SPAUGH - PATTERSON FAMILY
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Subject: Ancestral Home of the Patterson Family
The following picture is of the "Old Patterson Homestead"
It was also known as the Cedar Dale Farm.
The Patterson family were early settlers in Sullivan. They came
to Sullivan in 1832 and established a land grant. The house was built in 1853 by Donty Patterson.
The people pictured are: Perry Patterson, who was Donty's youngest
son, Perry's wife Gertrude Lyon Patterson, and their daughter, who is Nellie Patterson Spaugh, the maternal grandmother
of Daniel Terzo, Jr. (Our contributor)
The house was of solid brick, with walls 20" thick. It was
struck by lightning in 1948 and was destroyed. The farm still belongs to the descendants of the Patterson
Where the house once stood is 20 acres of farmland, surrounded now by homes. Few people in Sullivan realize
what once stood there.
This next picture is of the Hinton
School which was located in Allenville, Moultrie County.
It was taken in 1910. My grandfather, Ray Spaugh is the boy standing in the back row, 3rd from the right. The teacher
Edith Brant is in the back row far right. My grandfather was raised on a farm in Allenville. The Spaugh family
were early settlers there.
He, my grandfather, went thru Moultrie County schools, attended the University of Illinois and majored in English.
He taught school in Moultrie County at the Hinton School and the Crabapple School. He married Nellie Patterson
in 1920, and moved to California in 1922.
He attended USC and got his Masters Degree. He taught every grade from a one room schoolhouse, up to and including
Pictured above are as follows:
Back Row, left to right: Mabel Ethington,
Chester Graham, Spencer Graham, Vey Osborn, Ray Spaugh, Charlotte Winter & Edith Brant, Teacher.
Middle Row: Valerie Winter, Freda
Shirey, Molly Winter, Otis Goddard, Melvin Wiley
Sitting: James Winter, Arthur Ethington,
Claude Shirey, Clem Goddard, Ralph Peters, Merrill Waddell
Front Row: Russell Shirey, Clurie
Burnett, Arlie Graham, Mick Ethington
The second picture is of my grandparents, Ray Spaugh and Nellie Patterson,
dressed as "Old Folks" for a parade around the Sullivan Square in 1916.
The third photo is of a Patterson Family picnic probably in the late
The next photograph was taken Dec 20,1913. My Great Grandfather, Perry
Patterson, was a farmer in Sullivan.
His farm, CedarDale Farm was at the southeast side of Sullivan.
He was a well known hog farmer. The picture shows his "cement" hog trough. To the right of the picture,
you will notice steam. He fed his hogs heated slop!
The cement hog trough is the only remains of Cedar Dale Farm. It is
on a pasture on the east side of Patterson Rd.
My family and I ,when we visit Sullivan, host wine and cheese parties on the hog trough! It was even the sight
of my brother and his wife's renewal ceremony, celebrating their fifteenth wedding anniversary.
The newspaper article was in the Decatur
IT PAYS TO FEED
HOGS COSTLY CORN
[transcribed by K. Torp from original article]
Perry J. Patterson Realizes $1.14 a Bushel
Sullivan, Dec. 24 - Perry J. Patterson, owner of the Cedar Dale Farm which is located
at the edge of this city, has been asked to answer this question: "Does it pay to feed hogs this high
As an experienced stock raiser Mr. Patterson has kindly consented to give his opinion
along this line and this is what he has to say.
"Does it pay to feed this high priced corn to hogs, is a question often asked and
here are some figures to prove that it does pay. On June 26, 1913, I bought thirty-eight pigs that weighed
thirty-one pounds each and on July 16 I bought twelve that averaged thirty-seven pounds each and on Aug. 16, I
bought twenty-five head that averaged thirty-eight pounds each. I fed them just enough to keep them growing
until Oct. 1 then I began to increase the feed until I got them upon full feed. On Oct. 25, they weighted
107 pounds each. I continued to give them all they could eat and drink until Dec. 22, fifty-seven days after
purchasing them, when I sold them. Their average weight was 205 ½ pounds.
"They had eaten 200 bushels of old corn and 570 bushels of new corn, a total of 770
bushels of corn. I also used 2,000 pounds of shorts in making slop at a cost of $29 they had all they could
eat and drink twice each day. The water was furnished them from my compressed air water system which is piped
in all feed lots. They were fed on a concrete platform 12 x 24 feet.
The total cost of the seventy-five pigs was $250.60 or 8 ¾ cents a pound and I
sold them for 7 ½ cents a pound and received $1,157.
"By just a little figuring you can see that the corn brought me $1.14 a bushel.
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