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=Jonathan Cathell=

The Cathell family in West Virginia was the clan of Platt Mitchell Cathell and Sarah Williams Cathell. Platt's father was Mitchell Kershaw Cathell who researchers find was the son of James Porter Cathell, the second son of Maj. Levi Cathell Sr. ( a Revolutionary War veteran, although the title Maj. came later in life). Maj. Levi Cathell Sr. was the son of David Cathell Sr. who was the son of James Cathell Sr., the first Cathell identified in the Cathell family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware that might have been present since around the mid 1600's

James Porter Cathell was estranged from the Cathell family and does not enter further into historical Eastern Shore records. Family historian Harley Cathell speculates that he might have went to Hancock County Georgia with a Miss Vaughan. James Porter Cathell's son, Mitchell Kershaw Cathell was apparently associated with the Revolutionary War vet Jonathan Cathell, Jr. and perhaps his son Jonathan Cathell, Jr. (the third Jonathan Cathell) who was his father's second cousin (James Porter Cathell and the third Jonathan Cathell had the same great grandfather, James Cathell Sr.).

The second, third, and fourth Jonathan Cathell are the subject of this page and lived in Sussex County, Delaware. The second Jonathan, Jonathan Cathell Jr., was the Revolutionary War veteran who was seriously wounded at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina. This Jonathan Cathell is reported to have been in the same Maryland militia company with John Platt, a surgeon's mate who might have fixed Jonathan's wound (source Mrs. Kenneth Cathell). Jonathan was discharged as a result of this serious wound and was left to his own devices to walk back to the Eastern Shore from South Carolina in the winter. Revolutionary War veteran Jonathan Cathell's father was Jonathan Cathell, the brother of David Cathell (James Porter Cathell's grandfather) who were sons of the Cathell patriarch, James Cathell. The first Jonathan Cathell had two wives, one was reported to be a full blooded Eastern Shore Indian (possibly a Nanticoke but reported to be of a closely related tribe, the Delaware). Both the first and second Jonathan Cathell were reported to be blacksmiths as well as farmers.

Platt Cathell family names that show connection to the Jonathan Cathell family
Mitchell Kershaw Cathell (Platt Mitchell Cathell's father) was associated with Jonathan Cathell apparently from an early age, perhaps even birth, judging by his name. A Mitchell Kershaw from Georgetown Delaware was reported to be a close family friend of the Jonathan Cathell family. For example, Mitchell Kershaw and William Vaughan were witnesses to a bond of conveyance executed by Jonathan Cathell (Revolutionary War vet) in 1790. Mitchell has been a given name (mostly as a middle name) in the Platt Cathell line down to the present generations. An Eastern Shore tradition was to use a family connection as a common middle name. In the case of using the name Mitchell, Mitchell is my grandfather, father (who goes by Mitchell) and brother's middle name. Platt's first name supposedly came from John Platt, a Revolutionary War surgeon's mate who was with Jonathan Cathell at the Battle of Eutaw Springs (and might have patched up his wounded shoulder). Platt was only used once as a middle name in subsequent generations of Platt's line. Platt and Sarah Cathell named their first son James Mitchell Cathell. Their seventh child was Jonathan Wesley Cathell, Jonathan subsequently used "John" as his first name and "John" was what his family reported on his death certificate. Platt confirmed his correct first name as "Jonathan" on a Civil War pension application in 1898. "Wesley" perhaps was a result of the Methodist faith of the family. Platt's first daughter was Jane and his third son was Joseph Huvington Cathell. Jane Huvington was Mitchell Kershaw Cathell's wife's maiden name. Other sons George and Charles could have been named from Platt's wife Sarah's family, earlier Cathell's or could have simply been common first names like sons Stewart, William and Thomas and daughters Rebecca and Martha. Their son Rutherford Hayes Cathell obviously was named after the Republican president of the day.

The point to these naming conventions is that Platt Cathell continued the respectful tradition of naming his children after the Jonathan Cathell family from the Eastern Shore even when other indications are that he shut out that phase of his early childhood with his move to West Virginia.

Even though Cathell's have been on the Eastern Shore from the 1600's, the name is not common. Correct Eastern Shore pronunciation is "CATH' al" (this was recently confirmed by Judge Dale Cathell in a newspaper article), however away from the Eastern Shore the family name is often pronounced "ka THELL'". Platt's family in West Virginia continued the correct Eastern Shore pronunciation however when family members moved away, they were often called and eventually adopted the "ka THELL" version. The respectful use of Uncle and Aunt preceding a relative's name is much more prevalent in the Platt Cathell family than is the case in other families.

Another speech pattern in the mountains, not limited to the Cathell's, is pronouncing words that end in "a" as if the word ended in "ie". Often encountered in names (Flota would be pronounced formally as Flotie, not as a nickname); this convention also carried over to common words--idea was pronounced "idee". A often used figure of speech was " I have an idea" which meant "I intend to", however it was pronounced "I've a n'idee". Another remembered noun was the pronunication of "camera" as "camry". I guess this pronunciation went beyond West Virginia given the "Grand Old Opry". My father believes this speech pattern to be a mark of an isolated Anglo Saxon culture.

Jonathan Cathell, Jr. --The Boatbuilder and Ship's Captain--8~16~1790 to 2~17~1860

1915 topo map of Bethel and Portsville, Sussex County, Delaware

The third Cathell to be named Jonathan Cathell more than likely inherited land in the Broad Creek Hundred of Sussex County Delaware from his father Jonathan, the Revolutionary War veteran (born 1759, died ~1806). This Jonathan had inherited the property from his father Jonathan in May 1772, described as follows:

"I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Cathell one tract of land called "Modland", that is to say, all that part of said land that lyeth on the north side of a road or path that leads from the head of Nanticoke River, to Benj. Stockley's Bridge and my best hat"

Cathell historian Harley Cathell speculates that Modland is today's Woodland, which seems somewhat unlikely since Woodland is not in the Broad Creek Hundred. The third Jonathan Cathell, his son, lived in or around Bethel on Broad Creek. Quoting form History of Delaware" 1888 by Thomas Scharf of Philadelphia, PA:

1868 Map of Lewisville (Bethel) Delaware

"Bethel, Sussex County, Delaware was up until January 1880 known as Lewisville, when it was made a post-office and William T. Moore was appointed postmaster. Kendell Lewis, sailor, was probably founder of this town. In the early part of this (19th) century he built a wharf at this point which was known for years as Lewis Wharf and after that, as Lewisville. It was a great shipping point to Baltimore for all sections for miles about, as many as fifteen vessels plying between here and Baltimore. William Whitely has a small store for a short time. Byard Moore opened a store in 1841 and was succeeded by Thomas Knowles, who is now succeeded by J.B. Quillen and Company.
The building of boats was carried on to some extent since 1866 when John Windsor builts several boats, Jonathan Cathell built after him" (this timing is not correct as Jonathan Cathell, the ship captain and boat builder died in 1860 and was building ships in earlier decades).
Source: Google Book Search.

Another current history of Bethel appeared in a 2008 Internet article from Delaware Online

Bethel: The town that ships built


Bethel began as Lewisville in 1840, when Kendall M. Lewis laid out 12 building lots on a farm. Lewis had built a wharf along Broad Creek and quickly had a booming trade as ships arrived from Baltimore and other Chesapeake Bay ports with housewares, tools and other goods that couldn't be found in a rural area.

Because of the deep water in Broad Creek and extensive stands of virgin oak and pine forests nearby, Lewisville grew into a shipbuilding town. In 1880, a U.S. Post Office came to town. To avoid confusion with another Lewisville in Delaware, the name was changed to Bethel, the Biblical name of the holy place where Jacob dreams of a stairway to heaven.

