Catherine Word Payne

Brief Life History of Catherine Word

When Catherine Word Payne was born on 28 June 1846, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, her father, James Presley Payne, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Latham, was 24. She married James Mason Strother on 28 April 1870, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. She lived in Marshall, Fauquier, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 26 May 1871, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Orlean, Fauquier, Virginia, United States.

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James Mason Strother
Catherine Word Payne
Marriage: 28 April 1870

Sources (6)

  • Catherine Payne in household of James Payne, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catharine W Payne, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Catharine W. Payne, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pai(e)n, Pagen (from Latin Paganus), a fairly common personal name among Normans. It derived from a word that originally meant ‘villager, rustic’, later ‘heathen’, but it had doubtless lost these connotations in its use as a late medieval personal name. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

History: Thomas Payne, who was a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1639, was the founder of a large American family, which included Robert Treat Paine (1731–1814), one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. See also Paine .

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

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