Catherine Corkran, daughter of Anthony Corkran and Marguerite Watson, was probably born about 1775. The baptismal record for her daugher, Celeste, states that she was from Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania. The Fort was previously called Fort Duquesne.
She married John McDaniel, son of John and Elisabeth Yvens or Evans, on 18 Oct. 1789, the marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
John died before 1 May 1817.
Her children were born in St. Landry Parish and their marriages were recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church.
↑ 1.01.1Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
"CORKRAN, Catherine - of Bayou Chicot m. 18 Oct. 1789 John McDANIEL Wits: William BELL(?), John SCOTT(?). Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.26)
"CORKRAN, Anthony widr. of Marguerite CORKRAN Heirs: John; Catherine COCHRAN widow of John McDANIEL; Bridget m. Andrew ROW; Marguerite widow of John FISHER; Mary m. Nathaniel WEST; Sarah widow of William BUNDICK; Elizabeth m. John McDANIEL. Succ. dated 29 Aug. 1818 (LSAR: Opel.: 1818).
McDONALD, Emilie Elviane (John & Elisabeth CORKIN [CORKRAN]) b. 4 Dec. 1827, bt. 7 July 1830 Pats: John McDANIEL & Elisabeth YVENS [perhaps EVANS]; Mats: Antoine CORKIN [CORKRAN] & Margaret WATSON; Spons: Joseph VIDRINE & Emilite BRIGNAC. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.113)
"McDONALD, Celeste (John McDANEL, Pere [Sr.] - of Ireland & Catherine CORKRAN - of Fort Pitt) b. 24 July 1808, bt. 18 Nov. 1813 during a mission "Dans le quartier dit du Baton Rouge chez Mr. Baptiste de VIDRINNE" [in the area called Baton Rouge at Mr. Baptiste VIDRINE]. Pats: Denis McDANEL & Mary CELLY - of Ireland; Mats: Anthony CORKRAN & Marguerite WATSON - of Ireland; Spons: John CORKRAN & Aloyse BORDELON - wife of Mr. Laclair FUSELIER. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.18)
"McDONALD, John widr. of Catherine CORKRAN Succ. dated Aug. 1814 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#65)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Catherine by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Catherine: