Catherine Trout

Documented History

Catherine Trout was born on 23 August 1796, according to U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, in Frederick County, Virginia.

According to Ancestry, Catherine married William Buchanan on 23 August 1813.

According to the 1850 United States Federal Census, Catherine lived with William Buckhanon on a farm with their children: Sarah – age 18, Priscilla – age 16, James – age 13, and Jerry – age 23. 

1850 United States Federal Census

William was 48 years old and a Farmer.  Catherine was 54 years old and born in Virginia while the others were all born in Kentucky.

1850 United States Census

In 1860, according to the Census, William and Catherine were 66 and 64 respectively.  This age difference does not match the 1850 Census record.  But these records are known for having inaccuracies like this.  

1860 United States Federal Census

Living with them were: James T Buchanan – age 22, Catherine McIntire – age 30, Josiah T McIntire – age 9, Sarah C. McIntire – age 7, and John A G McIntire – age 3. 

1860 United States Census

William was a farmer as was James T.  William was born in Fayette, Catherine was born in Virginia, the rest were born in Trimble county, Kentucky.

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

Catherine died of Dropsy in January 1860 according to Web: Kentucky, Find A Grave Index, 1776-2012 and U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885. 

1860 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules

She was 64 years old at the time and was buried in the Buchanan Burying Ground, Trimble County, Kentucky. 

Her children are listed as Isaac T. Buchanan, Zerelda Pogue, Priscilla Vernon, William Buchanan, James Thomas Buchanan, Jeremiah T. Buchanan, Catharine McIntire, Sarah Overpeck McIntire, and Elizabeth B. McIntire.

Victor Vernon reported that Catherine’s daughter, Priscilla T. Vernon, passed away on 9 April 1900 of Pneumonia in Milton, Jefferson County, Indiana, according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.  Heart disease was a contributory factor to her death. 

1900 Indiana Death Record for Daughter – Priscilla T. Vernon

She was a housekeeper.  She had been ill and hospitalized for 21 days prior to her death.  She was 65 years, 10 months, and 28 days old when she died.  She was born in Kentucky as was her father, listed as Wm. Buchanan.  Her mother was listed as Catherine Trout.  She was buried on 11 April 1900 in Pleasant Ridge. 

Catherine’s son passed away on 11 January 1913 of Senility after being in the hospital for 4 days.  Her son, Jerry T. Buchanan had been born on 3 January 1823, so he was 90 years and 19 days old when he passed in Trimble County, Kentucky. 

1913 Kentucky Death Record for Son – Jerry T. Buchanan

He was a Farmer and a Widow.  He was buried in Buchanan Burying Ground in Trimble County, Kentucky on 18 January 1913.  His father was listed as William Buchanan, born in Carrol County and Katie Trout, born in Trimble County.

Like William, I don’t have a whole lot of information on Catherine. The two Census records were great because they gave me the names of their children which is just enough information to verify them against other potential William’s and Catherine’s. But it isn’t a lot to go on even still. I still have some clean up to do on their family trees as well. Some of the children have duplicate profiles that need to be merged, for example.

I always update these pages as I find additional information on the ancestor. It would sure help me out if you leave any information that you have about them in the Comments section below. I’ll be sure to share it to this page and keep their story alive.

Until next time, take care and hug your loved ones!


Catherine’s Family Tree

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