical Commission, A History of Kendall County, Texas (Dallas: Taylor, 1984). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Mark Odintz, “Patton, Samuel B.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 19, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995