William E. Daniel and Sarah Cathern Wright


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William E. Daniel and Sarah Cathern Daniel on their wedding day 10 Apr 1907.
William E., Sarah Cathern

  1. 1. Thank You for Visiting my Site
  2. 2. Quick Facts
  3. 3. Establishing William E. Daniel's Lineage
  4. 4. Establishing Sarah Cathern Wright's Lineage
  5. 5. Marriage
  6. 6. Their Life Together
  7. 7. William's Early Death
  8. 8. Cathern as a Widow
  9. 9. Sources
  10. 10. To Do List
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William E. Daniel and Sarah Cathern Wright are my Great Grandparents

When William E. Daniel was born on January 16, 1884 (1) in Kentucky, his father, General Farmer Daniel, was 23 and his mother, {{Mary Victoria Bond~I862}}, was 17.



These things were happening in the world around 1885:

1882 Billy the Kid fell to Pat Garrett's bullet in New Mexico Territory.
1882 Edison and his associates threw the switch on the Pearl Street power plant and delivered electricity to the homes of 60 subscribers in lower Manhattan.
1883 Standard time zones are adopted nationwide to coordinate rail schedules.
1886 Statue of Liberty is dedicated (Oct. 28)
1888 George Eastman releases the box camera (The Kodak). After customers took 100 pictures they mailed the unopened camera to have the film developed.
1889 Indian Territory in Oklahoma was opened to settlement 50,000 settlers make the Land Run.
1890 First criminal electrocuted was William Kemmler in Auburn Prison in Auburn, NY. Sitting Bull was killed in a Sioux uprising at Wounded Knee, SD in the last 'great Indian Battle'.
1890 Diesel engine patented.


William married Lulu Hyden (2) and they had one daughter together in 1904. Her name was Mollie Alice Daniel, born 10 Dec 1904. (3)

Lulu died on 29 Aug 1905. (3) I've been told her grave is on a ridge top in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Her parents are listed on the 1900 and 1910 census in Prestonsburg.

William married Sarah Cathern Wright on 10 Apr 1907 (4) in Morgan County, Kentucky and they had four children together between 1908 and 1914.

When Sarah Cathern Wright was born on February 11, 1885, her father, William Jasper Wright, was 34 and her mother, {{Syundusta Yates~I13}}, was 27. Cathern had her four children with William by the time she was 29. She died on May 22, 1976, at the age of 91 and was buried in the Daniel Cemetery, Peddler Gap, Morgan County, Kentucky. (5)

1904
Photo from Rachel and Sarah Just guessing at a date.
William E.
The 1900 census shows William at age 16 living with his parents General Farmer Daniel and {{Mary Victoria Bond~I862}}. All his siblings are still at home. There is no 1890 census.

1900 Census Morgan County, Ky This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.
The 1900 census shows Sarah Cathern at 15 living with her parents William Jasper Wright and {{Syundusta Yates~I13}}. Many of her siblings are still living at home. There is no 1890 census.

1900 Census Morgan County, Ky This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.
William E. Daniel and Sarah Cathern Wright were married at the home of her father, William Jasper Wright

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Marriage Books, West Liberty, Morgan Co., KY. My Great Grandparents.
William E., Sarah Catherine

The photo below is from the day of their wedding. I've been told that the woman on William's right is probably his sister Mary and then her husband Tom Jeff Conley. The white bearded man in the front row has got to be William Ellington Bond and his wife {{Nancy Lipps~I8497}}. William E.Daniel's daughter Mollie would be 2 years, 4 months old. Could the woman to William Ellington Bond's right be Mary Victoria Bond, his daughter, wife of {{General Farmer Daniel~I1017}} and mother of William E. Daniel, holding Mollie? That would make the man to her right, General Farmer Daniel. Where is {{William Jasper Wright~I12}}, {{Syundusta Yates~I13}}or Sarah Cathern's brothers and sisters?

