McLean, Katherine

Birth Name McLean, Katherine
Gender female
Age at Death about 48 years, 3 months, 23 days


Child's Full Name Kathrine McLean
Baptismal Date 12 April 1826
Officiating Clergy McGregor
Father's Name Hugh McLean
Mother's Name Peggy McKendrick
Church Name Presbyterian
Church Location Richmond Parish

Katherine married William Stevenson from Scotland in 1847 in Kent County, New Brunswick:
County Kent
Film 15483
Page 70
Certificate Number 1053
Date of Marriage 1847-01-03
Groom Stevenson, William
Bride McLean, Catherine
Donald McKendrick and Thomas Stevenson were witnesses. Catherine signed with her mark.

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 12 Number 142
Date January 29 1848
Newspaper New Brunswick Courier
m. 3rd inst., by Rev. Robert Irvine, William STEVENSON / Miss Catherine McLEAN, both of Weldford parish (Kent Co.)

Catherine may have been living with one of the many McKendrick uncles or cousins who lived in Kent, New Brunswick.

In the obituaries for her sisters, Mrs. William Stevenson of Molus River was a surviving sister. This was Margaret, Katherine's younger sister. There doesn't seen to be any question that Margaret McLean married her brother in law, William Stevenson, and that her older sister Katherine was his first wife. Who else would give a son the middle name of McKendrick, and name a daughter after her aunt, Flora McLean Maynard? In the 1901 census, Margaret referred to the children of James Stevenson as nephew and niece, rather than step-grandchildren.

Unfortunately, the 1851 census for Kent was destroyed, so Catherine and William are first found in the 1861 census of Weldford, Kent, NB, with his father Thomas as the head of household.

By that time, their children were: Margaret Jane 11, Edward McKenzie 13, John 11, James McKendrick 9, Matharine (Marianna) Catherine 7, Flora 5, Susan Anderson 3, and Hugh McNeal 1.

Ten years later, according to the 1871 census, children at home were Edward M. (23), Margaret (21), James M. (19), Mary C. (17), Flora (15), Hugh W. (10), Annie B (8), Susan A (6), William B. (4), John Isaac (3) and Thomas (6 months).

Sometime after Katherine's death in 1873, William married her younger sister Margaret, but he was still a widower in the 1881 census. His father Thomas was 81, and still living at home were Edward (32) , Margaret (30), James (28) , M. Catherine (26), Flora (24), Annie (18), Hugh (19), A. Susan (15) and D. Gordon (10).

Katherine was buried in Kent, St Marks Presbyterian Bass River. The New Brunswick newspaper that recorded her death asked PEI newspapers to copy the announcement.

d. Molus River, Weldford (Kent Co.) Thursday 24th April, Catherine STEVENSON w/o William STEVENSON, age 48. (Summerside, P.E.I. papers please copy)
Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 33 Number 1252
Date April 29 1873
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Telegraph




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1825 Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Baptism April 12, 1826 Richmond Parish, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Baptismal Index  
Death April 24, 1873 Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada died Molus River at age 48. Daily Telegraph death notice  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McLean, Hugh1783May 25, 1859
Mother McKendrick, Margaret Peggyabout 1803August 19, 1877
    Sister     McLean, Nancy Ann 1823 June 4, 1900
    Brother     McLean, Lauchlin Lauchline about 1824 June 2, 1854
         McLean, Katherine about 1825 April 24, 1873
    Brother     McLean, Donald November 20, 1827 June 26, 1893
    Sister     McLean, Flora October 10, 1829 March 18, 1922
    Brother     McLean, Hugh about 1831 January 27, 1859
    Sister     McLean, Mary December 1834 January 2, 1910
    Sister     McLean, Sarah August 1, 1836 March 18, 1923
    Sister     McLean, Rachel 1837 March 10, 1861
    Sister     McLean, Margaret December 10, 1838 October 31, 1920
    Sister     McLean, Harriet Jane January 11, 1843 July 21, 1903
    Brother     McLean, Malcolm March 17, 1848 October 5, 1930


Family of Stevenson, William and McLean, Katherine

Married Husband Stevenson, William ( * 1821 + 1896 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 3, 1847 Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada both were from the parish of Weldford, witnesses were Thomas Stevenson and Donald McKendrick  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Stevenson, Edward McKenzieNovember 1, 1848November 27, 1922
Stevenson, Margaret JaneSeptember 2, 1850
Stevenson, James McKendrick1852January 4, 1910
Stevenson, MasonMay 1, 1854May 17, 1854
Stevenson, Marianne Catherine Mary KatieJuly 2, 1854June 12, 1935
Stevenson, Flora MaynardDecember 2, 1855January 7, 1940
Stevenson, Susan Anderson1859October 30, 1864
Stevenson, Hugh Mcneal18611882
Stevenson, Annie B.1862
Stevenson, Susan A.1865
Stevenson, William Brait18671876
Stevenson, John1867before 1881
Stevenson, Isaac1869before 1881
Stevenson, ThomasNovember 1870before 1881
Stevenson, Donald Gordon18711954