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  • 1825 Census, Randolph, Monroe Counties prominent citizens: William and David Cathcart
  • Coulterville was called Grand Cote Prairie

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database

(http://cyberdriveillinois.com/cgi-bin/archives/land.s)

STATE WIDE       

                    Sale  Legal       Sect- Twn-  Ra- Meri- Acres   Price     Total  Soc.    Date       Co. or State of
Name of Purchaser   Type  Description ion   ship  nge dian  Bought  Per Acre  Price  Stat    Purchased   Purchaser             Vol. Page
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CATHCART C W          FD  W2NE          28   16N  08E  4    26.66    1.25     33.33  UNKWN   06/17/1836  UNKNOWN               708  084
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  SE            03   15N  08E  4    80.00    1.25    100.00  MALE    04/28/1836  UNKNOWN               708  069
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  E2SW          03   15N  08E  4    80.00    1.25    100.00  MALE    04/28/1836  UNKNOWN               708  069
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  SWSW          21   16N  08E  4    13.33    1.25     16.66  MALE    06/17/1836  UNKNOWN               708  082
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  E2SW          21   16N  08E  4    26.67    1.25     33.34  MALE    06/17/1836  UNKNOWN               708  082
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  NW            21   16N  08E  4    53.33    1.25     66.67  MALE    06/17/1836  UNKNOWN               708  082
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  W2SE          15   16N  08E  4    80.00    1.25    100.00  MALE    04/28/1836  UNKNOWN               708  081
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  SENW          01   17N  09E  4    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    05/23/1836  UNKNOWN               708  128
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  NENE          01   17N  09E  4    40.75    1.25     50.94  MALE    05/23/1836  UNKNOWN               708  128
                                        BUREAU     
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  E2NWVOID      32   17N  03W  4    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    04/01/1836  UNKNOWN               710  044
                                        ROCK ISLAND
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  SWVOID        32   17N  03W  4    80.00    1.25    100.00  MALE    04/01/1836  UNKNOWN               710  044
                                        ROCK ISLAND
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  W2SEVOID      31   17N  03W  4    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    04/01/1836  UNKNOWN               710  044
                                        ROCK ISLAND
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  W2NW          05   16N  03W  4    82.96    1.25    103.70  MALE    04/15/1836  UNKNOWN               710  035
                                        ROCK ISLAND
                                                                           

CATHCART CHARLES W    FD  W2SW          36   17N  04W  4    80.00    1.25    100.00  MALE    04/15/1836  UNKNOWN               710  063
                                        ROCK ISLAND
                                                                           

CATHCART DAVID        FD  NWDSIC        35   04S  05W  3   160.00    2.00    320.00  MALE    04/30/1819  RANDOLPH              009  470
                                        RANDOLPH   
                                                                           

CATHCART JOHN         FD  NENE          09   04S  06W  3    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    06/08/1848  RANDOLPH              032  062
                                        RANDOLPH   
                                                                           

CATHCART JOHN         FD  W2NE          09   04S  06W  3    80.00    1.25    100.00  MALE    06/08/1848  RANDOLPH              032  062
                                        RANDOLPH   
                                                                           

CATHCART JOSEPH       FD  W2NE          35   04S  05W  3    80.00    1.25    100.00  MALE    07/07/1820  RANDOLPH              031  001
                                        RANDOLPH   
                                                                           

CATHCART JOSEPH       FD  SENE          34   04S  05W  3    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    02/02/1837  RANDOLPH              031  086
                                        RANDOLPH   
                                                                           

CATHCART JOSEPH       FD  E2NE          02   05S  05W  3    73.30    1.25     91.62  MALE    09/21/1838  RANDOLPH              031  131
                                        RANDOLPH   
                                                                           

CATHCART MATHEW       FD  NWNE          18   26N  02E  4    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    08/31/1844  UNKNOWN               713  042
                                        JODAVIESS  
                                                                           

CATHCART MATHEW       FD  SWNE          18   26N  02E  4    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    04/07/1849  UNKNOWN               713  042
                                        JODAVIESS  
                                                                           

CATHCART ROBERT       FD  NENE          34   04S  05W  3    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    02/19/1853  RANDOLPH              032  151
                                        RANDOLPH   
                                                                           

CATHCART WILLIAM J    FD  NWSE          15   04S  06W  3    40.00    1.25     50.00  MALE    09/05/1849  RANDOLPH              032  087
                                        RANDOLPH   


