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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Samuel Gibson Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 33, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(b) Samuel Gibson,7 of Catlett's Station, mar. Elizabeth McCormick, of Fauquier Co., Va., and had Charlotte Vivian, d. y.; Lewis M., lives with his mother at Catlett's Station; Samuel Gibson, Jr., mar. a lady from Holyoke, Mass." Image.


Thomas Lawrence Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 34, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(4) Thomas Lawrence,6 d. July 1821, of "Locust Hill," Guinea Station, Caroline Co., Va. He is the author of the letters to Jno. C. Bowie, his cousin, recently published by Virginia Historical Magazine, one from "Green Hill," July, 1917, the other from Richmond, Sept., 1818. He mar., May 28, 1810, Maria, dau. of Wm. and Sarah (Diggs) Fitzhugh, of "Prospect Hill." "Sarah Diggs was a lineal descendant of Sir Dudley Diggs," says a descendant of above. Wm. Fitzhugh mar. (I) Ann Debnam, of Gloucester Co., Va., and had Dr. Wm. Debnam Fitzhugh. He mar. (II) Sarah Diggs, dau. of Col. Edward Diggs, of Bellsfield, York Co., Va., and these were parents of above Maria.
Issue:
(a) Geo. Washington,7 d. May 28, 1895, mar. Dec. 5, 1845, his half first cousin, Eliza Debnam, d. Dec. 26, 1875, dau. of Dr. Wm. Debnam Fitzhugh, of Fauquier Co., Va., and his first wife, Patsy Taliaferro, of Orange Co., Va., and had issue: (1) Pattie Julia, living at the old home at Port Royal, Va., and has furnished valuable information relative to the family. She has in her home portraits of her father and mother and grandmother, Maria Fitzhugh. (2) Elizabeth Fitzhugh, lives with her sister at Port Royal; (3) Rosalie Taliaferro, d. Aug., 1908, mar., 1872, Wm. Henry Washington, d. Sept. 11, 1886, of King George Co., and had Rosalie Meade, mar., 1897, her cousin, Fielding Ashton Berry, and has Ella Meade, Varna Maguire, Rosalie Catlett, Wm. Alexander and Fielding Lewis Ashton; Eliza Fitzhugh, Virginia Grymes, mar., 1906, her cousin, Horace Ashton Fitzhugh; Henry Thacker, mar. Nov. 25, 1914, Mary Stuart Grymes; Susan Gordon, Wm. Henry. (4) Geo. Washington, professor in Wilmington,
N. C, and mar. Margaret McElhany, of N. C, and has issue: (1) Margaret, mar. Oct. 3, 1906, Clarence Rowe, and had Geo. Catlett; (2) Eliza Fitzhugh, d. y; (3) Geo. Fitzhugh, of New York, mar. (I) Jennie A. Hodgson and had Jennie A., mar. (II) Lillian Styron, of N. C.; (4) Sarah Cowan, mar. Paul L. Cantwell and had John Lucas, Margaret McElhany and Paul L., Jr.; (5) Susan Howard, mar. Lieut. John Hutson, of the navy, and has Joan.
(b) Wm. Fitzhugh,7  who wrote a brief history of Catlett family, mar. Eleanor, dau. of Walter C. Winston, of Auburn, Culpepper Co., Va., and had: (1) Walter Winston, d. y.; (2) Thos. Washington, d. in Chesterfieild Co., June 25, 1909, mar. Kate Worcester, no issue; (3)Eleanor Virginia, d. 1880, mar. Benjamin Hart and had Leonard, Ada Winston, d. 1873, and Ada Winston.
(c) Maria Evelina,7 mar. Edward Coles Thornton, and had (1) Thos. Catlett, mar. Victoria Gray, is now mayor of city of Warrenton, Va.; (2) Lucy Winston; (3) Mary Anne; (4) Evelina Maria.
(d) Sarah Ann,7 mar. Charles W. Thornton. Issue: (1) Maria Fitzhugh; (2) Fitzhugh Catlett; (3) Anthony Rootes; (4) Ellen Bankhead, mar. Clayton Yerby.
(e) Elizabeth Fitzhugh,7 mar. her cousin, Patrick Robb Catlett. See back for issue.
(f) Thomas Lawrence,7 d. 1879, mar. Nannie Schooler and had: (1) Rev. Wm. Schooler, Baptist minister, Oak Lane, 6605 N. 12th street, Philadelphia, Penn., mar. Mary Custer, of Philadelphia; no issue. (2) Mary Nelson, mar. her cousin, Edward Thornton Catlett; see back for issue. (3) Fannie Page, mar. Charles Bowie,, and has William, Nannie, Walter and Frank. (4) Edward Henry, of Summit Station, who furnished the history of Catlett family by Geo. Fitzhugh Catlett and other valuable information, mar. Nellie Eubank, and has Sterling and Vivian." Image.


