Catherine Word Payne

28 June 1846–26 May 1871 (Age 24)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

James Mason Strother
Catherine Word Payne
Marriage: 28 April 1870

Spouse and Children

28 April 1870
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Elizabeth Latham






    Alice Marshall Payne


    Cora Ambler Payne


    Amelia Blanche Payne


+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

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

Age 15

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. 

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Paine . This is also a well-established surname in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Payne in household of James Payne, "United States Census, 1850"
  • C W Payne in household of James P Payne, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza C Strother in household of James Strother, "United States Census, 1880"

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