Octavius V. Catto, 1839-1871: Research Resources in Philadelphia Area Collections

Researching O. V. Catto in Census Records
Records of the U.S. Federal Census held by the National Archives offer a glimpse into the life of O.V. Catto and the people around him. You can find the records using the following citation data.

1850 U.S. Federal Census
William T. Catto (age 40, mulatto male) and Family
(O.V. Catto is listed at 11)
Spring Garden Ward 3, Precinct 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Roll: M432_818; Page: 240; Image: 540.

1870 U.S. Federal Census
O.V. Catto (name misspelled Oadavus)
Address: 814 Lombard Street
Philadelphia Ward 4 Dist 12, Philadelphia, Pa.; Roll" M593_1418; Page: 382; Image: 275.

Isaac Chase (appears on Catto interment record; also a victim of the election riot.)
Philadelphia Ward 4 District 12, Philadelphia, Pa; Roll: M593_1390; Page: 154; Image: 311

Jacob Gordon (appears on Catto interment record; also a victim of the election riot.)
Philadelphia Ward 4 Dist 12, Philadelphia, Pa.; Roll M593_1418; Page: 398: Image: 307

Note: Philadelphia City Council also authorized rewards for the capture of the assassins of Jacob and Issac, as well as Catto. All three men were buried the same week in Lebanon Cemetery.

We acknowledge with thanks the contributions and support of Lee Arnold, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Joan Decker, Department of Records, City of Philadelphia; Christopher Densmore, Swarthmore College; Phil Lapsansky, The Library Company of Philadelphia; Viki Sands, The Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia; and Anthony Waskie, Temple University, in locating these and other Octavius V. Catto resources in Philadelphia area collections or online. To suggest other resources, contact Laura Blanchard and V. Chapman-Smith