Catherine Daingerfield Willis

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Catherine Daingerfield Willis

Also Known As: "Gray"
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Colonel Byrd Charles Willis and Mary Field Willis
Wife of Robert Atcheson Gray and Achille, Royal Prince of Naples, 2nd Prince Murat
Mother of Robert Murat (cambiado a Petit de Murat)
Sister of Lewis Willis; Achille Murat Willis, Sr.; Anne Carter Botts; Ella A Brockenbrough; John W Willis and 3 others

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About Catherine Daingerfield Willis

Catherine Daingerfield Willis Gray Murat (August 17, 1803 – August 6, 1867) was born near Fredericksburg, Virginia and died in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.

Gray was the great-grandniece of George Washington. She was a daughter of Colonel Byrd C. Willis (August 29, 1781 - 1846) and his wife Mary Lewis. Mary Lewis was the granddaughter of Fielding Lewis, George Washington's brother-in-law.

Her parents made their first home in Orange near the Court House. Later they came to Willis Hill. Col. Willis paid little attention to the management of the plantation and instead spent his time fox hunting, racing, and attending parties. Income was derived from the race profits and the sale of fire wood.

Catherine married Atchison Gray, son of John Gray of Travelers Rest. Atchison died in less than 12 months after their marriage and their child, born after his death, died also.

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Catherine Daingerfield Willis's Timeline

August 17, 1803
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
August 6, 1867
Age 63
Tallahassee, Florida, United States