Catharine Stewart

8 December 1811–30 December 1870 (Age 59)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Catharine

When Catharine Stewart was born on 8 December 1811, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Charles Stewart, was 27 and her mother, Ann Pers, was 20. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Dr. William Augustus Hunter. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 December 1870, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Dr. William Augustus Hunter
1802–1869
Catharine Stewart
1811–1870
William Hunter
1835–1913
Anna S. Hunter
1836–1905
Catherine T. Hunter
1842–1914
Stewart Hunter
1842–
Thew Hunter
1844–
Charles D. Hunter
1847–

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World Events (7)

1812
Age 1
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812
Age 1
Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 16
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

Possible Related Names

Stuart
Stewardson
Steward
Steuart

Sources (24)

  • Catherine Stewart in entry for Wm A Hunter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Catharine Hunter in household of William A Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Kate Stewart in entry for George Whittemore and Kate Hunter, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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