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Mary Catherine “Kittie” <I>Corbett</I> Morron

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Mary Catherine “Kittie” Corbett Morron

Birth
Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Death
14 Jan 1891 (aged 41)
San De Fuca, Island County, Washington, USA
Burial
Coupeville, Island County, Washington, USA Add to Map
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Mary Catherine (most often known as Kittie) Corbett was born in Centre Township, Village of New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio to Lydia Matzenbaum/Motzenbaugh (born in PA, approximately 1825; specific date, cause, and location of death are currently unknown) and Thomas Edward Corbett (most often known as Edward; also born in PA approximately 1823; specific cause and location of death are currently unknown). Lydia and Thomas Edward were married on 20 Oct 1846 in what was then New Lisbon (now just 'Lisbon').

At the time of Mary Catherine's birth, she had an older birth brother, Franklin (most often known as Frank) M. Corbett (also born in Centre Township, Village of New Lisbon in Nov. of 1847; date of death was 7 Apr 1908; burial in Lisbon Cemetery, Section 4S).

At this time (Oct/2017), I am unaware of what happened to Mary Catherine and Frank's father, Thomas Edward, though according to a document found in the the Columbiana Court House, he had been deceased before 1865. His wife, Lydia, had married again in Columbiana County on 14 March 1854 to John Hodge Wood(s); then she disappeared. John Hodge Wood(s) married again, on 21 January 1855 to Mary Ann Cline/Gries. Therefore, it is assumed Lydia's passing occurred some time before this marriage took place. Lydia's location of death and burial location have not been located.

Mary Catherine was adopted at a young age by a New Lisbon Attorney-turned-Judge, Samuel W. Orr (1807-1889) and his wife, Ann Rachel Woodbridge-Orr (1805-1871). It's unknown why Mary Catherine had been given up by her mother, Lydia, but many times widows with children were deemed unable or unfit to assume guardianship after the death of the childrens' father. Mary Catherine used the surname of Orr until she married just ten days short of her twentieth birthday to Abner Dickson. Two daughters were born from this marriage union; Anna (Annie) Woodbridge Dickson in 1870 and Carrie L. Dickson in 1874.

It is unknown what had happened to Mary Catherine's brother, Frank at the time of Mary Catherine's adoption by Samuel and Ann Rachel Orr. There is no record of him residing with his widowed mother, nor is there a record of his residing with his mother and her new husband, John Hodge Wood(s). However, in the 1880 Federal Census, Frank had been boarding with and working on the farm of Jason Green and his wife, Mary. Although Frank was not mentioned in Jason Green's 1911 obituary, he was named as an heir in Jason's Last Will and Testament, written and dated 1888. In the mean time, Frank had purchased the same property mentioned in Mr. Green's will, and Frank resided on this property until his death on 7 April 1908. In Frank's obituary, it had been stated that Frank had been raised by Jason and his wife, Mary from the age of about seven, when he had become orphaned.

Other than Mary Catherine's daughters with Abner Dickson, Anna and Carrie, she also had a son with her second husband John Franklin ("Frank") Morron. Their son, John Boyer Morron was born in Centre Township, Village of New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio on 17 August 1884. John Boyer Morron's death at a long-term care facility in the Village of Peninsula, Summit County, Ohio occurred on 9 Dec 1971.

John Boyer Morron was my paternal grandfather.

Susan K. Crews
Mary Catherine (most often known as Kittie) Corbett was born in Centre Township, Village of New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio to Lydia Matzenbaum/Motzenbaugh (born in PA, approximately 1825; specific date, cause, and location of death are currently unknown) and Thomas Edward Corbett (most often known as Edward; also born in PA approximately 1823; specific cause and location of death are currently unknown). Lydia and Thomas Edward were married on 20 Oct 1846 in what was then New Lisbon (now just 'Lisbon').

At the time of Mary Catherine's birth, she had an older birth brother, Franklin (most often known as Frank) M. Corbett (also born in Centre Township, Village of New Lisbon in Nov. of 1847; date of death was 7 Apr 1908; burial in Lisbon Cemetery, Section 4S).

At this time (Oct/2017), I am unaware of what happened to Mary Catherine and Frank's father, Thomas Edward, though according to a document found in the the Columbiana Court House, he had been deceased before 1865. His wife, Lydia, had married again in Columbiana County on 14 March 1854 to John Hodge Wood(s); then she disappeared. John Hodge Wood(s) married again, on 21 January 1855 to Mary Ann Cline/Gries. Therefore, it is assumed Lydia's passing occurred some time before this marriage took place. Lydia's location of death and burial location have not been located.

Mary Catherine was adopted at a young age by a New Lisbon Attorney-turned-Judge, Samuel W. Orr (1807-1889) and his wife, Ann Rachel Woodbridge-Orr (1805-1871). It's unknown why Mary Catherine had been given up by her mother, Lydia, but many times widows with children were deemed unable or unfit to assume guardianship after the death of the childrens' father. Mary Catherine used the surname of Orr until she married just ten days short of her twentieth birthday to Abner Dickson. Two daughters were born from this marriage union; Anna (Annie) Woodbridge Dickson in 1870 and Carrie L. Dickson in 1874.

It is unknown what had happened to Mary Catherine's brother, Frank at the time of Mary Catherine's adoption by Samuel and Ann Rachel Orr. There is no record of him residing with his widowed mother, nor is there a record of his residing with his mother and her new husband, John Hodge Wood(s). However, in the 1880 Federal Census, Frank had been boarding with and working on the farm of Jason Green and his wife, Mary. Although Frank was not mentioned in Jason Green's 1911 obituary, he was named as an heir in Jason's Last Will and Testament, written and dated 1888. In the mean time, Frank had purchased the same property mentioned in Mr. Green's will, and Frank resided on this property until his death on 7 April 1908. In Frank's obituary, it had been stated that Frank had been raised by Jason and his wife, Mary from the age of about seven, when he had become orphaned.

Other than Mary Catherine's daughters with Abner Dickson, Anna and Carrie, she also had a son with her second husband John Franklin ("Frank") Morron. Their son, John Boyer Morron was born in Centre Township, Village of New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio on 17 August 1884. John Boyer Morron's death at a long-term care facility in the Village of Peninsula, Summit County, Ohio occurred on 9 Dec 1971.

John Boyer Morron was my paternal grandfather.

Susan K. Crews

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Mary Catherine's grave site is unmarked. Grave sites at the time were all unmarked.



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