Facts and Events
William Cathey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Cathey's land (Beverley Manor NW, 466 acres, 1738) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Information on William Cathey
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.
(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.