Census

1820

  Name Free White Males Free White Females Ag Slaves Page Image Notes
    < 10 10-16 16-18 16-26 26-45 >45 < 10 10-16 16-18 16-26 26-45 >45      
                                     

Randolph County

  David Kithcart (Cathcart)       1   1 1   1       12     3/4 Plumb Creek Twp.
    1
  James Munford 2 1       1     2 1           " 2
  William Campbell       1     1     1           " 3
                                     
                                     
  1. This is almost certainly David Cathcart (c1763-c1845). David would be the male >45; his son, Joseph the male aged 16-26.  Melissa died onboard ship heading to the US from Antrim, so she is not listed.  This census page also includes several related surnames: Campbell, McDill, McKelvy, Munford, Weir (families that came from South Carolina to become some of the earliest settlers in this section of Illinois).
  2. James Munford (1766-1842), married David Cathcart's daughter, Mary Cathcart (12 Apr 1789-3 Oct 1876).
  3. William Campbell (b. 1791-1797 - d. 1835), married  David Cathcart's daughter, Rosanna Cathcart (c1797-Jul 1865)

1825

State Census, Randolph County, Township Plum-Creek (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilrandol/1825census.htm)

James H. BEATTY

Jane BEATTY

John BEATTY

John BOYD, SR

William BOYD

 

Alexander CAMPBELL, SR

John CAMPBELL

William CAMPBELL

David CATHCART

Joseph CATHCART

 

William ELLIOT

 

David FERRIS

Robert FOSTER

 

John McDILL

Thomas McDILL

William McDILL

James MUNFORD

 

James REDPATH

 

Samuel STORMANT

William STORMANT

 

Samuel L. WEIR

 

 

1840

Name Free White Males

Free White Females

Slaves

Page Image Notes
  < 5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80 80-90 90-100 ≥ 100 < 5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80 80-90 90-100 100 M F T      

Randolph County

Joseph Kithcart   1 2       1     1       1 1 1       1                     59/85 1
Rosanna Campbell   1   1                     1 1 3     1                     59/85 2
Alexander Campbell         1   1     1               1       1                 59/85  
                                                                 
                                                                 

County

                                                                 
                                                                 

1.  This is certainly Joseph Cathcart, son of David & Melissa Hollinger Cathcart.  The ages for David and Joseph would be correct, as well as for Joseph's wife Nancy [Sinclair].  The 70-80 year old male would be Joseph's father, David.

2.  Rosanah [Cathcart] Campbell [widow of William Campbell, who died 1835 and daughter of Joseph Cathcart] and family.  So, after her husband, William's death, she is living next door to her father and her fatherIL.

 


Hill Prairie Cemetery Listings

(http://www.iltrails.org/Randolph/hillc.htm)


