Catharine or Kitty McCoy

25 September 1800–13 February 1874 (Age 73)
Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catharine or Kitty

When Catharine or Kitty McCoy was born on 25 September 1800, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John McCoy, was 52 and her mother, Elizabeth Norton, was 50. She married Thomas Clarkson on 25 October 1821, in Kingston upon Hull St Mary, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 February 1874, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Clarkson
Catharine or Kitty McCoy
Marriage: 25 October 1821
Ann Clarkson
Joseph Clarkson
Margaret Clarkson
Betsy Clarkson
William Clarkson
Elizabeth Clarkson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1821Kingston upon Hull St Mary, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 1
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee , McKay , and McKee . It has sometimes been Anglicized as Hughes .History: The McCoy clan of KY, led by Randolph McCoy, was involved in one of the bitterest mountain feuds, with the Hatfield clan of WV, from the Civil War to the end of the 19th century. The expression ‘the real McCoy’ probably originated with an American boxer, Norman Selby (1873–1940), who adopted the name “Kid McCoy” to distinguish himself from another fighter of the same name.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of John H. Leetham and Wife, Ann Clarkson

    A brief history of my Grandfather, John Leetham, by Alta Leetham Cowan, written April 1953, at Payson, Utah. John Leetham was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, May 6, 1828, the son of John Leetham an …

    Sources (17)

    • Kitty in entry for Betsey Clarkson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Catharine Clarkson in household of Thomas Clarkson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • 1821-Kitty Mc Coy, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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