Please help. I still have not solved my problem of the two George Washington Catron's, as to the parents. I have a lot on Peter's family and Judge John,and many Catrons, but have problems of Peter having a son George W. per his will, etc. Also cannot find anything on Christian. I need help here also. I am posting my FTM "notes" in hopes someone will be able to help. I will be happy to receive corrections, as well as sharing.
Juanelle Talley Lago
Peter, the son of Christopher (Stophel) was born in Scharrof, Germany in 1754, Christened 5-13-1754 per LdS. and died in Wayne Co., Ky in 1840. He was eleven years old when he landed in Phil. Pa. in Sept. 1765 on the ship "Chance". His family migrated from Pa to Va in 1766.
Peter served in Capt. Doacks Company in the militia in 1774, at age 20, along with six other Catron's.
One battle was at Point Pleasant, W. Va. In this battle Shawnee Indians were defeated in an attack on frontiersmen at the juncture of the Ohio and Great Kanawha Rivers. In the treaty of Camp Charlotte the Indians yielded hunting rights in KY and agreed to allow transportation to go unmolested on the Ohio. This war was known as Lord Dunsmores War. Dunsmore, the Colonial governor, had promised the frontiersmen "horses and booty" for serving.
May 13, 1780 "The Cumberland Compact" was signed by settlers around Nashville (French Lick). Among the 250 signers were Peter, Phillip, and Francis Catron. This petition was to N.C. (Indians) (TN was part of N.C. until 1792).
Peter was also in "The Battle of the Bluff's", in present day Nashville, where several hundred Cherokees from the TN River Area attacked the fort on April 1, 1781.
On April 17, 1786 he was granted 640 acres of land south of the Cumberland River, for serving in the War of the Revolution. Peter's land probably joined his brother Philips grant of 640 acres, also south of the Cumberland River near Nashboro (Nashville , TN.)
N.C. Grant Book G-7 pg. 56-57 4-17-1786 Grant #111 640 acres Warrant #583 Davidson Co.
Peter lived in Grayson Co., VA when son John was born abt. 1781-1786.
He rec'd Grant in Davidson Co. in 1786. Since Peter was granted land in TN, near Nashville in 1786.
Did Peter go back to Wythe VA for George W. to be born there in 1792??)
Peter moved to Wayne Co., Ky. in 1805. He lived in Beech Hollow, just north of Monticello (KY) on the East Fork of Elk Springs Creek.
On February 18, 1805, he had purchased 200 acres on Elk Springs Creek (KY) from Honorable and Mrs. Marsha Sharp for $1,100.00.
On April 1, 1806 he purchased 20 acres from John and Patsy Mills for $100.00.
*** ("My George W. was b. in KY in 1811, Peter was in KY in 1811, while the other George W. born 1792 was born in Wythe VA.) I have not found Peter to be in Wythe in 1792.
Peter got land grant Near Nashville in 1786, did he move back to Wythe VA before1792 when the older Geo. was born.
Survey Date: 4-10-1821
WaterCourse: Elk Spring Cr
Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
CHAPTER VI KENTUCKY LAND WARRANTS (1816-1873)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
More Info: Grantee: Catron, Peter
Date Survey: 4-10-1821
Watercourse: Elk Spring Cr
Excerpts from Peter's will: He left, "all the estate and property I may then be the owner of be vested in my son John Catron" etc. "Out of the proceed of which, should my wife Elizabeth outlive me she is to be supported well and comfortably for and during her natural life, to which purpose my said son is authorized to appropriate any or all of said property real and personal at his discretion, and without control." " My Negro girl Eliza if living and not necessarily disposed of for my wife's maintenance, I desire my son to give and convey to my daughter Mary Swift. " etc. signed Oct. 31, 1832. witnessed by Albert Jefferson, Martin Beaty (son-in-law husband of Elizabeth Catron , married in 1820 in Wayne Co.) and Francis P. Stone. State of Ky, Wayne Co.
"A William Simpson Clerk of the county____the county Afo. do certify that the Foregoing last will and testament of Peter Catron which appears from the record of the Wayne Co. Court by the oath of Albert Jefferson and Francis Stone, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be accepted whereas from the same together with this certificate has been duly recorded in my office. Given under my hand this 10th day of August 1846. signed by W. Simpson, Clerk."
In the "History of Wayne Co.,KY, written in the 1880's an account is given by an old tailor, who was then in his 80's, of his making a suit of clothing for Peter Catron in 1837 at Monticello, KY, for him to wear to Washington to see his son John take the oath as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
From the Va. Manuscripts of the "Wisconsin Historical Society" we read: "in 1834, Wayne Co., KY, Peter Catron three times a volunteer from Montgomery Co., Va. for service in the Militia 1776-77 under Captains Walter Crockett and John Stephens; Cherokee incursions in the Holston Country; Capitan J. Martins Company of Rangers in Powell's Valley, treaty of Long Island; born in 1754, son of Stuffle Catron.
