Mary Cather

February 1811–27 August 1843 (Age 32)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Cather was born in February 1811, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, her father, John Howard Cather, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth McKee, was 30. She married James McDonald Jr on 8 November 1833, in Harrison, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 27 August 1843, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Bridgeport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James McDonald Jr
Mary Cather
Marriage: 8 November 1833
Jane McDonald
Leonidas McDonald
John Franklin McDonald
Jesse Hamilton McDonald

Spouse and Children

8 November 1833
Harrison, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Howard Cather





    Jennie Jane Cather



    Thomas H Cather


    William Cather



+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 1

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 9

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Catter or Cather in Dumbartonshire.2 Altered spelling of Austrian German Köther, a variant of Kötter ( see Koetter ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Mcdonald in household of James Mcdonald, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mary Mcdonald in entry for Leonidas McDonald and Margaret B Shields, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Mary Cather, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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