Catherine Wathen

about 1766–8 May 1841 (Age 75)
Prince George Parish, Prince George's, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Wathen was born about 1766, in Prince George Parish, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, her father, Barton Wathen, was 46 and her mother, Clothilda, was 38. She married Joseph Edelen on 3 April 1786, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 8 May 1841, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Edelen
1765–1840
Catherine Wathen
1766–1841
Marriage: 3 April 1786
Clotilda Edelen
1787–1887
Benedict Edelen
1791–1860
Elizabeth Edelen
1796–1839
Edelen
1788–
Leonard Edelen
1789–1864
Louis Edelen
1793–1863
Lucy Edelen
1798–1896
George Edelen
1801–1843
Margaret " Peggy" Edelen
1801–1904
George E. Edelen Edlyn
1808–1843
Elisa Edelen
1810–
Margaret "Peggy" Edelen
1810–
Mary Helen Edelen
1819–1847

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1786Prince George's, Maryland, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 10
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1785
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1785: Nelson, Virginia, United States 1792: Washington, Kentucky, United States 1834: Marion, Kentucky, United States
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 20
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: possibly from the personal name Gwaiddan, which is found as part of placenames in Robeston Wathen, near Narberth, Pembrokeshire, and the nearby Llanwathen (from Welsh llan ‘church’ + Gwaiddon).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (4)

    • Catherine Edelen, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
    • Catharine Wathen Edelen, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

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