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For your review: Abraham Catlin is recognized as an American Patriot by the DAR. See the following:
Dorothy Catlin DAR #122651Ancestor # A022790
Child/Child Jesse/ (1) Kesiah Dewey
Spouse:Mindwell Griswold b. 19 Feb 1723
State of Service:Connecticut
b. 13 Aug 1720 Hartford, CT.
d. 31 Dec 1802 Harwinton, CT.
Service:Capt. David Welch
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 123
Miss Dorothy Catlin.
DAR ID Number: 122651
Born in Washington, D. C.
Descendant of Abraham Catlin, as follows:
1. Albertus Wright Catlin (b. 1868) m. 1892 *Carrie Abbott* (1869-1915).
2. Buckley D. Catlin (b. 1835) m. 1863 D. Adeline Cook (1840-75).
3. William Catlin (b. 1786) m. Sophia Kelley.
4. Jesse Catlin (1763-1840) m. Kesiah Dewey (1770-1834).
5. Abraham Catlin m. 1742 Mindwell Griswold.
Abraham Catlin (1720-1802) served as private in Capt. David Welch's 4th Connecticut company. He was born in Hartford; died in Harrington, Conn.
Boyce Kitredge Muir
Page 268-269 Boyce Kitredge Muir is president of The Muir Company, Inc., Druggists, with general offices and a store at Grand Rapids, and operating stores at Lorain, Columbus, and Elyria, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana. Mr. Muir is a native of Grand Rapids, born here on February 12, l888, son of John D and Martha (Kitredge) Muir. His father is also a native of Grand Rapids, born on December 22, 1861 and his mother was born at Ann Arbor, Michigan, on January 6, 1865. He was a son of John Muir (mentioned elsewhere in this work, see sketch of Andrew Muir). John D. Muir received his education in the public schools of Grand Rapids, was graduated from the Grand Rapids high school and in 1884 was graduated from the University of Michigan with the degree of Ph.G., and in 1886 engaged in the retail drug business in Grand Rapids and continued that business until in 1912 when he embarked in the manufacture of drugs, which enterprise he still continues, at 37 Ionia avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Muir are members of Park Congregational Church. They were married in 1886 and are parents of five children. The eldest of their family, Boyce Kitredge Muir was born in Grand Rapids, as heretofore mentioned, and received his preliminary education in the public schools of his native city and completed the course of study in the Grand Rapids high school. He then passed the rigorous entrance requirements and received appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He was graduated from that institution at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1908 and entered upon a service in the United States navy that lasted for eleven years, taking him through the period of the World war. After leaving the navy in 1919 he went to Chicago and there applied his engineering training in the Naval Academy and service to a position of management of the office of W. B. Richard & Company Industrial Engineers. In 1922 Mr. Muir decided to apply his wide business and industrial experience to the line of work of his family and childhood associations, by opening a retail drug store at Lorain, Ohio. The establishment of his first store in 1922, was followed in the succeeding year, 1923, by opening of similar stores at Elyria, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in 1924 a further expansion was evidenced by opening of a fourth store, at Gary, Indiana. Mr. Muir is a member of the University Club of Chicago, and the Army and Navy Club of New York City. On February 28, 1911 he was
>>>>united in matrimony with ***MISS DOROTHY CATLIN*** in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a native of Washington, D. C., and a ***daughter of General A. W. Catlin of the United States Marine Corps***. General Catlin who has spent his life career in the service of the Marine Corps, was wounded at Belleau Woods and is still engaged in an active service in that branch of the national defense. At the Time of the marriage of his daughter to Mr. Muir he was located at Boston, Massachusetts.
>>>>>Mrs. Muir takes an active interest in the D. A. R. in which organization she supplements her membership with loyal service.
The Muirs have two children, Bruce Catlin, born on April 2, 1919, and Kenneth Hiram, born on November 10, 1920. The parents of Boyce Kitredge Muir have four other children, as heretofore mentioned. The second, John Keith, was born October 4, 1890. He attended the schools of his native city and was graduated in 1910 from the Grand Rapids high school, later attending the University Of Michigan and enlisted in the World war in 1918 at Little Rock, Arkansas. He is now engaged as a salesman for the Goodrich Rubber Company. His wife was Lauretta Hawley of Grand Rapids, and they have one daughter, Katherine. The daughter of this family, Martha Ruth, was born on June 17, 1895, and after graduating from the Grand Rapids high school completed a course of study at the Ypsilanti, Michigan, State Normal College. She is now secretary of the Muir Company. She also attended Northwestern University and Randolph Macon Girls School at Lynchburg, Virginia, and in her business career evidences the value of her wide educational training. The younger sons of the family are Kenneth D., born on September 20, 1897, who received his education in the Grand Rapids public and high schools, and after his graduation from high school, followed the course of his brother Boyce, and qualified for the United States Naval Academy. He has likewise completed that course of study and is now serving as a lieutenant in the United States navy, being stationed for the past two years in China. Bruce K. was born on May 4, 1899, received his education in the Grand Rapids public and high schools and also qualified for entrance and attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He is now in charge of the Gary, Indiana, store of the Muir Company, Inc. He married Marian Christ of Grand Rapids.
We now know that Dorothy (Catlin) Muir was in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Albertus W. Catlin, USMC
Brigadier General Albertus W. Catlin was born 1 December 1868 in Rome, New York, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps 1 July 1892. After serving at various posts and stations in the United States and on board ships of the Navy, General Catlin saw action in the Spanish American War as commanding officer of the Marine detachment aboard the USS Maine, when the ship was destroyed in Havana Harbor in February 1898. While Serving in Cuba in 1911 he commanded a battalion of the 1st Marines at Guantanamo Bay.
He then commanded the 3rd Marines at Vera Cruze where he was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery. General Catlin, after commanding the 3d Marines at Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1914, was issued a commendatory letter by the Secretary of the Navy for courage and skill in leading his command.
With the outbreak of World War I, General Catlin (then Lieutenant Colonel) was placed in charge of the Marine training camp at Quantico, Virginia. In October 1917, he was sent to France as Commanding Officer of the 6th Marines. From 1-6 June 1918 Colonel Catlin's 6th Marines saw action in the front line from Paris-Metz Road through Lucy le Bocage to Hill 142. On the 6th of June, with his regiment attacking Bois de Belleau, he was wounded in the chest by a sniper and evacuated to a hospital the next day. Upon returning to the United States, Colonel Catlin served at Headquarters Marine Corps and was appointed Brigadier General on 30 August 1918. Following his tour at Headquarters he was assigned to the Marine Barracks at Quantico, and in November 1918 he sailed for Haiti where he assumed command of the First Brigade of Marines until September 1919. In December 1919 Brigadier General Catlin retired form the Marine Corps and as a result of his wound was ill health until his death in Culpeper, Virginia, on 31 May 1944.
Besides our country's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, General Catlin was awarded two Croix de Guerre, one with palms and one with gilt star for gallantry in action against the enemy at Belleau Wood. He was also made an Officer of the Legion of Honor for his service in the same sector. His citation states:
General Catlin was thrown into the thick of battle on a front then under violent enemy attack. He commanded his regiment with precision and judgment, which bore fruit in the operation up to 6 June 1918, inclusive; then in direction in Belleau Wood, where he was wounded by a bullet, which went through his shoulder and lung.
Soon after his return from France, the General summarized his experiences in a book called "With the Help of Good and a few Marines."