Catherine Wathen

Femaleabout 1766–8 May 1841

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Wathen was born about 1766, in Prince George Parish, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, her father, Barton Wathen, was 47 and her mother, Clothilda, was 40. 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 76, and was buried in Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Edelen
Catherine Wathen
Marriage: 3 April 1786
Clotilda Edelen
Benedict Edelen
Elizabeth Edelen
Mary Helen Edelen
Leonard Edelen
Louis Edelen
Lucy Edelen
George Edelen
Margaret " Peggy" Edelen
George E. Edelen Edlyn
Elisa Edelen
Margaret "Peggy" Edelen

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1786Prince George's, Maryland, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    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.

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