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Mary Caroline McCauley


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At a Glance

Mary Caroline McCauly, like many Burwell School girls, awaits to be discovered.


Mary Caroline McCauly was the daughter of Cornelia Watson and Col. William H. McCauley of Hillsborough, NC. Caroline is listed among the Burwell School students, however little is known about her. The obituary of Mary Caroline McCauley was carried in the The Hillsborough Recorder [1] on June 22, 1859. She died at the residence of her uncle, Richard Tapp, of consumption [2].

Biographical Data

Important Dates

Mary Caroline McCauley was born c. 1838. She died on June 9, 1859, of consumption.

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  1. The Hillsborough Recorder was published from 1820 to 1879 by Dennis Heartt. It was a weekly newspaper.
  2. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).