Looking for the parents of Catherine Blevins, b. 1814, who married Lewis Steele in DeKalb Co Alabama.

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Lewis Steele and Catherine Blevins appear to have been born on Kentucky in 1814 and travelled to Alabama with their families soon after. They later married in Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama. I have not been able to connect Catherine to any Blevins line, but i believe she is somehow related to Cornblossom, the wife of Jacob Troxell.
in Genealogy Help by James Dotson G2G Crew (470 points)
James, Cornblossom was a myth created in 1958 by a Troxel descendant, then further mythologized in 1975 by a publicist for the National Parks service  . Prior to that time, there is no independent evidence of her existence. If you can find such evidence, there are many people who would like to know of it.

The only known parent of Katy Troxel is Jacob per her marriage bond. He has been assumed to be the Jacob Troxel born 1758/9 in Frederick, MD and who was in Kentucky around the time Katy married there .

This Jacob’s only known spouse is Elizabeth who sought a widow’s pension in 1843. IF the 56-year-old Elizabeth Troxel of the 1850 DeKalb county census is this same widow, then she was not Jacob’s first wife nor mother of Katy.

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Fifth generation children of Jonathan Blevins Jr. and Catherine “Caty” (Troxel) Blevins:

1.  Timothy  b.  1805

2.  Pleasant/Plesant  b. 1806

3.  Jonathan III b.  1808

4.  Mary A. b.  1809

5.  Tarlton b. 1810

6.  Jacob b.  1811

7.  Ada b.   1812

8.  Catherine b. 1813

Fifth generation children of Jonathan Blevins Jr. and Sarah “Sally” Minton Blevins:

9.  Henley b.  1815

10.   Armstead b.  1820

11.  Isaac b.  1822

For more info email LBlevins@sunflower.com

by L B G2G1 (1.6k points)
Thanks, Les. The person whose maternal line I am tracing seems to think that is the correct Catherine, but I am not convinced. My notes show that Catherine, daughter of Katy Troxell, married a Jonathan, but the documents that I have found show that I am looking for one who married a Lewis. Of course, my notes could be wrong. I will take a closer look. I appreciate the research you have done on the Blevins family.

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