|Birth: ||May 11, 1782|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1855|
Catherine Sprout (sometimes Sproat) was born in Middleborough, MA, the daughter of Zebedee Sprout and Hannah Walker. About 1803-04, she married Gideon Cobb Lathrop, a tanner who afterwards settled in Burlington. They must have lived briefly in Stockbridge, where their only son Gideon was born in 1805.
The marriage doesn't seem to have lasted, because although Gideon Cobb lived in Burlington another four decades, Catherine Sprout married in 1811, a Connecticut man, John Adams (1760-1843?). At least one source suggests this second marriage took place in Montreal. At least three children were born of this second marriage: Homer, Imogene, and Horace.
An 1835 entry in her son Gideon's diary suggests he was living with his mother's family, and helping to support, his mother (then aged 63), her husband John Adams, his step-sister Imogene and Imogene's husband, Henry W. Potwin (1811-1849). (Heavily in debt, Potwin and his wife moved to Ohio about 1840.)
Catherine died in Burlington in 1855 at the age of 82. Her gravestone notes its erection by "her only surviving child, Capt. G. Lathrop."
Gideon Cobb Lathrop (1782 - 1854)*
Gideon Lathrop (1805 - 1877)*
MAY 11, 1782
Nov. 16, 1855;
This stone is erected by
her only surviving child
Capt. G. Lathrop.
Maintained by: pstott
Originally Created by: N K Jewell
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
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