James M. Patterson lived with his parents, Jos. and M. A. Patterson, in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, in 1860.
James M. Patterson served in Company A, 19th Texas Cavalry in the Confederate Army.
James M. and Martha J. Brack Patterson lived in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, in 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. In 1900, James M. Patterson was a gin manager. In 1910, James M.’s occupation was own income; Richard was a bookkeeper at a cotton company; Joseph was a bookkeeper at a gin company; and Henry C. Patterson was a cotton buyer. In 1920, Richard J. Patterson was a cotton buyer.