Vigil Homer Cate

1834–1863 (Age 29)
Deerfield, Rockingham, N H

The Life of Vigil Homer

When Vigil Homer Cate was born in 1834, his father, Joseph Cate, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Burbank, was 22. He married Phebe Cronkhite in 1853. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. In 1860, at the age of 26, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 18 July 1863, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Vigil Homer Cate
Phebe Cronkhite
Marriage: 1853
Clarance Thomas Cate
Clara Matilda Cate
Annie E "Lizzie" Cate

Spouse and Children


    Phebe Cronkhite




    Clarance Thomas Cate


    Clara Matilda Cate


    Annie E "Lizzie" Cate


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World Events (5)

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 1

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 Possibly from one of the many variants of Dutch kat ‘cat’. See also Kath , Catt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgil H Cate in household of Joseph Cate, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Virgil H Cate, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Virgil Cate in entry for Cate, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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