I have been told this is a wedding photo on 10 Apr 1907 in Morgan County, Ky.
William E., Sarah Cathern, Unknown
Children from this marriage were:
  • Walter Francis Daniel, my Grandfather, was born on 25 Feb 1908, died on 15 Sep 2006 at age 98 and was buried in the Daniel Cemetery, Peddler Gap, Morgan County, Ky. He married {{Mintie Hill~I56}} on 14 Apr 1929. (6) (7) (8)
  • Lula Ethel Daniel was born on 24 Dec 1909, died on 1 Dec 2003 at age 93, and was buried in Montgomery Cemetery, Morgan County, Ky. She married {{Mace Montgomery~I286}} on 23 Sep 1925. (9) (7)
  • Polly E. Daniel was born on 7 Mar 1912, died on 2 Aug 1996 at age 84, and was buried in Daniel Cemetery, Morgan County, Ky. She married {{Woodrow Jenkins~I91}} on 5 Jun 1935. (7) (10)
  • William E. Daniel was born on 19 Feb 1914, died on 7 Aug 1998 at age 84, and was buried in Daniel Cemetery, Morgan County, Ky. He married Italy {{Mae Wright~I93}} on 20 Aug 1937. (7) (11)

1913
I was originally told the girl in the back was Lula. But thinking about it years later, I think that is Mollie Alice from William's first marriage. She was 4 years older than Walter and would certainly have been included in a family photo. William (son) was born on 19 Feb 1914 and Pollly was born on 7 Mar 1912 so this photo was probably taken sometime in 1913. But I really can't be sure.
William E., Molly, Sarah Cathern, Lula Ethel, Walter Francis, Polly Emmaline

William was received by baptism into the Lebanon United Baptist church in June 1902. (12) He is listed several times as a male member of the church in the minutes from 1901-1908 (13) (14) (15)

Cathern was baptized and joined Lebanon Church in August 1901. (16) She is listed a couple of times as a female member of the church in the minutes from 1901-1908 (17) (18)

So William and Cathern were attending the same church when William married Lulu in 1903. I can not find Lulu's name in the 1901-1908 Lebanon Church minutes. When William and Cathern married in 1907 they were both members of Lebanon United Baptist Church and had been attending for several years.

Below is a very neat letter written to brother M. T. which is probably Morgan Tennessee Daniel. {{Peter~I7568}} was another brother and A. G. might be his brother {{Augustus Daniel~I125}}

Letter written by William E. on 7 Jun 1914.
William E., Morgan Tennessee

In the 1910 census William is 26 and Cathern is 25. Mollie from William's first marriage is living with them and is 5 years old. Walter is 2 and Lula is less than a year old. They rent their home.

1900 Census Morgan County, Ky This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

William died on January 20, 1915, at the age of 31 in a mining accident.

I have actually come across another death certificate for William. It has an earlier File No and a lot of the information is different including the place of burial as Paintsville which we know is not correct. Maybe the later one was a corrected death certificate. I don't know.

William was originally buried in the cemetery where his mother's father, William Ellington Bond, was buried. His grave was later moved to the Daniel Cemetery, Peddler Gap, Morgan County, Kentucky. My Dad helped move the grave. He told me that moving the grave was the idea of William's youngest son William. He obtained the permit and he, Raymond Daniel and my Dad moved the grave. (19) (5)

In the 1920 census Cathern is a 35 and a widow. She owns her home and can read and write. All 4 of the children are listed. Cathern is living near her brother Noah Morgan Wright and his wife {{Frona Smith~I46}}. Noah Morgan dies on 12 May 1927 and the 1930 and 1940 census still show Cathern living next to Frona (Frony) Wright. Mollie Alice is not listed.

