Catherine McAffee

Catherine McAffee the only daughter of James McAffee and Catherine Blakeley was born 12 April 1793. In September of 1814 she married Andrew Irvine. He was born 28 May 1789 in Northumberland, Pa, the son of John Irvine and Mary Fullerton. The Irvine family coming to America from County Fermanagh, Ireland.
Catherine died 5 May 1864 in Warren County, Pennsylvania.
Gravestone memorial.

(2)Andrew Irvine, the eldest son of John by his third marriage, was born May 28, 1789 in Northumberland county.
In 1812 he and brother Guy C., returning from the war, passed through Towanda. The place at that time was more remarkable for three streams of water, running through it, than anything else it possessed. The center stream caught the eye of Andrew as the spot to locate a tannery. Accordingly he purchased a half-acre of ground of William Means and erected a 2 ½ story log house thereon. In the upper room be cooked his meals and slept using the lower room for a shop. Mr. Irvine's lot extended from one door south of where M. E. Rosenfield's store now is to Patton's block. His log house stood about 35 feet below Main street back of the Tidd Hotel. The tannery was situated on the creek, north and east of the log house.
In 1814 he married Catharine McAffee of Turbot, Pa. Their eldest daughter Jane, born. Oct. 15, 1815, is said to have been the first child to see the light within the original borough limits.
In 1828 he built the first brick house in Towanda. He was noted for his good judgment and sterling integrity. From 1824 to '26 he was county treasurer and again in 1830-'31. In 1836 he sold his property in Towanda and removed to Warren county, engaging extensively in lumbering and farming; died Jany. 4, 1853.
His children, all born in Towanda, were:

  1. Jane D.
  2. Mary Ann
  3. Benjamin F.
  4. Catherine
  5. Guy C.
  6. Thomas J.

September, Andrew Irvine of Towanda and Miss Catherine McAfee of Northumberland county, Pa..(1)

(1) Page 14 "Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, pennsylvania, 1770-1800 ", Clement F Everly, Towanda, PA, 1913
(2) Page 185 "Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, pennsylvania, 1800-1825 vol II", Clement F Everly, Towanda, PA, 1916
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