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Mary Catherine King Tedrow
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1768
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1809
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

This stone is badly eroded and hard to read. Various interpretations of the actual dates have been posted liberally on the internet; there is even confusion over which Catherine Tedrow this is (sometimes this stone is connected to her mother-in-law).

To the best of my ability, I originally transcribed the stone to read as follows:

"_____ body of Catherine Tedro lieth here. She departed this life April the 8th ANNO DOM 1800 Aged 40 yrs 6 mos and 10 days."

If this date is correct, her birthdate would be 29 September 1759. However, a birthdate of 1759 does not work with the generally-accepted marriage date of her parents (1763). Other researchers believe her death date actually reads '1809'. This would make her birthdate 29 September 1768.

Enlarging the tombstone photograph clearly shows what could be the 'tail' of the number '9' at the end of her birth year, even though this makes the last digit not in line with the previous numbers.
If her death date is accepted as '1809' rather than '1800', recalculating gives a birth year of 1768, which works with her siblings and parents' marriage date.

I have therefore edited her birth and death dates, above.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Christopher King (1733 - 1811)
  Rachel Leech King (1732 - 1818)
 
 Spouse:
  Michael Tedrow (1760 - 1818)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Tedrow Phillippi (1784 - 1858)*
  John King Tedrow (1792 - 1839)*
  Isaac Tedrow (1795 - 1864)*
  Henry Tedrow (1800 - 1874)*
  Rachel King Tedrow Morrison (1804 - 1882)*
  Catharine Tedrow Leech (1807 - 1884)*
 
 Siblings:
  David King (1764 - 1851)*
  Jane King Wilson (1766 - 1834)*
  Mary Catherine King Tedrow (1768 - 1809)
  Thomas King (1774 - 1839)*
  John Christopher King (1776 - 1842)*
  Rachel King Ream (1781 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
New Centerville
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: bones-n-rust
Record added: Apr 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26093660
Mary Catherine <i>King</i> Tedrow
Added by: bones-n-rust
 
 
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