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Catherine (Henckel) Büffel (1735 - 1803)

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Catherine Büffel formerly Henckel aka Biffle
Born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvaniamap
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Wife of — married about 1753 [location unknown]
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Died in Buncombe County, North Carolinamap
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Biography

Catherine Henckel was born 13 Jan 1735 in Upper Milford, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.[1] She grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylania, where the Biffle family also lived.[2] About 1751, the family moved to Dutchmans Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina.[3]

In 1757 or 1760, Catherine Hinkle was married to Adam Biffle at St. Luke's, Rowan County, North Carolina.[4] In 1761, Catherine's parents and all her siblings with the married ones' families left to become the first settlers in the German Valley in the Allegheny Mountains, in what was then Augusta County, Virginia.[5]

About 1779, the Biffle family left their land in Rowan County, North Carolina (that would now be present Davidson County), traveled west through the Yadkin Valley, and crossed the mountains to the newly formed Sullivan County, North Carolina (now Tennessee). There they entered land on the south side of the Holston River.[6]

The Revoltionary War had moved south, and the tide turned against the Patriots. In Sullivan County three companies were raised in the settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains to join Col. McDowell in central North Carolina who had been pushed back by British Major Patrick Ferguson. Col. Isaac Shelby raised, just in Sullivan County, a company of 240 men and teen-aged boys who helped defeat the British in the Battle of King's Mountain. Catherine and Adam Biffle's son Jacob, at around the age of 16, entered Col. Shelby's Company and took part in the Battle of King's Mountain and skirmished in South Carolina until 1782.[7] The family must have been very worried about their young son.

In 1790, Catherine Beefle or Bufle was living with her family in Burke County, North Carolina, which was formed from Rowan County in 1777.[8] In 1800 she and Adam lived in Morgan District, Buncombe County, North Carolina.[9] Note that Buncombe County had been formed in 1791 from parts of Burke and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina. The family may not have moved after 1790.

In Buncombe County, Catherine and Adam lived in Reems Valley, Weaerville, where Catherine passed away on 08 May 1803 and is buried in Biffle Cemetery in Weaverville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.[10]

Sources

  1. Source: #S14, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121705179&ref=acom
  2. Source: #S1b Ancestry.com margkerns Kepner Family Tree Profile of Johann Justus Henckel, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/10784999/person/25790717325/facts
  3. Source: #S1a Ancestry.com margkerns Kepner Family Tree profile of Catherine Henckel https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/10784999/person/25785528066/facts
  4. Source: #S15 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  5. Source: #S19 Wikipedia, the free encclopedia article "German Valley" accessed 5 May 2017 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany_Valley
  6. Source: #S1 Some Early History of Rims Creek Valley, By Blanche R. Robertson, from a speech delivered by Pamela Ballard for the D.A.R. meeting held at the Asheville Country Club, Asheville, North Carolina, January 13, 1999
  7. Source: #S1 Some Early History of Rims Creek Valley, By Blanche R. Robertson, from a speech delivered by Pamela Ballard for the D.A.R. meeting held at the Asheville Country Club, Asheville, North Carolina, January 13, 1999
  8. Source: S16 1790 United States Federal Census in the division allotted to James Kenan, page 103 showing 1 male over 16, 1 female, and 1 other free person
  9. Source: #S17 1800 United States Federal Census, Morgan District, Buncombe County, North Carolina, page 162 line 6, showing 1 male and 1 female over 45, and 1 other free person
  10. Source: #S14 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121705179&ref=acom

Source: S1a Ancestry.com margkerns Kepner Family Tree profile of Catherine Henckel https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/10784999/person/25785528066/facts



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