Catherine Willard

27 November 1797–5 April 1872 (Age 74)
Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Willard was born on 27 November 1797, in Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Dr Elias W. Willard, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Ten Broeck Livingston, was 42. She married William Clark Young on 19 June 1827, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States for about 5 years and New York, United States in 1870. She died on 5 April 1872, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Colonie, Albany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clark Young
Catherine Willard
Marriage: 19 June 1827
Carroll Young
Mary Louise Young
William Edward Young
Caryl Young
Walter Morris Young
Augusta Livingston Young

Spouse and Children

19 June 1827
Albany, Albany, New York, United States


    Carroll Young


    Mary Louise Young


    William Edward Young


    Caryl Young


    Walter Morris Young


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

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: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 Probably an Americanized form of the German cognate Willhardt ( see Willert ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cath Young in household of Wm C Young, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Young in household of William C Young, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Cathrine L Young in household of Wm C Young, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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