Catherine McCay

about 1758–
Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine McCay was born about 1758, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, her father, Alexander McCay, was 8 and her mother, Naomi Spencer, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Alexander McCay
1750–1784
Naomi Spencer
1736–1778
Alexander McCay
1756–
Catherine McCay
1758–
Naomi McCay
1760–
Phebe McCay
1761–
Sarah McCay
1763–
Phoebe McCay
1765–1846
Ann McCay
1767–
Sarah McCay
1766–
Catharine McCay
1767–
Naomi McCay
1768–
Ann McCay
1770–
Spencer McCay
1773–1852
Alexander McCay
1775–

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World Events (3)

1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 6

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.
1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 18

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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