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INTRO: Catherine VV m. Garrison, Laraby & Palmateer (STRAY Branch)


These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for this family - gathered from the family trees online at the NAVVF, or from personal family records supplied to us, and backed by records wherever possible. We recognize that the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but present it here as a starting point for discussion and welcome your feedback.

 
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INTRO: Catherine VV m. Garrison, Laraby & Palmateer (STRAY Branch)
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Note from Admin:  These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for this family - gathered from the family trees online at the NAVVF, or from personal family records supplied to us, and backed by records wherever possible.  We recognize that the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but present it here as a starting point for discussion and welcome your feedback.

 INTRO:  Catherine VV m. Garrison, Laraby & Palmateer   [see tree]

 
This family is not yet connected to the official genealogy of the VanValkenburg family on the NAVVF site.

In coming months we will be adding photos and scans of original documents directly to individuals in each tree. (We welcome your help with this and you may use this form to contact us or to join this collaborative project as a Contributor).

Without having received some extensive research notes (which I will not share without permission), tracking this Catherine Maria VV through at least three marriages would have been difficult.  Descendants of hers are attempting to connect her to a known VV branch in the Kingston area... a little more on their theories later.  

This Catherine Maria VV appears to have been born in Adolphustown in the 1813-16 timeframe, parents yet unknown.  When she first shows up on censuses ('51 and '61), she is married to a second husband Job Larabee or Laraby but has children with the Garrison surname (or some are enumerated with the Laraby surname but future records show them to be Garrisons), the father specified as Elias Garrison / Gerrison.  In the early 1860's Catherine's husband Job Laraby is sentenced to death and disappears thereafter, but a death record possibly indicates he lived out his life in Kingston Penitentiary. 

In 1866, Catherine is re-married to widower James Palmateer.  One of her Garrison daughters married one of James' Palmateer's children.  These families all remain in Kennebec Twp., Addington Co. (earlier it was in Frontenac?).  Catherine is known as "Catty" or "Cetty" and a daughter's marriage record states Catherine's middle name to be Maria.  In her last years she was enumerated as surname Laraby (her death record transcribed by Ancestry as "Caraby" FYI). 

These clues, together with an older woman living with Catherine's grown son James Gerrison - "Hannah Vanvalkenburgh" b. 1796 (on the 1871 census) have pointed at two theories for Catherine's origins:  IF this Hannah is a mother/grandmother of the family, (their exact relationship is not stated on the census and shows 'Single' for marital status, but IF she is...) it has been suggested she may be: 



As for theory 1, the birthdates, etc. seem inconsistent and there were no 'Adam' names handed down.  UPDATE: Research shows that the Adam VV-Anna Diamond line had moved to SW Ontario and that Anna Diamond-VV of Kingston had taken her D.U.E. land claims in Sombra Twp., Lambton County.  Adam VV's will was filed in SW Ontario.  Theory #1 is not viable.

Theory 2 seems a better fit, but some researchers of Hannah Patterson-VV suggest Hannah remarried a John Jenkins, and why would she return to the VV name?  A 1940's researcher Dr. H.C. Burleigh of Kingston gives some serious consideration to this theory, focussing on the name of Hannah's daughter "Catty", "Catreen", etc.  

Many 'stray' branches in Eastern Ontario may be inter-related so it is worth collaborating on any new findings in any of the branches.  The research done for just this Catherine is considerable!
 
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Linked toGarrison, Elias Hiram; Garrison, Elizabeth; Garrison, Hannah Maria; Garrison, James Wesley; Laraby, Job; Laraby, Margaret; Laraby, Martha Jane; Laraby, William Richard; Palmateer, James; VanValkenburg, Catherine Catty Maria

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