Family:James Cathey and Ann Unknown (1)

Watchers
Facts and Events
Marriage? Est. 1703-1709 Prob. In Ulster, Northern Ireland
Children
BirthDeath
1.
1709
2.
3.
 
4.
5.
6.
 
7.
 

Genealogy Report of James Cathey and Ann:


Descendants of James Cathey


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES2 CATHEY (UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1685 in Ulster, Northern Ireland, and died Bef. Jan 1757 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married ANN ??? WFT Est. 1703-1709 in probably in Ulster, Northern Ireland.

Notes for JAMES CATHEY: From the Web Page of Marty Grant (http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm)

James Cathey (c1685) of Ulster, Ireland, Cecil Co, MD, Chester Co, PA, Augusta Co, VA and Rowan Co, NC


I (Marty Grant) am a 8th Great Grandson of James Cathey and Ann (---).

For a thorough account of James and his family, I refer you to Boyt Cathey’s excellent book "The Cathey Family History and Genealogy, Volume I (1700-1900)", 1993.

James Cathey was probably born in Ulster, Ireland (Northern Ireland) sometime in the late 1600's. The first public record known for him is dated 1724 when he sells some land, so he had to be at least 21 then, so born before ca 1703. However, he is the proven father of several children who were born in the 1700-1720 general time-frame. This means that James was likely born in the 1680's or before. In the Cathey Book he is listed as born ca 1685 which works for me.

I don't know who James Cathey's parents were, but he had several likely siblings: John Cathey (d 1743), Sarah Cathey Givens (wife of Samuel Givens), and probably others.

James married Ann — before ca 1710, probably in Ulster. I have seen no record, nor even a hint of what Ann’s maiden name might have been.

James and Ann Cathey left Ulster for America, probably ca 1720 or thereabouts. They settled first in Cecil County, Maryland, and later moved to Chester County, Pennsylvania (by 1724).

The first record I have for James is a Cecil County, Maryland deed dated 5 Dec 1724 where James Cathey of Chester Co, PA sold 75 acres to John Hogshead of Cecil Co, MD. I don’t know when exactly James acquired this land, but the deed history included in the deed started in 1719, so he must have acquired it between 1719 and 1724. ("The Cathey Family History and Genealogy, Volume I (1700-1900)", 1993 page 296).

By 1739, James and his family had moved to Augusta County, Virginia. They lived in the area just west of present day Staunton. At that time Augusta County was still unorganized, so public business was handled by neighboring Orange County, Virginia.

An "importation" record dated 28 Feb 1739 shows that James Cathey, Ann, his wife and William, Elizabeth, Andrew, George, Margaret and Ann Cathey were imported into Virginia (this is like a passport or something). (Orange County, Virginia Record Book II page 109).

James Cathey was named as an adjoining land owner in a Patent dated 24 Mar 1740/1741 in Orange County, Virginia. The patent was to Francis Kirkley for 400 acres in Orange County "called Augusta", on branch of North River, Shannondo (Shenandoah) called the Long Glade, adjoining James Anderson and James Cathey. (Virginia Land Patents Book 18 page 932).

James was mentioned again in another land patent dated 30 Jul 1742. This was a Patent to John Carr for 400 acres in Orange County, Virginia "to be called Augusta, on both sides of Cathey’s River adjoining Beverly Mannor adjoining James Cathey and James Carr. (Virginia Land Patents Book 20 page 354).

On 30 Aug 1743, James Cathie received a Land Patent of 1,350 acres in Orange County, on west side of Blue Ridge on "Shanandore" River, adjoining John Givings, John Ker and said Cathie. (Virginia Land Patents Book 21 page 451).

James Cathey was mentioned as a neighboring land owner in a Patent dated 12 Jan 1746/1747 in Augusta County, Virginia. The Patent was to Robert Davis for 300 acres on West Side of Blue Ridge with line of Beverly Mannor adjoining James Cathey. (Virginia Land Patents Book 25 page 279).

Sometime before 1752 the Catheys moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. Depending on when they arrived, it was still part of another county. The area was Bladen County until 1750 when Anson County was formed. Rowan County was created in 1753.

James Cathey made his Will in Rowan County on 5 Dec 1756. Here is a transcription I made from a photocopy of the original. I’ve retained original spelling. I have bolded names to make them stand out for quick reference.

In the name of God amen the 6th Day of December 1756 I James Cathey of the County of Rowan farmer being aged sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefor Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye Do make and ordain this my Last Will and testament that is to lay princbaly and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul unto the hands of God that give it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Decant Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but att the general Reserction I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devize and dispose of the saim in the following manner and form.

