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Catherine Parrack was born on Jan 15, 1790 in Rutherford Ct. North Carolina. Her parents were James and Mary Parrack. This is the conclusion of a Street researcher after following Rutherford Ct and Union Ct. KY census from 1790 to 1850.  Her birth date was in the Obit find at the bottom of this page.

Catherine married Nimrod Street about 1807 in Rutherford North Carolina. Her family had lived there since at least 1782 and the Street family since at least 1790.

The tradition is my line of the Street family was that Catherine Street had been born Catherine Enoch. However, the case for her to be Parrack is very strong and one we will follow.

The 1810 North Carolina Census lists Nimrod Street in Rutherford County. At that time the household was listed thus:
1 male 16 - 26 years old -  this was Nimrod.
1 female 16 - 26 years old -  this was Katherine
1 son under 10
1 daughter under 10
1 man 26 - 45 years old - We don't know who this is.

We have found no 1820 census on this family.

1823 Nimrod Street bought land on the Tradewater River in Union Ct, Kentucky. The Union County Deed Book D 1828 - 1830 contains the sale on December 26, 1829 of 50 acres on the Caney fork of Tradewater. The owners were Nimrod Street and Caty, his wife.

Catherine's brother is believed to be Basel Parrack and he too moved to Union County with his family before moving on to Missouri.

By 1830 the family growth is shown on the Union County Census:
1 male over 40
1 female over 40
2 sons 10 - 20
2 sons under 10
3 females 10 - 20
2 females under 10

A curious piece is that the same family seems to appear on the Montgomery County Illinois 1830 Census. It shows Nimrod Street head of this family:
1 male 40-50 (Nimrod)
1 female 40-50 (Catherine)
1 male < 5 & 1 male 5-10
1 male 10-15 & 1 male 15-20
1 female <5 & 1 female 5-10
2 females 10-15 & 1 female 20-30
1 female 70-80 (probably Mary Parrack)

The only difference in the two families is the addition of the elder woman. Montgomery county land records would need to be searched to find further records of this family. It could be when Nimrod sold the Caney Fork land in December of 1829 he then took his family to Illinois, was counted there and then decided to return to Kentucky.

The 1840 Union County Census lists  the head of household is Catherine Street with following family:
1 woman over 40
2 sons 10-20
1 son under 10
1 female 20 - 40
1 female 10 - 20
1 female under 10

Putting all this information together we come up with the children of Catherine and Nimrod Street to be:
1. Female born about 1808 - gone by 1830
2. Male born about 1808 - gone by 1830
3. Female born about 1810
4. Thomas Street born about 1812 wed Minerva Butts
5. James Street born about 1815
6. Sarah Street born about 1817 wed Eli Melton 1838
7. Elizabeth Jane Street born about 1819 wed Lewis Blackburn 1847
8. Catherine Street born 1822 wed William Washington Blackburn 1845
9. Male born about 1825
10. Male born about 1827
11. Female born about 1829 - gone by 1840
12. Simon born 1832 wed Mary Susan Ann Randolph. He died 1875.
13. Female born 1836 - gone by 1850

The Blackburn marriages to the Street sisters were noted in an article for the Caldwell newspaper by William H. Wilson under Historical Tidbits - The Blackburn Family. Lewis was W.W.'s uncle. Sarah and her husband Eli Melton, Simon and Mary from Union Co. KY Marriage records copied by Ella E. Smith. A Street researcher gave the names of Thomas, his wife Minerva and brother James.

On April 25, 1873 Catharine Street received $20 from the estate of James Parrack. We have a copy of the receipt from Union County, KY. It reads "Received of G.W. McClure, Administrator of James Parrack deceased, twenty dollars. The amount left to me by the will of James Parrack my brother. The 25th of April 1873. Catharine Street." It is a wonderful document for two reasons. It clearly connects James and Catherine Parrack and it is her handwriting.

In 1850 Catherine Street was living with her daughter Catherine and William W. Blackburn in Caldwell County and shows up on the Caldwell County 1850 Census as Catherine Street born North Carolina, age 61.

Catherine Senior returned to Union County. The 1860 Union County Census shows her living with her grandson James Melton and next door to Simon Street, a teacher, age 28 and his wife Mary and their young family. Simon died in 1875. The 1880 Census shows the family as
Mary Street age 44 farmer
John Street age 19, son and farm hand
James Street age 7
Katie, age 91, mother-in-law born NC                                      

                                         I just received the following from Ella Smith in response to my Research Questions.  Thank you Ella.
                                        DEATH NOTICES FROM THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, NASHVILLE TENNESSEE, 1883-1884, January 19, 1884
                                        CATHERINE STREET, oldest member of McClure's Chapel, born Rutherford Co., North Carolina, January 15, 1790; died recently in her 97th year of age;                                              moved to Union  Co., Ky. in 1820 where she had lived except for 2-3 years in Illinois.  (think this should be her 94th year per birthdate and date of this notice)

 It is not known where she was buried, but McClure's Chapel has a cemetery that was active in 1884.


If you know the answer please CONTACT US

1. When did Catherine marry Nimrod?

2. What were the names and birthdates of all their children?

3. Get documentation on Thomas.


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