Catherine Quay was born in Co. Down, Ireland about 1751. Her daughter Ann married C S Sims and they were recorded living in Union County, South Carolina in 1850.
Catherine Quay was the widow of Captain Alexander Quay of Newry, Co. Down, Ireland and Chester County, South Carolina whose will dated 1830 named one enslaved woman Mary. In Catherine's will dated 1843, she names a girl Mary Charlotte, a boy Hamilton, a girl Emma, a boy Theodore and a girl Sophia.
1850 US Federal Census www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QL-J3Z
Will of Alexander Quay 1830 South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 on ancestry.com
Will of Catherine Quay 1843 South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 on ancestry.com on ancestry
Martine Brennan (Curator)
Enslavement to citizenship: African Americans in Irish Slaveholder records by Martine Brennan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.