Catherine McGary was born about 1805 in County Down, Ireland or Prince Edward Island. Parents unknown. Catherine emigrated to New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island about 1817. As she would have only been 12 at the time, she likely arrived with her parents.
Catherine married William Easton on April 6, 1825 in Newcastle, New Brunswick. They moved to Prince Edward Island, where their daughter Ellen was born in March 1826.
She then married Joseph Tweedie on July 31, 1841 in Chatham, New Brunswick. Catherine had three more children with Joseph, the youngest of whom, Lemuel J. Tweedie, eventually became Premier of New Brunswick, and later, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.
Catherine died on May 16, 1877 in Chatham, New Brunswick. She was buried in the St. Luke's Methodist - St. John's Presbyterian Cemetery.
↑ McGary is name used in biographies of her son, Hon. Lemuel J. Tweedie. Could also be McGeary (as seen on marriage record) or McGarry.
↑ As per 1851 Census. Later sources put her born in 1811, but since her first marriage was in 1825, 1805 is more likely.
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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: