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Cather families in the USA from the 1850 Census to 1990 Census

 

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Sons of the American Revolution Notice - click for larger viewSons of the American Revolution certificate for Jasper Cather - click for larger view

On May 7th, 2003, my application for membership to the Sons of the American Revolution was accepted.  Above is the notification I received from that organization and the certificate.

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Jasper Cather - b: 1740 (Ulster, Northern Ireland) - d: 1812 (Gainsboro , Frederick County, Virginia)

My Revolutionary War Ancestor

Revolutionary War Soldier marker - click for larger viewJasper Cather - click for larger view

My 4th great- grandfather, Jasper Cather fought as a private for the state of Virginia in the Revolutionary War.  It is purported that he was present at the surrender of the British at Yorktown, Virginia.   Left is the official Revolutionary War soldier marker on his grave in Virginia.  Right is a photo of him (at least it was labeled as such) I found in his file in the Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Washington, D.C. 

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Jasper Cather headstone - click for larger view Left is the headstone of Jasper Cather in the Old Quaker Cemetery in Gainsboro, Frederick County, Virginia. His eldest child from his first wife (Catherine Lawrence) was Jane.  Jane married Robert McKee, Jr. and were the parents of Bartholomew McKee.

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Grave marker of Jasper Cather - click for larger viewGrave of Jasper Cather in the Old Quaker Cemetery - click for larger view Left is the original grave marker of Jasper Cather.  Right is a side view of Jasper Cather's grave.

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Old Quaker Cemetery - click for larger view Left is another shot of Jasper Cather's grave in the Old Quaker Cemetery in Gainsboro, Virginia. Jasper's grave marker is the tall one in the center of the photo.

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Jane Cather - b: November 12, 1773 (Flint Ridge, Frederick County, Virginia) - d: August 31, 1853 (At their home near North Mountain, Frederick County, Virginia)
1850 Frederick County, Virginia Census - Showing Jane (Cather) McKee, age 76Jane Cather McKee, wife of Robert McKee, Jr. is listed in the 1850 Frederick County, Virginia Census living with her son David Lawrence McKee and his family.  Jane was the oldest child of Jasper Cather.

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Willa Cather

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