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Catherine Wroe




122. Catherine (Katherine) Wroe (Married: Dr. Moses Payne (#121) on 27 October 1787 in Shenandoah, Virginia according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The date is confirmed in Virginia Marriages to 1800 and The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe, p. 268.)


Born: About 1761-62 in Westmoreland County, Virginia in an area which is now part of King George County of William Hyrum Wroe (#243) & Grace Chancellor (#244). (Source of information: The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe, p. 268).

Died: About 1812. (According to The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe, p. 270..."In 1812, Caty Payne paid tax on the lot formerly owned by Dr. Payne and the indication from the tax list is that she died about this time, for this identical lot appears on the tax lists of Frederick County 1813-1921 as Moses Payne's Representatives. Also the name of Catherine (Caty) Payne does not appear on any of those tax lists."

[Her siblings included:

a) Original (Originall) Wroe (#122a): (Married: Sarah Kenner); Born: 1758-59; Died: 1809 at Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee. Miscellaneous: Original and his mother were the executors of his father's will. Shortly after the Revolutionary War, he moved with his mother to Fauquir County, Virginia where on 16 June 1788, he married Sarah Keener, daughter of George Turberville Kerner and his wife, Martha. Under terms of his father's 1781 will, Original Wroe inherited all of his father's share of land in King George County [formerly Westmoreland County] that had originally been owned by Original's grandfather, Original Wroe (#485). Then by a deed dated October 4, 1782, he purchased the share that had been inherited by his Uncle Richard Wroe, "except one half of an acre including the grave of Original Wroe (#485)." He and his wife later sold 140 acres of this land. Original (122a) is considered to have been one of the founders of the town of Front royal, Virginia. [Front Royal is a town that was established near Chester's Gap in the county of Frederick. The county is presently (2015) Warren County, Virginia and Front Royal is the county seat. The act creating Front Royal, Virginia appeared in the Laws of Virginia, October 1788 - - 13th of Commonwealth Chapter XV.]

b) William Wroe: (Married: his cousin Sarah Chancellor Wroe, daughter of Benjamin Wroe and Sarah Chancellor) Born: about 1759-60 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Died: 1841 Miscellaneous: In 1776, he enlisted as a private in the company commanded by Capt. Burgess Ball, in the 5th Virginia Regiment, which was commanded by Col. Josiah Burgess Parker. Affidavits in his pension application state that during his two years of service, as occasion demanded, he served at various times in the navy as well as in the army. 'Beginning in 1800, William and his brother Original Wroe, both appear as members of the Chester Masonic Lodge #61 in Front Royal, where William served as treasurer in 1801 and as senior deacon in 1803. His membership was declared dormant in 1809." "On July 10, 1815, a court order decreed his appointment as Constable in the district which was composed of the First Battalion and 97th Regiment of Virginia in Shenandoah County, and he served in that capacity for several years." William and Sarah had at least two sons and 4 daughters. ;

c) Eleanor Wroe: (Married: Rodham (or Rhodham) Keener December 29, 1790); Born: 1765-66 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Died: circa 1800 Miscellaneous: She predeceased her mother; her husband was a Burgess from Northumberland County in 1773, a member of the State Convention in 1776, and a county lieutenant in 1784.

d) Rebecca Wroe: (Married: James Kendall, son of Captain Woffendel Kendall of King George County in 1785) Born: Circa 1767-68 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Died: ?;

e) Jane Chancellor Wroe: (Married: Edmund Pagett, son of Reuben Pagett and his wife Elizabeth Calfee on June 21, 1792) Born: About 1769-70 in Westmoreland County. Died: ?, Miscellaneous: She received a family of slaves via her mother's will. In Edmund's will, admitted to probate in 1835, the slaves were emancipated.

f) Grace Wroe: Born: About 1772 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Died: prior to her mother's death in 1804; Miscellaneous: She was mentioned in her father's will of 1781 but died, unmarried and before reaching maturity, and prior to the 1804 death of her mother.] Source of information: The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe p. 184-286]



As quoted from The Wroe and Chancellor Families Compiled by William C. Wroe, p. 268, "Catherine is named for her grandmother Catherine( Cooper) Chancellor (#488) and was a minor when her father died in 1781. With her mother, she moved to Northern Virginia after the Revolution and, on 27 October 1787, she married Dr. Moses Payne, formerly of New Jersey, but then of Front Royal, Virginia."

Catherine and her husband, Moses, had 7 children: John, Grace (Gracy), Mary (Polly) Free,am, Catherine Chancellor, William Wroe (#61), Moses Congo, and Jane Chancellor.

Lifetime Events Summary for Catherine Loy:

Catherine's age
Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
14 - 22
Death of Father
Birth of her children
1788 - 1802
27 - 41
Birth of son
Death of Mother
Death of Husband


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