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Katherine 'Kitty' Madison[1, 2]

Female 1754 - 1818  (64 years)


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  • Name Katherine 'Kitty' Madison 
    • -Katherine Madison is the d/o Humphrey Madison who d. in 1756. {Orphan Record} and Mary Dickinson (1815-1908)
      -Katherine Madison is 1st married to Robert McClanahan and 2nd to Robert Poague and 3rd to William Arbuckle (1752-1836)
    Born 1754  Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Jul 1818  Mason County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Craig-Douglas Cemetery Grimms Landing, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19348  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2021 

    Father Humphrey Madison,   b. 25 Apr 1730, King and Queen Co., Virgiina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1756, Bath Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Mother Mary Davis Dickinson/Dickerson,   b. 1725,   d. 1770, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Family ID F8674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Captain Robert 'Breckenridge' McClanahan,   b. 19 Apr 1747, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1774, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 15 May 1770  Probably Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Captain John [KY] McClanahan,   b. Dec 1774, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1847, Lawrenceton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +2. Robert to Kentucky McClanahan,   b. 1771, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1832, Barren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F7197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Arbuckle,   b. 3 Mar 1752, Rockbridge County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1836, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1779  Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children of William Arbuckle and Catherine Madison
      Jane Madison Arbuckle 1780 - 1826
      Margaret T.[Thompson] Arbuckle abt 1782 -
      Mary Dickinson Arbuckle1786 - 1847
      William Arbuckle abt 1788 -
      Elizabeth Arbuckle 1790 - 1861
      Catherine Brown Arbuckle 1793 - 1859
      Frances Littlepage Arbuckle 1793 - 1801
      Nancy Arbuckle 1796 - 1801
    Children 
    +1. Catherine Brown Arbuckle,   b. 11 Jul 1793, Point Pleasant, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1859, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F8152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map_of_Augusta_County_1755-1760.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Catherine Madison is identified as a daughter of Humphrey Madison, who died in 1756, in the following Chalkley's record:

      Page 304.--15th May, 1770. John Madison's bond (with Thomas Madison) as guardian to Catherine Madison, orphan of Humphrey Madison.

      Catherine Madison appears to have been married three times: 1st, on 15 May 1770 [Source?] to Capt. Robert McClanahan, who was killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant in October 1774; 2nd, in abt. 1775, to a Robert Poage (William Poague {posthumus child Wm Poague,Jr.}) [??, need sources, no apparent records to substantiate this marriage]; and 3rd, to William Arbuckle on 11 November 1779 in Botetourt County, Virginia [Source: "Early Marriages, Wills and Some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia", by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 4]. In her marriage record in Botetourt County, she is listed as "Katerine Poague", indicating a probable prior marriage to a Poage, but whether it was a Robert Poage or another Poage that was her 2nd husband cannot be determined in Augusta or Botetourt records (perhaps the record is in a neighboring County). Additional research and sources are needed.

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Robert_McClanahan_%287%29.
      Name Capt. Robert McClanahan
      Gender Male
      Birth[1] 19 Apr 1747 Augusta County, Virginia
      Marriage 15 May 1770 Augusta County, Virginia[need source]
      to Catherine Madison
      Death: 10 Oct 1774, Point Pleasant, Mason County, Virginia(Capt. of Virginia militia, KIA at Battle of Point Pleasant)
      Burial: Pioneer Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason County, Virginia
      Spouse and Children
      H. Capt. Robert McClanahan, 1747 - 1774
      W. Catherine Madison, abt 1754 - 1818
      m. 15 May 1770
      Children:
      Robert McClanahan, BET 1771 AND 1775 -
      John McClanahan, 1772 -



    2. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34836924.
      Catherine 'Kitty' Madison Arbuckle
      Birth Jun 1754, Augusta County, Virginia
      Death 18 Jul 1818 (aged 64)
      Grimms Landing, Mason County, West Virginia
      Burial: Craig-Douglas Cemetery
      Grimms Landing, Mason County, West Virginia
      "In Memory of Kitty Died July 18, 1818 age 64 years"
      [Catherine Madison Arbuckle was born in Virginia in 1754 - she was the wife of 1st husband Capt Robert McClanahan who she married 15 May 1770,and 2nd Husband William Arbuckle.

    3. [S160] Correspondence.
      Barbara Bonomini chasinghosts@hotmail.com via p3plcpnl0908.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
      Oct 20, 2019
      to me
      Comments (Catherine Madison b. 1754 Augusta County, Virginia Colony d. 1818 Mason County, Virginia): Hi there, I'm an Arbuckle descendant & I wanted to let you know of an error that I found on Catherine Madison. You have her as married to Wm. Arbuckle first. She was married to Robert McClenehan before William Arbuckle. She married William in 1779. Robert McC died in the battle of Pt. Pleasant at Ft. Randolph, VA now WVA and is heavily noted in that area. Hope this helps. Please email me if you want more information on Catherine Madison and William Arbuckle.

      Don McClanahan

      My ggg grandfather Capt. Robert McClanahan Jr. (McClenachan) married Catherine Madison on 5/15/1770. Robert was killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant on 10/10/1774. Catherine & Robert had two sons, Robert 3rd and my gg grandfather John. After Robert?s death, Catherine married William Poage in 1/9/1777. I assume something happened to William because at age 23, she married William Arbuckle in 1779. I understand that she died 7/18/1818 and is buried in Mason County, W. Va.

      I am applying for membership to an organization related to James Madison and I need primary proof (copies of original documents) proving Catherine was married to Robert Jr., that Humphrey Madison was Catherine?s father and that Mary Dickenson was Humphrey?s wife. If anyone has or knows where I can obtain copies of original documents I would appreciate it if you would contact me or post the information to this web site. I would also be interest in addition information such as that listed above.
      I think I can agree on the Wiki entries, even though I would not guarantee any of them. There are some really great researchers and then there are some that no matter how much proof you send them they stick to what they have LOL! I have a 3rd cousin like that. Are you related to the Arbuckle side or just McClanahan's? Also are you aware that McClanahan is a variation or McClelland and McClenathan? I have a great connection to that name, if you want to contact her she is very helpful. Her name is Nancy McClelland Feroe. The family runs alongside with Arbuckle's from Scotland all the way out on the Trail of Tears and probably further. I have one early marriage between the two families and if I remember what she told me correctly they seem to corrolate with this group as well. I have not really researched them, but do have some info that I just happened to collect along the way, trying to tie them to my Arbuckles.
      Let me know if you want her email. Also I have pictures from Point Pleasant WV that I took in regards to McClanahan and Arbuckles I can send you some if you'd like.
      All the best,
      Barb Bonomini