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Catherine (Brown) Wiseman (1808 - 1859)

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Catherine Wiseman formerly Brown aka Smith
Born in Washington County, Tennesseemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Washington County, Tennesseemap
Wife of — married in Linn, Oregonmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Linn County, Oregonmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 May 2015
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Categories: Oregon Pioneers.


Catherine was born in 1808 and passed away in 1859. She is the daughter of Jacob Brown and Nancy Thompson.

Married Elijah Smith Dec 1824 in Washington County, Tennessee.

Married John Wiseman 14 Dec 1854 in Oregon.

Catherine Brown was born in Tennessee, married in Washington County, TN; moved in 1840 to Washington County, Iowa Territory, In 1852 the family set out for Oregon. Unfortunately cholera was very bad on the Oregon Trail that year. Elijah contracted it and died near the last crossing of the Platte River on the 3rd of July. His body was wrapped in a feather mattress and wagons were run over the shallow grave to deter scavenging animals from disinterring it. His widow Catherine and six children, including Marena Ann SMITH, continued on to Oregon. Catherine married a second time to John Wiseman, 14 Dec 1854, and she died 15 Jan 1859 in Linn County, Oregon


  • Grammer & Mullins, Marriage Record of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840, compiled by Norma Rutledge Grammer and Marion Day Mullins. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977, p. 25
  • Oregon Donation Land Claim of Catherine Smith

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On 28 Jan 2018 at 01:22 GMT Margaret (Robe) Summitt wrote:

Brown-70203 and Brown-38336 appear to represent the same person because: They share the same parents and spouse and the same birthdate. Brown-70203 has more specific information which I added before I discovered the potential match.

Catherine is 22 degrees from Walter Morrison, 26 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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