Maria Fitzhugh

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 34, FHL 929.273 B345s. "He mar., May 28, 1810, Maria, dau. of Wm. and Sarah (Diggs) Fitzhugh, of "Prospect Hill." "Sarah Diggs was a lineal descendant of Sir Dudley Diggs," says a descendant of above. Wm. Fitzhugh mar. (I) Ann Debnam, of Gloucester Co., Va., and had Dr. Wm. Debnam Fitzhugh. He mar. (II) Sarah Diggs, dau. of Col. Edward Diggs, of Bellsfield, York Co., Va., and these were parents of above Maria." Image.


Patsy Julie Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 34, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(1) Pattie Julia, living at the old home at Port Royal, Va., and has furnished valuable information relative to the family. She has in her home portraits of her father and mother and grandmother, Maria Fitzhugh." Image.


Rosalie Taliaferro Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 34, FHL 929.273 B345s. "had Rosalie Meade, mar., 1897, her cousin, Fielding Ashton Berry, and has Ella Meade, Varna Maguire, Rosalie Catlett, Wm. Alexander and Fielding Lewis Ashton; Eliza Fitzhugh, Virginia Grymes, mar., 1906, her cousin, Horace Ashton Fitzhugh; Henry Thacker, mar. Nov. 25, 1914, Mary Stuart Grymes; Susan Gordon, Wm. Henry." Image.


George Washington Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 34, FHL 929.273 B345s. "issue: (1) Margaret, mar. Oct. 3, 1906, Clarence Rowe, and had Geo. Catlett; (2) Eliza Fitzhugh, d. y; (3) Geo. Fitzhugh, of New York, mar. (I) Jennie A. Hodgson and had Jennie A., mar. (II) Lillian Styron, of N. C.; (4) Sarah Cowan, mar. Paul L. Cantwell and had John Lucas, Margaret McElhany and Paul L., Jr.; (5) Susan Howard, mar. Lieut. John Hutson, of the navy, and has Joan." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27919669. "Washington Catlett was a son of George Washington Catlett (c. 1815-1895) and his wife Elizabeth D. Fitzhugh (c. 1815-1870s) of Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia.

I've read a fascinating account Mr. Catlett wrote of something that happened in his childhood. In April of 1865, two riders came to his mother's farm in rural Virginia. They asked her for lodging. She replied that, since her husband was away at war, it wouldn't be appropriate for a woman alone with her children to receive two men, and sent them to another farm down the road. One of the men was John Wilkes Booth. The farm where she sent them was Garrett's farm, where Wilkes Booth was killed.

Capt. Washington Catlett attended Kenmore College. He came to Wilmington, North Carolina in 1877, to accept a position as instructor at the Cape Fear Academy, which had been founded by Confederate General Raliegh E. Colston. In 1879, Professor Catlett was appointed Principal of the school, and continued in that position for nearly 40 years. In addition to directing the Cape Fear Adademy, he was elected Superintendent of the New Hanover County schools in 1900, and served in that position for many years.

He married Margaret Dudley McIlhenny (1860-1930) of North Carolina on 23 Dec. 1879. She was a daughter of Thomas Cowan McIlhenny and his wife Margaret Dudley, and a granddaughter of Governor Edward Bishop Dudley.