Impremis I give and bequeth to Ann Cathey my Dearly Beloved Wife the half of the plantation that I now live on with half of the Mill during hir natural life and att her deceas I order it to John Brandon my nephew to him and his hars for ever and further more I give unto my Wife three cows and three calves, plow, Whiteface and Lonely with one grayhound? and all the household etc of to hir and hir heirs for ever. Item. I give and Bequeth unto my well beloved nephew John Brandon an one gray mear now living att (illeg) to him and his heirs. Item I give to Margat Cathey daughter to my son George one three year old hefer to hir and hir heirs forever. Item I give to Ann Cathey daughter to my son Andrew one three year old hefer to hir and her heirs forever. Item I give to John Kilpaterck one matar? And one axe to him and his heirs for ever. Item I give to my well beloved son John Cathey and George Cathey and Andrew Cathey and Margat Coburn and Ann Bashford all reast of my moveble estate to be equally divided among them to them and their ears for ever and I likewise constitute (illeg) and ordain my son John Cathey and my son George Cathey my solde Executors of this my Last Will and testament and I do hereby utterly disavow revoke and illeg all and every other named Willis and Bequethed redefining and confirming this one no other to be my Last Will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the and eyar above written. Signed sealed and published promissed and declared by the said James Cathey to be his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers James Cathey

Thomas Basford James* Gillespie (or *Tomas Gillespie) Daniel McPeters The Will was proven in January 1757, so James Cathey had died by then. (Rowan Co, NC Will Book A page 50).

I don’t know when Ann Cathey died, but someone years ago gave me "1761" as her death date, but I don’t know what the source for that is.



Children James and Ann had seven children, proven by several records, including James’ Will of 1756. The 1739 importation record names six of the children: William Cathey, Elizabeth Cathey, Andrew Cathey, George Cathey, Margaret Cathey and Ann Cathey (in that order), suggesting that all of them were single at that time, and still living with their parents. Son John was not named then, for her was probably already married then. The 1756 Will names five children: John Cathey, George Cathey, Andrew Cathey, Margaret Cathey Coburn, and Ann Bashford. William was not named for he died in 1746. Daughter Elizabeth was not named, so perhaps she was dead also.

John Cathey (c1709)

William Cathey (c1711)

Elizabeth Cathey (c1713)

Andrew Cathey (c1715)

George Cathey (c1717)

Margaret Cathey (c1719)

Ann Cathey (c1721)



John Cathey was born ca 1709 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will.

John Cathey married Jean — before 1740 in Augusta Co, VA.

See their own page for additional information.



William Cathey was born ca 1711 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1739 importation record. When he died his land holdings were divided up among his siblings.

He never married, and he died in 1746 in Augusta Co, VA.



Elizabeth Cathey was born ca 1713 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. She was named in the 1739 importation record as coming into Augusta Co, VA with James and Ann Cathey. She was not named in James’ 1756 Will, so she may have died before then.



Andrew Cathey was born ca 1715 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will.

Andrew Cathey married someone before ca 1740 in Augusta Co, VA.

See their own page for additional information.



George Cathey was born ca 1717 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will.

George Cathey married Margaret — before ca 1743 in Augusta Co, VA.

See their own page for additional information.



Margaret Cathey was born ca 1719 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. She is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will. She was also named in the 1739 importation record.

Margaret Cathey married a Mr. Coburn sometime before 1756. Other researchers give his name as Samuel Coburn. I have not attempted to prove this.



Ann Cathey was born ca 1721 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. She is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will and in the 1739 Importation record.

Ann married a Mr. Bashford before 1756 in Rowan Co, NC. There was a Thomas Bashford who witnessed her father’s Will. Perhaps he was her husband.

Other researchers show that Ann married William Brandon first, then Thomas Bashford, then later a Mr. Troy. I have not attempted to confirm any of this yet.



Researcher List Persons researching this family (click here for data on how to get on or off of this list):

See Cathey Researcher List


Register Report


1. James1 Cathey , born 1680/89 in Ulster, Ireland; died Jan 1757 in Rowan Co, NC, son of (---) Cathey . He married abt 1708 in Ulster, Ireland Ann (---) , born in Ulster, Ireland; died 1761 in Rowan Co, NC.


     Children of James Cathey and Ann (---) were as follows:

+ 2 i John2 Cathey , born abt 1709 in Ulster, Ireland; died abt Feb 1764 in Rowan Co, NC. He married Jean (---) .

