Kathan Family to Learn Correct Name of Ancestor’s First Wife at Reunion

Brattleboro Reformer, July 30, 2013

PUTNEY — Attendees at the Kathan Family Reunion, scheduled for Aug. 10-11 in Putney, will learn the correct identity of the first wife of Capt. John Kathan, first permanent settler of Putney and Dummerston…  Read the rest of this article on the Reformer’s website.

The article provides information about the Kathan Family Reunion, scheduled for August 1–11, including a presentation to be made by John L. Scherer, historian emeritus of the New York State Museum in Albany,

It goes on to explains how Scherer’s research supports the hypothesis that John Kathan’s first wife was Martha Baird, rather than Martha Moore (as previously believed, based on David L. Mansfield’s 1902 History of Captain John Kathan, the First Settler of Dummerston, Vt.

The research was published in the Fall 2012 issue of Vermont Genealogy.

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