PATTEN, JOHN, a Delegate and a Representative from Delaware; born in Kent County, Del., April
26, 1746; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; entered the Revolutionary
Army as a lieutenant; was promoted to the rank of major; Member of the Continental Congress in
1786; presented credentials as an Anti-Administration Member-elect to the Third Congress and
served from March 4, 1793, to February 14, 1794, when he was succeeded by Henry Latimer, who
contested his election; elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3,
1797); was not a candidate for renomination; engaged in farming until his death at ``Tynhead Court,''
near Dover, Del., December 26, 1800; interment in the Presbyterian Churchyard.