Monday, March 17, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #11 Catherine Bradford Barbee

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small, issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. The premise: write once a week about a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, a research problem — any that focuses on that one ancestor. 

My grandmother taught me the women's side of our family.  "Eleanor had Catherine; Catherine had Sophie, Sophie had Emma, Emma had Gertrude, Gertrude had Eleanor; Eleanor had Eleanor, and Eleanor had you!"  These are the ladies that make me want to know about their lives and keep me researching.  Eleanor's story is here.

Eleanor's daughter, Catherine Bradford, was born in Scott County, Kentucky June 27, 1798.  She married a cousin of her mothers, Nathaniel Barbee on November 26, 1816.  They had nine children most of whom stayed close by after they married, although two moved to Missouri. 

Catherine and Nathaniel farmed in Scott County and Nathaniel also served in the Kentucky Legislature.  Catherine died in Bourbon County (probably at her son's home) on December 22, 1837.

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