The real historic significance of Bethel is the connection to Delaware's maritime history, according to Brian Page, Sussex County's historic preservation planner. A unique and highly specialized sailing schooner, the "ram," was created in Bethel. It required less water depth to navigate, and that opened trade to remote and often inaccessible areas of Chesapeake Bay, Page said.

To look at Bethel today, "one would never know that at one time a thriving shipping building trade ever existed there," wrote Robert H. Burgess, in his preface to Dr. James Marvil's 1961 book "Sailing Rams: A History of Sailing Ships Built in and Near Sussex County, Del." The shipbuilders used oak and then pine from local woods and eventually used teams of oxen to haul lumber from the great cypress forest near Gumboro. When the pine there was exhausted, lumber was sent in by rail from North Carolina. The giant masts huge cedar logs were brought in on rail cars from Oregon.

Claim to fame: Bethel, Laurel, Seaford and Sharptown, Md. were the center of shipbuilding in the region. Bethel was home to a uniquely designed schooner a ram. The ram had three masts, a flat bottom and straight sides. It was designed to pass through the locks of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal for use in Chesapeake Bay. The ram was built without top masts or jib booms and could be sailed with one or two fewer men as crew. Most historians believe that the Bethel shipyard crews could turn out a ram every 90 days. Most records show that 40 sailing rams were built at the Bethel shipyard, along with barges, tugboats, skiffs and other vessels.

An 1868 Beers Almanac of Delaware map shows a J. Satchel residence in the Lewisville area. This could possibly be a very bad spelling of Jonathan Cathell, or since Jonathan died in 1860, another person altogether.

Area around Lewisville Bethel) Delaware

Jonathan Dennis Cathell --Son of the third Jonathan Cathell--1817 to 1913

Captain Jonathan Dennis Cathell--sea captain, businessman and inventor- Oak Hill Cemetery Georgetown, Washington D.C.

The third Jonathan Cathell had nine children. His second child was Jonathan Dennis Cathell, a successful man of the sea, industry and the church. He was born in 1817 and died in 1913, age 96. At the request of his family, he wrote his memoirs April 1902 in Georgetown, once an independent city in the District of Columbia. Some excerpts from Synopsis of the Long and Busy Life of Jonathan Dennis Cathell, are given here to provide description of Jonathan Cathell, the ship builder, and the flavor of life in Sussex County Delaware in the early days of Platt Mitchell Cathell, and are as follows:

"I was born on the 24th day of September 1817. My father ( the third Jonathan Cathell ) was a ship builder as well as a ship captain and his idea of an able ship's captains was that he should be competent to build and rig the ship, and navigate her to any part of the world where there is water enough to float her. Dr. Marvil in his book "Sailing Rams: A History of Sailing Ships Built in and Near Sussex County, Del." describes early ship building in this area as being done completely without the benefit of powered tools, the wood structures were shaped from locally sawn planks and timbers with the adze, chisels and so forth.

In my boyhood days, I wanted to be a ship builder, but my father elected otherwise. So in my early childhood, boyhood, and early youthful days, I was at home most of the time. Sometimes I was employed at work on some neighbor's farm. During this period of time, I was assigned two or three months in the winter to a school teacher, who kept a ___ school; this was before there were district or county schools. The nearest school that was within my reach, was a least three miles from my house, and as I remember it now I do not think that taking out all contingencies of distance, cold or bad weather, in all the years of boyhood and youth, up to my fourteenth year of age, I averaged not more than 45 day in one school year, and the 45 days were scattered all through the 3 or 4 months of winter and spring. As I had no proper idea of the wants which I would feel in after (later) life, for the lack of education, I did not improve the opportunities, even which I had, as I may have done.

As I merged into my fourteenth year, I was converted and joined the Methodist Protestant Church. About this time my father came home from the sea, arriving home at night. As I slept in a bed in the same room that my mother did I heard her tell him, before calling (waking) me up, that I had been converted and had joined the church at Portville ( a village to the west of Bethel on Broad Creek).

My father thought proper to start me on the career of a sailor's life, or calling. In 1832 (the year that Platt Mitchell Cathell was born in Broad Creek Hundred, presumably in the same neighborhood) he shipped me on board a bay craft as a cook. There were no galley or house over the caboose, it had a sort of Franklin Stove with stationary pots on top, with other utensils that were necessary. I was furnished with a tinder box, flint, and steel. I had to make my own matches and burn my own tinder.

My father built a vessel in 1832 which was launched late in the fall of that year and he took it to Baltimore to spar and rig her out for sea. The winter was very cold and we were there all winter, ice bound. My father took me with him in the new vessel, and in April 1833 he went to New York and while there received a charter to Marseilles, a port in France on the Mediterranean, returning to New York in October 1833. Here it is proper to state... that I was shipped as an ordinary seaman. On our return trip to New York my father left the brig and returned home taking me with him. We took passage with Capt. John Allen who was a particular good friend of my father. On the way home they agreed that I should ship with Capt. Allen as first mate (quite a promotion for a 16 year old !). But I had just entered my sixteenth year and felt the need of an education (instead of continuing his life at sea?).

In the years of 1834 and 1835 I continued as chief mate with Capt. Allen. He was a man of great energy and push. For reasons known to himself he seemed to be very demanding and exacting of me. I was under his control just as though he was my father, so much that in the two and a half years I was chief mate I never drew any wages. Indeed I never knew what wage he paid my father for my services. If I wanted clothes he took me to a store and bought them for me. One winter I sailed with him we had to stay home on account of the ice ( Jonathan mentions the Bay's rivers freezing up regularly, this apparently was the case until the early part of the 20th century but only happens very infrequently these days ).. About three weeks of that winter I went to school. I was acquainted with the teacher and told him of my great need of a knowledge of Mathematics. I worked for a few days in whole numbers, then in the rules of practice, single rule of threes and one or two days in double rule of three, and then the ice broke up and I stopped school to go to sea again and those three weeks of schooling is all that I ever had that did me any real practical good.

Captain Allen in late December 1838 came home with his vessel. Here it is proper to state that our home was away up Nanticoke river and we could only go home with our seafaring vessels when there was nowhere else to go. ( a trip up the winding and narrow river was accomplished mainly by relying on tides and sometimes required laborious "warping"). On this occassion however, there came an agent who wanted to charter a vessel to load oysters at the mouth of the Nanticoke or in Tanjirer Sound (as he spelled it) for New Haven. Captain Allen had chartered his vessel ( so he could not take the oysters). My father had built (and sold to new owners) a vessel that year and made one voyage in her, but did not wish to go again that winter. The charter was a good one and the new owners were anxious that their vessel should be employed, but all the sea going captains were employed. At this point Capt. Allen who was always very fortunate and was sort of an oracle to the people of the neighborhood said to the owner of this new vessel that he could put a young man on her that would be perfectly satisfactory to all. The owners were pleased as Capt. Allen would not mislead them. It was soon found out that the young man referred to above was myself. My father objected and I did not want the position for I did not think I was capable. But Capt. Allen persisted and as father would not go the vessel must lose the charter unless I would go. We both yielded and on the first day of January 1836 I sailed on the beautiful new schooner "The Sarah Lavenia" as her commander. I had then entered my nineteenth year... and with a perfect appreciation of my responsibility and the great lack of experience which was necessary for me to be a successful and safe navigator, to be in charge of so many men and so much property. But as I was there I would do my best. I made the oyster voyage and another successful voyage before the vessel was sold to another captain in May 1836. During that year I made several voyages as navigator ( in those days requiring skills in using basic instruments such as the sextant and chonometer, and mathematics). In the fall of 1836 I bought one third of the schooner "Planter" being a minor and having no money to pay on account of the purchase, my father had to give bonds that he would not claim wages nor any of the earning of the vessel until I had paid all the money. I had arrived in Baltimore in December 1836... the weather was cold and the water navigation was closed by ice. In company with several others we walked to our homes in Sussex County Delaware in five or six days. The schooner was delivered in January 1837. I sailed the schooner "Planter" from the year of 1837 to September 1839 when at my father's request I sold the "Planter" to take charge of a new schooner my father had built that year, called the "Globe". This is about the time that Mitchell Kershaw Cathell left Sussex County Delaware and moved to Baltimore. Platt Cathell would have been around seven years old. Mitchell probably had blacksmithing skills which would help him be employed on the relatively new B&O Railroad. Mitchell and his family lived on Eager Street near the inner harbor of Baltimore where Platt as a teenager also was employed by the B&O. For unknown reasons, Mitchell Cathell and family later moved to the northern Baltimore mill town of Woodberry, at that time outside city limits and listed as a rural route out of Townsontown. Woodberry manufactured cotton duck used in sails and probably could use the skills of machinists. This is where Platt would meet Sarah Williams, his future wife.