Before William's death I know they were living on Birch Fork, probably near present day Gray Branch Rd. On the 1900 census when he is living with his parents they are living on Birch Fork. William's grandfather, William Ellington Bond is living nearby as well as David Bloomfield Daniel. David Bloomfield Daniel is buried just below the road behind a barn on the old Mace Montgomery home place. I also know that David Bloomfield Daniel gave the home place to Mace Montgomery in return for taking care of him in his old age and giving him a decent burial. (20) (21) (22) (23) So William E. and Cathern were probably renting from one of his relatives before his death.

But in 1920 Cathern is living at the head of Upper Sandlick, Morgan County, Kentucky. Cathern hired a lawyer and sued the mining company receiving a settlement said to be $10,000. That was a lot of money in the 1915-1920 time frame.

1920 Census Morgan County, Ky This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.
On 11 Dec 1918 Cathern purchased land from her parents and brother for $381.75. On that same day she also purchased land for her four children as their legal guardian for $518.25. I assume this money came from the settlement. She lived on this land for several decades.

1918 Deed from the Morgan County, Kentucky Records This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

1918 Deed from the Morgan County, Kentucky Records This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.
In 1946 Cathern and her youngest son purchased the 1918 land from the other three children. The oldest son Walter signs an Affidavit that his father died intestate on 20 Jan 1915 and he and the other three siblings have an estate of inheritance in his father's land. I can't find where William E. and Cathern purchased any land before he died so I am a little confused about the statement. But this clearly is the land Cathern purchased for her children as their guardian in 1918.

1946 Deed from the Morgan County, Kentucky Records This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

1946 Deed from the Morgan County, Kentucky Records This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

1946 Deed from the Morgan County, Kentucky Records This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

1915
I'm told this was taken after William E. Daniel died and based on William E. Daniel, Jr birthday I guessed at the date.
Lula Ethel, Walter Francis, Polly Emmaline, Sarah Cathern, William E.

1915
Something on back about .... Daniel-Montgomery Guessing at the year based on the ages of the children in the photo. This was probably not long after the death of Cathern's husband. Rebecca Daniel is William E. Daniel's sister, born in Jun 1896.
Walter Francis, Rebecca, Polly Emmaline, Sarah Cathern, William E., Lula Ethel

William's parents took Mollie to live with them in Scioto County, Ohio. Mollie was 10 when her father was killed. My father told me that Mollie wanted to stay with Cathern and Cathern wanted her to stay. I don't know any more than that. In the census below Mollie is 15 and listed as a grand daughter. She is living with her grand parents, General Farmer Daniel and {{Mary Victoria Bond~I862}}.

1920 Census Jefferson Township, Scioto County, Ohio. This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

The 1940 Scioto County, Ohio census shows Mollie living next door to General Farmer Daniel and {{Mary Victoria Bond~I862}}. She is married to Carl Beasley and they have a son, Carl Jr.

1940 Census, Scioto County, Ohio. This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

In the 1930 census Cathern owns her home and her children Polly and William E. are living with her. Her son Walter had married Mintie the previous year and he and his wife are living with Cathern. She is living near several of her relatives including her parents William Jasper Wright and {{Syundusta Yates~I13}}.

1930 Census Morgan County, Kentucky This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.
In the 1940 census Cathern's son William E. and his wife Italy Mae are living with her. Walter and Mintie live next door and have 5 children. The census states that Walter completed 5 years of school, his wife Mintie 7 years and his brother William 3 years. Cathern completed 4 years of school.

