George Washington Catlin Sr.

21 September 1818–26 August 1898 (Age 79)
Maryland, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Catlin Sr. was born on 21 September 1818, in Maryland, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Curtiss Catlin, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Sally Perry, was 39. He married Elizabeth Marilla Emery on 16 November 1845, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1880 and Daggett, Utah, United States in 1898. He died on 26 August 1898, in Grouse Creek, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Grouse Creek, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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George Washington Catlin Sr.
Maria Louisa Sanderson
Marriage: 13 February 1851
Maria Louisa Catlin
George Washington Catlin Jr
Mary Jane Catlin
James Curtis Catlin
Esther Ann Catlin
Henry Philetus Catlin
Burden Dwight Catlin
Lewis Delroy Catlin
Albert Barber Catlin
Charles Catlin
William Edman Catlin
Quartus Sparks Catlin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1851Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 28
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (London and Hertfordshire): from the Middle English and Old French female personal name Cat(h)eline, the common French pronunciation of Caterine (see Catherine ).French (Pas-de-Calais): rare variant of Cathelin (and, in North America, possibly also an altered form of this), a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    George Washington Catlin

    This is the story of two families coming together into one. This involves the first two wives of George Washington Catlin. There are certain facts that we know and then some assumptions that I have m …

    Sources (62)

    • Geo W Catlin, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • George W Catlin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George W Catlin in entry for Charles Catlin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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