1811: Jesse Caton of Kentucky settled near Marthasville, Warren Co. MO . m. Miss Sparks, sister of Henry Bryan's wife. Jesse was not on the 1810 Kentucky census index. He was listed on the 1800 index which was a tax lists: Clark Co. In 1810, George Caton was in Mercer Co., p. 326 and Noah in Lincoln p. 113.

IGI submission Jesse Caton m. 20 January 1787 Rowan Co. North Carolina. [m. Esther Sparks??] said to have d. 1856 in Warren Co. Missouri.

Children: [Pioneer Families of Missouri, p. 209.]

            i.          Noah b. ca. 1789 in North Carolina m. St. Charles Co. 24 November 1814 Frances McDermid. They were married by his brother-in-law John B. Callaway, J.P. In 1850 Noah Caton was living in Bates Co. p. 235 61 years old, farmer $200, b. NC, Francis age 48 (should be 52) b. KY, Nelson age 18 b. MO, Emily age 16 b. MO, Hester age 11 b. MO, Thomas age 8 b. MO and Martha Summers age 12 b. MO. [Thomas J. Caton, youngest son of Noah & Francis Caton of Bates Co. d. 6 August 1854, age 13 years. MO Pioneers Vol. V p. 32] [There is probate for Noah Caton on Vernon Co., Mo. Box 3 packet 12.]

                        #121 Calvin Caton age 23 b. MO, Jane age 1 8 b. MO and Luther age 1.

                        #124 William Caton age 28 b. MO, Malissa age 22 b. TN, William age 3 b. MO and Thomas 9/12 b. MO.

                        a. J. H. Caton went to Oregon in 1843. He received Donation Land Claim #2534 and stated that he was born in Warren County, Missouri in 1819 m. Precious Starr 31 December 1848 in Benton Co. Oregon.[1] His biography, written after his death, stated that he was b. Carroll Co. MO 10 December 1819 s/o Noah and Frances Caton. The father moved to Bates County and settled on the Maunaton stream. J.H. went west with the Applegate family. He died 15 June 1863 in Union Co. Oregon while on a trip. Jesse H. Caton b. 10 December 1819 Carroll Co. Missouri d. 15 June 1863 came to Oregon in 1843. WPA Interviews: Jesse Catonís daughter was said to be the first burial in the Alpine Cemetery in Benton Co. November 1852. (DAR Oregon Records, FHL)

                        Benton Co. Oregon Will Book A:72 John W. Starr left a will dated 30 November 1859 in which he named as his executor his son-in-law Jesse H. Caton. However by 12 Oct. 1867 when he wrote a codicil Samuel E. Starr was appointed Executor because of the death of Caton.

                        Caton Family Record: single sheet in small New Testament published NW MO Gen Soc. Journal 10 (October 1990)1-4. The information was submitted by Mrs. John R. Dunlap. The early family information from 1788-1842 appears to be entered at one time: Noah Caton 16 Jan 1788; Frances Caton 3 June 1798; Christ P. Caton 16 October 1815 (m. Emily); Hugh M. Caton b. 13 October 1817. Jesse H. Caton b. 10 December 1819; Wm. S. Caton b. 23 January 1822; Elizabeth A. b. 29 February 1824; Susan W. Caton b. 26 April 1826; Fanny R. and Noah T. b. 29 April 1829; Nelson B. b. 18 June 1831; Caroline E. b. 16 Sept. 1833; Hester Ann A. b. 19 June 1840; Thomas J. b. 19 Jan. 1842.

            ii.     Jonas Caton b. 3 October 1793 in Kentucky d. 21 April 1859, age 65y, 6m, 18d. Bucklin, Linn Co. Missouri bur. Pleasant Grove Cemetery.[2] See Linn Co. History and Linn Co. Wills & Adm. m. (1) Ora ? by whom he had Luther and according to the 1830 census five others. m. in the 1840ís (2) Jane [-?-] Oaks. In April of 1855 Jonas Caton sued Jane Caton for divorce for more than two years deserted, absented and abandoned plaintiff without reasonable cause; bonds of matrimony are revoked and set aside. Defendant was permitted to marry and be restored to her name previous to her marriage and shall be known as Jane Oaks.[3]

Children given on a family group sheet with question marks and very little information:

                        a. Joshua Caton b. 1817 prob. Warren co. Missouri m. Lucinda Caton.

                        b. Marinda Caton b. 6 September 1819 Marthasville, Warren Co. MO. d. 25 July 1893 ? m. James Harrison Dunham.