Campbell, Agnes 26 Sep 1866 15 Oct 1900
Campbell, Emma C 20 Jan 1860 27 Mar 1936 w/o Geo Cathcart
Campbell, Francis 13 Jul 1854 1905
Campbell no dates d/o James & Laura
Campbell, Isabelle 14 Mar 1868 07 Apr 1949
Campbell, James C 01 Dec 1857 30 Jul 1917
Campbell, Jane "Jenny" 20 Oct 1831 29 Oct 1903 w/o Thomas
Campbell, Jane 19 Feb 1827 16 Feb 1889 w/o John
Campbell, Jane 17 Mar 1854 66y w/o Thomas
Campbell, John C 07 Jan 1824 28 Mar 1896
Campbell, Margaret 16 May 1871 20 Jul 1947
Campbell, Martha Boyle 09 Jul 1876 23 Jun 1945 w/o Thomas
Campbell, Sarah J 11 Mar 1882 50y 23d w/o James
Campbell, Thomas 09 Aug 1827 27 Sep 1901
Campbell, Thomas 01 Feb 1873 08 Jan 1962
Campbell, Thomas 1857 66y
Campbell, Wallace G 1915 1977
Cathcart, Bertha A 1876 1951
Cathcart, Charles Madden 01 Sep 1833 08 Jun 1913
Cathcart, Elisabeth 02 Jun 1837 06 Oct 1884 w/o W
Cathcart, Elizabeth 1872 1955 w/o John R
Cathcart, Ella J 18 Jan 1824 24 Nov 1903 w/o James G
Cathcart, Elmer 17 Jun 1866 13 Jul 1901
Cathcart, George 12 Sep 1866 04 Mar 1957
Cathcart 26 Aug 1851 4d inf of WJ & M
Cathcart 23 Dec 1811 s/o John H & Jane L
Cathcart, James 07 Jan 1889 74y
Cathcart, James M 1856 1917
Cathcart, Jane L 19 Apr 1845 26 Nov 1931 w/o John H
Cathcart, John 07 Mar 1864 75y
Cathcart, John 1917 twin of Mary
Cathcart, John E 30 Jun 1853 9m 22d
Cathcart, John H 04 Mar 1849 20 Apr 1904
Cathcart, John Moffett 1944 79y
Cathcart, John R 1863 1937
Cathcart, Margaret 16 Jan 1832 12 Aug 1892 w/o Richard
Cathcart, Margaret 17 Sep 1842 27 Jun 1912 w/o Charles
Cathcart, Margaret J 15 Mar 1861 3y 4m 6d d/o John & Nancy
Cathcart, Mary 1917 twin of John
Cathcart, Mary Ann 1852 26y
Cathcart, Mary Eleanor 18 Nov 1859 08 Aug 1860 d/o Charles & Mary
Cathcart, Mary H 05 Oct 1873 84y
Cathcart, Mary Isabella 10 Oct 1837 25 Jan 1861 w/o CM
Cathcart, Mattie R 1879 24y
Cathcart, May 13 Jan 1897 32y
Cathcart, Minnie A 1873 1918
Cathcart, Nancy 09 Apr 1857 5m 22d
Cathcart, Nancy R 19 Apr 1854 5m 22d
Cathcart, Richard 20 Mar 1827 06 Feb 1879
Cathcart, Richard C 28 Mar 1868 22 Feb 1899
Cathcart, Riley N 1905 1919
Cathcart, Robert 01 May 1853 23 Jan 1854 s/o Richard & Margaret
Cathcart, Sarah 25 Jul 1860 1y
Cathcart, Thomas K 02 Jun 1864 19y killed in Battle s/o James
Cathcart, W 20 Jan 1828 29 Jun 1901
Cathcart, Will R 20 Dec 1871 15 Feb 1903
Cathcart, William James 1854 1933
Chassels, Angus M 13 Apr 1817 19 Jul 1889
Chassels, Jone M 25 Apr 1817 19 Jul 1897 w/o AM
Chassels, Margaret M 14 May 1848 06 Jul 1862 d/o AM & JM
Colby, Carl N 17 Jun 1905 26 Jun 1977
Colby, Mary R 31 Dec 1904 08 Nov 1972 w/o Carl
Cox, Ethel M 04 Jun 1896 24 May 1980 w/o Shelton J
Cox, Shelton J 20 May 1886 10 Jul 1953
Curry, Jane Elizabeth 29 May 1870 22y 11m 14d w/o Samuel B
Curtis, Americus no dates
Curtis, Myrtle May no dates
Cuthbertson, Alexander 17 Mar 1813 17 Apr 1860
Cuthbertson, Janet 28 Apr 1814 14 Feb 1903 w/o Alexander
Cuthbertson, Janet 19 Sep 1848 w/o William
Cuthbertson, Margaret
Cuthbertson, Margaret 1852 72y
Cuthbertson, William 31 Dec 1852 47y

Excerpts from Combined History Randolph/Monroe/Perry Counties

From: Diane E Eden
Subject: [Cathcart] Illinois Cathcarts, Randolph County
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 11:51:51 -0500
 

I have gotten a copy of a "Combined History of Randolph, Monroe & Perry
Counties of Illinois" by interlibrary loan, for 2 weeks.  It lists some
Cathcarts I'm interested in.  Some I recognize as my line, some I do not.
 I will quote the Cathcart parts below:  (my comments in parentheses)

"The settlement in the lower end of Flat prairie was strengthened by the
arrival, in 1820, of David Cathcart, John Dickey, & John McMillen, & the
next year of Ebenezer Alexander & James Anderson.  ....."  (pg 74)

A Joseph Cathcart is listed as occupying land in Randolph County in 1820,
N.W.,35, 160 acres.  (pg 98)

In a Randolph County census, dated 25 Nov 1825, there is David Cathcart
listed as head of family in Plum-Creek Township.  (pg 116)

