Lawrany Thompson Catchings

  • Birth 15 Jan 1783 Wilkes County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 1833 Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 32735063

"Lawrany" (Luraline) Thompson was born @ Wilkes Co., GA where she met and married JL Catching. The Catching family (JL & brothers Joseph & Phillip) moved to Pike Co., MS by 1809. He and his brother fought in the War of 1812 (see "MS Military Records"). By 1819 the family had moved up to what is today's Hinds County and a built a fine home.The house was burned down during the Civil War. This cemetery is located down the hill from that home site.

After the 1833 death of Lawrany, JL Catching married W#2 Martha
Fairchild Gallman (widowed).

"The Order of the First Families of MS: 1699-1817, Honored Ancestor Jonathon L. Catchings 1786-1855"

Source: John Thompson family - Court Records of VA & GA.
These records include specific references to Lawrany Thompson wife of Jonathon L. Catchings as d/o John & Tabitha Thompson of Wilkes Co., GA (dated 1799-1810).

Info source: Dr. Mary Collins Landin, family descendant

It was previously believed that Lawrany was a d/o Isham & Elizabeth Thompson but new records (2014) & DNA tests have now fully confirmed her parents as John & Tabitha Thompson. Lawrany was the youngest of five children.

Children: Eliza A. Catching Allbritton b. 1806 GA -d. 1834 MS ( #32735139), Augustus Catching b. 1808 GA-d. 1865 MS, & Catherine Ann Catching Collins b. 1812 MS-d. 1883 #11402914.

Although family Bible records state that Lawrany was "b. 1783" other legal records show that she was "b. 1775/6". She was older than her husband and older at her death than her family believed her to be.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Previously believed to be d/o Isham & Elizabeth Thompson -newly discovered records exist 2014





  • Maintained by: Lyn H. H.
  • Originally Created by: FamilyResearcher
  • Added: 7 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32735063
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrany Thompson Catchings (15 Jan 1783–11 Mar 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32735063, citing Jonathan L. Catchings Family Cemetery, Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Lyn H. H. (contributor 48203886) .