1940 Census Morgan County, Ky This is a partial image. Click the image for more details.

1929
Back row first, left to right. Date is a guess based on Lula E. Montgomery being about 20 years old.
William E., Walter Francis, Polly Emmaline, Mace, Lula Ethel, Molly May, Sarah Cathern

1946 Jun
Later found that there are 6 photos taken on the same day and Carolyn Ann Daniel is in one of them so I should be able to get closer to a date when I get her birthdate. Basing date on year stamped on back of one photo in this series. Also is this the cabin that Sarah Cathern kept cooking lunch in while it was jacked up and moved?
Sarah Cathern, Carolyn Ann, Ole Cap

1958 Aug
Date based on another dated photo from the same day.
William E., Polly Emmaline, Lula Ethel, Walter Francis, Sarah Cathern

1947
Guessing at the decade. Assuming Jerry Wright is about 65 years old. Taken at the current William E. Daniel homeplace at the head of Upper Sandlick, Morgan County, Ky.
Sarah Cathern, Jerry, Ellen

1955
Just guessing at the date as I think Cal Wright died in 1957.
Minnie, Thurman, Martha, Sank J., Jerry, Sarah Cathern, Sam, Brice, Cal

1957 Jul
This is the old house in the back yard where Bill and Wanda Daniel built the new brick ranch house in the mid 60's.
Lula Ethel, Sarah Cathern, Unknown

1900 Jan
This was taken at the current William E. Daniel place as the head of Upper Sandlick, Morgan County, Ky. Frona (Smith) Wright lived in the house on the hill in the background. It was built after Noah Morgan died.
Syundusta, Sarah Cathern

Lina, Lina, Thurman, William Jasper, Eura, Teallie Sanduska, Syundusta, Sarah Cathern

1961 Dec
Guessing at the year based on another photo.
Sarah Cathern

1965
Guessing at a date. No idea. Using date to keep several photos grouped together. This was probably in the early 70's or late 60's.
Sarah Cathern

1965
Photo from Rachel and Sarah Just guessing at a date.
Sarah Cathern, Melvin

1974 Aug

Sarah Cathern

Sarah Cathern died on 22 May 1976 and is buried beside her husband in the Daniel Cemetery, Peddler Gap, Morgan County, Kentucky.

Minutes of the Eighty-Seventh Annual Session of the Blaine Union Association of United Baptist Held with the Church at Open Fork Morgan County, Kentucky August 13, 14, 15, 197
Cathern

Minutes of the Eighty-Seventh Annual Session of the Blaine Union Association of United Baptist Held with the Church at Open Fork Morgan County, Kentucky August 13, 14, 15, 197
Frank


(1) Family Bible of William E. Daniel with birth date for William E. Daniel


(2) Marriage Books, Prestonburg, Floyd County, Ky with marriage date for William and Lulu


(3) Family Bible of William E. Daniel with birth date for Mollie Alice and death date for Lulu Hyden Daniel


(4) Marriage Books, West Liberty, Morgan County, Ky with marriage date for William Daniel and Sarah Cathern Wright


(5) Headstone for William and Cathern with birth dates and death dates for both


(6) Headstone with birth date, death date and marriage date for Walter


(7) Sarah Cathern Daniel Bible with birth and marriage dates for all her children.


(8) Marriage certificate for Walter F. Daniel and Mintie Hill


(9) Headstone with birth date and death date for Lula.


(10) Headstone with birth date and death date for Polly


(11) Headstone with birth date and death date for William E.


(12) Lebanon United Baptist Church Minutes 1901-1908


(13) Lebanon United Baptist Church Minutes 1901-1908


(14) Lebanon United Baptist Church Minutes 1901-1908


(15) Lebanon United Baptist Church Minutes 1901-1908


(16) Lebanon United Baptist Church Minutes 1901-1908


(17) Lebanon United Baptist Church Minutes 1901-1908


(18) Lebanon United Baptist Church Minutes 1901-1908


(19) Death Certificate for William


(20) David Bloomfield Daniel and Family Graves


(21) David Bloomfield Daniel and Family Graves


(22) David Bloomfield Daniel and Family Graves


(23) David Bloomfield Daniel and Family Graves


  • Where is Lulu Hyden buried
  • Death certificate for Lulu Hyden
  • Newspaper article maybe in the Big Sandy paper about the accident.
  • When did Mollie Alice die
  • Where did Lulu live before marriage? Did she go to church?
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