Martha Lucinda "Lou" Cathey

19 April 1850–21 September 1931 (Age 81)
Sawyer Cemetery, Carson Mill, Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Lucinda "Lou"

When Martha Lucinda "Lou" Cathey was born on 19 April 1850, her father, William Harrison Cathey, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Martha Carter, was 35. She married Nathan Thompson Sawyer in 1867, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Nantahala, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Charleston Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 21 September 1931, at the age of 81, and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Carson Mill, Swain, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Thompson Sawyer
1835–1910
Martha Lucinda "Lou" Cathey
1850–1931
Marriage: 1867
Amanda Elizabeth Sawyer
1867–1941
Infant Sons Sawyer
Candace S Sawyer
1871–
Mary Ruth Sawyer
1878–1945
Thomas Sawyer
1881–
Nancy E. Lavina Viney Sawyer
1882–1957
Luellen Elvira Sawyer
1885–1973
William Joel Sawyer
1889–1960

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1867
North Carolina, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Rebecca Caroline Cathey

    Female1838–Female

    Josiah Andrew Cathey

    Male1841–1899Male

    Lavina Elizabeth Cathey

    Female1844–1917Female

    Jessee Cathey

    Male1847–Male

    Female1850–1931Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 3

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1861

Age 11

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of MacCathay, a Galloway surname of unexplained origin, also spelled Cathie.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lon Sawyer in household of Elmore Fox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lucinda Cathey in household of Wm H Cathey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha L Cathey in household of William H Cathey, "United States Census, 1870"

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