Catherine Elizabeth Smith was born August 21, 1794. She was the daughter of Jacob Smith and Esther Shribock. This story was published in a one-page newspaper about the history of Brush Creek Township and was written by Frank P. Plessinger:
Catherine Smith's father Jacob made a bargain with her. If she would watch the deer-lick close to their house and tell him when a specified number of deer came, and were captured, he would give her a silk dress. She faithfully watched night after night for the wary animals. She would steal silently away and arouse her father. The next day the Smith family would have venison. Finally the required number had been killed and he bought his only daughter the coveted dress though he could not easily afford it.
The blue silk dress became a wedding gown for Catherine when she married John Morgret. One hundred years later a bit of blue silk from her much prized wedding dress was in the hands of one of her grand daughters. 
40. John MORGRET (Margaret FISHER , John ) was born 26 Jun 1795 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 3 Nov 1880.
John Morgret married (1) Catherine SMITH. Catherine was born 21 Aug 1794. She died 27 Jan 1833 in Bedford Co, PA.
They had the following children:
102 M i Bartley M. MORGRET was born 9 Mar 1819 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 13 Nov 1886 in Fulton Co, PA.[Notes]
Bartley married Susanna B. MYERS. Susanna was born 6 May 1826 in PA. She died 19 Sep 1907 in Fulton Co, PA.[Notes]
103 F ii Rebecca MORGRET was born 21 Dec 1821 in Bedford Co, PA. She died 1902.[Notes]
Rebecca married John YOUNKER. John was born 1820 in PA. He died 1867.[Notes]
104 M iii Henry MORGRET was born 22 Oct 1823 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 21 Oct 1879.[Notes]
Henry married Esther YOUNKER. Esther was born 11 Feb 1826 in PA. She died 28 Jun 1900.[Notes]
105 M iv Jacob MORGRET was born 17 Oct 1825 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 1881.[Notes]
Jacob married Dorothy. Dorothy was born about 1831 in PA.[Notes]
106 F v Matilda MORGRET was born 7 Mar 1827 in Bedford Co, PA. She died 1892.[Notes]
Matilda married Jacob PLESSINGER. Jacob was born 1822 in PA. He died 1915.[Notes]
107 M vi Elijah MORGRET was born 16 Jan 1829 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 1900/1910.[Notes]
Elijah married Elizabeth PLESSINGER on 2 Oct 1853. Elizabeth was born 11 Aug 1830 in PA. She died 1920.[Notes]
108 M vii Herbert MORGRET was born 29 Dec 1830 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 2 May 1908.[Notes]
Herbert married Elizabeth DANIELS. Elizabeth was born 30 Apr 1832 in PA. She died 1 Jun 1917.[Notes]
109 M viii John S. MORGRET was born 13 Feb 1833 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 2 Jul 1912 in Christian Co, IL.[Notes]
John married Ellen MORGRET, daughter of Peter MORGRET and Esther, about 1859. Ellen was born 13 Jun 1842 in Bedford Co, PA. She died 22 Feb 1901 in Christian Co, IL.[Notes]
John Morgret also married (2) Elizabeth M. HESS. Elizabeth was born 1809 in PA. She died 12 Mar 1884.
They had the following children:
110 F ix Rhoda MORGRET was born 13 Dec 1833 in Bedford Co, PA. She died 6 Jun 1846 in Bedford Co, PA.
*111 F x Catherine MORGRET was born 16 May 1836 in Bedford Co, PA. She died 3 Sep 1915.[Notes]
Catherine married William DECKER. William was born about 1828 in PA.[Notes]
112 M xi Abraham MORGRET was born 21 Oct 1838 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 5 Mar 1926 in Christian Co, IL.[Notes]
Abraham married Elizabeth RANDALL on 25 Oct 1863 in Christian Co, IL. Elizabeth was born 12 Aug 1843 in IL. She died 3 Mar 1919.[Notes]
113 M xii Abner MORGRET was born 23 Jun 1841 in Bedford Co, PA. He died 21 Oct 1930 in Berkeley Springs, WV.[Notes]
Abner married (1) Anna F. RUNYON. Anna was born 11 Jun 1845 in Bedford Co, PA. She died 13 Aug 1887.[Notes]
Abner also married (2) Sarah N. BERNHARD about 1888. Sarah was born 19 Dec 1861 in PA. She died 8 Nov 1929 in Berkeley Springs, WV.[Notes]
114 F xiii Elizabeth MORGRET was born 12 Dec 1847 in Bedford Co, PA.[Notes]
Elizabeth married -- BARNHART.
115 M xiv Benjamin MORGRET was born 9 Jul 1849 in Bedford Co, PA.[Notes]
116 M xv Asa MORGRET was born 10 Apr 1852 in Fulton Co, PA.[Notes]
117 M xvi William MORGRET was born 10 Apr 1856 in Fulton Co, PA. He died 15 Sep 1908.[Notes]
William married Susan HOLLY about 1876. Susan was born Nov 1855 in PA.
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 DNA with Catherine:
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