Washington Catlett and his wife Margaret McIlhenny had five children: Margaret Dudley McIlhenny Catlett (1880-1967, Mrs. Clarence Lester Rowe), Elizabeth Fitzhugh Catlett (1882-1883), Capt. George Fitzhugh Catlett (1883-1952, m. Lillian Styron), Sarah Cowan Catlett (1887-1962, Mrs. Paul Lucas Cantwell), Susan H. "Sue" Catlett (1889-1972, Mrs. John J. Hutson)." Image.


Margaret Dudley McIlhenny

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27919491. "Margaret Dudley McIlhenny was a daughter of Thomas Cowan McIlhenny (1825-1900) and his wife Margaret Dudley (1828-1881). Her maternal grandfather was Edward Bishop Dudley (1789-1855), Governor of North Carolina. Margaret married Washington Catlett (1852-1934) on 23 Dec. 1879. He was a son of George Washington Catlett (1815-1895) and his wife Elizabeth D. Fitzhugh (c.1815-1870s), both from old and distinguished Virginia families. Washington Catlett was, for many years, an educator in Wilmington.

Washington and Margaret Catlett had five children: Margaret McIlhenny Dudley Catlett (1880-1967, Mrs. Clarence Lester Rowe), Elizabeth Fitzhugh Catlett (1882-1883), Capt. George Fitzhugh Catlett (1883-1952, m. Lillian Styron), Sarah Cowan Catlett (1887-1962, Mrs. Paul Lucal Cantwell), Susan H. "Sue" Catlett (1889-1972, Mrs. John J. Hutson)." Image.


Margaret Dudley McIlhenny Catlett

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27918714. "Margaret McIlhenny Catlett was a daughter of Washington Catlett (1852-1934) and Margaret McIlhenny (1860-1930). One of her maternal ancestors was Edward Bishop Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. Her father came from an old Virginia family, and was an educator in Wilmington, NC for many years. Margaret married Clarence Lester Rowe (1880-1940) in Wilmington in 1906. He was a son of Pinkney E. and Ada Herman Rowe, of Catawba Co., NC. They had one son, Dr. George Catlett Rowe (1913-1981) of Marion, McDowell Co., NC." Image.


William Fitzhugh Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 34, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(b) Wm. Fitzhugh,7  who wrote a brief history of Catlett family, mar. Eleanor, dau. of Walter C. Winston, of Auburn, Culpepper Co., Va., and had: (1) Walter Winston, d. y.; (2) Thos. Washington, d. in Chesterfieild Co., June 25, 1909, mar. Kate Worcester, no issue; (3)Eleanor Virginia, d. 1880, mar. Benjamin Hart and had Leonard, Ada Winston, d. 1873, and Ada Winston." Image.


Maria Evelina Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 34, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(c) Maria Evelina,7 mar. Edward Coles Thornton, and had (1) Thos. Catlett, mar. Victoria Gray, is now mayor of city of Warrenton, Va.; (2) Lucy Winston; (3) Mary Anne; (4) Evelina Maria." Image.


Sarah Ann Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 35, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(d) Sarah Ann,7 mar. Charles W. Thornton. Issue: (1) Maria Fitzhugh; (2) Fitzhugh Catlett; (3) Anthony Rootes; (4) Ellen Bankhead, mar. Clayton Yerby." Image.


Thomas Lawrence Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 35, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(f) Thomas Lawrence,7 d. 1879, mar. Nannie Schooler and had: (1) Rev. Wm. Schooler, Baptist minister, Oak Lane, 6605 N. 12th street, Philadelphia, Penn., mar. Mary Custer, of Philadelphia; no issue. (2) Mary Nelson, mar. her cousin, Edward Thornton Catlett; see back for issue. (3) Fannie Page, mar. Charles Bowie,, and has William, Nannie, Walter and Frank. (4) Edward Henry, of Summit Station, who furnished the history of Catlett family by Geo. Fitzhugh Catlett and other valuable information, mar. Nellie Eubank, and has Sterling and Vivian." Image.