Person:William Cathey (11)

William Cathey, Sr.
d.prob. aft. 1787 Shenandoah County, Virginia
m. bef. 1752
  1. George Catheyest 1753-1763 -
  2. William Catheyest 1753-1763 -
  3. Elizabeth Cathey1758 - 1819
m. December 1784
Facts and Events
Name William Cathey, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1730 Ulster, Northern Ireland
Marriage bef. 1752 to Elizabeth Unknown
Residence? 1783 Tax List - Shenandoah County, Virginia
Marriage December 1784 Virginiato Margaret Unknown
Death? prob. aft. 1787 Shenandoah County, Virginia

William Cathey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of William Cathey in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Cathey vs. Brown--O. S. 184; N. S. 65--Bill 1811. In 1783 Jacob Holman made his will in Shenandoah and shortly afterwards died. Orator William Cathey married the widow in December, 1784. Jacob's daughter, Rebecca, married John Martin. Martin died and orator took the widow and children to live with him. Then Rebecca died. Orator moved to Kenawha. Defendants are, viz: Charles Brown, Wm. Whitaker, Joseph Brown, John Hodge and Elizabeth, his wife; Larkin Raines and Hanah, his wife, late Hannah Martin; John Martin; Elizabeth, Hannah and John being children of Rebeccah Martin. Will of Jacob Holman of Shenandoah County dated 26th October, 1783. Wife, Margaret; sons, Daniel, Andrew, Jacob Herod Holeman; daughters, Elizabeth Dobkin, Rachel Holeman; daughters, Rebecca, Mary Ann.

Records of William Cathey

William Hurst, Frederick County, 5 August 1762-29 September 1763. William Hurst petitioned for a survey to determine the surplus within the bounds of his 400 acre purchase from Colonel Russell it being part of a 3,650 acre grant to Russell from the King's Office on 17 December 1735, being 1,200 acres on Cave, Flint and Gooney's Runs on the South River of the Shenandoah adjoining James Jones, Fairfax's Manor, and Henry Hardin. The original tract (of William Hurst) had 400 acres with a surplus within being 800 acres being a total of 1,200 acres. Chain Carriers: William Jennings, George Owens, Ezekial Morgan, John Hurst. Corner Markers to William Hurst, Simon Carson and William Cathey [sic: William Calfee]. Surveyor Thomas Rutherford. [Source: Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, 16-19].


Marty Grant (claims that William's first wife may have been Elizabeth Blair. Also claims that William was a child of James Cathey and Ann, which is disproven since that William, son of James and Ann died prior to 1751).