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

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.

    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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