I am looking for information concerning descendants of John Cate Sr, b. 1753 Va. and died in TN early 1800's. I'm David L. Cates .My research started in 1997 but stopped ten years ago. I've lost my contacts and am hopeful more information has now surfaced. Perhaps we have made contact before but please make another contact with me. My data was lost on an older computer. Of particular interest is Christopher C. Cate, son of Gideon Cate. Christopher C. Cate had three children, William, Urile, and a daughter, perhaps named Mary. No record of him exist on the 1870 and later census. He may have died in the Civil War. His wife and children were listed as living in McMinn County, TN with Gideon Cate on the 1870 Federal Census. Uriel J. Cate is my great grandfather Urie Cates' surname changed to CATES sometime after arriving in Texas. He moved from TN to Orangeville, Fannin, TX in 1885. He married Addy Callie Watson in TN December 1885. They had several children, Robert, Jackson Ray, James Afton, Charlie and a daughter, perhaps named Mary. Charlie is my grandfather and my father is J. B. Cates. They moved and lived in Whitewright, Grayson, TX and several are buried in Whitewright Cemetery, Whitewright, TX.