Catherine Stanley

1803–8 September 1858 (Age 55)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Stanley was born in 1803, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Stanley, was 25 and her mother, Delilah Virginia Hill, was 24. She married Thomas Belcher on 5 May 1824, in Patrick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 September 1858, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Belcher
Catherine Stanley
Marriage: 5 May 1824
Owen Stanley
Martha J. Belcher
Peter Benjamin Belcher
Causley Belcher
Daniel Belcher
Tabitha Belcher

Spouse and Children

5 May 1824
Patrick, Virginia, United States


    Owen Stanley


    Martha J. Belcher



    Causley Belcher


    Daniel Belcher


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 9

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 16

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Belsher in household of Thomas Belsher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catherine Stanley in entry for Causley Belcher, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Catharine Bilcher in entry for Daniel Bilcher, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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