Birth Education and Family
General Patton was born in November 11, 1885 and was born in
Another relative was Hugh Weedon Mercer who was also a confederate soldier. His seventh great grandfather was Louis Dubois, a French Huguenout Immigrant. Another ancestor was the first cousin of George Washington. Patton’s paternal grand parents were Colonel George Smith Patton and Susan Thornton Glassell.
His dad served in the 22nd
Together they had three children, Beatrice Smith, Ruth Ellen, and George Patton IV, who rose to the rank of Major General. Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute. From there, he transferred to the United States Military academy and was appointed cadet adjutant eventually graduating in 1930 and receiving a commission as a cavalry officer.
Early Military Career
World War I
World War II
General George S. Patton - A History Fair Project by Taylor Jones