Catherine Flora1,2,3

ID# 20424, (1809 - 1880's)
FatherDavid Flora1 (1778 - 15 Oct 1812)
MotherBarbara [surname unknown]1

Key Events:

Birth: 12 Jun 1809, Pennsylvania4,5,6
Death: 1880's, Maryland7
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     Catherine Flora was born on 12 Jun 1809 in Pennsylvania.4,5,6
     The administrator of her late father's estate filed an accounting on 8 Mar 1814, and the court ordered that Catherine was to receive a one-third share, amounting to $120.53.8 On 1 Nov 1814 David Shaffer was appointed as guardian of her person and estate.9 Catherine's whereabouts between then and 1850 are unknown.
     Catherine appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Montgomery Twp., Franklin Co., Ohio, enumerated 14 Sep 1850, in the household of Jane McMordie, age 74, and Robert, a farmer age 48, who appears to be her son. John Bigart, a laborer, is also listed in the household. Catherine is not listed as an employee, so appears to have been living with relatives, though their relationship has not been discovered.2
     Jane McMordie died 12 Jul 1851, and Robert, apparently her son, died less than a year later, on 18 Jun1852, leaving Catherine to find a new home.10 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Quincy, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 30 Jun 1860, in the household of George Duffy, a day laborer age 44, and Sarah, age 39, who appears to have been his wife. Amanda Duffy, age 16, and Mary and David Duffy, both age 13, were also in the household. Again Catherine appears to have been living with relatives, but the relationship is not known.11
     George and Sarah Duffy, and Catherine, moved across the state line to Maryland before 1870. Catherine appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Washington Co., Maryland, enumerated 9 Aug 1870, in the household of John McLaughlin, a retired farmer, age 63. George and Sarah Duffy are also listed in the household, as well as Thomas Duffy and his new wife Mary, and John Souerbech, a farm laborer. George is shown as a farmer, likely farming John's farm, which was valued at $9,000. It was apparently located just across the boarder, as their post office was Mason and Dixon Line, Pennsylvania, a town that can no longer be located.12 She died in the 1880's, probably in Maryland.7

Citations

  1. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1D:285, petition for guardian of issue of David Flora, 1 Nov 1814; 1D:287, petition widow of David Flora, 1 Nov 1814.
  2. [S6644] George Flory household, 1850 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.
  3. [S6645] George Duffy household, 1860 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows name as Catharine Flory.
  4. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1D:287, petition widow of David Flora, 1 Nov 1814, shows age 5 on 12 Jun 1814.
  5. [S6644] George Flory household, 1850 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 39.
  6. [S6645] George Duffy household, 1860 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 49 and state.
  7. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 124, shows died 188?
  8. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1D:242, accounting of administrator of David Flora, 8 Mar 1814.
  9. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1D:285, petition for guardian of issue of David Flora, 1 Nov 1814.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16614873, Jane McMordie, and memorial # 16615007, Robert McMordie, II.
  11. [S6645] George Duffy household, 1860 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.
  12. [S6646] John McLaughlin household, 1870 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland.