Mary Catherine West

31 December 1859–12 November 1938 (Age 78)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine West was born on 31 December 1859, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Riley West, was 36 and her mother, Salina E. Webb, was 21. She married Daniel Jasper Clayton on 31 October 1882. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Scotts Creek, Jackson, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Addie Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1938. She died on 12 November 1938, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Daniel Jasper Clayton
1858–1940
Mary Catherine West
1859–1938
Marriage: 31 October 1882
Maggie Clayton
1883–1894
Alma Clayton
1883–1906
George William Clayton
1886–1954
Edward Alexander Clayton
1887–1940
Charie E Clayton
1889–
John Clayton
1890–1891
Bessie Carlee Clayton
1892–1965
Ethel Clayton
1895–1991

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Jasper Clayton

    Male1858–1940Male

    Female1859–1938Female

MARRIAGE
31 October 1882
children

(8)

    Maggie Clayton

    Female1883–1894Female

    Alma Clayton

    Female1883–1906Female

    George William Clayton

    Male1886–1954Male

    Edward Alexander Clayton

    Male1887–1940Male

    Charie E Clayton

    Female1889–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 3

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary West in household of William R West, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary C Clayton in household of Daniel J Clayton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mollie C Clayton in household of Daniel J Clayton, "United States Census, 1930"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.