Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Charles W. Padgett
St. Mary's Catholic Church Sesquicentennial Book
Charles W. Padgett, Sr., son of George Padgett, was born in Maryland near the Potomac River, Oct 22, 1799. He moved to Nelson Co, Kentucky (now Marion Co.) with his parents in 1804, and settled near Holy Cross Church. he was married at Holy Cross to Mary Strange, a daughter of Ignatius and Malinda Strange. Charles W. moved to Martin Co, Indiana in 1830 settling in the vicinity of St. Mary's Church, Barr Twp. On his 87th birthday, he was presented with a silver-headed cane by Judge William Niblack, along with a note stating, "I present to you a hickory cane which I hope will be a support to you in your declining years, and it will neither bend nor break." This certainly was a supportive cane, as Charles Padgett lived to the age of ninety-seven, dying in March 1893. Charles and Mary Strange Padgett were the parents of ten children, only four of whom survived them. These were William B. Padgett who married Minerva Jane Seal; John A. Padgett, who married Elizabeth Brewer; Simpson, who married Elizabeth Gootee; and Ellen who married John H. Brown. They also left as survivors eighty-six grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. They died in Washington, Indiana, where they had moved in their declining years, and were buried in the Old Catholic Cemetery there.
Contributed by: Shirley H. Platt