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.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Jasper Clayton
Mary Catherine West
Marriage: 31 October 1882
Maggie Clayton
Alma Clayton
George William Clayton
Edward Alexander Clayton
Charie E Clayton
John Clayton
Bessie Carlee Clayton
Ethel Clayton

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Jasper Clayton



31 October 1882


    Maggie Clayton


    Alma Clayton


    George William Clayton


    Edward Alexander Clayton


    Charie E Clayton


+3 More Children

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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.

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.

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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"

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