     3          ii      William2 Cathey , born abt 1711 in Ulster, Ireland; died 1746 in Augusta Co, VA. 
     4          iii      Elizabeth2 Cathey , born abt 1713 in Ulster, Ireland; died bef 1756. 

+ 5 iv Andrew2 Cathey , born abt 1715 in Ulster, Ireland; died 1756/68 in Berkeley Co, SC. He married (---) ? .

+ 6 v George2 Cathey Esquire , born abt 1717 in Ulster, Ireland; died bef 1790 in Burke Co, NC. He married Margaret (---) .

     7          vi      Margaret2 Cathey , born abt 1719 in Ulster, Ireland; died in Mercer Co, KY.  She married bef 1756 in Rowan Co, NC Samuel Coburn , died in Mercer Co, KY. 

+ 8 vii Ann2 Cathey , born abt 1721 in Ulster, Ireland. She married (1) William Brandon ; (2) Thomas Bashford ; (3) (---) Troy .


Generation 2


2. John2 Cathey (James1), born abt 1709 in Ulster, Ireland; died abt Feb 1764 in Rowan Co, NC. He married bef 1740 in PA Jean (---) , died aft 1764 in Rowan Co, NC.


     Children of John Cathey and Jean (---) were as follows:

+ 9 i James3 Cathey , born 1 Aug 1740 in Ulster, Ireland; died 1801 in Iredell Co, NC. He married Isabell Sloan .

     10         ii      Jean3 Cathey , born 1744 in Augusta Co, VA.  She married James Bailey . 

+ 11 iii Hugh3 Cathey , born in Rowan Co, NC; died aft 1817 in Bedford Co, TN. He married Jane Bailey .

     12         iv      John3 Cathey , born 1750/64 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     13         v      William3 Cathey , born 1750/64 in Rowan Co, NC. 

+ 14 vi Agness3 Cathey . She married William Penick .

+ 15 vii Ann3 Cathey . She married Joshua Penix .



5. Andrew2 Cathey (James1), born abt 1715 in Ulster, Ireland; died 1756/68 in Berkeley Co, SC. He married abt 1740 in Augusta Co, VA (---) ? , born abt 1720; died bef 1768.


     Children of Andrew Cathey and (---) ? were as follows:

+ 16 i William3 Cathey Major , born Apr 1741 in Augusta Co, VA; died 23 Dec 1812 in Haywood Co, NC. He married Rebecca Holeman .

     17         ii      Mary3 Cathey , born Jul 1742 in Augusta Co, VA. 
     18         iii      James3 Cathey , born Apr 1744 in Augusta Co, VA; died aft 1768. 
     19         iv      Margaret3 Cathey , born Nov 1745 in Augusta Co, VA. 
     20         v      Ann3 Cathey , born abt 1747 in Bladen Co, NC (now Rowan Co, NC); died aft 1768. 



6. George2 Cathey Esquire (James1), born abt 1717 in Ulster, Ireland; died bef 1790 in Burke Co, NC. He married bef 1743 in Augusta Co, VA Margaret (---) , born abt 1715; died 1790/1800 in Burke Co, NC.


     Children of George Cathey Esquire and Margaret (---) were as follows:

+ 21 i Ann3 Cathey , born 1743 in Augusta Co, VA; died bef 1774 in Rowan Co, NC. She married Captain William H Moore .

+ 22 ii Margaret3 Cathey , born 1744 in Augusta Co, VA; died in Iredell Co, NC. She married John Moffitt .

     23         iii      James3 Cathey , born 1746 in Augusta Co, VA. 
     24         iv      George3 Cathey , born 1747 in Augusta Co, VA; died bef 1755. 

+ 25 v George3 Cathey Captain , born Jan 1755 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; died 14 Dec 1840 in Pettis Co, MO. He married Margaret Chambers .



8. Ann2 Cathey (James1), born abt 1721 in Ulster, Ireland. She married (1) William Brandon , born 1726 in England; died Dec 1755 in Rowan Co, NC, son of John Brandon and Elizabeth Cathey ; (2) bef 1756 in Rowan Co, NC Thomas Bashford , died aft 1756 in Rowan Co, NC; (3) aft 1756 in Rowan Co, NC (---) Troy .


