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Catherine McCauley1813

Catherine McCauley
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Birth 1813 43 32

MarriageWilllis HesterView this family

Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam McCauley
December 20, 1825 (Age 12 years)
Note: 20 Dec 1825 is the date most commonly given for the death of Wm McCauley. Although this would certainly be consistent with a filling of probate in the Feb 1826 court term, there is no known documentation giving an actual date of death. It would have been expected that his death would be published in the Hillsborough Recorder, but all publication dates that might reasonably have contained such a notice no longer exist so far as is known. Nor is there a notice in the Raleigh Register for which there are existing scans for all publications dates for the time in question.
Burial of a paternal grandfatherWilliam McCauley
after December 20, 1825 (Age 12 years)

This alleged burial appears to be based upon a memorial tablet in the churchyard of the New Hope Prebyterian Church south of Hillsborough upon which are inscribed the names of congregation members who were in the Revolutionary War. The tablet does not state that those persons were buried there, and the church has no record that Wm McCauley was buried in either the old or the new cemetery.

The so-called "Morrow Papers" state that William was buried "on his own land", while a letter written in 1896 by William M McCauley (grandson of William's brother Mathew who lived on some of his grandfather's land) seemed to state that Mathew and William were both buried in the same cemetery, that being the one currently known as the (Mathew) McCauley Cemetery near University Lake in Carrboro NC. Suffice it to say that no actual burial place has yet been discovered for William.

Death of a fatherJohn McCauley
1833 (Age 20 years)


Probate documents in Orange County indicate that he died before May 15, 1833.

At the time of his death, he was the administrator of the estate of William Whyte, who apparently owed $25 to Jonathan P. Sneed, assignee Samuel M Stuart and guardian of Spencer S. Reeves. Spencer may have been a descendant of William McCauley, Esq.

The probate documents of John's son, Charles, and associated documents from Tipton County TN of another son, James, show that John McCauley and Jenett/Jane Blackwood had the following children:

Matthew (deceased by 1854, maybe by 1848)
George J., minor in 1848
Velina Anne, minor in 1848, absent by 1854
Elizabeth (William Crabtree)
Catherine (Willis Hester of Chatham County)
Mary (John Blackwood)
Death of a brotherCharles McCauley
1854 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam McCauley
1870 (Age 57 years)
Note: Correct year of death is unknown. He was present in the 1860 census but not in 1870.
Death of a brotherJohn McCauley Jr.
about 1889 (Age 76 years)

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Marriage: April 12, 1798Orange County, North Carolina, USA
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Family with Willlis Hester - View this family