Catherine Nowlin

#613, b. 26 October 1778, d. 23 December 1830
Father*Bryan W. Nowlin1 b. 8 Oct 1740, d. 16 Jul 1810
Mother*Lucy Wade1 b. 13 Nov 1746, d. 1789
     Catherine Nowlin was born on 26 October 1778 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Bryan W. Nowlin and Lucy Wade.1 Catherine and Jacob Berger, son of Jacob Berger and Christianna (--?--), were married 27 January 1800 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Berger, Jacob Nowlin, Catey 27 Jan 1800 Virginia
Pittsylvania County.2
Catherine Nowlin died 23 December 1830 , Pittsylvania County, Virginia at age 52, of apoplexy.1,3

Departed this life in the 51st year of her age, Mrs. Catharine Berger, consort of Mr. J Berger of the county of Pittsylvania, Va. Could the unwearied attention of her physicians, or the kind and affectionate solicitude evinced by the relatives and frineds have abailed, Mrs. Berger would yet be that agreeable and devoted companion, affectionate mother, and humane mistress which has ever marked her course through life. In the death of Mrs Berger, society has lost one of its brightest ornaments and the church of one of its most pious members. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 34 years, during which time she placed her whole trust and reliance in the merits and atonement of her Lord and Savious. As the writer of this notice was present at the death of this "israelite Indeed," he must be permitted to say that it was a scene the best calculated he has ever witnessed to convince the sinner of the truths of the Christian Religion. From the nature of her disease (apoplexy) her mind was quite impaired on all subjects save that of Religion but on that subject her mind was as clear as if the system felt not the least pain. At the bed side she exhorted sinners to flee from the wrath to come -- the Christian she encouraged a closer walk with God -- sinners were cut to the heart and made to cry for mercy, while the Christian rejoiced that though their mother and friend was just about to depart to another and better world, they shouted at the prospect of again meeting her where parting will be no more. But a few moments before her spirit took its flight, one of her daughters for whom she had often prayed, professed to know the Lord Jesus in the pardon of her sins -- and while a halo of glory seemed to encircle her dying bed her spirit took its flight from its tenement of clay at a quarter before 1 o'cluck on Friday Morning 24 inst 1830. "Let me die the death of the rightous, and let my last end be like him."

The Lynchburg Virginian, Feb. 7, 1831, p. 3, c. 4.4 She was buried in 1831 Berger Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; Caty Berger's funeral preached by James Kelly & Joel L Adams 28 May 1831.5
     She has been called Caty. As of 27 January 1800, her married name was Berger (Nowlin).

Children of Catherine and Jacob

Last Edited=17 Feb 2019

Citations

  1. [S170] Judith McGhan, Virginia Vital Records, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984), Death given as 23 Dec 1830, age 50 yrs. 11 mos. 27 days; Virginia Vital Records.
  2. [S290] Jordan Dodd, compiler, Virginia Marriages to 1800 (n.p.: Ancestry.com, 1997).
  3. [S441] GenealogyBank, online GenealogyBank.com, Lynchburg Virginian, Monday, Feb 07, 1831 Lynchburg, VA Page: 4. Hereinafter cited as GenealogyBank.
  4. [S552] 1820 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Marriages and Deaths from Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers, 1794-1836, p 150 for Mrs Catherine Berger and Mr Jacob Berger, Jr.
  5. [S170] Judith McGhan, Virginia Vital Records, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984).