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CATES, Richard

Male Abt 1730 - Aft 1793  (~ 63 )


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  • Name CATES, Richard 
    Born Abt 1730  Prince George Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 16 Jul 1793  Orange Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will dated 16 July 1793 - mentions his wife Emelia and "eight children" James Jese Richard Thomas and Martha Susanah and Emilia (no commas). Later on he mentions the children individually including "my son Benjamin" the inheritance (a negro man & his wife) are to be put into the hands of a trustee until his death or their death. If he (Benjamin) dies first they are to be equally divided amongst "my eight children". Martha is listed as a Hasten - Any remainder is to be divided amongst his present family, that is Jese Richard Thomas Benjamin John Susannah Emelia - Brother John Cate, beloved friend Sackfeal (?) Breiser (Brewer?), and son James are appt. executors - wittnesses Barnard Cates & Lewis Kirk
    Died Aft 16 Jul 1793  Orange Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 1794  Orange Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the Estate Records of Orange Co., NC - Richard Cates, 1794
      - Orange Co., NC - order for jury to be summoned to enquire into the Lunacy or Ediocy (sic) of Benjamin Cate, orphan of Richard Cate, dec'. 4th Monday of Nov 1806 - Feb Term 1807
      - Orange Co., NC - Nov 1812 - petition of Benjamin Cte an idiot by his guardian Amelia Cate - that sometime in the year 1794 Richard Cate the father of your petitioner departed this life possessed of a considerable estate - John Cate resigned as Benjamin Cates guardian in 1810 when Amelia was appt. guardian
      - Nov 1812 petition of Benj Cate via Amelia Cate guardian - Richard left Benjamin a negro man named Ned & his wife Lucy after Benjamin's death they were to be equally divided among "my aforementioned children", the executors have only distributed about $40 in yeach year which was paid over to his mother Amelia Cate, the present guardian - James Cate is listed as "not an inhabitant of this state"
    Reference Number 6756 
    Person ID I8990  Gean~ealogy Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2008 

    Father CATE, Robert Jr.,   b. Bef 1700, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767  (Age ~ 68 ) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1700,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1724  [1
    Family ID F8404  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. CATES, James,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. CATES, Martha,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F3298  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Emelia,   d. Aft Nov 1812 
    Children 
     1. CATES, Jesse,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. CATES, Richard,   d. Between 1 Oct 1814 and Feb 1815, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. CATES, Thomas,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. CATES, Benjamin,   d. Aft Nov 1812
     5. CATES, John,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. CATES, Susannah,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. CATES, Emelia,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F3299  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S290] Ancestors of Redmond Aretus Stevens, Stevens, John, (Last update 8/25/2001 - cocostar@sol.racsa.co.cr).