The Generations of Thomas Pine Petznick
Thomas Pine Petznick
Notes for James Cather
"J.E.Norris,History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley - Norris said: "Few, very few men ever lived in Frederick County who bequeathed to posterity a record so enviable, so inspiring as the one formed for himself by the subject of this sketch." He was first a farmer and stock-raiser, but served as a magistrate for the county, and was active in community affairs. James was noted for his honest and fairminded approach, and was selected and entrusted to execute 50 wills in the county. He was against slavery and he sypathized with the Union."
"in politics he was a Whig of the Henry Clay type, and though his county was very decidedly democratic, the confidence of the people in his honesty of purpose and purity of motives was so great that he was twice elected to a seat in the state legislature, in 1840 and 1844."
Frederick County, Virginia - Settlement and Some First Families of Back Creek Valley 1730 - 1830 by Wilmer L. Kerns, Ph.D.
James Cather's name appears on all of the Federal Census records for the Back Creek area of Frederick County, Virginia in the mid-1800's. Thomas Pine Petznick
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