Surnames and Family Research Forum
Re: CATES in Alabama?
In Response To: Re: CATES in Alabama? ()
My great-grandmother was Thomas (yes, Thomas) Lenore Cates, daughter of John T. Cates and N. Jane (Smith?) Cates. John T. Cates was son of Robert N or M Cates and Rachel Elizabeth Maxwell. John and Jane Cates moved from Alabama to Texas shortly before Lenore was born, and she was their only child born in Texas. Brothers born before her in Alabama were Robert, James, and Addie. Born after Lenore were Charles (in Alabama), Meanda or Nevada (in Alabama), and John W. (in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma). One of Lenore's daughters, Vernie Louella, was my paternal grandmother. Please email me if you are related or have more information.