Catherine Ann Travis

Female 1812 - 1889  (77 years)

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  • Name Catherine Ann Travis 
    Relationshipwith John Irish
    Born 1812 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1889 
    • ALWARD, Catharine Ann
      Catharine Ann Travis Wing Taylor Alward was born in 1812 and she died 02/02/1889, Saturday, 3pm,
      at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Irish. The funeral service took place at Dubois School
      House, Tuesday at 2 p.m., per the Ingham County Democrat. Catharine was born in Washington,
      Berkshire County, New York in 1812. She was married three times. Her first marriage was to
      Ephraim Wing (born July 27, 1774-ca 1852). Ephraim was born in Harwich, Massachusetts. His first
      marriage was to Abigail Bryant in 1794. He then married Catharine on 09/30/1830 and they had
      nearly a 39-year age difference. According to family members, Catharine and her husband Ephraim first came to
      Michigan in 1852 from Naples, Ontario County, New York with their young children in a
      wagon drawn by a pair of oxen and, for a time at least, settled in St. John?, Michigan. Although they
      were not the first arrivals in this part of Michigan, they were among the early settlers. Catharine and
      Ephraim had five children: Harvey Pettibone, Polly Maria, Mary Ann, Emily H., and William. Two of
      their sons fought in the Civil War; William died in the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, days before the
      war ended. Another son, Harvey, survived the war and went on to have a family of his own, all of
      whom lived in the area. Catharine and Ephraim? daughter, Polly Maria, married Robert Fletcher and
      they had twelve children, many of whom lived and died in Michigan. One of the children was
      William A. Fletcher who married Jane S. Bump. William and Jane were the parents of the three
      Fletcher children buried in DuBois Cemetery: Ida A., Judson A., and Lucella M. Fletcher. William
      was the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and his salary is quoted in Pioneer History of
      Ingham County as being $1600 per year. Catharine? second marriage, after Ephraim? death, was to
      Levi Taylor. After Levi Taylor? death, Catharine then married Henry C. Alward. Henry Alward had
      been married two times before. His first wife was Nancy Hull and his second wife was Rhoda Dennis.
      There were no children from the later marriages of Catharine. Catharine shares the family monument
      with her daughter (Mary Ann Irish) and a granddaughter (Ella Corner Blanchard, daughter of Mary
      Ann Irish).
    Person ID I26241  irish
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2010 

    Family Ephraim Wing,   b. 27 Jul 1774,   d. 1852  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1830 
     1. Harvey Pettibone Wing
     2. Polly Maria Wing
    +3. Mary Ann Wing,   b. 1818,   d. 1889  (Age 71 years)
     4. Emily H. Wing
     5. William Wing
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F8897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Mary A. Wing Irish - Catherine A. Alward - Ella Corner Blancahrd
    Mary A. Wing Irish - Catherine A. Alward - Ella Corner Blancahrd
    1838-19-- (not engraved)

    (footstone) C.A. AND E.B.