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=Cathell Family in West Virginia=

Cathell family
-Martha Cathell Britton



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Martha Cathell Britton, daughter of Platt and Sarah Cathell


This photo is in the collection of the John Cathell family ( collection of Betty Cathell Wood). Although not certain, it is believed to be the Martha Cathell Britton family. Martha married Felix Britton who was the older brother to Harris Britton that married Martha's niece, Bertha Cathell. The reason this photo is thought to be Martha's family is that she had two set of twin daughters which appear to be the case of the children in this photograph.


This photo is in the collection of the Kathleen Abbey. Britton brothers Joe, Harris, John, Jeff and Felix. Jed and Nancy Britton farm was next to Platt and Sarah Cathell. Harris and Felix married Cathell's.


Felix and Martha lived on a farm between Kingwood and Albright. Felix was a coal miner also. The children of Martha W. Cathell Britton (7/17/1875 to 5/26/1959) and Felix Levi Britton (8/4/1871 to 8/18/1967) were:

Hazel Myrtle Britton (12/14/1896 ti 4/20/1981) -married Hugh Bennett Fields (5/8/1891 to 11/21/1978)- 4 children

Bessie Mae Britton

Dessie Ray Britton- this author recently received this email "I ran across your home page when researching my grandparents. My maternal grandmother was Dessie Rae Britton Chidester, daughter of Felix & Martha Britton. My mother, daughter of Dessie was Martha Virginia Chidester Thomas Batton, and I believe she was named after Martha Cathell Britton. I have other info if you would like to add Dessie's children, grandchildren, etc to your website."

Walter F. Britton

Flossie Merle Britton

Flora Pearl Britton

Walker Earl Britton




Name: Cathell, Martha W Year of Birth 1875 Year of Death: 1959 Birth Place: West Virginia
Spouse: Felix Britton Spouse Birth/Death: 1871-1967 Burial:Etam Child: Hazel M Fields (Hugh) 1896-1981
Child: Dessie Mae (twin)1)Savage 2) Wright ( Oakey and Claude) 1899-1970 Child: Bessie Ray (twin) Chidester (Daniel) 1899-1966 Child: Flossie M. (twin) Corbin (Charles) 1905-1987 Child: Flora P. Britton (twin) 1905-1941
Child: Walter F. Britton 1902-1977 Child: Walker E. Britton (Mary F. Gribble) 1911-1993 Child: Child:
Residence: Green Valley and Kingwood County:Preston Occupation: Coal Miner and Lumber Mill Notes: Felix was an older brother to Harris that married George's daughter Bertha. Photo on Cathell reunion page.



Final resting spot of Martha Cathell Britton and Felix Britton. Etam Church cemetery.


Use this link to go to the Cathell Family in West Virginia Home Page



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: Child: Clifford B. Cathell Child:Blanch Cathell
Child: Dolly P.Cathell Child: Bud Cathell 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




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