Robert Cates

Male26 May 1753–22 September 1820

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Cates was born on 26 May 1753, in South Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Rev Thomas Cates, was 23 and his mother, Frances Elizabeth Fussell, was 18. He married Sarah Coleman Sykes in 1780, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 September 1820, in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Cates
Sarah Coleman Sykes
Marriage: 1780
William Cates
Aaron Cates
Mary Cates
Allen Cates
James Asa Cates
Jehu Cates
Alan Dawson Cates
Robert T. Cate
Mary Cates
John Sykes Cates
Robert Mobley Cates
Elizabeth Cates
Nancy Cates

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  • 1820 United States Federal Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Cates - Published information: birth-name: Robert Cates
  • Robert Cates, "Find A Grave Index" *** Find-a-grave is NOT an authoritative source; it can be created by anyone without any documentation to substantiate its claims.

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    1780Orange, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 23

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

    Age 23

    On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 35

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex and Surrey): from the Middle English reflex of the Old Norse male personal name Káti, Kati, Kate (from kátr ‘merry’), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s (Kate was not in use as a pet form of Catherine during the Middle Ages). See also Kates .

    Americanized form of German Katz . See also Kates .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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