Catherine Katy Sawyer

15 May 1831–19 August 1900 (Age 69)
Macon, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Catherine Katy

When Catherine Katy Sawyer was born on 15 May 1831, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Sawyer, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Hyde, was 20. She married William L Welch about 1852. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Stecoah, Graham, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 19 August 1900, in Graham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Graham, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William L Welch
Catherine Katy Sawyer
Marriage: about 1852
Nancy Drucilla Welch
William Joseph Welch
Jacob D. Welch
Permelia Catherine Welch
Amanda Margaret Welch
Thomas Isaac Welch
Elizabeth Ann Welch

Spouse and Children

about 1852


    Nancy Drucilla Welch



    Jacob D. Welch


    Permelia Catherine Welch



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 22

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cate E Welch in household of William L Welch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Katie Sowards in entry for Manda Williams, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Kattie Sawers in entry for Thomas Welch, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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