Harrison Co., Ohio on the 29th of January,
Catharine's father Isaac had been born in
Pennsylvania in about 1810 and was the son of Eli
Moore of Ireland and Deborah Updegraff of
Pennsylvania. Her mother, Elizabeth Cook was the
daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Firebaugh) -
both of Pennsylvania.
married to William F. Crites, son of George and
Mary (Mygrants) on 09 Jun 1861 by the Rev. Amos
Platt. Her husband Bill, who was a carpenter,
enlisted at Camp Meigs, Ohio not quite five
months after they were married.
He joined the 80th
Ohio Volunteers who were known as the
"Fighting Eightieth" on the 6th of
November. In all he served three years and three
months, taking part in 15 of the hardest battles
of the Civil War and at least 25 skirmishes that
took place in Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee,
Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Mississippi, and Texas. He was very proud to be a
veteran of the Civil War and, while entitled to a
pension of $40 per month, he refused it until he
was unable to work.
Although he was
not wounded, Bill contracted typhoid fever in
Paduka, Kentucky in the early part of 1862 and
was severely ill for some time. When he returned
home, he resumed his occupation as a carpenter.
In 1870 he added on three rooms to the house in
which he was born for his growing family. His
first child, Clara May, was born during the Civil
War in 1862. In all, Catharine and Bill would
have nine children- three of which died at a
away in 1919 at the age of seventy-seven on
January 8th. Her husband Bill passed away in
Dover where he had lived all of his life, on the
8th of July 1925 at the age of eighty-seven. Both
are buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dover.