Catherine Byerly

b. 28 July 1824, North Carolina, to George Joseph and Leah (Sappenfield) Byerly
d. 9 August 1902, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa

m/1. 27 August 1846, Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana
James Mottern
b. 1823, Carter County, Tennessee
d. 27 August 1853, Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana

m/2. 12 June 1873, Iowa
Nicholas Mottern
b. 20 February 1820, Carter County, North Carolina
d. 19 April 1893, Parke County, Indiana (his first wife was Sarah Sappenfield)

Children with James Mottern:

  • Melissa Jane (b. 1847)
  • Julia Ann Leah (b. 1849)
  • Rachel Martha (b. 1851)
  • Mary Lucy Deborah (b. 1852)

James and Nicholas Mottern were brothers. Catherine Byerly and Sarah Sappenfield were cousins.

The first three children were born in Parke County, Indiana; the last child was born in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa.

Catherine left Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana, in 1852.

Submitted by:
Lucy F. Katz
Long Beach CA

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