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Catharine Thorpe

Female Abt 1815 - 1855  (~ 40 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Catharine Thorpe was born about 1815 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio (daughter of Alanson Thorpe and Hannah); died on 29 Jul 1855 in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1815, Virginia
    • Alternate death: Between 1850 and 1860

    Notes:

    Establishing the wife of William Lee Boggs as Catherine Thorpe:

    The birth record for her daughter Mabel, born 30 May 1853 in Kenton County, Kentucky (just across the river from Cincinnati), gives the child's parents as "Wm. & Catharine Boggs" and records "Maiden Name of Mother" as "Catharine Thorpe." On the register of births the child is shown as "no name", but a child of approximately correct age appears on the 1860 census as "May Belle", age 6, born in Kentucky, and on the 1870 census as "Mabel", age 15, born in Kentucky.

    The Pennsylvania death certificate for Margaret Littell, born 15 Oct 1849, died in Raccoon Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 9 Sep 1932, gives her father's name as Wm. Boggs and her mother's as Catherine Thorpe. Margaret Boggs's second (or, according to some, third) marriage was to John Robinson Littell. (Margaret Boggs's baptism appears on the same Third Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati register as that of all her siblings save for Mabel.)

    Catherine is shown as the wife of William Lee Boggs in the 1850 census; she is no longer present in his household in the 1860 census; and a Kentucky record exists for the death in Covington on 29 Jul 1855 of Catherine Boggs, 40, married, born in Cincinnati, parents named as Alanson and Hannah Throp. So it would seem clear that her birth name was Thorpe/Thorp/Throp, etc.

    It should be pointed out that though the abovementioned record of her death places her birth in Cincinnati, and the 1920 census record of her daughter Hannah agrees that she was born in Ohio, other census records of her children vary considerably on the question of her birthplace:

    1880 Margaret - Kentucky
    1880 Eliza - Maryland
    1900 Hannah - Maryland
    1900 Sarah - Maryland (same household as above)

    Additionally, her own 1850 census record has her born about 1815 in Virginia.

    Catharine married William Lee Boggs, Sr. on 15 May 1835 in Hamilton County, Ohio. William was born about 1815 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; died on 15 Oct 1877 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; was buried in Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Jane Boggs was born on 15 Mar 1835; died on 30 Apr 1915 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California.
    2. Hannah Maria Boggs was born on 11 Dec 1837 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; died on 5 Mar 1922 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California; was buried on 6 Mar 1922 in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California.
    3. Catherine Andrew Boggs was born on 5 Jan 1840 in Ohio.
    4. Eliza Ellen Boggs was born on 7 Jun 1843 in Kentucky; died on 28 Feb 1929 in Santa Clara County, California.
    5. William Lee Boggs, Jr. was born on 13 Nov 1845 in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky; died on 21 May 1913 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; was buried in Mars Cemetery, Mars, Butler, Pennsylvania.
    6. Margaret Sharon Boggs was born on 15 Oct 1849 in Kentucky; died on 9 Sep 1932 in Raccoon Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania; was buried on 11 Sep 1932 in Mars Cemetery, Mars, Butler, Pennsylvania.
    7. Mabel Boggs was born on 30 May 1853 in Kenton County, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alanson Thorpe

    Alanson married Hannah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hannah
    Children:
    1. 1. Catharine Thorpe was born about 1815 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; died on 29 Jul 1855 in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky.