Mary Catharine Duff

11 August 1830–26 March 1918 (Age 87)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Catharine

When Mary Catharine Duff was born on 11 August 1830, in Virginia, United States, her father, William Powell Duff, was 33 and her mother, Catharine Young, was 30. She married George Whitfield Hieronymus on 16 May 1860. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3 New Virginia, Lee, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and United States in 1910. She died on 26 March 1918, in Hieronymus Cemetery, Vada, Lee, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Vada, Lee, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Whitfield Hieronymus
Mary Catharine Duff
Marriage: 16 May 1860
Emily Caroline Hieronymus
William Samuel Hieronymus
Charles Burrows Hieronymus
Joseph Hooker Hieronymus
Mary Catherine Heironymous
Sarah Jane "Sallie" Hieronymous

Spouse and Children

16 May 1860


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Robert W Duff


    Claiborne Duff


    Matha Jane Duff


    Julia F Turner



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 20

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 31

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibh (‘descendant of Dubh’), Mac Giolla Duibh (‘son of the servant of Dubh’), or a short form of Duffin 2 (County Wexford), MacElduff (County Tyrone; see Kilduff ), Mac Duibh, and Duffy , all of which are formed from personal names containing the element dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ (widely used as a nickname or byname for a dark-haired man or man of dark temperament and as an element of personal names).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary C Huronymus in household of George Huronymus, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Hyeronymus in household of George Hyeronymus, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Heironymous in household of George Heironymous, "United States Census, 1880"

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