Person:Catherine Shearer (2)

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Catherine Shearer
b.1750/1755
m. Bef 1779
  1. Elizabeth Fouts1776 - Aft 1860
  2. Joseph Fouts1778 - Aft 1850
  3. Jacob Fouts1785 - 1852
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Name Catherine Shearer
Gender Female
Birth? 1750/1755
Marriage Bef 1779 North Carolina, United Statesto John Leonard Fouts
Death? 1840/1850 Macon, North Carolina, United States

Catherine Shearer was born ca 1750/1755 per census analysis. Her birth place is unknown, and her parents are also unknown.

What is the proof of her maiden name? No primary or secondary sources have been found showing she was a Shearer.

Catherine was widowed sometime prior to 1810 (seemingly), for she appears to be living with her son Joseph Fouts on the 1810 census in Ashe County. It isn't certain at all that it is her living with him that year for names weren't given, only ages, and he did have a female aged 45 and up (born before 1765). That could be her.

Catherine is listed as head of household on the 1820 census in Ashe Co., NC. Her presumed sons Jacob and Joseph were the only other Fouts listed in that county at that time. They weren't listed near her. She had people living with her, identities unknown.

  • 1820 Ashe Co., NC page 34 Caty Fouts 100000-10101
  • Analysis:
  • 1 male 0-9 (1810/1820)=Unknown
  • 1 female 45+ (before 1775)=Catherine Shearer Fouts (1750/55)
  • 1 female 16-25 (1794/1804)=Unknown daughter
  • 1 female 0-9 (1810/1820)=Unknown

Catherine is listed as head of household in 1830 in Ashe County. Her presumed sons Jacob and Joseph are also listed, this time nearby. There is also a Leonard Fouts listed, perhaps he is another son.

  • 1830 Ashe Co., NC page 3 Caty Fouts 0100000000000-2010110001000
  • Analysis:
  • 1 male 5-9 (1820/1825)=Unknown
  • 1 female 70-79 (1750/1760)=Catherine Shearer Fouts (1750/55)
  • 1 female 30-39 (1790/1800)=Unknown daughter
  • 1 female 20-29 (1800/1810)=Unknown
  • 1 female 10-14 (1815/1820)=Unknown
  • 2 females 0-4 (1825/1830)=1-Unknown; 2-Unknown

In the early 1830's Catherine, and her son Jacob and his family moved southwest to Macon Co., NC. She is listed there on the 1840 census as head of household. Her son Jacob is listed near her.

  • 1840 Macon Co., NC page 153 Catherine Fouts 00010000000000-0100010000100
  • Analysis:
  • 1 male 15-19 (1820/1825)=Unknown
  • 1 female 80-89 (1750/1760)=Catherine Shearer Fouts (1750/55)
  • 1 female 30-39 (1800/1810)=Unknown
  • 1 female 5-9 (1830/1835)=Unknown

Catherine died in the 1840's, probably in Macon Co., NC.