Catherine Beasley Higgins

14 November 1797–19 April 1877 (Age 79)
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine Beasley

When Catherine Beasley Higgins was born on 14 November 1797, in Kershaw, Camden District, South Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Higgins, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Beasley, was 36. She married John Holladay on 16 April 1822, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 19 April 1877, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Holladay
Catherine Beasley Higgins
Marriage: 16 April 1822
Susannah Fleming Holladay
Lettisha Hollis Holladay
Catherine Beasley Holladay
John Daniel Holladay
Sarah Ann Holladay
Caron Huppuch Holladay
David Hollis Holladay
Keziah Donnell Holladay
Thomas Wiley Middleton Holladay
Lenora McCray Holladay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1822Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 6
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1818: Marion, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Marion, Alabama, United States

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking, sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Compare McGuigan .English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Higgin, itself either a Lancashire variant of Huggin (from a pet form of Hugh ), or a variant of Hickin (from a pet form of Richard ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Hick and compare Higson .

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

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    A Short History of the Life of John Holladay (1798-1862)

    John Holladay was born on 10 March 1798, the son of Daniel Holladay Jr. and Keziah Rebecca Terry, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina. John's father, Daniel Holladay Jr. and grandfather Daniel Holladay …

    Sources (38)

    • Catharine B Holliday in household of Jno Holliday, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah C. Pickeus in entry for Sarah A. H. Dowdel, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Catherine Holliday in household of John Holliday, "United States Census, 1850"

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