Peter Catron, father of the Justice, in 1834 applied for a Revolutionary Pension. (Pension # #S 15363 - Virginia) The veterans sworn declaration made in order to obtain it recites some of the Revolutionary movements in Southwest Va. Some excerpts from Peter's application, " and the said Peter Catron cannot read the English Language" "Was born in the year 1754 in Germany, came to Pa. with my father Stuffle Catron in the year 1764. In the year 1766 moved to Montgomery Co., Va. and remained there until 1804, then to Wayne Co., KY where I now live and have lived about 29 years" (See my files for complete Pension Statement, complete will, etc.)
One source showed a May Kettering b. to Peter & Eliz in @ 1785 in Montgomery, VA. May have d. as infant if this is correct, as she is never mentioned in Peter's or her brother John's will. The other sisters were named, but not the brothers.
What about Christian??
Also, Who are these?
LDS also shows George Washington (born 3-1-1792 in Wythe, VA and died in Clark, ILL 4-17-1853) as Peter's son. It shows his wife as Zilpha Stephens b. 4-4-1795 in VA, and dying in Clark, Ill 8-14-1855. ... BUT They married 8-5-1813 in Wayne, KY.
Also They listed these 9 children for this Geo. Wash.
Albert b. @1815 in KY
Oliver Perry @ 1822, Clark ILL, d. Jan 1854, Marshall, ILL
Harriet b. @1824 Clark, ILL
Emily @1828, in ILL
Eliz @ 1829, in ILL
Louisa @1831 Walnut Prarie, ILL, d. 1909 in ?
Alfred b. 10-19-1826 in Walnut Prarie, ILL
Rebecca Ann b. 3-4-1820 in Darwin, ILL, d. 3-1-1873 in ?
Narcissa b. 6-16-1832 in Marshall ILL d. 10-18-1921 in Ogden, ILL.
Some say Peter m. Eliz .ETTER in 1809?? Was he m. twice.
Peter Catron 1840 age 86
Military service: Veteran
County: Wayne in 1840
NOTES: George W.Catron (born Wythe VA in 1792)
D. of Marriage pg 489 Wayne Co., Ky Vital Records vol. 2.
Jacob & Rebecca Kuntsorn could be parents. they lived in Wythe at time of his birth. They had "A" George.
Peter Catron was already in TN by the date this George was born. Did he go back to VA and come back to TN then KY?
Meda Gross from Ogden Illinois, wrote Archives in TN and stated this George was bro. to Judge John. She says this Geo came to ILL in 1817 and lived in Clark Co. South of Marshall. He had a family of 9 children and named children. ??
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Darwin, Clark, Illinois
George W Catron
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1794
Birth Place: Virginia
George W Catron 56
Harriet Catron 13
Louisa Catron 20
Narcissa Catron 18
Rebecca Catron 27
Zilpha Catron 54
John Haddix 22
James Pelton 15
"A" Geo. W. was b. Ill. in 1817. WHO?
1830 Geo. W. Catron in Clark Co., Ill c. age 56
George W Catron
Issue Date: 5 Nov 1830
State of Record: Illinois
Accession Number: IL0350__.207
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Palestine
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 1198
Legal Land Description:
Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
10 9-N 11-W 2nd PM Clark
4-8-1839 Geo. W. purch public land price 125, total 5000, vol 291, pg 222, sec 15, 4000 acres 116478 ID#
4-6-1839 " " price125, total 10000. vol 291. pg 222 sec 20 8000 acres 116479 ID#
NOTES OF OTHER GEORGE W. CATRON:
This is my Direct Ancestor.
