Catherine Whitehouse

1792–1818 (Age 26)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Whitehouse was born in 1792, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Whitehouse, was 34 and her mother, Sarah “Sally” M, was 34. She married James Sparrow on 10 August 1813, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. She died in 1818, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

James Sparrow
Catherine Whitehouse
Marriage: 10 August 1813

Spouse and Children

10 August 1813
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings



    John Whitehouse


    Thomas Whitehouse



    Elizabeth Whitehouse


    Mary Ann Whitehouse


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World Events (7)

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 0

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (widespread, but especially common in the West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived in a white house, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hous ‘house’, or a habitational name from a place named with these elements, as for example Whittas in Cumbria.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Catharin Whitehouse, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ketey Whitehouse, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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