Patterson Branch Historical Marker

Ark. 44 South
Marianna, AR 72360

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Historical marker commemorates the site where the first child of Anglo-Saxon parents was born west of the Mississippi in 1790 and died in 1886. His epitaph reads, “I was born in a kingdom-Spain, reared in an empire-France, attained manhood in a territory, am now a citizen of a state and have never been 100 miles from where I was born." Located 3.2 miles south of Marianna just before entering the St. Francis National Forest