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Name: Catherine STEWART Given Name: Catherine Surname: Stewart Name: "Caty" Given Name: "Caty" Surname: Sex: F Birth: 15 Jun 1790 in Montgomery County, Virginia Death: 26 May 1888 in Wyoming County, West Virginia Burial: Oceana, Wyoming, West Virginia ANCI: MEDIUM _PPEXCLUDE: Event: Alt. Birth 15 Jun 1784 Giles County, Virginia Event: Alt. Death 26 May 1881 Wyoming County, West Virginia _UID: A30C77CBC48E418BA8516DD90758FE52FD20 Change Date: 1 Nov 2013 at 07:07 Note:

   Catherine 'Caty' Stewart:
   She also went by the name of Katie. She was a charter membe r of the Guyandotte Baptist Church in 1812.
   In a story told by Ohley Cook, her youngest grandson:
   "Katie and her older half-brothers were in a field pullin g flax before the family left Kentucky, taking the usual pr ecaution of carrying with them a loaded rifle, which leane d against a tree conveniently near their work. Although a c hild of tender years, she could shoot a gun almost as wel l as her older half-brothers. As the children proceeded wit h their work, unknown to them two Indians crept up close t o them, concealed by the bushes and timber which surrounde d the clearing. They first made their presence known by fir ing a shot at the boy which struck him in the hip, and he f ell. A second Indian sped toward him for the kill. The boy , acutely aware of his danger, was strong and active. Insta ntly he grappled with the Indian and warded off the fatal b low for the moment. Katie, watching, also aware of the dang er, instantly seized the rifle and, as the second Indian ra n from the woods to aid his companion, she shot him and h e faltered. As he fell, she raised the gun by the barrel an d advanced to where the two were grappling on the ground. W ith the gun butt, she clubbed the Indian over the head an d killed him before he succeeded in knifing her brother, th us saving her brother from instant death and herself fro m a horrible fate, all of which happened in much less tim e than it takes to tell the story."124
   During the Civil War, when Andy Gunnoe and his raiders visi ted Wyoming County, they were scavenging for food and anyth ing else they could get their hands on. When they visited w here Catherine was staying, she would be on her rocker on t he front porch. Unknown to the raiders, underneath the rock er was the family coffee supply, which they never found, co vered by her long skirts.125
   1850 Census Wyoming County West/Virginia
   William Cooke, Sr. 66 M Farmer 1500 Va
   Catherine Cooke 60 F Va
   John Clay 18 M Mail Carraor (Carrier) Va
   1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, Family 8.
   2. "Wyoming County Heritage" WGS, Page 74.
   3. Ibid, Page 4.
   4. Ibid, Page 101.
   5. Ibid, Page 174.
   Daughter of Ralph and Mary Clay Stewart of Montgomery Co, V A.
   Ralph died 18 Nov 1835 in Logan Co, WV.
   6. "Reference Book of Wyoming County", Bowman, page 356.
   Catherine Stewart (1789-1888) married William Cook (1874-18 53)
   They settled on Cooke family lands which was the site of Oc eana.
   7. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowm an, page 358.
   Married second, Rev Lain Shannon in 1856. Lists death as 2 6 May 1888.
   8. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
   Listed as head of household with grandson? Hansford Cooke , age 13 also in
   9. "Marriage Records of Wyoming...", Vol 1, Haga, page 72.
   Lane Shannon, widower, married Catherine (Stewart) Cooke, w idow, on 28 May
   1861. Her age 70 y, 11 m, 13 days. Calculates to: born 15 J un 1790.
   10. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bow man, page 347.
   11. Ibid, page 372.
   12. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana Township, Family 10 9.
   Catherine Shannon listed as head of household at age 80.
   Eliza Smith, age 38, is also listed with children Robert, a ge 14, William
   B., age 5 and Hugh D., age 11/12.
   13. "Heritage of Wyoming Co", David Dillow Walker Article , page 174.
   Mitchell Cooke (1817-1902) married Mary (1812 - ) Cooke.
   Mitchell was son of William Cook, Sr, born in Montgomery Co , VA on 7 Jun
   1728? (can not be 1728) died 10 Sep 1853, and Katherine Ste wart, born 1790
   in VA and died 1 May 1881 in Wyoming Co, WV.
   14. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Complied by William A. Mar ch, Vol 4, page 729.
   Oceana Township, page 009.
   Listed as Catherine Cooke, age 91, in household of son-in-l aw, Joseph
   Mangus. Her father was listed as born in England and mothe r in VA.
   15. "Deaths of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1881.
   Died May 1881 of old age at 97.

Father: Ralph STEWART b: 15 Dec 1752 in Cowpasture, Augusta, Virginia Mother: Mary O. CLAY b: 1762 in Bedford County, Virginia

Marriage 1 William COOK b: 6 Jun 1784 in Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah, Virginia

   Married: 16 Aug 1806 in Giles County, Virginia
   Change Date: 7 Dec 2005


   Has Children Pemberton COOK b: 1807 in Giles County, Virginia
   Has Children John Logan COOK b: 15 Jul 1810 in Giles County, Virginia
   Has Children James COOK b: 17 Jul 1812
   Has Children William Newsome COOK b: 14 Mar 1814 in Giles County, Virginia
   Has Children Mitchell COOK b: 8 Jan 1818 in Logan County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
   Has Children Thomas Munsey COOK b: 1819
   Has Children Floyd COOK b: 9 Jun 1820 in Giles or Wyoming County, Virginia
   Has Children Richard Madison COOK b: 5 Nov 1822 in Giles County, Virginia
   Has Children Elliott H. COOK b: 1824
   Has No Children George Paris COOK b: 1826
   Has Children Nellie COOK b: 1828
   Has No Children Juliett COOK b: Abt 1828 in Logan County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
   Has Children Lucinda COOK b: Jun 1829 in Logan County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
   Has Children Julina COOK b: 1832

Marriage 2 Layne SHANNON b: Abt 1790 in Virginia

   Married: 23 May 1861
   Change Date: 7 Dec 2005


   Media: GEDCOM File
   Abbrev: Trees & Twigs
   Title: Trees & Twigs
   Author: Submitter: Sylvia Bragg
   Date: 20 Apr 2003 
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Catherine Cooke's Timeline

June 15, 1789
Giles County, Virginia, United States
Age 17
Giles, Virginia, USA
July 15, 1810
Age 21
Giles, Virginia, USA
Age 23
Giles, Virginia, USA
March 26, 1814
Age 24
Giles, Virginia, USA
Age 27
Giles, Virginia, United States
January 8, 1818
Age 28
Giles County, Virginia, United States
June 9, 1820
Age 30
Giles, Virginia, USA
Age 32
Giles County, Virginia, United States