Mary Catherine Sherrill

Female23 August 1769–17 November 1818

Brief Life History of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Sherrill was born on 23 August 1769, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Jacob S Sherrill, was 21 and her mother, Margaret Lawrence, was 21. She married Elijah Litton in 1788, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 17 November 1818, in Owen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Highets Corner, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Elijah Litton
Mary Catherine Sherrill
Marriage: 1788
Rebecca Litton
Isaac Litton
Joel Litton
Jacob F Litten
Mary J Litton
Gilbert Litton
William Sanford Litton
Lawrence Litten
Landford Litten

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  • Mary Catherine Sherrill Litten, "Find A Grave Index"
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  • Marriage
    1788Lincoln, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

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


    Age 7

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 14

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): habitational name from one or more of several minor places in Devon named with Old English scīr ‘bright, clear’ + wella ‘spring, stream’: chiefly Sherwill in Cornwood, but medieval bearers of the surname have also been recorded at Sherwell in Plympton Saint Mary, Sherrill in Dunterton, and Sherril in Widdecombe in the Moor. Shirwell near Barnstaple did not give rise to a surname as far as is known. This surname is now very rare in Britain, where it is also spelled Sherrell and Sherwell , and is possibly the source of Shroll 2.

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

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