George Cathey, born 1798 in Marysburg, Ontario, converted to Methodism in 1827. His first wife was Eustatia Brown. He moved to Sunnidale, Ontario (~1836) and was a Captain of Militia and pioneer sawmill operator. Eustatia died in ~1847. By 1853 he lived with his daughter in Collingwood, Ontario, where he remarried to Mary. They moved to Cannon Twp, Michigan in 1854,and later (~1860) moved to Oakfield Twp, Michigan. He was in Newfield Twp, Michigan in 1880 just before he returned to Canada to live in Dereham with Joeseph Esseltine. At that point in his life he was known as Father Cathey of the Bowmanville Methodist Circuit. He died in 1885, and Mary died in 1888.
His second child was James Dougal Cathey, who had six children. Walter Elmore Cathey was James fourth child. His name often gets recorded as Edwin, and that is a mistake I have made myself. Further writings in family have confirmed that Elmore is correct, and was in fact used before within the family. I am descended through him.
George Lever Cathey was the ninth child of George Cathey (b1798), and he was born in Sunnidale, Ontario in 1844. He was the Civil War veteran, who enlisted in 1861 as a private, age 18, in Company C of the Michigan 13th Volunteer Infantry in Cannonsburgh, Michigan. He served as part of the Army of the Cumberland under Gen Buell at many of the important battles in the west. He was made a color bearer after the battle of Stone River, and was made a lieutenant in 1865. In 1890 he married Katherine Suffrow (spelling varies), and they had a son- George A Cathey in 1891. George L Cathey died in 1928. His son, George A Cathey, married Lucille Dillingham and died in 1974. There are probably descendants of theirs around, but I have had no contact with them. Are you related to any of the George Catheys? I have a fair amount of information about this generation I can share.
As an aside, George (b1798) also had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, who married Henry Reid. Their youngest daughter, Mima Henrietta Reid, married Frederick William Ma(c)Callum. It is through that family that some of the more detailed of this information was found- courtesy of the records left from their life as missionaries in Turkey. There is more, but this has gotten too long already.