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Col John Catlett
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Birth: 1625
Kent, England
Death: Apr. 18, 1670
Port Royal
Caroline County
Virginia, USA

John Catlett was a son of John Catlet, (ye younger) and Sarah (Hawkins) Catlet.

On 12-Mar-1625/6, John was christened at Saint Peter's, Canterbury, England.

In England, John married (first) Miss Lucas. They were the parents of Nicholas Catlett and Thomas Catlett.

John Catlett became the third husband of Elizabeth (Underwood) (Taylor) Slaughter in January, 1663 in Rappahannock County., Virginia.

John and Elizabeth were the parents of John Catlett, Jr., Elizabeth (Catlett) Taliaferro, Sarah (Catlett) Taliaferro, and William Catlett.

John Catlett came in 1650 to the banks of the Rappahannock River, Virginia.

He was a colonel in the Colonial Militia of Rappahannock County. He was killed while defending the fort near Port Royal from the Indians in 1670 in Caroline County, Virginia.

He was a Vestryman of Sittingbourne Parish in Virginia; active in campaigns against the Indians; 1 of 3 Commissioners chosen to settle the boundary between Virginia & Maryland; Sheriff; and Presiding Justice of Rappahannock Co., Virginia.

John left an estate in Kent County, England. to provide an education for his children in England. John owned over 12,000 acres in Virginia with Ralph Rowzee, his half brother.

Baptism Record:
Name: John Catlet
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 12 Mar 1625
Baptism Place: All Saints Church, Canterbury, Kent, England
Father: John Catlet
FHL Film Number: 1751623
Reference ID: item 5 p 51
Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

NOTE: Additional info on John Catlett provided by S.R.F. (#47738583)
He was born in Sittingbourne (not a selection on Find-A-Grave), Kent, England, but baptized in Canterbury. He was actually the fourth John Catlett in the line, not the first, so he was not a Sr.

The following information provided by FG Contr. GoneToTexas (#47983166):

Col. John Catlett was the first English owner of the land that became known later as Ferry Farm, George Washington's boyhood home in Fredericksburg, VA (the location of the "cherry tree" story). Catlett never lived on the property, but was a land speculator.

Col. John Catlett was the great-grandfather of President Madison. Colonel John's son John's daughter Rebecca married Francis Conway. Their daughter, Eleanor Conway, was President Madison's mother.

Family links: 
  John Catlet (1596 - 1625)
  Sarah Hawkins Catlet-Rowzie (1602 - 1658)
  Mary Lucas (1627 - 1648)*
  Elizabeth Underwood Butler (1632 - 1673)*
  Thomas Catlett*
  Nicholas Catlett (1645 - 1695)*
  John Catlett (1658 - 1724)*
  Elizabeth Catlett Taliaferro (1663 - 1717)*
  Sarah Catlett Taliaferro-Short (1666 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Dee Winter
Originally Created by: Elreeta Weathers
Record added: Mar 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86108560

For John. Love, Toni
- Toni Messer
 Added: Apr. 10, 2016
I wish I'd known you, (10th) great grandfather.
- Debra Whitehead Bergner
 Added: Jan. 28, 2016
Rest In Heavenly Peace.
- m.g.
 Added: Jan. 1, 2016
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