Cathcart/Baskin Family Tree

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  • ID: I1528
  • Name: Fannie Alice Cox 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Reference Number: 1528
  • ALIA: Allie
  • Birth: (VA/IN) 23 OCT 1856 in Flat Rock, Shelby, Indiana, USA 3 4
  • Census: District 6 (5/14) age 73, boarder 1930 Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA 5
  • Residence: age 63, widow, living w dau and sonIL ME Thomas 1920 Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial: Toomsboro Cemetery, Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA 6
  • Death: 19 NOV 1934 in Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA
  • Census: (35/48) age 43, Fish Scale Jeweler (listed as Head of Household) 1900 Wood River, Madison, Illinois, USA
  • Note:

    When my father returned from the Civil War he and other friends in our home town of Virden, Illinois became restless and decided to close out such businesses as they were engaged in and prepare to emigrate to Southwest Missouri, which at that time was a wild country in which many deer and other wild animals still roamed at will. Also, an occasional band of Indians was encountered.

    My father and neighbors soon disposed of their property in Virden and equiped themselves with moving wagons with the big bows and white canvas covers stretched over them to protect us from the elements--all of which fascinated me beyond measure.

    When our caravan of eight covered wagons with a following of blooded cattle, horses, fine bred dogs, etc., wended its way out of Virden that bright crisp morning in October of the Fall of 1867, my joy was complete.

    I had my own pony to ride when I became tired of riding in the big wagon with my parents, little brothers and sisters. I would enjoy the day exceedingly and as evening came on and the men were looking for an appropriate place to make camp for the night, I was all interest. We would usually camp by some shady stream or spring where we could get good pure water for ourselves and the stock. What pleased me most was when we would camp on the bank of some beautiful river or creek where I could go fishing. In those days fishing was not in vain--fish seemed to be always plentiful. We enjoyed many fine meals of fish and game. The men would go into the woods and shoot squirrel, quail, and other game.

    At one time we camped by a river that I remember to have been very large and the men found skiffs and went out in the river to fish. On their return they brought in a large gar. We were all standing around the yet alive creature--and I wondering at its long slim body with pointed head--when suddenly it sprang into the air and caught its sharp teeth in the tail of my bonnet and hung there, what seemed to me an interminable length of time. But of course they came to my rescue at once when my screams rose in the air.

    Another incident which saddened our otherwise happy evenings at camp was when one of the horses stepped on my little brother's bare foot. We were all distressed and mother wanted to bathe and bandage the poor skinned foot when one of the hired men grabbed little brother up and began spitting tobacco juice on the wound--much to our disgust. However, the man assured us if we would let him doctor the child he would soon be all right again. And, really, from some cause, the pain was gone and we had no further trouble with the sore foot while on the road.

    I enjoyed three weeks of the most romantic part of my childhood and at the end of that time we arrived at our destination--a beautiful spot in Jasper County, Missouri, and camped on Spring River, 18 miles from Carthage which at that time was a mere village...the county seat of Jasper County. There was no Joplin at that time. I was 11 years old the day we arrived at our new home on October 23, 1867--a memorable birthday.

    Each man pitched his tent which was to be his family abode until such time came when lumber or logs could be gotten for building more conventional homes. In fact each family had more than one tent as we had to accomodate the hired men that were brought along as helpers. Each man slept with his gun under his bunk or near his bed where it could be grabbed in haste when the wolves came howling near our tents.

    There were many wolves in the timber along Spring River. At one time my father sent the hired men into the woods to cut firewood for us. My brother, Frank, who was three years older than I, went with them and, as I pleaded to go with my brother, I was allowed to do so. When the men got to work cutting down trees we strayed away in the woods. To our surprise we saw a sharp-nosed dog standing some distance away looking at us. Brother called to it trying to coax it to come to us, when suddenly it turned tail and fairly flew into the woods. The we realized that we had been talking toa large timber wolf.

    They were very shy at that time as many trappers and hunters were beginning to trespass on their hitherto safe domain. On bright moonlit nights they would sometimes come near our tents and howl most dolefully. The men would grab their guns and slip out to get a shot at them, but the swift booted wolves would always make good their escape.


    Hobaker, Hobaker
    The candlestick maker
    Wiped his note
    With a piece of brown paper
    The paper was thin
    His finger slipped in
    And that was the condition
    Hobaker was in (too bad)

    Mrs. W. T. Cathcart, whose maiden name was Fannie Alice (Allie) Cox is George Thomas Kysor's maternal Great-Grandmother.

    1900 362/382
    Cathcart, Fannie A Oct 1856, 43, M25, 4/3 children IN VA/IN
    Earnest A son July 1876 23, IN
    May A dau Aug 1882 17 MO
    Nettie G dau Dec 1884 15 IL
    Near James L and Mary A. Cox (ages 70/64, b. VA/IN)

    Although it's hard to read, Fannie shows up in this census as WT (obviously Mrs. William Turner Cathcart) motherIL, female, age 63, widow, living with her daughter May and sonIL ME Thomas.
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    Father: James Clayton Cox b: APR 1830 in Virginia, USA
    Mother: Mary Ann Nicholson b: 18 FEB 1836 in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana

    Marriage 1 William Turner Cathcart b: 29 DEC 1844 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, USA
    • Married: 12 SEP 1875 in Morgentown, Morgan, Indiana, USA 1 7
    1. Has Children May Alice Cathcart b: 15 AUG 1882 in Springfield, Greene, Missouri
    2. Has Children Nellie Eileen Cathcart b: 04 DEC 1884 in Golconda, Pope, Illinois, USA
    3. Has Children Ernest Alonzo Cathcart b: 29 JUL 1876 in New Belleville, Brown, Indiana, USA
    4. Has No Children Otto Frank Cathcart b: 17 SEP 1878 in Bastrop, Indiana, USA

    1. Author: David Quay (
      Title: Quay, David Website
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Has descendants of David Cathcart (b. 1790 at sea, m. Mary Junkin). Includes many photos.

      David Hanway Quay
      260 SW Madison Ave, Suite 105
      Corvallis, OR 97333
    2. Title:
      Source Medium: Internet
    3. Author: George Kysor
      Title: Kysor, George Thomas Genealogy
      Publication: Name: link;
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Ksysor Thomas Genealogy Database and various emails
    4. Author:
      Title: 1900 United States Federal Census
      Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004;

      Source Medium:

      United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900

      Text: parents b. loc added, see notes
    5. Author:
      Title: 1930 United States Federal Census
      Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,;
        Name: iOS Application

      Text: Name: Fannie A Cathcart
      Age: 73
      Estimated birth year: abt 1857
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relation to head-of-house: Boarder
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia
      Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia; Roll: 394; Page: ; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 441.0.
    6. Title: 1
    7. Author:
      Title: Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005;

      Source Medium:

      Text: Title: Index to Marriage Record 1850 to 1920 Inclusive Volume 1, Part 1 Letters A to G Inclusive
      Record Location: Morgan County, Indiana
      W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerks Office Martinsville Compiled by Indiana Work Projects Administration 1942
      Spouse 1: Will T Cathcart
      Spouse 2: Alla F Cox
      Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1875
      County: Morgan
      Book: C-1
      Original Source Page: 340

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