I'm working on James Cather, b. 4 July 1807 PA, d. 4 March 1883 (per tombstone). Census records show that he was born in PA (each census). The 1880 census showed that his parents were from Ireland. James m. Mary Ann (Bannister?) 1833 Ohio (unverified by me)
The courthouse burned, so no will/probate/death information available.
I found this posting on Genweb, but contact information is not valid anymore, posted by KATE in 1999: "James W. Cather b.abt. 1777 Irel./Pa.his wife Mary Margaret McPhillamy b.abt 1787 Irel. Their child James b. July 4, 1807 Pa. marr. 1833 Cincinnati, Ohio he died March 4, 1883 in Johnstown, Cumberland Co., Il. He marr. Mary Bannister b. Jan. 26, 1814 Oh., died March 27, 1887 Johnstown, Cumberland Co., Il. "
Her information is so specific. Any help out there? Ideas on where to turn next? I've been searching Cather and McPhillamy families in PA looking for a connection.
Hoping to find someone else working on this.