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Catharine BROOKIE

Female Abt 1800 - Abt 1876  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Catharine BROOKIE 
    Born Abt 1800  KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1876  Carroll County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:


      ANDERSON were married by the Reverend Andrew ISAAC, minister of the Carmel Associate Presbyterian Church near Hanover, IN. The site of this church is now marked by the location of the Carmel Cemetery; the building is no longer standing. Catharine is believed to have been a sister or a cousin to William BROOKIE, who was a carpenter and farmer, living in Oldham County, KY by 1821. William had lived 8 miles
      southwest of Hanover before the BROOKIE-ANDERSON marriage.

      At the time of this marriage, "Scotch John" was a widower with at least five sons; there is some evidence that there was also a daughter born to John and his first wife. In 1827, Catharine gave birth to a daughter and in 1829, a son was born to the couple.

      About July, 1829, Catharine and John moved their family to Montgomery County, IN. In the spring of 1832, word came to the area of Indian attacks on settlements in Eastern ILLINOIS. A rumor, which later proved to be false, spread over the community that the area was soon to be under attack. Many of the families ran to the shelter of blockhouses in panic, but the attack never came. In addition to the threat of Indian attack, the land in this area was swampy and wet; the nearest known congregation of the Associate Presbyterian Church was too far away for the family to be actively involved on a regular basis. For these reasons, among others, the ANDERSONs again relocated. In 1834, they purchased 200 acres from the U.S. in Tippecanoe Township, Carroll County, IN.

      By the time of the move to Carroll County, the ANDERSONs had two more daughters. An Associate Presbyterian congregation had been
      organized in 1830 about 10 miles from the ANDERSON home. In 1834, this church decided to form two congregations. The branch of the
      church locating closest to the ANDERSON farm was named "Pleasant Run." By 1835, the ANDERSON family had joined the Pleasant Run
      Congregation. The Associate or "Seceder" faction of the Presbyterian Church held to the very strict, fundamental doctrines of the old church in SCOTLAND: musical instruments were not permitted in the church, the only music included in services was the singing of the Psalms; only members in good standing, after being examined and approved, were admitted to communion, etc. The church stood firmly against slavery, intoxication, profanity, games of chance, dancing and secret societies. "They were particularly strict in enforcing the behavior of their children, and in maintaining control of their church at the local level." (Ref. #2, p 9.)

      The last two of Catharine's six children were born in Carroll County in 1837 and 1842. Sometime in 1837, William BROOKIE and his family moved to Carroll County. He died there and his widow and 10 children remained in the county; "Scotch John" served as administrator of William's estate. In August, 1839, Robert, one of Catharine's stepsons married Mary Ann BROOKIE, eldest daughter of William and Margaret BROOKIE and niece/cousin to Catharine BROOKIE ANDERSON.

      In 1850, the Carroll County census listed John ANDERSON, age 64, with his wife, Catharine ANDERSON, age 50. Catharine survived her husband by about six years. John M. ANDERSON writes on page 16 of his "abbreviated history" of this family, ". . . and it is assumed she
      was buried next to Scotch John, though apparently no one ever got around to placing an inscription in the space left for her on his tombstone. . ." ("Scotch John" ANDERSON died on 01 June 1870.)


      1. Virginia KORNS, 2402 E. Rahn Rd., Kettering, OH 45440. (Desc. of Thomas ANDERSON, brother-in-law to Catharine BROOKIE ANDERSON.)
      2. John M. ANDERSON; 3721 E. 104th Street South; Tulsa, OK 74137. Author of "'SCOTCH JOHN' ANDERSON: An abbreviated history of his descendants . . ." Aug., 1982. (As of Jan. 1996, Mr. ANDERSON is in process of preparing a book on the BROOKIE family for publication. He is a direct descendant of "Scotch John" and Catharine BROOKIE ANDERSON.)
    Person ID I6312  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Family John ANDERSON,   b. 10 Aug 1785, West Blackburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1870, Tippecanoe Township, Carroll County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1821  Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. John Brookie ANDERSON,   b. Abt 1829, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1889, Carroll County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth ANDERSON,   b. Abt 1837  [natural]
     3. Samuel I. ANDERSON,   b. Abt 1842,   d. Abt 1903  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Ann ANDERSON,   b. Abt 1827  [natural]
     5. Emily Jane ANDERSON  [natural]
     6. Margaret ANDERSON  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F3268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart