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Catherine Malloy "Cattie" Bunting Coit
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1837
Lumberton
Robeson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1883
Texas, USA

Daughter of Col Richard C. Bunting and Sarah "Sally" Malloy McEachin of North Carolina. Cattie lost her mother at age 6 and her father at age 8. She and her sister were raised by her uncle Dr. Archibald Alexander Malloy and his wife Henrietta Maria Coit in Cheraw SC.

Valedictorian at Harmony Female College NC, her senior composition was titled "Influence of Music and Painting on Social and Moral Character." She excelled in mathematics, French and Latin.

She came to North Texas in 1858, spending the war years running the farm. She suffered a leg injury during a pregnancy in 1867 and the leg was amputated above the knee due to an infection in the bone. Thereafter she walked with a wooden leg. Her death years later was due to infections in this leg.

Her husband returned from the war a sick man, unable to work the farm. The family moved into Dallas living in a house owned by Maxim Guillot on the corner of Elm and Jefferson. John practiced law until his death and Cattie set up several schools, including teaching Guillot's children. After John's death, Cattie moved back to the farm with the children and by teaching schools managed to pay off all the debts of her husband's illness. Her family begged her to bring the children and come back to South Carolina, but Cattie said Texas was her home and the land her children's legacy.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Sarah Malloy Bunting (1807 - 1843)
 
 Spouse:
  John Taylor Coit (1829 - 1872)
 
 Children:
  John C. Coit (1858 - 1941)*
  Mary Henrietta "Etta" Coit Hamer (1860 - 1896)*
  Henry William Coit (1862 - 1930)*
  Charles Eliot Coit (1866 - 1895)*
  George Erasmus Coit (1869 - 1870)*
 
 Sibling:
  Infant Son Bunting (____ - 1843)*
  Catherine Malloy Bunting Coit (1837 - 1883)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Frankford Cemetery
Dallas
Collin County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: AAndrewsRF
Originally Created by: mystic75074
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35048438
Catherine Malloy Cattie <i>Bunting</i> Coit
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Catherine Malloy Cattie <i>Bunting</i> Coit
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- ebj
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015
An extraordinary woman, not forgotten.
- AAndrewsRF
 Added: Jan. 22, 2013

- mystic75074
 Added: Jan. 13, 2013
 
 
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