Patterson Branch Historical Marker

Site of where the first child of Anglo-Saxon parents was born west of the Mississippi in 1790. Marker is on left going east and just before the Branch Bridge. The epitaph on the marker 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."

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Highway 44 two miles East of Marianna, Marianna, Arkansas