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Catherine Hays

Catherine Hays[1, 2]

Female 1776 - 1854  (77 years)

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  • Name Catherine Hays  [3, 4
    Born 3 Oct 1776  Newport, Newport, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Birth 3 Oct 1776  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 30 Oct 1850  Richmond, Henrico, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1850 US 
    • age 73 b. Rhode Island
    Reference Number 1692 
    Died 2 Jan 1854  Richmond, Henrico, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7, 8
    Buried Colonial Jewish Burial Ground, Newport, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I1692  aojd
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2011 

    Mother Rachel Myers,   b. 1738,   d. 29 Sep 1810, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • It was in about 1783 or 1784 that Catherine Hays' father took in his widowed sister, Reyna Touro and her 3 children. Catherine would have been about 7 or 8 years old, and Judah Touro, her first cousin, was just over a year older than she was. The youngsters were raised in the same joint household, and their attraction for one another developed into a youthful romance.

      In 1801, after his uncle had refused Judah permission to marry Catherine, he left Boston to seek his fortune in New Orleans. It is believed that Catherine and Judah did not meet again, but kept in close contact through loving letters for more than fifty years.

      On 2 January 1854, the never-married Catherine died in Richmond. Just 16 days later, on 18 January 1854, the never-married Judah Touro died in New Orleans. Neither of them knew of the other ones illness. They were buried next to each other in the Hebrew Cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island.

      Source: www.eyesofglory.com/familyhist.htm

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] .

    2. [S285] .

    3. [S4] PG. 104 HAYS (1) (Reliability: 3).
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    4. [S335] (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S333] APPENDIX C: THE INSCRIPTIONS ON THE TOMBSTONES IN THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY IN NEWPORT. PGS. 295-321. PG. 318. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S40] YEAR: 1850; CENSUS PLACE: RICHMOND, RICHMOND (INDEPENDENT CITY), VIRGINIA; ROLL: M432_951; PAGE: 325; IMAGE: 178. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S38] .

    8. [S336] PG. 1 (Reliability: 3).