Jonathan Cathell continues his recounting of his life at sea. He had married in 1838 and started a family. His wife was a step daughter of Captain Allen. She encouraged him to find other employment so he could be with his family. After several attempts Jonathan Dennis Cathell left the sea in 1852 at the age of 35. He moved to Georgetown, D.C. where he started a drayage business and also obtained a position at the U.S. Custom House which he maintained for eight years. He also became associated with the Georgetown Gaslight Company which manufactured illuminating gas by distilling coal (which was an earlier "green" method to use coal"). He became the general manager and in the course of his employment in 1875 Jonathan Dennis Cathell invented and received a patent on a gas apparatus that safely conducted the gas from the retort to the pressurized main. An illustration of this patent is copied below.

Outside of his employment, this Cathell was very active in the church. Along the way, he obtained lot 243 east in the prestigious Oak Hill Cemetery where he and several members of his family are buried. Several sources say that his parent are buried here, however many of the graves in this lot are not marked today.


1875 Gas Retort Valve Patent-Jonathan Dennis Cathell

Lot 243 East, Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington D.C. -Graves of Jonathan Cathell family

Researcher Dave Cathell, Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington D.C. October 19,2008


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Green Valley, West Virginia
August 4, 2007

Green Valley, near Etam West Virginia. Platt Mitchell Cathell homestead. Currently owned and occupied by Gerald "Pete" Cathell, grandson of Platt M. Cathell

1907 Map of Etam West Virginia. The Cathell homestead is just off of this map to the southwest.

Platt and Sarah, as well as many of their offspring are buried in the Etam Methodist Church cemetary.

Children of Platt and Sarah Cathell-use "back" to return to this page from links
Name: Cathell, George E. Year of Birth 1865 Year of Death: 1932 Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: Sarah E. Robinson Spouse Birth/Death:1867-1954 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child: Roy Cathell 1900-1901
Child: Clarence M. Cathell 1890-1983 Child: Bertha I. Cathell Britton1891-1973 Child: James A. Cathell 1895-1964 Child: Nora A. Cathell 1893-1983
Residence: Green Valley WV County: Preston Occupation: Farmer Notes:

Name: Cathell, Joseph Huvington Year of Birth 1868 Year of Death: 1964 Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: Callie V. Adams Spouse Birth/Death:1884-1960 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child: Perl A. Cathell
Child: Edith J. Cathell Child: Dora M Cathell Child:Earl C. Cathell Child: William E. Cathell
Child: Elsie E. Cathell Child: Dorothy C. Cathell Child:T.Gordon Cathell Child: W. Donald Cathell
Residence: Etam WV County: Preston Occupation: Farmer Notes: 95 years old at death