on genforum, "Posted by: Grady E. Loy Date: October 31, 1998 at 00:52:30
In Reply to: Catron, George Washington by Juanelle Lago of 920
One of my relatives quotes a Henry Catron of Springfield, Illinois (I don't know anyting about him except that) who said that a George Washington Catron was born to Peter Catron and Elizabeth Houk on 11 Mar 1792 in (presumably) Wyeth County, Virginia. He would have been a brother of Associate Justice USSC John Catron. This family went on to Wayne County, Kentucky but a brother of Peter Catron whose name was Jacob Catron stayed in Wyeth County and then went to White County Tennessee. He had son Christopher and perhaps others. One of Christopher's sons was named John (b. 1796)and he was named after John Catron the justice (who in 1812 left Kentucky and moved to Tennessee he is buried in Nashville). It is not impossible that another such namesake could have tried. I do not have direct evidence of your George Washington Catron but there may have been many sons of Jacob I do not know about, I do not know if George Washinton son of Peter had children (or even if Henry Catron of Springfield was correct. Other relatives say the elder John was an only son) and there was another Catron brother, Francis, of Peter and Jacob in Virginia who no doubt had his own children who I as yet haven't found indformation concerning. Also, Peter Catron's father Christopher (Stophel) Catron had a brother and a cousin (Johan Jacob and Mathew but I am not sure which was which or whether they changed their name from Kettering to Catron as Stophel's children all did.) who followed him to Virginia from Germany. My sources were a private paper put out years ago in Virginia by a man named Macy I think (The old timers all insist the content is correct) and for Jacob Catron's people I referred to the book Thomas Benton Catron and his era by Victor Westphall (U of Ariz Press). I hope that is of some help. There is a source on the net I can perhaps refer you to if you e-mail me who knows more. Good luck and please let me know"
Peter Catron was living in KY when this Geo.(b. 1811) was born,( and the other Geo b. 1792 was b. in VA). Peter was already in TN when Geo b. 1792 was born. Did he go back to VA, then back to TN and then KY??)
On 1880 CENSUS our Geo born 1811,it has he was born in KY, His Father born in KY and mother born in KY. (Peter was not)
On 1850 Smith Co., TN Census. as merchant. age 38 b. in KY
wife Eliz. 29 b. TN
dau Eliz 10 b. miss.
Tennie 7 b TN
Oliver 6 b TN
William 3 b TN
Geo. 6 mo. b TN
In 1854-56 in Rome Smith County, TN as children were born there.
On 1860 Smith Co., TN Census.
G.W. 48 22, 260. 20,200 Merchant KY.
Jane E 19
Wm S. 13
Geo. W. 11
John R. 8
Fannie R. 6
Blanche A. 3.
Alexander Fale b. 10-16-1859 NOT ON 1860 Census.
Bought land on Rd Lick Creek.
Smith Co. Deed Book AA-2 1860-1876, by Partlow, 7-23-1860, R.S. Dismuke - Geo. W. had court case.
Smith Co. Deed Book AA, pg. 288-289 on 12-21-1860 G.W.C. purchased land in 13th District.
Smith Co. Deed Book AA, Feb. 1861, pg. 428, G.W.C. sold J.R. Hibbits one negro girl.
Smith Co. Deed Book CC, pg 29-30, on 12-30-1861 John R. Etherley sold to G.W. C. land on both sides of Round Lick Creek.
Smith Co. Deed Book AA, Jan 1862 pg 564-565, G.W.C. sold to Will Lutchford land on Lick Creek Road.
Smith Co. Deed book BB, pg. 92-93 on 7-12-1865, G.W.C. sold to Frances Kerley land in 12th dist.
Smith Co. Deed Bk # 1, 1-23-1869 pg 128-129, Sheriff sold land formerly G.W. Catron's.
Smith Co. Deed Book #1 , pg. 814, On 11-2-1872, G.W., O.P, and W.S. Catron sold a town lot to Issac Ford in Rome, Smith Co., TN. (prob. when he moved to Wilson Co.)
1870 On Smith Co., TN Census. dist 12
G.W. age 58 farmer b. in ky.
Bell (eliz) 50 k. house tn
G.W. jr. 19 son tn
John R. (Jack) 17 son tn
Fannie 15 dau tn
Blanche 13 dau tn
A. F. 10 son tn
M. Bell 9 dau tn
Mary 3 dau tn
On 1880 Wilson Co., TN Census
Geo. W. age 68 b. in KY farmer ( Geo's?? father b. ky mother b. KY ? ? ?)
Elizabeth G. age 58 b. in TN
Elizabeth C. Catron dau 40, (Divorced) b. in MISS.
Tennessee dau. 37 this c. shows she is single?? She m. Ben Roe in Smith Co., in 1860, and lived with him in Sherman, TX. She had 7 children. We also have a pic made in studio located in Sherman, TX.
Oliver P. son 36
G.W. jr. son 29
John R. son 26
Alex F. son 21
Marina Bell dau 18
Mary dau 14
Mary E. Catron, age 18 Grandau living with them , she was b. in TN, her father in KY mother in MISS.
George B. Catron, age 12 Grandson living with them b. in TN f. in KY, M. in Miss. Ada age 14 granddaughter liv. w/them b in TN, f. in KY, m. in Miss.
Bon Air is in White Co., TN. Have pic's of unknown Catron relative with Bon Air on it.
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