                        c. Luther T. Caton b. 15 October 1823 Warren Co. Missouri d. 29 April 1912 Linn Co. Missouri bur. Bucklin Masonic Cemetery m. 18 November 1852 Margaret Hubbard. (location not given) She d. 8 April 1858 and he m. (2) 31 Aug. 1859 Sarah F. Switzer. Luther was sued in St. Clair Co. in 1842, but could not be found. He settled in Linn Co. in 1854. According to his bio, after "he became of age" he went to Texas for four years; then to California for two; then to New Mexico.[4]

                        d. Noah Caton b. 17 December 1827 Warren Co. d. 17 March 1891 m. 31 July 1849 in Linn Co. Missouri Sarah Ann Hubbard. bur. Linn Co. Missouri. Boone-Bryan Families of St. Charles District given as source.

            iii.     Elizabeth Caton b. ca. 1791 m. 22 February 1809 in St. Charles District John B. Callaway son of Flanders. They were married by Common Pleas judge Timothy Kibby.

            iv.    Nancy Caton b. ca. 1793 m. St. Charles 6th day 1813 Adam Zumwalt. They were married by her brother-in-law J.P. John B. Callaway.

            v.      Jemima Caton b. ca. 1795 m. St. Charles 30 June 1814 John Carter. They were also married by J.B. Callaway.

            vi.      Jesse Jr. b. ca. 1802 m. 23 February 1841 Missouri Lamme.

            vii.      Mahala Caton md. John Carter as his second wife

            viii.     Rebecca Caton m. McCutchen

            ix.      Fannie Caton m. 28 March 1833 Daniel Gillis

            x.         Hester Caton m. 18 February 1836 Hines C. Lynn; moved to Southwest Missouri.

Children born from 1790-1818?? in Clark Co. Kentucky. Some of the family were in Missouri by 1809.

1817 Tax list in St. Charles Co. == Jonas Caton, Jesse Caton, Noah Caton

Jesse (or his son) was still living in Warren Co. in 1834 when he purchased land.

Noah Caton and his wife Frances were living in Warren Co. in 1834. They moved to Bates Co. by 1850.

1819 Tax List of Montgomery Co.: Noah Caton, Jonas Caton

1830 Montgomery Co. Missouri:

p. 207  Noah Caton and his family. 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 3 males 10-15, 1 male 40-50; 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40.

p. 208 Jonas Caton and his family 1 male under 5 (Noah), 1 male 5-10, (Luther) 1 male 10-15, (Joshua) 1 male 30-40; 1 female 5-10 (?), 1 female 10-15 (Marinda). No slaves

                                       Family of Benjamin Caton (father of Lucinda)

1830 Howard Co, p. 182:  Benjamin Caton, 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60; 2 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 30-40. 

On 13 February 1838 Benjamin Caton of Howard Co. sold to his son Noah of same for love and affection SE 29-49-15 and furniture livestock. (P:431] Signed with X; no dower.

Howard County Deed Book 2 p. 309 4 Oct. 1852 Serena Caton, Edward Smith and his wife Virlena, Robert J. Adams and Manda his wife of Boone County, Jesse Caton and Mary his wife, George W. Caton[5] and Benjamin L. Caton all legal heirs of Benjamin Caton, deceased, sold to Sidney D. Jackson for $32.00 a tract being the 1/10 part to each heirs being and lying in Howard Co. Robert J. and Manda, Jesse and Mary and George M. and Wm. L. acknowledged in Howard. Edward Smith and Virlena and Robert J. Adams and Manda acknowledged. in Boone (it is unknown why Adams signed twice?)

Howard County Deed Book 2:311. 15 November 1852 Noah S. Caton and Elizabeth his wife and Lucinda Caton of St. Clair for $64.00 paid by Sidney O. Jackman of Howard Co. grant all our right, title and interest in SEľ of 29-49-15 being a tract of land held by Benjamin Caton and being a 2/10 interest. Lucinda signed with X. Elizabeth did not sign.

p. 311 Strother T. Hamm and Lutitia his wife of Howard Co. for $64.00 paid to Sidney D. Jackson two undivided shares in the following tract SE of 29-49-17 owned by Benjamin Caton at the time of his death. and the interest conveyed being the share of Jackson Caton, deceased, and Samuel Ray, Jr. and Nancy his wife the said Ray sold to Jackson Caton in his lifetime their share.

            Children of Benjamin Caton:

            i.      Nancy Caton m. 30 August 1832 in Howard Co. Samuel Ray Jr. Nancy Ray and husband Samuel Vol. 3 p. 431 12 August 1854 Samuel and Nancy his wife sale to Strother T. Hamm all of Howard confirmed their sale on 2 Sept. 1843 to Jackson Caton owned by her father the late Benjamin Caton. Still in Howard Co.

            ii.      Noah S. Caton  In 1833 Benjamin and his wife Elizabeth Caton sold to Noah S. Caton 80 acres for $150.00 {Howard L: 555]

                        On 22 February 1855 N.T. Caton and his wife Martha Ann of Marion Co. Oregon quitclaimed to Jno F. Weidemeyer of St. Clair Co. for $250 lots #5 & 6 in Block 31 in Osceola

                                    1868/1869 Heir of Noah S. Caton: Henry Ruby signed bond on the estate of Noah Caton, but was not listed on application as heir. May have married bet. 1868 and 1869 one of the girls. Box 112 Noah S. Caton 1868  John Caton, Adm. The application for letters of administration was completed 29 May 1868. Heirs were listed as Joshua Caton, St. Clair Co; Elizabeth Caton; St. Clair; Sarah Caton St. Clair; Martha Caton St. Clair; James Caton St. Clair; Elizabeth Caton Jr. of St. Clair and John Caton; St. Clair.

            iii.     George W. b. 1800 in Virginia; living St. Clair Co. 1850 In 1850,  Caton and his wife Sarah of St. Clair Co. sold to Thomas N. Caton of California (St Clair D p. 139) Brother of Lucinda?  In 1840 they were living in Boonville and sold a lot in New Franklin to William Humphreys. [Howard Co. S:14]

            iv.      Jesse Caton m. Mary

            v.      Jackson Caton, dead by 1852

            vi.      William L. Caton

            vii.      Virlena Caton m. Edward Smith; living in Boone Co. 1853

            viii.     Amanda Caton m. Robert J. Adams; living Boone Co.

            ix.      Benjamin L. Caton

            x.       Lucinda Caton m. Joshua Caton

            xi.      Serena Caton

St. Clair County, Mo.1850: Noah [S.?] Caton was 44, born in Kentucky. He had son Benjamin and one named Joshua. Noah, Elizabeth, 39, all children b. MO: William 16, Benjamin 14, Joshua, 12, Elizabeth age 10, Sarah, age 8, Martha age 7, John age 5 and Mary 1/2 months.

Boone County, Mo. 1850 p. 339

Jemima Caton age 57 b. KY; Thomas D. age 15 b. KY. 

Caton: Elizabeth in Howard County, Mo. p. 214

James in Cooper p. 92

Joseph in Chariton p. 236

1833-George Caton died intestate in Howard Co. before 12 October 1833 when Elizabeth was made adminstratrix. Sec: David Mullins and Thomas Ridgeway. 1833 George D. Caton of Messer [Mercer?] Co. KY and Elizabeth Caton w/o of George Caton of town of Moniteau, Howard Co. deceased for $25.00 sold 17.10 acres in Howard Co.

Family group sheet submitted by Jeanette K.B. Daniels, AG, SLC on family of Thomas Caton, Jr. He was b. 1810 in Fauquier Co. VA, the son of Thomas m. there 6 December 1828 Elizabeth Lawrey. Children: Lucinda, James R., Newton, Minrod, Nancy Susan, Benjamin, Lizzie, Semira, Thomas. Moved to Cooper Co. MO ca. 1835. On census in Cooper Co. in 1840.

Group of Catonís were living in Red River Co. Texas in 1860ís and 1870ís. Marriages for Ann, C.A., J.H., Johnson, Lucretia and Margie.

McCubbin Collection FHL #19844 Caton

Rowan Co. NC 21 May 1817 Adm. of estate on Joshua Caton issued to Jesse Caton who gave bond of £800 with John & Charles Caton.

Marriage Bond Dent Caton to Nancy Hury Nov? 19 1789 signed by John Caton

Will of Charles Caton (G:389) made 2 Nov. 1814 pvd. Nov. 1815 Sons: John, Charles, Jesse, George Dent Caton, Benjamin & William. Daughter Mary Felps, Jemima Hill, Rebecca Ridgeway, Elizabeth Ridgeway & Ann Orrell. Exr: James Orrel. Wit: Nathan Peebles, James Douthet, N. Peebles & Alpha Peebles.

Jesse Caton, Sr. still living in Rowan County in 1830 when granted land by Basel Caton.

Rowan County, NC Deed Book 13:702 31 Jul 1794 Charles Caton, Sr. and wife Jemima let Joshua Caton all of Rowan have 253 acres on bank of Yadkin River on southeast side of the mouth of a little branch next to Charles Caton, Jr. Wit; Charles Caton, Jr. and Edward Cox.

Benton County, Oregon

Rebecca L. Caton m. 30 Jan. 1857 in Benton Co. B.F. Sanders. Wit: J.S. Sanders, James Sanders. Min: Lewis Casteel.

Robert A. Rains m. 7 Sept. 1857 in Benton Co. Jenisha [sic] Caton. W: Wm. Landon, Jasper N. Casteel. Min.: Lewis Casteel.



     [1] Precious Caton m. 12 November 1865 S.L. Shedd in Benton County, Oregon.

     [2] Batch 856222-10 F1396008 gives Family Group Sheet submitted by Mari A. Bilsborrow of Port Angeles, WA. and cemetery compilation.

     [3] St. Clair County, Missouri Circuit Court Book A:483.

     [4] The History of Linn County, Missouri, Kansas City: Birdsall & Dean, 1882, p. 658.

     [5] A George W. Caton was J.P. in Benton County, Oregon (with J.H.) and was performing marriages there in 1855.