Name: Cathell, James Mitchell Year of Birth 1860 Year of Death: 1941 Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse:1) Carrie Coburn 2) Annie Turner Spouse Birth/Death:__________ Burial:Etam Cemetary Child:Virgil Cathell
Child: Claude Cathell Child: Child: Child:
Residence: Belington WV County: Barbour Occupation: Notes:Died in Rowlesburg at Will's

Name: Cathell, Steward H. Year of Birth 1870 Year of Death: 1953 Birth Place: Baltimore
Spouse: Cyrena May Lipscomb Spouse Birth/Death:1871-1952 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child: Thomas Oscar Cathell
Child: Anna L. Cathell Child: Harry Ervin Cathell Child: Lula Mabel Cathell Child: Elmer Neal Cathell
Child: Orville Ross Cathell Child: Theodore Platt Cathell Child: Boyd Williard Cathell Child: Stewart Lee Cathell (loved cake)
Child: Goldie Grace Cathell Child: Everett McKinley Cathell Child: Mary Katherine Cathell Child: Kenneth Hall Cathell
Child: Arthur U. Cathell Child: Avril Cathell Child: Robert W. Cathell Child:Ruth M. Cathell
Residence: Hepzibah Community County: Taylor Occupation:Farmer Notes:

Name: Cathell, William Luther Year of Birth 1878 Year of Death: 1956 Birth Place: Green Valley -Etam, WV
Spouse: Elsie M. Spouse Birth/Death:1883-1959 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child:Merrill (Myrl)Cathell
Child: Charles (Charley) Cathell Child: Child: Child:
Residence: Rowlesburg WV County: Preston Occupation: Engineer, B&O Notes: Pension card in Rowlesburg book

Name: Cathell, Charles (Charley) Year of Birth 1880 Year of Death: 1952 Birth Place: Green Valley -Etam, WV
Spouse: Mable (Mae)Gaines Spouse Birth/Death:1887-196_ Burial:Etam Cemetary Child:Betty (Cathell) Sohn
Child: Dolly M (Cathell) Bolyard Dutton 1914-2002 Child: Gerald (Pete) Cathell, Green Valley, WV Child: Richard (Rich) Cathell, Chesapeake, VA Child: Violet (Cathell) Carver
Child: Augusta Cathell Child: Mildred M. Cathell Child: C. Harold Cathell Child:
Residence: Green Valley, WV County: Preston Occupation:Farmer Notes: bought homeplace from siblings

Name: Cathell, Jane Year of Birth 18__ Year of Death: 19__ Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: Thomas Springs Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:_______ Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: County: Taylor Occupation: Notes:

Name: Cathell, John Wesley Year of Birth June 22, 1872 Year of Death: August 25, 1951 Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
Spouse: Jane Haymon or Layman Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:Concord Church Child: Callie Cathell Corley
Child: Johnnie Cathell Child: Ralph William Cathell Child: Daisy Cathell Child:Howard Cathell
Child: Mitchell Cathell (of John, not of Clarence) Child: Carrie V. Cathell Child: Inez D. Cathell Child:Myrtle E. Cathell
Child: Bretsel L. Cathell Child: Bud Cathell Child: Clifford B. Cathell Child:Blanch Cathell
Child: Dolly P.Cathell Child: Child: Sarah E.Cathell Child: Nellie R. Cathell
Residence: rural Belington WV County:Barbour Occupation: Farmer Notes:

Name: Cathell, Jonathan Year of Birth abt 1873 Year of Death: ? Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: _____ Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:? Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: County: Occupation: Notes: Jonathan might be John Wesley-above?

