Tribute to Hannah Kateley


Hannah Kateley


Colrain, Frankin, MA




John Kateley


Margaret Stewart


John Kateley Jr.


Hannah was somewhat famous for her time as was written in book"The Early Settlers of Colrain." It was her custom to attend town meetings, and if affairs were not conducted as she thought proper, or seemed to encroach upon her rights, she was wont to protest against the action of the town and have it placed on record; and some of the protests of Hannah Kateley, the original Women's Righter of Colrain, may be found in the old record book today. Her father is my seventh great-grandfather. While looking for information this came to my attention and I found it fascinating considering the time.