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Katherine Ely (Reed) Meroney (1838 - aft. 1900)

Katherine Ely Meroney formerly Reed
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 61 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 7 Nov 2009
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Daughter of John P. Reed, a storekeeper from Ireland, and his wife, Caroline, Catherine was born in Charleston in February of 1838. The family lived in the Parish of St. Phillip and St. Michaels in Charleston.[1]Catherine was the oldest of four children in 1850:

Oscar (bc 1841)
Walter (bc 1845)
Caroline M (bc 1849)

The family also had housekeeper, Catherine King, living in the house in Charleston.

Catherine married John Meroney sometime between 1860 and 1863. She is mentioned on the 1880 and 1900 federal census records, in the household of John S. Meroney and their children. She is also mentioned in the Social Security claim for her daughter, Katherine Meroney Ledwich[2] They had four children:

O.J. Meroney (b. 1864)
John P. Meroney (b.1870)
Alma A. Meroney (b. 1873)
Katherine Ledwich H. Meroney (b. 1873)


  1. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009.Year: 1850; Census Place: St Michael and St Phillip, Charleston, South Carolina; dwelling no. 482, family no. 486; Roll: 850; Page: 319B. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.[v]
  2. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.Katherine E Reid discovered in U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007[1]

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