West Virginia Pioneers

Katherine "Kate" E Rector

Female 1864 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Katherine "Kate" E Rector 
    Born 18 Mar 1864 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I438  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    Father Levin Ludwell RECTOR,   b. 20 Oct 1814, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1902, Probably at home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Sarah Baldwin 'Sally' SHERMAN,   b. 25 Aug 1831, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1910  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 5 May 1847  Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 5 May 1847
      Place: Wood Co, WV
      Levin L Rector
      ___ Sherman

      1850 Wirt Co, VA # 303: indexed Reeter
      Eleven L Recter, 35, m, farmer VA
      Sarah ", 18, f VA
      William, 2, m VA
      Catholeen, 3/12, f VA
      304:
      Charles Rector, 74, m, farmer VA
      Sarah, 64, f VA blind

      1860 Jackson, VA # 1184
      Rector, L.L, 47 VA
      Sarah, 29 VA
      Wm L, 12 VA
      Cath, 10 VA
      Mary, 8 VA
      Harriet, 6 VA
      H.D., 4 VA
      Susan, 2 VA
      Sarah, Sr, 74, blind VA

      1870 Grant, Jackson Co, WV pg 43 #5-5
      Rector, Leven L, 55, Farmer, $400 PP, Fauquier Co, VA
      , Sarah, 38, Jackson Co, VA
      , William L, 22, farm laborer, Wirt co, VA
      , Mary, 18, Jackson Co, VA, school, read/write
      , Harriet, 16, Jackson Co, Va, " " "
      , Henry G, 14,Jackson Co, VA " :" "
      , Susan, 10, Jackson Co, VA " " "
      , Virginia, 8. Jackson Co, VA " " "
      , Kate, 6, Jackson Co, WVa
      , Blanche, 3/12 Feb, Jackson Co, WVa
      , Martha M, 38, no occ, Va

      1880 Grant, Jackson, West Virginia Page 533B
      Ludwell L. RECTOR Self M M W 68 VA VA VA
      Sarah RECTOR Wife F M W 47 WV VT WV
      Harriet RECTOR Dau F S W 23 WV
      Henry L. RECTOR Son M S W 22 WV
      Susan RECTOR Dau F S W 22 WV
      Virginia D. RECTOR Dau F S W 19 WV
      Kate RECTOR Dau F S W 17 WV
      Blanche RECTOR Dau F S W 10 WV

      1900 Grant Dist, Jackson Co, WV, Sheet 7,
      Rector, Ludwell L, Oct 1814, 85, m53, VA VA, VA, read/write, Eng
      Sarah B, wife, Aug 1831, 68, m53, WV, MASS, WV, yes, no, no, 10-7living
      Henry L, son, Aug 1857, 42, single, WV, VA, WV, day laborer, yes, yes, yes

      The Rector Cemetery, located on top of the hill north of Little
      Sandy Road and east of State Rt. 68, was deeded to the M.E. Church South. There are 17 marked graves that Carolyn was able to find. Among these are:

      L.L. Rector, born 20 Oct 1814, died 20 Jan 1902, age 87y 3m.
      Sarah B. Rector, wife of L.L. born 25 Aug 1831, died 21 Aug 1910.

      In 2001, Visit to the cemetery shows their headstone reads:
      L.L. Rector Born Oct 20, 1814 Died Jan 20, 1902 Aged 87 yr 3 Mo
      Sarah B. Wife of L.L. Rector Aug 25, 1831 - Aug 21, 1910
      Sleep on dear Heart and take thy rest
      God called you home He loved you best.
      The pains of death are past Labor and sorrow cease
      and life long wars are closed at last his soul is found in peace.

      Leavin L. RECTOR - son of Charles and Sally (Rust) Rector, was born in Fauquier county, Virginia, October 20, 1814, and has been a resident in Jackson county, West Virginia, since 1858. His marriage was consummated in Wirt county, this State, May 5, 1847, and his wife is Sarah B., daughter of Isaac B. and Nancy (DeWitt) Sherman. She was born in Jackson county, in which county her parents settled in 1827, and the date of her birth was August 25, 1831. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Rector are nine living and one deceased. These children were born: William L., March 16, 1848; Catholeen (Robey), March 17, 1850; Mary (Cooper), February 3, 1852; Harriet, February16, 1854; Henry L., August 18, 1856; Susan E., December 23, 1859; Virginia D., March 20, 1861; Kate E., March 18, 1864; John C., June 27, 1867, died November 2, 1868; Blanche, February 19, 1870 - all the living children reside in this district. Grant district has been the home of the married life of Mr. and Mrs. Rector, and his occupation is farming, his post office address is Sherman, Jackson county, West Virginia. [This is one of the biographical sketches of Jackson County residents from "Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia... Special History Of The Virginias ..1883."]

      Samary S Sherman - Deed to L L Rector and Steptoe Rector
      This indenture made this fifth day of November 1856 between Samary S Sherman, widow of Isaac B Sherman deceased of the one part and LL Rector and Steptoe Rector of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Samary S Sherman for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars good and lawful money of the United Stated to be paid by the said LL Rector and Steptoe Rector as follows to wit Two hundred dollars on or before the first day of March 1857 and Three hundred and fifty dollars on or before the first day of March 1858 and fifty dollars more on the said land (provided the said Samary S Sherman redeems the two hundred and fifty acres of land sold to E L Rotty Have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said LL Rector and Steptoe Rector and unto their heirs and asigns forever a certain lot piece or parcel of land situate lying and being on the Ohio River in Jackson County being a part of the land owned by Isaac B Sherman in his life time and containing about one and thirty acres of land by the same more or less. To have and to hold the said lot piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto the said LL Rector and Steptoe Rector their heirs and asigns forever and unto the only proper use and behoof of them the said LL Rector and Steptoe Rector their heirs and assigns forever and the said Samary S Sherman the said lot piece or parcel of land and premises hereby granted or indented so to be with the appurtenances unto the said LL Rector and Steptoe Rector their heirs and asigns against the interest in the said land of her the said Samary S Sherman as provided by the will of her late husband Isaac B Sherman will warrant and forever defend.
      In witness whereof the said party had hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the say and year first above written.

      Hardesty's History of Jackson County
      Ravenswood District
      Leavin L. RECTOR - son of Charles and Sally (Rust) Rector, was born in Fauquier county, Virginia, October 20, 1814, and has been a resident in Jackson county, West Virginia, since 1858. His marriage was consummated in Wirt county, this State, May 5, 1847, and his wife is Sarah B., daughter of Isaac B. and Nancy (DeWitt) Sherman. She was born in Jackson county, in which county her parents settled in 1827, and the date of her birth was August 25, 1831. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Rector are nine living and one deceased. These children were born: William L., March 16, 1848; Catholeen (Robey), March 17, 1850; Mary (Cooper), February 3, 1852; Harriet, February16, 1854; Henry L., August 18, 1856; Susan E., December 23, 1859; Virginia D., March 20, 1861; Kate E., March 18, 1864; John C., June 27, 1867, died November 2, 1868; Blanche, February 19, 1870 - all the living children reside in this district. Grant district has been the home of the married life of Mr. and Mrs. Rector, and his occupation is farming, his post office address is Sherman, Jackson county, West Virginia.
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louis Highland,   b. Jan 1865, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married CA 1886  [2
    Family ID F29362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Marriage Records, Wood Co, WV.

    2. [S1205] Census.