Alexander TATE

Male 1780 - 1847  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name Alexander TATE 
    Born ca 1780  Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID ED3DB4064D954AA5A82660367B91586DEA91 
    Died 1847  McMinnville, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source: "The Tate Families of Southern States", Metzel and Updike, 1984 and references Russell Co. VA Will Book, 2, Page 132; Warren County Deed Book 5, Page 537; Warren County Deed Book, page 470, 486. Inv. page 225; Deed Book, page 470-471; Deed Book 0 pg. 1; Clyde E. Durnil. Barnes Papers.

      Alexander lived at Big Moccasin Creek, a spur of Clinch Mountain and on the Holston River, Russell County, VA. He may have been a minor when his father Robert Tate signed his will on July 29, 1796 (executed February 3, 1807), Russell County, VA. He married Delilah Henderson, a Canadian girl. Alexander remained in Virginia until the settlement of his father's estate in 1816. He purchased 100 acres on August 5, 1817, in Warren County, TN. This was witnessed by John and Robert Tate. He and his brother John settled on Dry Creek on the line of Warren and what became Van Buren County, TN out of McMinnville, TN. He died there intestate in 1847. His administrator was Douglas Tate*. ) (Inv. date torn out.)

      In 1820 they were living in Warren County, TN with three sons under 10, a daughter, under 10. In 1830 two boys, one 15-20, the other 10-15, the daughter 15-20. Apparently one son died before 1830.

      James Striegel Tate Papers, Tennessee State Library and Archives 1742 - 1980

      Alexander, Aaron, John, James and Robert (H.) Jr., all continue to appear in the public records of Warren County, Tennessee and of Grundy County, Tennessee which was founded from Warren County in 1844.

      The earliest settlement in Warren County was at the junction of Hills Creek and Collins River near present-day Irvine college. Alexander and John lived there on Dry Creek which is a tributary to Hills Creek. They remained residents of Warren County.

      Alexander died in testate about 1847 in Warren County. He had children, Douglas, Elgan, and Sophronia. All three migrated to Missouri. U.S. census records for Texas County, Missouri show the families of Douglas and Elgan.


      Warren Co., TN Deed Book A: pg 470/1. 5 Aug 1817. Enovch Jobe to Alexander P. Tate, both of Warren Co., for $700.00, 100 acres on Rocky River (granted to Jobe by State Grant No. 548, certificate No. 63, dated 21 July 1807)..the south boundary of the Military district. Also 25 acres from grant No. 6947, Certificate No. 874. Reg. 14 Jan 1818.

      Warren County, TN Platt Book, Volume I, 1824-1827 - Page 185. Entry No. 679, dated August 16, 1824.

      Surveyed for Alexander Tate, 50 acres on Rocky River below where the Stage Road crosses the same which road leads through the land, (the following was crossed out: bounded as follows by the Turkey Creek mountain on the SW, by Mitchell on the North and West by the river), SW corner of Tate's survey of 100 acres. Mitchell's line, SE corner of said Mitchell's, Darky (Darby?) Morris', Durant's line, NE corner of said Tate's survey of 100 acres. Surveyed December 13, 1825, James Maberry and Peter Akins, CC. Sam Worthington, DS.

      Page 203. Entry No. 308, dated July 3, 1824

      Surveyed for Zachariah Hembree, 50 acres on Rocky River. Thomas Arnold's line, Alexander Tate's line, including his improvement, January 3, 1926, Wiley Hembree and Benjamin Hembree, CC. Sam Worthington, DS

      Warren County, TN Platt Book, Volume 2, 1827 - 1835 - Page 110

      Surveyed March 10, 1829 for Thomas Mabry & George Cole, 100 acre entry dated February 7, 1827, No. 2194 on Rocky River adjoining of James Hembrees & others, SW corner of a 20 acre survey of said Hembry's at the north edge of Rocky River, line of Alex Tate, Mitchell's line, Brewer's corner, a 100 acre survey in the name of said Mayberry and Cole. Wm. Johnson & Isaac P. Williams, CC Geo. W. Durly, Ds. May 23, 1829. Given to register October 6, 1829.

      Page 230

      Surveyed December 2, 1830 for George W. Durley, 112 acres, entry dated February 14, 1829, No. 2732 on the waters of Rocky River adjoining of Thomas Arnold and others, SW corner of a 40 acre survey standing a little north of west from a spring said Arnold made use of, John Pain's corner, NE corner of said Arnold's 50 acre survey, Ja' Woods line, foot of the mountain, Alex Tate's line, Arnold's west boundary of his 40 acre tract. Zachariah Emry and Wiley Emry, CC Geo. W. Durly, DS, August 10, 1831. Sent on October 1, 1832 by G. W. Durley.

      Warren County, TN Platt Book, Volume 3, 1835 - 1839 - Page 337.

      Surveyed November 29, 1838 for Joel J. Hembree, 19 acres by entry dated March 26, 1831, No. 3246 on south side of Rocky River, corner of Daniel Sewell's 100 acre survey. Alexander Tate's line. Charles Coal and Geo. Brewer, CC. A. Higginbotham, PS. June 29, 1839. Sent on July 4, 1842 by D. Lawrence.

    Person ID I5317  Master File
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2012 

    Father Robert TATE, Sr.,   b. BETW 1745-1750, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1806, Moccasin Creek, Russell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Mary 
    Married 1774  Rockbridge, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Delilah Henderson 
    +1. Sophronia Elizabeth TATE
    +2. Jahiel Douglas TATE,   b. 1814, Russell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1875, Texas Co. MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +3. James Eglan TATE,   b. 1816, McMinnville, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alexander TATE, Jr.
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F6541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart