In memory of Catherine Smith, my Paternal 3rd Great-Grandmother on the HOLLENBECK branch.


  • 1865 New York State Census Freetown, Cortland, New York

  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York

  • 1875 New York State Census Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York

  • 1880 U.S. Federal Census Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York

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Catherine Smith

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1858 (est.)

New York



1895 Feb 9

Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York

Saint Patrick's Cemetery

Whitney Point, Broome, NY




Catherine Smith was born in Ireland in 1840 and died in Texas Valley, Cortland County, New York on February 9, 1895. The cause of death was heart failure, perhaps associated with the severe snowstorm that hit the region that weekend. Catherine is buried in Saint Patrick's Cemetery in Whitney Point, Broome County, New York.


Note: In the NY Death Index, her name given as "Kate McGinnis" (Cert #22376), stating that she died in Cincinnatus. Her obituary, however, says she died in nearby Texas Valley.


Catherine Smith & William McGinnis were the parents of my ancestor,

Other known children:

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Catherine Smith:
Catherine Smith on son's marriage record
McGinnis land in Cincinnatus, NY 1876
St Patrick's Church, Whitney Point, NY
Wiliam McGinnis census 1892
William Davern obituary (husband of Rosanna McGinnis)
William Davern's funeral (husband of Rosanna McGinnis)

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