(1746-Bef 1806)
(1770/1775-Bef 1848)
1st Mrs. John Strong
Catherine STRONG


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Catherine STRONG 2

  • Born: 1821-1823, Smith County, Tennessee 3
  • Marriage: N. P. HEDGEPETH on 22 Dec 1853 in Lincoln County, Tennessee 1

bullet  Research Notes:

The listing of Catherine as a child by John's unknown first wife is somewhat arbitrary, since we do not know how long after 1820 John's first wife died nor how long before 1830 John married Sarah. Since there is a natural spacing between Catherine, born 1821-1823, and Elizabeth, born 1827, I considered assigning all children born before Elizabeth to John's unknown first wife. However, Elizabeth stated in the 1880 census that her mother was born in North Carolina, suggesting, since Sarah was born in Tennessee, that John's unknown first wife was her mother. Accordingly, Elizabeth and all children born before her have been assigned to John's unknown first wife, while all children born after Elizabeth have been assigned to Sarah.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1850, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 3

Household of Sarah Strong: Catherine Strong, age 27, female, born in Tenn.

2. Census: 1860, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 4

Dwelling 949, Family 921, 4th District
Catherine Hedgepeth, age 37, female, weaving, $300 personal property, born in Tenn, cannot read or write.
William Hedgepeth, age 11, male, born in Tenn, attended school.
Mary Hedgepeth, age 2, female, born in Tenn.
Sarahann Hedgepeth, age 5, female, born in Tenn.

3. Tax List: 1867, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 5

1867, District 4: Carter & Hedgepeth; 144 acres, value $854; no polls; $8.79 tax.

4. Census: 1870, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 6

Dwelling 116, Family 116, Fourth District, Mulberry P.O.
Hedgepeth, Kate, age 48, female, white, keeps house, $860 R/P, $300 P/P, born in Tennessee, cannot write.
Hedgepeth, Mary, age 12, female, white, at home, born in Tennessee.

5. Estate Administration: 1875, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 7

Catherine Hedgpeth was listed as an heir of Mary Strong, Dec'd.

6. Census: 1880, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 8

Dwelling 119, Family 125, 4th Civil District

Hedgeph, Katie, white, female, age 59, widow, keeping house, born in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee.

Hedgeph, Mary, white, female, age 22, daughter, single, at home, born in Tennessee, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Tennessee


Catherine married N. P. HEDGEPETH on 22 Dec 1853 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.1 (N. P. HEDGEPETH was born in Tennessee 8 and died before 1860 in Lincoln County, Tennessee 4.)



1 Tennessee Records of Lincoln County, Marriages 1838-1860 (Historical Records Project, 27 May 1838), FHL Film No. 24,743, Item 1, Page 140 of Film, Page 262 of Record.

2 Will of John Strong, Index to Wills, Sept. 1826 - Dec. 1921, Lincoln County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 968,737, Index includes actual Will of John Strong.

3 1850 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Page 46 ( Image 92 of 438).

4 1860 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Page 41, Roll M653_1261 ( Image 15 of 17).

5 Tax Books, 1846-1850, 1865-1867, Lincoln County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 898,381.

6 1870 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Page 202, Roll M593_1544 ( Image 17 of 28).

7 Chancery Court Records, ca. 1850-1930, Lincoln County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 2,117,820, Polly Strong File.

8 1880 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, E. D. 121, Page 11, Line 32 ( Image 11 of 52).

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