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Catharine Thorpe

Female Abt 1815 - 1855  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Catharine Thorpe 
    Born Abt 1815  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth Abt 1815  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death Between 1850 and 1860  [3, 4
    Died 29 Jul 1855  Covington, Kenton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3962  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2020 

    Father Alanson Thorpe 
    Mother Hannah 
    Family ID F18642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Lee Boggs, Sr.,   b. Abt 1815, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1877, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 15 May 1835  Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Sarah Jane Boggs,   b. 15 Mar 1835,   d. 30 Apr 1915, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Hannah Maria Boggs,   b. 11 Dec 1837, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1922, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Catherine Andrew Boggs,   b. 5 Jan 1840, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Eliza Ellen Boggs,   b. 7 Jun 1843, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1929, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. William Lee Boggs, Jr.,   b. 13 Nov 1845, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1913, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Margaret Sharon Boggs,   b. 15 Oct 1849, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1932, Raccoon Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Mabel Boggs,   b. 30 May 1853, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F18354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4021] 1910 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com., year and state only.

    2. [S2144] Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1965, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S2228] 1850 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S2229] 1860 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    5. [S2849] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, on ancestry.com.