     Children of Ann Cathey and William Brandon were as follows:
     26         i      James3 Brandon Colonel , born 1752 in Rowan Co, NC; died 1813 in Rowan Co, NC.  He married Esther Horah , born 17 Dec 1755; died 22 Jan 1822 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     27         ii      John3 Brandon , born 1754 in Rowan Co, NC.  He married Mary Dunn , daughter of John Dunn Major . 


Generation 3


9. James3 Cathey (John2, James1), born 1 Aug 1740 in Ulster, Ireland; died 1801 in Iredell Co, NC. He married on 14 Feb 1770 in Rowan Co, NC Isabell Sloan , born 10 Jul 1742; died 19 Sep 1837 in Iredell Co, NC, daughter of Archibald Sloan .


     Children of James Cathey and Isabell Sloan were as follows:
     28         i      Mary4 Cathey , born 1774/84 in Rowan Co, NC.  She married in Iredell Co, NC George Gordon . 
     29         ii      Margaret4 Cathey , born 1774/84 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     30         iii      Isabella4 Cathey , born 1785 in Rowan Co, NC; died 10 Dec 1858.  She married in Iredell Co, NC Azel Sharpe . 
     31         iv      James4 Cathey Jr , born 1784/90 in Rowan Co, NC. 



11. Hugh3 Cathey (John2, James1), born in Rowan Co, NC; died aft 1817 in Bedford Co, TN. He married on 4 Aug 1774 in Rowan Co, NC Jane Bailey , daughter of Charles Bailey .


     Children of Hugh Cathey and Jane Bailey were as follows:
     32         i      John4 Cathey , died aft 1823 in Maury Co, TN.  He married on 19 Jan 1807 in Logan Co, KY Nancy Bailey . 



14. Agness3 Cathey (John2, James1). She married in Rowan Co, NC William Penick .


     Children of Agness Cathey and William Penick were as follows:
     33         i      John4 Penick , born 1783 in Rowan Co, NC; died 1873. 
     34         ii      Jane4 Penick , born 1785 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     35         iii      Sarah4 Penick , born 1787 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     36         iv      Elizabeth4 Penick , born 1788 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     37         v      Rachel4 Penick , born 1790 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     38         vi      Ann4 Penick , born 1790 in Rowan Co, NC. 



15. Ann3 Cathey (John2, James1). She married on 15 Jul 1784 in Rowan Co, NC Joshua Penix .


     Children of Ann Cathey and Joshua Penix were as follows:
     39         i      John4 Penix , born 1785/86 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     40         ii      Nancy4 Penix , born 22 May 1786 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     41         iii      Isaac4 Penix , born 1787 in Rowan Co, NC; died 1864. 
     42         iv      Catherine4 Penix , born 1788 in Rowan Co, NC; died 1806. 
     43         v      Margaret4 Penix , born 1795 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     44         vi      Jane4 Penix , born 1798 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     45         vii      Sarah4 Penix , born 1800 in Rowan Co, NC. 
     46         viii      Anna4 Penix , born in Rowan Co, NC. 



16. William3 Cathey Major (Andrew2, James1), born Apr 1741 in Augusta Co, VA; died 23 Dec 1812 in Haywood Co, NC. He married bef 1774 in Rowan Co, NC Rebecca Holeman , born 1750/55; died 1830/40 in Macon Co, NC.


     Children of William Cathey Major and Rebecca Holeman were as follows:
     47         i      Ann4 Cathey , born bef 1790 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died aft 1826 in AL.  She married in 1790/1800 in Buncombe Co, NC (---) Allen . 

+ 48 ii George Barius4 Cathey , born 14 Mar 1774 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died 17 Jul 1828 in Haywood Co, NC. He married Sarah Rice .

+ 49 iii Elizabeth4 Cathey , born 1774/75 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died 1860/70 in Haywood Co, NC. She married William Mahaffey .

+ 50 iv Daniel H4 Cathey , born 1774/84 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died 30 Oct 1810 in Haywood Co, NC. He married Jemima Oliver .

+ 51 v William4 Cathey , born 15 Apr 1782 in VA; died 1850/60 in Towns Co, GA. He married Elizabeth Bryson .

+ 52 vi James4 Cathey , born 17 Oct 1784 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died 27 May 1856 in Towns Co, GA. He married Sarah Bryson .

     53         vii      Andrew D4 Cathey , born 1784/90 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died 1 Dec 1808 in Haywood Co, NC. 

+ 54 viii Margaret4 Cathey , born 1789/90 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died aft 1860 in Haywood Co, NC. She married Allen Campbell .

+ 55 ix Sarah4 Cathey , born 1790/94 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died 23 May 1827 in Haywood Co, NC. She married Samuel Roberson .

