Catharine Harris Shiell

19 August 1785–24 June 1841 (Age 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Catharine Harris

When Catharine Harris Shiell was born on 19 August 1785, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Dr. Hugh Shiell, was 35 and her mother, Anne Harris, was 24. She married Gen Thomas Bodley on 29 December 1803, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 June 1841, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States.

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Gen Thomas Bodley
Catharine Harris Shiell
Marriage: 29 December 1803
Harry Innes Bodley
William Stewart Bodley
Anne Isabella Bodley
Hugh Schiell Bodley
Maria Iness Bodley
John Fowler Bodley
James Breckenridge Bodley
Catherine Elizabeth Bodley
Thomas Bodley
Charles Scott Todd Bodily
Ellen Pindell Bodley
George Wallace Jones Bodley

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  • Marriage
    29 December 1803Franklin, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution
    Age 2
    On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 15
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Shiel .English: variant of Shield 1.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Catharine Harris Shiell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Catharine Harris Shiell Bodley, "Find A Grave Index"

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