Catherine Whitmer

9 February 1833–8 August 1916 (Age 83)
Mathias, Hardy, Virginia, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Whitmer was born on 9 February 1833, in Mathias, Hardy, Virginia, United States, her father, Francis Suffare Whitmer, was 30 and her mother, Catharine Delawder, was 30. She married John H Anderson on 22 March 1861, in Hardy, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Lee Magisterial District, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 8 August 1916, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Tomahawk Pond Cemetery, Orkney Springs, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States.

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John H Anderson
Catherine Whitmer
Marriage: 22 March 1861
Angeline Anderson
Joseph A. Anderson
Mary Barbara Anderson
John David Anderson

Spouse and Children

    John H Anderson



22 March 1861
Hardy, West Virginia, United States


    Angeline Anderson


    Joseph A. Anderson


    Mary Barbara Anderson



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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 11

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 28

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Whitmore 2.2 Americanized form of German Wittmeyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Anderson in household of John Anderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catharine Anderson in household of John H Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catherine Anderson in household of John H Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"

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