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Daniel CATHCART, Sr.

Male 1803 - Bef 1880  (< 76 years)


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  • Name Daniel CATHCART 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 10 Aug 1803  Cumberland County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 22 Jun 1880 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: "Manning Felton Tree," a Public Member Tree on Ancestry.com.

      (2) http://amateurmormonhistorian.blogspot.com/2009/10/daniel-cathcart.htm l:

      Daniel Cathcart

      One of the earliest [Mormon] missionaries to Tennessee was Daniel Cathcart. Daniel was born in 1803 in New Jersey. I don't see when he was baptized.

      In 1832 he served his first mission to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio with Joshua Fairchild. In Missouri along with George Hinckle and James Johnson, they baptize the Allred family and the Ivie family, along with others, and organize the Salt River Branch. He later works with Calvin Beebe.

      He was part of Zion's Camp, which is a whole other subject.

      His second mission was from 1835 to 1838 in Tennessee and Kentucky where he serves with Elder Elias F. Well. He periodically served along with Wilford Woodruff, and later with Benjamin Boydston.

      But one entry in church history records intrigued me. On May 28, 1836, at a conference in Tennessee, Elder Daniel Cathcart was brought before an Elders Council for "unchristian conduct & fals Teachings & being led by evil spirits," and for a mistaken interpretation of "the Law of the Church." David W. Patten sat as chair for the council. Elder Cathcarth confessed and agrees to repair wrongs in the branches. That was just enough information to tell me there was so much more to that story. So I loked around and I found Abraham O. Smoot's version which was a little more enlightening.

      ["]At 6 o'clock in the evening a Council of Elders was convened, and the following charge was preferred against Elder Daniel Cathacart viz. an 'un-christian-like conduct' which was signed by Elias H. Wells, Elder D. W. Patten, Chairman & W. Parrish, Clerk. Teacher B. Clapp testified that Brother Cathacart told one of the sister[s] that he had a secret which he wished to communicate to her, which was this that our Elders were charged of walking out with colored women, and that our Church heed long communion with the Indians, also endulging in teaching. Elder Boydston testified that he concurred in the former statement; also that Brother Cathacart carried a trace of pistols and often exhibited them and boasted of what he had done and would do, and at times manifested a Spirit of bigotry &c. He was also accused of being dogmatical in his teachings especial concerning the Word of Wisdom. Elder Woodruff testified that Elder Cathacart carried apothecary medicines and that his teaching was harsh and over-bearing; also that John the Baptist was not a heir of the Celestial Kingdom. Elder Cathacart then arose and answered to the several charges preferred against him: he received a charp reproof from Elders Patten and Parrish, and at last confessed his faults and asked forgiveness of the Council and agreed also to confess his faults in public in his Branch. A vote on the matter was called and Elder Cathacart was received into fellowship and had permission to retain his License.["]

      Elder Cathcart continued his mission in Tennessee. On June 17, 1838 he baptized John D Lee.

      After his mission he went to Missouri where his name appears signed on a covenant to help the poor leave Missouri. He is also on a list of those held in prison without bail in Missouri following the expulsion of the saints from that state, and on a petition to Congress for redress for the persecution in Missouri. He also marries Olive Howard in Missouri.

      The last LDS reference I found is on Apr 10, 1843 where he and William A Brown are called to preach in Pensacola, Florida. But there appear to be no evidence of whether they fulfilled their mission. Instead he and his wife moved back to White County, Tennessee. In 1847 his wife died and he remarries the next year to Mary Howard.

      In 1848 he married his second wife in Tennessee. Sometime after their third child is born in 1855 and before the 1860 Federal Census they move to Falling Spring, Douglas County, Missouri.

      (3) A household headed by David KITHCART is listed in the 1850 census of District 11, White County, TN. [The compiler believes that David KITHCART was really Daniel CATHCART.]

      David is listed in the 1850 census as a boot and shoe maker who was then 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1805. According to the 1850 census, he was born in NJ.

      Listed with David is his wife, Polley, who was then 43 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1807. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Pheeba, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1837. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Margarett, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Mariah, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with David is his son, Daniel, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Olive, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with David is his daughter, Polly, who was then 8 months old; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1850. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      (4) A household headed by Daniel CATHCART is listed in the 1860 census of Douglas County, MO.

      Daniel is listed in the 1860 census as a wheelwright who was then 56 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1804. According to the 1860 census, he was born in NJ.

      Listed with Daniel is his wife, Mary, who was then 51 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1809. According to the 1860 census, she was born in NJ.

      Also listed with Daniel is his son, Daniel, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1845. According to the 1860 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with Daniel is his daughter, Olive, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1847. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Daniel is his daughter, Mary L., who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Daniel is his daughter, Crarissa M. J., who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1855. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.
    Person ID I27709  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Family 1 Olive HOWARD,   b. 30 Sep 1815, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, White County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1835  KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret A. CATHCART,   b. Oct 1840, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Jan 1920  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F12076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary HOWARD,   b. Abt 1809,   d. Aft 22 Jun 1880  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1848  White County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F12079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Tennessee Marriages,1796-1950: Groom's Name: Daniel Cuthcort Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Mary Howard Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 19 Mar 1848 Marriage Place: White,Tennessee Groom's Father's Name: Groom's Mother's Name: Bride's Father's Name: Bride's Mother's Name: Groom's Race: Groom's Marital Status: Groom's Previous Wife's Name: Bride's Race: Bride's Marital Status: Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51983-1 System Origin: Tennessee-ODM Source Film Number: 507886 Reference Number:.