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Re: Eliza Ida Cathey
Posted by: John Cathey (ID *****9727) Date: February 24, 2011 at 11:14:17
In Reply to: Eliza Ida Cathey by Judy Christensen of 1414

The info. that I have on Eliza Ida Cathey and a Blanton is this: Eliza was born abt 1884. d: 1973, is burried in Shady Grove Cem. Bald Knob, AR. Notes for Eliza: mother of Ruth B. Chaney
Eliza Ida Cathey (RN=11053) was visited in 1971 by Patty Jordan Lane ( to obtain data. "She was going blind and on that day couldn't remember much, but several days later received a letter she had her daughter Ruth Blanton Chaney write for her, saying her father's middle name was Armstrong so don't know for sure - do you? He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery at Strawberry, AR. about 35 miles from me.
Eliza's father was John Andrew Cathey, b: Nov 1841 in Shelby Co., TN. d: 25 Oct 1919, and is burried in Lancaster Cem., Strawberry, AR.
Her Mother was: Eliza B. Roberts, b: 09 Apr 1843. d: 01 Jan 1895 and is burried in Lancaster Cem. near Strawberry, AR. They were married Abt. 1870.
Eliza had a sister Bertha Lee Cathey, b: 1888, she was 91 years old in 1979. also married to a Blanton.
John Andrew Cathey's first wife was Sarah W. Roberts,(sister of Eliza Roberts) b: 1848, d: 1869. They were married 27 Dec 1866 in Jackson Co., AR. They had a daughter: Kate S. Cathey, b: 14 Oct 1869. d: 24 Apr 1951 and is burried in Lancaster Cem., Lawrence Co., AR.
She was married to Robert E Penn on 22 Sep 1887. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters. Robert Penn Opened the Penn Mercantile Store in Strawberry, AR. Home located by creek.
Also owned sawmill & gin.
The Penn family can be traced at this web address: Lawrence County, Ar By Turner Publishing Company page 164.
Back to the Catheys. John Andrew Cathey's father was: John A. Cathey, b: 1810 in Shelby Co., TN. d: Bef. Apr 1850 in Jacksonport, AR. tailor; settled in Jacksonport, AR in 1848 moved this year to AR from TN.
J. Anschultz apptd. guardian of William, Henry, John & Luther minors under age 14 years
John A. Cathey (RN=16800) His son RN=11050 is recorded by Goodspeed in his Lawrence Co., AR publication. Hugh Cathey received the Goodspeed data from Washinton DC in 1951.

As of October 1, 2002, the parents of John A. Cathey RN=16800, originally of Maury Co., TN, had not been identified.

may have been known as John Andrew Cathey. One of his sons went by that name. See IGI page 31
was researched by Patty Jordan Lane July 2001 ( Also by Sandra Fry (see #522 on Cathey Genform.
John A. Cathey married Narcissa Turnage, d: Sept 1850 settled in AR with husb. in 1848
was from TN. Is incl in www posting Tipton Co., TN. She was one of 8 kids of Henry Turnage & Nancy Anna Colley. The researcher of Turnage is Robert Earl Woodham April 1997. They had 3 other sons: William T. Cathey d: bef 1870. David Luther Cathey, b: Aft. 1835. and James Henry Cathey, b: 1838. I have more on James Henry's line if you are interested. Send me an e-mail and I will wend you more info.
John R. Cathey

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