"David Cathcart and his son-in-law, William Campbell, from South
Carolina, came in the spring of 1819, and settled in the lower end of
Grand Cote Prairie (Randolph County)." (pg 243)

David Cathcart is listed among others as subscribing $10  attached to a
call for a Rev. J. Wylie to serve as pastor of their newly organized
Associate Reformed/Covenanters congregation.  (pg 243)

"All the names of those contributing for ministerial support on the
former call (of Mr Wylie) are .....William Cambell, who came in the
spring of 1819 with his father-in-law, David Cathcart, and James
Mcwillan, also from South Carolina.... " (pg 244)

"On the 5th of May 1865, Hugh Mathews, John Houston, and Wm J.S. Cathcart
were invested with the office of ruling elders (of Old Bethel
congregation in Sparta, IL, I believe).   (pg 247)    [This Hugh Mathews
(1826-1906) is brother to my gg grandmother, Jannet Mathews(1831-1915),
who married Robert Beattie Cathcart(1820-1900).  Wm J. S. Cathcart is I
believe William John Staveley Cathcart (1823-1901) who was a brother of
Robert B Cathcart.]

"In March 1858 a unanimous call was made upon Rev. David Steele to become
pastor, the congregation asking for one half of his time. The call was
signed by 23 members as follows: James Elder, Jenny C. Holmes, Mary
Fowlds, Ellen Cathcart, Joseph Lynn, William R. Lynn, Nancy Lynn, Joseph
Keys, Ellis Keys, John Cathcart, Mary Cathcart, Hugh Tweed, Jennet Tweed,
Jane Cuthbertson, David Tweed, Amelia J. Tweed, James E. Wilson, Ann
Wilson, John J. Marshall, Elizabeth Marshall, John Tweed, Nancy Tweed and
Robert J. Ritchie." (pg 248)  [Several of these names are inter-related
to my line.... John & Mary Cathcart would possibly by my ggg
grandparents, John Cathcart (1789-1864) and Mary (Harper) Cathcart
(1789-1873) who were both buried in Hill Prairie cemetery, in Sparta IL.
]

There is a Robert Cathcart invested with the office of deacon at Church
Hill congregation near Eden, IL.  (pg 249)

"The earliest settler to locate in what is now known as Coulterville
precinct (Randolph Co.) was David Cathcart.  He made a trip to the county
in 1818, and selected & entered a tract of land consisting of 160
acres--the N.W. 1 of section 35, T.4, R.5 W., December 3, 1818--which was
entered in the name of his son, Joseph. Mr. Cathcart was a native of
Ireland, and came here from South Carolina early in the spring of 1819. 
He built his rude log cabin in the end of the timber, near the present
residence of Mrs. John Edgar, his grand-daughter. He brought his family
with him. His children were: Mary, who married James Munford; Rosanna,
who became the wife of William Campbell in South Carolina; Elizabeth
married William Stormont, and one son Joseph. They are all deceased.
(book published 1883)   Joseph reared a family, of whom Robert, Francis,
Margaret, the wife of William Woodside, and Agnes, the wife of John
Edgar, are living in the vicinity.  Mr Cathcart was a weaver by trade,
and followed that occupation in the Carolinas.  He improved a good farm,
where he died about 1845, over 90 years of age. (therefore born before
1755).  William Campbell, his son-in-law, who came with the family to
Illinois in 1819, located about a mile south of Mr. Cathcart, in section
2, of T.5, R.5, where he made a farm and resided until his death.  James
Munford, also a son-in-law of Mr. Cathcart, arrived & made a settlement
in the same neighborhood, in December 1819. He died in January, 1840 at
the age of 76 years.
   Hugh McKelvey, the 2nd pioneer of Coulterville, like Mr. Cathcart, had
visited the county in 1818 & purchased land. He came in the same spring &
about the time of Mr Cathcart's arrival, & located on section 26, their
cabins being about one mile distant from each other.  ..... (pg 369)

I apologize for this being so long ... and I apologize for omitting what
may be of interest to some.  I would be glad to send other large portions
(especially lengthy histories of the various churches & covenanters,
which some of you might be interested in) either by fax or scanned into
text documents.  

I am very interested in knowing more about this David Cathcart, if there
is any connection to our John & Mary (Harper) Cathcart line.  

Thank you, Diane Eden, dianemail2@jXXX.com  (XXX=UNO)

 


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