Title: One World Tree (sm)
Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;
Note: Mary Helen Haines notes:
Haywood Co. NC Minute Book of County Court Pleas, Vol. 2 1812-1815, has a George Cathey still present in March 1814 p. 70, along with John McFarland and Joseph Hughes. A George Cathey also is witness in December 1815 to a deed registration of Jacob McFarland to Dan McDowell. (p. 106)
Haywood County N.C.: Deed Book A, p. 206. George Cathey relinguishes all my rights, title, etc. to the premises on which Wm. Chambers, Jacob McFarland, and Joh Fourd now lives--several tracts on the north east side of the Pigeon River. Dated March 18, 1813. Then on p. 217, George Cathey sells to James Cathey 150 acres for $200 on the Pigeon R. and then also George Cathey Sr. sells to James Cathey for $500. 150 acres on the same river.
Ste. Genevieve MO. Deed Book: A George Cathey sold his preemption to John McFarland in 1816. Not clear if it is father, or son.
Tax Records for Cooper County 1819 to 1822. Cathey: George, George Jr., James, John, Joseph.
1840 census in Pettis Co. MO: George Cathey, age 50-60, on same page as Jeremiah Jack (50-60), John Cathey (20-30), Reuben A. McFarland (30-40).
Remarks for Alan Thornburg
George Cathey Bridge Dedication
Oct. 24, 2002 (2 p.m.)
"Thank you, Franklin, for that introduction.
I'm glad to be with you all today to represent the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
This is a special day for Rutherford County as we officially name the bridge over Cathey Creek the "George Cathey Memorial Bridge."
It is because of George Cathey and the thousands of soldiers who fought with him, that we stand here today as citizens of the United States of America.
And we honor him today for his dedicated service in defense of our newly formed country during the Revolutionary War.
Born in Mecklenburg County, George Cathey and his family settled here in Rutherford County in 1765.
He received a land grant on both sides of Cathey's Creek at the forks of the Second French Broad River, just down the road, and farmed this land until he joined the Revolutionary War in 1780.
Soon after, George Cathey fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain, a turning point in the war.
After the war ended, the Cathey family moved further west in Rutherford County, settling on the banks of the Pigeon River.
Before his death in 1840, George Cathey moved to Smithton, Missouri where he is buried in Crown Hill Cemetary.
The Daughters of the American Revolution have placed a Revolutionary War marker on his grave in recognition of his service.
Today, we honor George Cathey and all soldiers who have fought for our freedom.
By naming this bridge in honor of him, I hope it will be a reminder to all citizens who drive across Cathey Creek of all the men and women who have served in America's armed forces for more than 225 years defending our freedom.
As citizens of the United States, we are truly blessed to live in the greatest country in the world.
At this time, I'll ask Nancy Fergeson to come forward and accept this replica sign."
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