Catherine Van Dyke

Female24 December 1807–22 May 1879

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Van Dyke was born on 24 December 1807, in Morris Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Martin Van Dyke, was 38 and her mother, Catherine Van Dyke, was 38. She married Thomas McFarland about 1828. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 22 May 1879, at the age of 71, and was buried in Amity, Amwell Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas McFarland
Catherine Van Dyke
Marriage: about 1828
Hannah McFarland
Willie McFarland
Catherine Hoglan McFarland
Samuel McFarland

Sources (2)

  • Katherine McFarlin in household of Thos McFarlin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catherine Van Dyke McFarland, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 5

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 23

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

    Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

    Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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