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Alexander Blair "A. B." Cathey
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1826
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1916
Maury County
Tennessee, USA

(Son James & Honor B. Carson Cathey; Co. E, 9th Tenn. Cav., C.S.A.)
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On Oct 20, 1862 A.B. Cathey (then age 35) joined Co. E, 9th (Gantt's) Battalion Tennessee Calvary, C.S.A; he was enlisted (term: 1year) at Hampshire TN by Lt. Patton. According to Company records, he was present March 16, 1864 at Tunnel Hill GA, and paroled at Charlotte NC May 3, 1865 (when Gen'l Joseph E Johnston surrendered to General W.T. Sherman). Many Cathey kin were in the same unit (including James A. Cathey, Griffith R. Cathey, and William M. Cathey see "Tennesseans in the Civil War" (1965)).

Obituary for A.B. Cathey from Columbia Herald, Jan 21 1916:
Born, lived 90 Years, Died on Same Tract of Land; Unusual Career of A.B. Cathey of Cathey's Creek comes to end. He was a splendid citizen. Survived by wife and twelve children and was probably the oldest resident in his section of the county; funeral tomorrow.
A.B., probably the oldest resident of Cathey's creek section of Maury County died this morning in his ninetieth year. Mr. Cathey was born, lived all of his life and died upon the same tract of land that was entered from the state by his father, the late James Cathey and his brother, more than a century ago. There are very few instances where this has occurred in the history of the county. The house in which he died was not very far from the place where the house of his birthplace stood.
Mr. Cathey was one of the best men in this community, leading and exemplary life, being a pillar in the Christian Church and for years a leader in the community. He is survived by twelve children and his wife, the latter being seventy eight years of age. She is a sister of former Representative Mumford Smith of Mr. Pleasant.
The following children survive Mr. Cathey: W.A. Cathey, James Cathey, Mumford Cathey, Tom Cathey, Mrs John Delk, Mrs Anderson Kennedy, Mrs Alec Grimmett, all of the county and Mrs R.C. White of Texas; Mrs T.J. Kirk, of Texas; Mrs Robert Kirk of Texas and Mrs E.M. Tarpley of Franklin, Ky.
Mr. Cathey lived all of his life a true and consistent Christian and was a loyal husband, a devoted father, and enjoyed the respect of all his neighbors.
The services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the Cathey's Creek Christian Church and will be conducted by Elder W.S. Morton.


 
 
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 Parents:
  James Alexander Cathey (1782 - 1832)
  Honor Biggs Carson Cathey (1792 - 1844)
 
 Spouse:
  Tennessee Ella Smith Cathey (1838 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  William Alexander Cathey (1860 - 1942)*
  Elizabeth Blair Cathey Kennedy (1862 - 1951)*
  James Dickey Cathey (1865 - 1945)*
  Margaret Ella Cathey Kirk (1869 - 1972)*
  Candace Smith Cathey (1870 - 1940)*
  Ida Cathey White (1872 - 1933)*
  Tennie Cathey Kirk (1874 - 1958)*
  Thomas Decatur Cathey (1880 - 1966)*
  Susan Cathey Grimmett (1883 - 1956)*
  Mumford Cathey (1885 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  James D Cathey (1815 - 1849)*
  Alice A Moore (1823 - 1844)*
  Alexander Blair Cathey (1826 - 1916)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"A. B. CATHEY"
 
Note: family links shared by Steven eldersteve@msn.com
 
Burial:
Kittrell Cemetery
Hampshire
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Mary Bob McClain
Record added: Feb 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13413988
Alexander Blair A. B. Cathey
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Alexander Blair A. B. Cathey
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- Hamilton Smith
 Added: Jun. 17, 2015
Alexander Blair Cathey was indeed a remarkable man and outstanding citizen. He did fight in the Civil War, and also was a writer and local historian of note.In memorium of my great-great grandfather.
- Bill
 Added: Sep. 27, 2009

-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 13, 2008
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