Catharine ? (c1794-aft1860), wife of Ninean Walker

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Catharine ? (c1794-aft1860), wife of Ninean Walker
Catharine ?
Sex: Female
Birth: circa 1794
Death: after 1860
Spouse/Partner: Ninean Y. Walker (bef1799-aft1820)
Children: Oliver Hazard Perry Walker (c1814-1877)

Catharine ? (c1794-aft1860) was a pioneer of Richland County, Ohio.

Early YearsEdit

Catharine was born in Pennsylvania. However, her maiden name and the name of her parents is unknown. She was married somewhere in Pennsylvania (possibly Washington County), and he moved with her husband to Mansfield, Ohio, sometime between 1814 and 1820. Ninean and Catharine's only known child was born in Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania.


Catharine married Ninean Y. Walker (bef1799-aft1820).


The only known child of Ninean and Catharine is Oliver Hazard Perry Walker (c1814-1877). Oliver was the only child in the 1820 census, and Ninean appears to have died prior to 1830, so any additional children, if they should exist, should have been born in the 1820s. Since neither Ninean nor Catharine can be found in the 1830 census, Catharine is presumably widowed, living with her son Oliver in the household of a relative, probably either in Washington County, Penssylvania, or in Mansfield. By 1840, Catharine reappears in the census of Mansfield, this time living with two girls, one born in the late 1820s and one born in the early 1830s. It is unclear whether they were children of Ninean and Catharine or not. Also, Oliver (then about 26 years old) was no longer living at home. Oliver has not been found elsewhere in the 1840 census, but by 1850, he was married and living in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It is therefore suspected that Catharine moved with Oliver back to Pennsylvania prior to 1830, where she had family who could assist here in raising her son.

Death of NineanEdit

Catharine appears to have been widowed prior to the 1830 census. In any event, Ninean had definitely died prior to 1840. Catharine never remarried.


Catharine died after 1860 in either Mansfield, Ohio or Tama County, Iowa. She is buried in Mansfield cemetery, with members of her son Oliver's family.

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