Person:Catherine Dodson (1)

Catherine Dodson
  1. John H. Dunaway
  2. Am. Dunaway
  3. Howard T. DunawayAbt 1851 -
  4. Amanda Ellen DunawayAbt 1855 - 1934
  5. Alexander DunawayAbt 1856 - Bef 1870
  6. Nancy DunawayAbt 1858 -
  7. Elizabeth Dunaway1860 - 1936
  8. Susan DunawayAbt 1862 - 1945
  9. Carrie Melissa Dunaway1867 - 1911
m. 25 Nov 1873
Facts and Events
Name Catherine Dodson
Gender Female
Marriage to Thomas Dunaway
Marriage 25 Nov 1873 Green, Wisconsin, United Statesto John Walters

the maiden name of Catherine Dodson is handed down by family and unproven. I suspect she is the daughter of / or related to Nelson Dodson of VA & Licking Co. OH but am not certain.

Sometime between 1870-1873 "a fever" descended on the family of Thomas & Catherine Dunaway. Thomas Sr., Thomas Jr. John and Alexander all died. The daughters and Catherine survived.

25 Nov 1873 the marriage records of Green Co. WI show the marriage of "Mrs. C. E. Dunaway to John Walters. Either the marriage did not work out or John Walters also died sometime in the 1870s

1880 census Benton Co. IA, Polk Twp. Dist 36 HH 206

Catharine Walters (widow of Thomas Dunaway) age 51 keeping house VA VA VA

Carrie Dunaway age 12 (dau) attending school WI VA VA

HH 121 the household of Alasco (?) King age 31 with wife Sarah and children includes

Elizabeth Donaway age 19, servant, housekeeper WI VA VA

In Benton Co. - Vinton Twp. - Dist 39 household of Elizabeth Howard age 52 b. PA shows

Susan E. Dunaway age 18, servant, WI OH OH

The family says that Catherine moved with her daughters - Susie, Libby, Catherine & Mandy - and their husbands to Nebraska. Catherine married in Nebraska to John P. Sonney and they were homesteading in Polk Co. Catherine may have died in that general area but have not found death record or cemetery record for Catherine (Dodson) (Dunaway) Walters

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  1.   1880 census Polk, Benton, Iowa.
  2.   Marriage Records Green Co. WI.