Catherine S. Usher

16 June 1807–29 August 1882 (Age 75)
Coles Creek, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine S.

When Catherine S. Usher was born on 16 June 1807, in Coles Creek, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Usher, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Daniel Watkins, was 17. She married Dr. Isaac Hamberlin on 22 December 1823, in Jefferson, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1860. She died on 29 August 1882, in Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Dr. Isaac Hamberlin
Catherine S. Usher
Marriage: 22 December 1823
Elvira Hamberlin
Maj Monroe Hamberlin
Tobias or Tobe Hamberlin
Isaac Hamberlin
William J Hamberlin
John W Hamberlin
Thomas Hamberlin
Catherine Hamberlin

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Atlantic slave trade abolished.
Age 10
Mississippi is the 20th state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 23
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession .2 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).

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

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Sources (5)

  • C Hamberlin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine S Hamberlin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catherine Usher, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

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