Catherine Fight or Fort

Female - Aft 1785


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  • Name Catherine Fight or Fort 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 10 Aug 1785 
    Person ID I3630  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2015 

    Family John Eller,   d. Aft 10 Aug 1785 
    Married 10 Aug 1785  , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY:
      1. The book "The Howard Leytham Stoker Von Dollen Family Histories," FHL 929.273 H833a, by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, p. 88 [FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 119-123, has almost the same verbatim except what I note in brackets]: "John, b. 1762; m. [possibly] Catherine Fight [or Fort]."

      2. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 119-123 notes that his children may have included Peter, David, and George.

      3. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 15-16:
      "John Eller. No identifiable record of him was found. He may be one of the John Ellers found in the early census records of Rowan Co., N.C. This writer's guess is that he was the John Eller who married Catherine Fight (Fort) 10 Aug 1785. (Rowan Co. Marriages.) She was the daughter of Peter Fight. (Deed Book 19, p. 876, Rowan Co., NC.) One son of theirs probably was Peter Eller, b. in Rowan Co. in 1788, who served during the War of 1812 as a private in Capt. W.L. Dufphey's Company Company of the 3rd Regiment of U.S. Riflemen. (His Hon. Discharge papers, Archives Bldg., Wash., D.C.) For these services he was granted 160 acres of Bounty Land in Missouri which he sold to Henry Fight, his brother-in-law probably, 10 Dec. 1819. (Deed Book 26, p. 112, Rowan Co.) Peter Eller, probably, m. 17 Apr 1809, Susannah Lemly and removed to Montgomery Co., VA and there shown in the 1820 census of that county, aged between 26 and 45 with wife of same age and with six male and one female children under 16. Others sons of John Eller may have been David Eller who had a license dated 31 Jun 1815 to marry Sarah Leonard, a dau. of Valentine Leonard of Davidson County, NC, and George Eller who had a license dated 9 Sep 1814 to marry Caty (Catherine) Eller. (Rowan Co., NC Marriages.)"

      MARRIAGE:
      1. See notes in quote above from James Hook's book.