Name: Cathell, Martha W Year of Birth abt 1876 Year of Death: ? Birth Place: _________
Spouse: _____ Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:? Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: County: Occupation: Notes:

Name: Cathell, Rutherford B. Year of Birth abt 1876 Year of Death: ? Birth Place: West Virginia
Spouse: Grace E. Francis Cathell Spouse Birth/Death:12/25/1879/? Burial:? Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: Harrison Co. WV County: Occupation: Notes: Married Grace 1899

Notes-Need to classify/verify

1900 Census
Preston County
listed under Stuart (Steward) and May
Arthur U Cathell abt 1899

listed under William L
Charity Cathell abt 1882

listed under Jos. H.
Eunice E Cathelll abt 1872
Perl A. Cathell abt 1890
Edith J. Cathell abt 1892
Dora M Cathell 1894
Earl C. Cathell abt 1897

1910 Census
Preston County
listed under William and Elsie
Merrill Cathell abt 1905
Charley Cathell abt 1908

listed under George E. and Sarah
Florence M. Cathell abt 1890

listed under Charles and Mabel (Charley and May)
Augusta Cathell abt 1907 (Gusty, a visitor to my home in the 1960's ?)

listed under James M.
Virgil Cathell abt 1901

listed under Stewart H. and (Cyrena) May
Arvel Cathell abt 1900 (seen elsewhere spelled Avril ?-if Avril, died Sept 20 1964 Mineral Co WV- retired B&O RR)

listed under John and Jane-Upshur County--assumed to be the same as John Wesley
Daisy Cathell abt 1895
Howard Cathell abt 1904
Mitchell Cathell abt 1904 - spouse was Mary Russie Malcomb-died March 1953

1920 Census
Preston County

listed under John and Jane
Carrie V. Cathell abt 1909
Inez D. Cathell abt 1914
Myrtle E. Cathell abt 1915
Bretsel L. Cathell abt 1916
Bud Cathell abt 1916

(listed in 1930 census--Barbour Co- Under John and Jane)
Blanch Cathell abt 1913
Clifford B. Cathell abt 1918
Dolly P. Cathell abt 1920
Sarah E. Cathell abt 1922
Nellie R. Cathell abt 1922

listed under William L and Elsie
Myrl Cathell (same as Merrill?) abt 1905
Charles Cathell abt 1908

listed under James W. (1861)
Anna Cathell abt 1881 (Annie Turner)
Claude Cathell abt 1909

listed under Stewart and (Cyrena) May
Robert W. Cathell abt 1909
Ruth M. Cathell abt 1918

1930 census

listed under Theodore Platt-Monongalia Co (of Stewart and Cyrena May) Coal miner- died Sept 1936
Hazel M Cathell about 1905-spouse from Maidsville WV
Charlotte C Cathell abt 1925
Harley N Cathell abt 1926
Richard L Cathell abt 1927
Della M Cathell abt 1930

Rita M Cathell abt 1895?

listed under Charles R abt 1908-Preston Co (of _________)
Augusta Cathell abt 1908
Mary L Cathell abt 1926
Jack Cathell abt 1928

listed under Charles (abt 1881) (of Platt and Sarah) and Mabel abt (1888) (May) -Preston Co in addition to above)
Mildred M Cathell abt 1921
C Harold Cathell abt 1924
Gerald L. Cathell (Pete-current owner in 2007 of homeplace) abt 1926
Richard G. Cathell (Rich-resides in Chesapeake VA in 2007) abt 1929

listed under Joseph H. (of Platt and Sarah) and Callie V. ( in addition to above )
William E Cathell-abt 1915
Elsie E. Cathell abt 1916
Dorothy C Cathell abt 1917
Ethel D Cathell abt 1919
T Gordon Cathell abt 1921
W. Donald Cathell about 1924

listed under Thomas O (Oscar)-Preston Co (of Stewart and Cyrena May)
Ora M Cathell (spouse?) abt 1895
Roy E Cathell abt 1915
Thelma E Cathell abt 1917
Mary E Cathell abt 1922

listed under Harry E --Taylor Co (of Stewart and Cyrena May)
Elizabeth Cathell (spouse?) abt 1897
Edwin H Cathell abt 1920
Stewart A Cathell abt 1923
Mary S Cathell abt 1926
Dorsey L Cathell abt 1928

"abt" = about date of birth


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