+ 56 x Jacob4 Cathey , born 1790/94 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC); died 28 May 1836 in Macon Co, NC. He married Rebecca (---) .

     57         xi      John4 Cathey , born 1794/1800 in Buncombe Co, NC (now Haywood Co, NC); died 7 Apr 1815 in Haywood Co, NC. 

+ 58 xii Thomas4 Cathey , born 28 Nov 1797 in Buncombe Co, NC (now Haywood Co, NC); died 29 Apr 1869 in Haywood Co, NC. He married Mary Ann Ingram .



21. Ann3 Cathey (George2, James1), born 1743 in Augusta Co, VA; died bef 1774 in Rowan Co, NC. She married bef 1765 in Rowan Co, NC Captain William H Moore , born 1726 in Ulster, Ireland; died 6 Nov 1812 in Buncombe Co, NC, son of (---) Moore .


     Children of Ann Cathey and Captain William H Moore were as follows:
     59         i      Nancy4 Moore , born 1755/65 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; died 1810/15 in Buncombe Co, NC.  She married bef 1784 in Burke Co, NC Jonathan McPeters , born 14 Jan 1756 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; died aft 1830 in Buncombe Co, NC, son of Charles McPeters  and Mary McDowell . 
     60         ii      Margaret "Peggy"4 Moore , born 1755/65 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; died aft 1820 in Buncombe Co, NC.  She married bef 1784 in Burke Co, NC James Rutherford , born 1755/65; died 1810/20 in Buncombe Co, NC. 
     61         iii      Sarah4 Moore , born 1765/74 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; died aft 1810 in Buncombe Co, NC.  She married bef 1790 in Burke Co, NC John Montgomery , born 1765/74; died aft 1810 in Buncombe Co, NC. 
     62         iv      Thomas4 Moore , born 1765/74 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; died aft 1820 in GA. 



22. Margaret3 Cathey (George2, James1), born 1744 in Augusta Co, VA; died in Iredell Co, NC. She married bef 1768 in SC John Moffitt , born abt 1745; died in Mecklenburg Co, NC.


     Children of Margaret Cathey and John Moffitt were as follows:
     63         i      William4 Moffitt , born abt 1765. 

+ 64 ii John4 Moffitt , born abt 1768; died in McDowell Co, NC. He married Sarah Whitaker .

     65         iii      Jane4 Moffitt . 
     66         iv      Rachel4 Moffitt . 
     67         v      Robert4 Moffitt , born 1774. 



25. George3 Cathey Captain (George2, James1), born Jan 1755 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; died 14 Dec 1840 in Pettis Co, MO. He married abt 1775 in Rockingham Co, VA Margaret Chambers , born bef 1755 in Rowan Co, NC; died in Pettis Co, MO.


     Children of George Cathey Captain and Margaret Chambers were as follows:

+ 68 i William4 Cathey , born 5 Mar 1777 in Burke Co, NC; died 14 Aug 1864 in Haywood Co, NC. He married Catherine Turner .

+ 69 ii Nancy4 Cathey , born 18 Jan 1780 in Burke Co, NC; died 24 Aug 1870 in Pettis Co, MO. She married Jacob McFarland .

+ 70 iii Ann4 Cathey , born 18 Oct 1783 in Burke Co, NC; died 28 Apr 1867 in Cooper Co, MO. She married William Hamilton Moore Major .

+ 71 iv Sarah4 Cathey , born 26 Dec 1784 in Burke Co, NC; died 21 Apr 1863 in Towns Co, GA. She married John McClure .

+ 72 v George4 Cathey , born 17 Jan 1787 in Burke Co, NC; died aft 1850 in Bates Co, MO. He married Anna McFarland .

+ 73 vi James4 Cathey , born 16 Mar 1790 in Burke Co, NC; died 1845 in Pettis Co, MO. He married Nancy McLannahan .

     74         vii      John4 Cathey , born 4 Jan 1792 in Buncombe Co, NC. 
     75         viii      Joseph4 Cathey , born 18 Apr 1795 in Buncombe Co, NC.  He married on 7 Apr 1815 in Haywood Co, NC Hannah Posey , daughter of Humphrey Posey . 
     76         ix      Rebecca4 Cathey , born 9 May 1798 in Buncombe Co, NC; died 24 Jul 1860 in Pettis Co, MO.  She married (1) in Buncombe Co, NC Eli Newman Henry ; (2) on 9 Jan 1825 in Cooper Co, MO James McCormick . 
     77         x      Abigail4 Cathey , born 22 Jul 1800 in Buncombe Co, NC; died in Pettis Co, MO.  She married on 19 Dec 1815 in Pettis Co, MO George McFarland , died in Pettis Co, MO. 



Children of JAMES CATHEY and ANN ??? are:

  • i. JOHN3 CATHEY, b. Abt. 1709, probably in Ulster, Northern Ireland; m. JEAN ???, Bef. 1740, Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for JOHN CATHEY: http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm#john


John Cathey was born ca 1709 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will.

John Cathey married Jean — before 1740 in Augusta Co, VA.

See their own page for additional information.


From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Records:

p. 302. Deed Book No. 4 (244) 27th December, 1751. John Cathey and Jaen, lately come from Ireland, now in the County of Augusta, intending to travel and settle in Carolina, to Samuel Wallace, 300 acres. In Beverley Manor, on Cathey's Creek, a middle branch of Shanando, part of 466 acres sold by Beverley to Wm. Cathey, 28th September, 1738, and by death of William (died intestate) descended to John, his oldest brother; corner John Trimble (formerly Wm. King); Hugh Young's and John Jamison's lines; Beverley Manor line; corner Morris O'Friel. Teste: Alexander Blear, Patrick Martin, Wm. McPhetters, James Scott, Morris O'Friel, James Berry.



  • ii. WILLIAM CATHEY, b. Abt. 1711, Ulster, Northern Ireland; d. 1746, Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM CATHEY: http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm#john

William Cathey was born ca 1711 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1739 importation record. When he died his land holdings were divided up among his siblings.

He never married, and he died in 1746 in Augusta Co, VA.


http://lib-operations.sonoma.edu/fin/aaa-0227.html p. 302. Deed Book No. 4

(244) 27th December, 1751. John Cathey and Jaen, lately come from Ireland, now in the County of Augusta, intending to travel and settle in Carolina, to Samuel Wallace, 300 acres. In Beverley Manor, on Cathey's Creek, a middle branch of Shanando, part of 466 acres sold by Beverley to Wm. Cathey, 28th September, 1738, and by death of William (died intestate) descended to John, his oldest brother; corner John Trimble (formerly Wm. King); Hugh Young's and John Jamison's lines; Beverley Manor line; corner Morris O'Friel. Teste: Alexander Blear, Patrick Martin, Wm. McPhetters, James Scott, Morris O'Friel, James Berry.


  • iii. ELIZABETH CATHEY, b. Abt. 1713, Ulster, Northern Ireland.

Notes for ELIZABETH CATHEY: http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm#john

Elizabeth Cathey was born ca 1713 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. She was named in the 1739 importation record as coming into Augusta Co, VA with James and Ann Cathey. She was not named in James’ 1756 Will, so she may have died before then.


  • iv. ANDREW CATHEY, b. Abt. 1715, Ulster, Northern Ireland; d. Bet. 1756 - 1768, Berkeley County, South Carolina; m. UNKNOWN SPOUSE, Bef. 1740.

Notes for ANDREW CATHEY: http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm#john

Andrew Cathey was born ca 1715 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will.

Andrew Cathey married someone before ca 1740 in Augusta Co, VA.

See their own page for additional information


  • v. GEORGE CATHEY, ESQ., b. Abt. 1717, Ulster, Northern Ireland; m. MARGARET ???, Bef. 1743, Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for GEORGE CATHEY, ESQ.: http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm#john

George Cathey was born ca 1717 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. He is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will.

George Cathey married Margaret — before ca 1743 in Augusta Co, VA.

See their own page for additional information




  • vi. MARGARET CATHEY, b. Abt. 1719, probably in Ulster, Northern Ireland; m. SAMUEL COBURN, Bef. 1756.

Notes for MARGARET CATHEY: http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm#john

Margaret Cathey was born ca 1719 (guess) in Ulster, Ireland. She is a proven child of James as named in James’ 1756 Will. She was also named in the 1739 importation record.

Margaret Cathey married a Mr. Coburn sometime before 1756. Other researchers give his name as Samuel Coburn. I have not attempted to prove this.


  • vii. ANN CATHEY, b. Abt. 1721, Ulster, Northern Ireland; m. (1) WILLIAM BRANDON, WFT Est. 1745-1754; b. 1726, England; d. Dec 1755, Rowan County, North Carolina; m. (2) THOMAS BASHFORD, Bef. 1756, Rowan County, North Carolina.