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Subject: Re: [CATE-L] Jefferson Co. IL Cates
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 00:38:05 EST


Kathleen & Roberta,

From the Jefferson County, IL Website:

Abner Cemetery: W. L. Cates 17 Mar 1848 - 14 Oct 1915
Mary J. Cates 16 Apr 1849 - 27 Apr 1910

Kirk Cemetery William L. Cates (Jr.) 5 Jan 1875 - 20 Oct 1933
Leona Cates 28 Jul 1874 - 29 Apr 1956

From these citations, I'd reckon that William Lindsey Cate Sr. was most
likely the son of Thomas Cates, eldest known child of Ephraim Estridge Cates.
No other William or grandson of Ephraim Cates fits the criteria. The 1850
Census for Thomas Cates in Hamilton County, IL shows a son, William, age 2.
I don't have much on Thomas' line. What I do have is as follows:

THOMAS CATES OF EPHRAIM

First Generation

1. Thomas1 Cates, son of Ephraim Estridge Cates Sr. and Rebecca Lindsey,
was born in North Carolina 8 Feb 1808.

He married Susan Estridge in Tennessee, circa 1829. Susan was born circa
1806, in Tennessee.

1830 Federal Census for Franklin County, Tennessee, Census Index Page 95
- Thomas Cates age 20-30, 1 female age 20-30 and 1 female age 0-5.

1840 Federal Census for Hamilton County, Illinois, Page 134 - Thomas
Cates age 30-40, 1 male age 5-10, 1 male age 0-5, 1 female age 30-40, 2
females age 5-10 and 1 female age 0-5.

19 Jun 1840 - Federal Land Sales in Hamilton County, Illinois - Thomas
Cate, 73.65 acres @ $1.25, Sec. 5, Twp. 4S. Thomas Cate resided in Hamilton
County, Illinois at time of purchase.

16 Oct 1850 - 1850 Federal Census for Hamilton County, Illinois, Pages
223B-224A, Dwelling 420, Family 420 - Thomas Cates, farmer age 42, Susan age
44, Ruth age 19, James, laborer age 18, Susan age 14, Sarah age 12, Catherine
age 9, Sophronia age 4, William age 2.

Thomas Cates and Susan Estridge had the following children:

+ 2 i. Ruth2 Cates was born circa 1831 and died circa 1880.
3 ii. James Cates was born in Tennessee circa 1832.
4 iii. Susan Cates was born in Illinois circa 1836.
5 iv. Sarah Cates was born in Illinois circa 1838.
6 v. Catherine Cates was born in Illinois circa 1841.
7 vi. Sophronia Cates was born in Illinois circa 1846.
8 vii. William Cates was born in Illinois circa 1848.

Second Generation

2. Ruth2 Cates (Thomas1) was born in Tennessee circa 1831. Ruth died
circa 1880.

She married James Andrew Jackson Wilkey 8 Sep 1852. James was born circa
1832, in Hamilton County, Illinois. James died after 1892.

Information on this family provided by Patricia Wilkey Gilstrap. March,
1998. (AHB)

Ruth Cates and James Andrew Jackson Wilkey had the following child:

+ 9 i. William Jasper3 Wilkey was born 25 Jan 1855 and died 30 Apr
1921.

Third Generation

9. William Jasper3 Wilkey (Ruth2 Cates, Thomas1) was born in Dahlgren,
Hamilton County, Illinois 25 Jan 1855. William died 30 Apr 1921 in Sikeston,
Scott County, Missouri, at 66 years of age.

He married Rosella Garrison in Dahlgren, Hamilton County, Illinois, 4 Jan
1885. Rosella was born 9 Dec 1867, in Dahlgren, Hamilton County, Illinois.
Rosella died 6 Aug 1947 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at 79 years of
age.

William Jasper Wilkey and Rosella Garrison had the following
children:

10 i. Josephus Daniel4 Wilkey was born 13 Sep 1886. Josephus died
3 Jan 1887 at less than one year of age.
11 ii. Orlie Edgar Wilkey was born 8 Oct 1887. Orlie died 5 Mar
1888 at less than one year of age.
12 iii. Holly Jane Wilkey was born 21 Aug 1890. Holly died 10
Dec 1890 at less than one year of age.
13 iv. Franklin Otto Wilkey was born in Dahlgren, Hamilton
County, Illinois 13 Nov 1891. Franklin died 22 Sep 1972 in Bradenton, FL, at
80 years of age. He married Ann Unknown. Ann died before 1972.
14 v. Lawson David Wilkey was born 12 Apr 1894. Lawson died 31 Oct
1898 at 4 years of age.
15 vi. Carson Marshall Wilkey was born in Dahlgren, Hamilton
County, Illinois 25 May 1897. Carson died 1 Mar 1971 in Port Charlotte, FL,
at 73 years of age. He married Faith Wynne Shaw in Boston, Suffolk County,
Massachusetts, 11 Jun 1927. Faith was born 19 Nov 1899, in Chichester, NY.
Faith died 23 Oct 1993 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, at 93 years of age.
16 vii. Wilburn Roscoe Wilkey was born 9 Oct 1899. Wilburn died
7 Dec 1973 at 74 years of age. He married Hazel Marie Steffens 1 Jun 1927.
Hazel was born 6 Jan 1900.
17 viii. Martha Minima Wilkey was born 24 Jun 1902. She married
Elvie Neith.
18 ix. James Ralph Wilkey was born in Missouri 11 Feb 1905.
James died 13 Oct 1963 at 58 years of age. He married Edith Galvin.
19 x. Noma Emma Lillian Wilkey was born in Sikeston, Scott County,
Missouri 13 May 1908. Noma died circa 1993 in Bedford, MA. She married
Joseph Sainato Sr..


Allan H. Baumbach
810 East Shady Way #309
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Al in IL

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