Catherine Capehart\Gebhart

Catherine Capehart\Gebhart

Female Abt 1760 - 1850  (~ 90 years)

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  • Name Catherine Capehart\Gebhart 
    Born Abt 1760 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Aug 1850  [1
    Notes 
    • See son Stephen's entry for Scotchtown (Bath Co) land sale in 1839.

      Family bible gives deathdate and says "she was about 90 years old" at death.

      Why is she not listed in the censuses after her husband died? 1830, 1840, maybe 1850 if the census was taken before August 2nd. She should be a head of house or living with an adult child. None of her children that I've found have an older woman living with them. If her husband died in 1826 and her son went to Indiana about 1828, where is she?

      And who is this???
      1810 VA Census (p.241) - Catharine Wanless lived in Fauquier Co., which is quite a bit northeast of Augusta/Bath, so perhaps this is not the same Catherine...anyway, she listed:
      3 males under 10
      1 male 10-16
      2 females over 45
      2 slaves
      None of the neighbors names were familiar to me. Should relook at this one someday. Perhaps she was helping a newly widowed sister or friend? Interestingly, Stephen was not listed in the 1810 Bath census, although his brother Ralph was and Stephen was listed in the tax lists through this period. Hmm. Also, the 1815 Fauquier Co tax roll shows Caty Wanless with a 77 cent tax on animals, so whoever she was, she definitely lived there.

      Possible relations:
      Bath Co. marriage bond Jul 13, 1796 Philip Capeheart and Jinny Windon. Surety, James Windon, Jr. James Windon consents for daughter Jenny. Minister's return filed by John Montgomery on Jul 14 for Philip Capeheart and Jenny Windon.
      Thomas Geabhart served as surety on the marriage bond of Lydia Wanless to John Vick in 1810 in Bath Co.

      LAND:
      1831 Jun 21: Patented 10 acres in Bath Co on Stuart's Creek a branch of the Cowpasture river, joining the land of the heirs of Stephen Wandless dec'd. Surveyed Oct 22, 1830, by land office treasure warrant 9947 issued Oct 4, 1827. [LVA card catalog-Wanger-card 9; Grants No.79, 1830-31, p.565]]

      1839 2 Sep: Sold land to her son; see his entry.
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    Person ID I21  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2010 

    Father John Capehart,   b. 1720-1740, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1801, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

    Family Stephen Wanless,   b. 1750-1760, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1826, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 May 1788  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Margaret Wanless,   b. 1793-1800, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jun 1840 and Jul 1850  (Age 40 years)
     2. Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 1794-1804, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1838  (Age 35 years)
     3. Rosanna Wanless,   b. Abt 1801, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1862, Pulaski or White co, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     4. Stephen Wandless, Jr.,   b. 6 Mar 1805, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1881, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Martha Wandless,   b. 1810-1820, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840-1841, Peru, Miami Co, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Bible of Stephen Wandless (b.1805).

    2. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA, 1788 MAY 3 - BOND OF STEPHEN WONLIS AND JOHN GABART FOR STEPHEN WONLIS AND CATHERINE GABHART TO MARRY IN AUGUSTA CO. SIGNED, STEPHEN WANELES AND JOHN GABHART; TESTE, JOHN MILLER.  [HAVE COPY OF BOND IN MARRIAGES FOLDER] (Reliability: 3).