Monday, July 14, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #28 Catharine Barry MacIntyre

Born January 11, 1809, in Twiggs County, Georgia, Catharine Barry MacIntyre was my maternal 3rd great grandmother. She was one of the six children of Archibald MacIntyre and Hannah Lawson which included Daniel, Hannah, Jane, John L., and Archibald T. (1822-1900). (I only have birth and death dates for Catharine and Archibald.) In Confederate Memoirs, Catharine's middle name is written as Moore.[1]

Twiggs County, Georgia, as of 1807 (map from

Catharine married Thomas Clarke Wyche on March 5, 1826.[2] They may have been married in Thomas County, Georgia. I haven't found a marriage record for them, but their first child Mary Barry Wyche (my 2nd great grandmother) was born the following year, on March 27, 1827, in Thomas County. Besides Mary, their children were Martha Susan (1829-1864), Elizabeth Hannah (1832-1858), George Archibald (1833-1934), Catherine Caroline (1836-1929), Thomas Lawson (1838-1844), and Alice Maud (1839-1890).

Thomas County, Georgia, as of 1825 (map from
Catharine and Thomas had a plantation in Thomas County called Mill Pond Plantation. The 1860 slave schedule has 44 people listed as being held as their slaves. The oldest slave was 62; the youngest slave was two months old.[3] On their plantation, they grew "every kind of plant and tree which would grow in that climate and soil." They grew flax and mulberry trees and raised silkworms. Their slaves wove linen and spun silk.[4]

Catharine died on December 27, 1864, and Thomas died six years later on July 5, 1970. Both are buried in the family cemetery on Mill Pond Plantation.


This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.

[1] Constance Pendleton, ed., Confederate Memoirs: Early Life and Family History, William Frederic Pendleton and Mary Lawson Young Pendleton. (Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 1958), 155.

[2] Georgia Bible Records. Transcription of the Thomas C. Wyche family bible, page 282. Marriage date for Thomas Clarke Wyche and Catharine Barry MacIntyre.

[3] 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedule for T. C. Wyche.

[4] See Footnote 1 above.

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