William Cates

15 November 1827–26 October 1890 (Age 62)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

William Cates was born on 15 November 1827, in Tennessee, United States. He married Lavesta Jane Johns on 16 December 1848, in Meigs, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Gainsboro Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Franklin Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 26 October 1890, in Victor, Ravalli, Montana, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Victor, Ravalli, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cates
Margaret Largent
Marriage: 3 January 1867
Missouri Isidora “Dora” Cates
Logan Cates
Anna Armenta Cates
Jessie Cates
Clinton Berier Cates
George Alfred W Cates
Frederick Cates
Mollie May Cates

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Largent


3 January 1867
Crawford, Missouri, United States



    Logan Cates


    Anna Armenta Cates



    Clinton Berier Cates


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 2

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’). (Kate was not in use as a pet form of Catherine during the Middle Ages.)2 Probably in some instances an Americanized spelling of German Goetz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cotes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Cates, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Cote, "United States Census, 1850"

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