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  1. Joseph Cathcart (the spy)
    1. who are his children? wife?
    2. match him with known census listings
    3. match with yDNA results
  2. Margaret and Elizabeth Bailey and the NC connection
    1. Elizabeth Bailey (Hipworth?) m. John Cathcart, Jr. (b. 1789-1792 -- d. bef. 1860)
      1. Is she related to the next Margaret Bailey?
      2. Is this the same John Cathcart (son of John and Mary/Felicity Fisher) as John C. Cathcart (perhaps son of Joseph Cathcart who m. Janet Macandless)?
    2. Margaret Bailey (b. 1798 NC) m. Robert Allen Cathcart (1796 NC - 1867 TN)
      1. are Margaret and Elizabeth related?
      2. see Robert Nicholas (Robert Allen's son) below
  3. Who is the Allen Cathcart who witnessed a land deed in Chester County, SC in 1807?  We don't see the name "Allen" at that time outside of TN Cathcarts...   Need more research here!

General Notes

Monroe County: Notes / Court Cases | DeKalb County

Monroe County Cathcart Notes

James Allen Cathcart (1815-?)


Hugh A. Cathcart (1856-1935)

Monroe County Court Cases

NNo.440) Original Bill Filed 1 Sept 1849 B.M. Russell vs Phillip and John Hamentree (Hammontree) Barckley M. Russell assignee of Martha Henry of Blount Co. died Aug 1840 testate, wife Sarah, sons Philip, John, Hugh, and Harvey; daughters Elizabeth Rosin, Martha Henry, Margaret, Phebe, Cintha J. Cathcart, Polly Black, wife of Joseph Black. Wit: John McClain Jr., David Hammontree and Berry Abernathy. Will made 18 Aug. 1840. 1850: Dr. Saml. Douthet, 72, of Blount Co. and James W. Lea 42, of Roane Co. witnesses, also Betsey Rosin 54, David Hammontree 53, brother to John Sr., Martha Henry, widow of Wm. Henry had 3 children when father died, has had 2 since, and 1 has died, and they all lived with John Hammontree and mother Sarah for 9 years. after John Sr. died. 1851, witness Sarah Hammontree about 78, 1851: witness Margaret Duncan of Blount Co., 45, is dau. of John Hammontree Sr

No.770) (78) Filed 16 Feb 1863 Payton Hudson by Gdn. Thos. H.S. Smith vs Thos. L.D. Trotter and Cross Bill. Sale of land. Payton is of weak mind, incapable of managing his affairs (But is witness for himself). By Apr 1867 T.L.D. Trotter is dead and E.M. Trotter and Joseph Cathcart are Adms.

Dekalb County Cathcart Notes

Robert Nickelas Nixon Cathcart (1818-1890)

1870 Census: PO Liberty, DeKalb, TN

The listing of 12 year old James Kithcart at the end indicates that he is not an member of the immediate family.  More research needed.


Google Map & Geographical Challenges

Google Map

This map is in its early stages of development.  I'm adding different geographic locations for the different lines of Cathcarts residing in Tennessee.  Just lick on the blue markers for more details.

See below for more geographical challenges/details.


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Geographical challenges

Many of the early Cathcart settlers in eastern Tennessee lived in an area along the border between Monroe and Blount counties. Present day Loudon County had not yet been created when these Cathcarts first settled in the area; but many of the cities and towns associated with these Cathcarts are in the southeastern part of present-day Loudon County.

Figuring out exact locations is further complicated by...

Morganton The town of Morganton (possible birth location for James Allen Cathcart, 1815-1884, wife Cynthia Hammontree) is an interesting example. The town is now submerged under the Tellico Lake. However in the 19th century, it was an important flatboat port. See Wikipedia article for more details.

Vonore Located in present day Blount and Monroe counties.