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 Emily Jane <I>Caton</I> MacTavish

Emily Jane Caton MacTavish

Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Death 26 Jun 1867 (aged 74)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Area V, Lots 5 and 6
Memorial ID 79988394 · View Source
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Daughter of Richard Caton and Mary Carroll. Granddaughter of Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Married John MacTavish.

Emily was one of the four famous Caton sisters of Baltimore. Her three elder sisters Marianne, Bess, and Louisa, known as "The Three American Graces", all married into the English peerage. Emily was the only one who stayed at home, where she managed the family fortune, and was also the only one to have children.

1. Mary Wellesley MacTavish (1818-1850); married Henry George Howard, youngest son of the Earl of Carlisle.
2. Charles Carroll MacTavish (1819-1868); married Marcella Scott, daughter of General Winfield Scott.
3. Alexander Simon MacTavish (1829-1863); married Ellen Gilmor.
4. Richard Caton MacTavish (1831-1841).

Among the many historic items left to Emily by her three sisters were the following: a gold medal presented to Charles Carroll of Carrollton as the last survivor of the signers of the Declaration of Independence; the camp bedstead of the Duke of Wellington, on which he slept on the field of Waterloo; the gold coronet and jeweled robes worn by Marianne as wife of the Viceroy of Ireland (the crown was later being presented to a Jesuit church in Maryland); and the miniature of George IV of England, set with rubies and diamonds, presented by the King to the Iron Duke.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 79988394
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emily Jane Caton MacTavish (13 Jun 1793–26 Jun 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79988394, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by HWA (contributor 46565033) .