Aaron TATE

Male 1788 - 1862  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Aaron TATE 
    Born ca 1788  Russell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 9E3B14D9E58D4BDCB04E4DB833D083301861 
    Died Jun 1862  Fort Payne, DeKalb Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from Tate Families of the Southern States, Volume II, 1984, by Laura W. Mentzel & Ethel S. Updike

      Aaron Tate had several land grants in Warren County, TN and lived for some time adjoining his brother Robert H. Tate who sold his home place on January 12, 1819. He lived on Wannamaker Branch, a tributary of the Collins River in Warren County, TN, a planter. In 1820 they had a large family but we know they didn't marry until 1810, consequently it is thought that on their help was counted on the Census. By 1840 they migrated to Dekalb County, AL. They lived near Fort Payne, Dekalb County, AL for many years. He died and was buried near the same.

      Warren County, TN land grants, Dekalb County, AL Deed Book F, page 554, 567. Marriage Record, SAR Lineage number 199606.

      Notes from the Estate Files of Aaron Tate, Sr., John Tate, Elizabeth Connelly Tate, and Maben Dock Tate, all late of Dekalb County, Alabama, by Roland Tate, descendant.

      AARON TATE:

      A personal note is as follows; many of the documents one would expect to find in these estate files are missing, and may never be recovered. In the course of trying to arrange and flatten these files for a forthcoming microfilming, I found that the papers had been misfiled between folders and some were difficult to read from their mishandling and abuse over the years, as well as poor penmanship and some illiteracy on the part of the initiators. For my part, I will hit the high points for the purpose of genealogy.

      I found no documents requesting assignment as Administrator for the Estate and no document where the Bond was signed for the Estate. Aaron's date of death has been given as June of 1862, but I found no confirmation of that. It is clear that by January 12, 1863, Elizabeth Connelly Tate and Elias Killian were the Administrators, because they made application on that date to sell most of the lands of the Estate to Daniel Killian for $900.00. This would include the NE of the SE , of Section 14, the NE of the NW !/4, the SE of the NW , the W of the NW , and the W of the SW , excepting the SW of the SW (Description not included - all in Section 13, Township 7 South, Range8 East of the Huntsville Meridian).

      On January 20, 1863, Elizabeth signed her consent to sell her Third part dower in the lands above. At some point in time, an apprenticeship Bond was entered into the Estate settlement. This Bond was made for the apprenticeship of Thomas Cunningham, a Sixteen year old minor (Born - 16 October 1622), and was signed July 14, 1838.

      On March 25, 1864, John N. Franklin, Probate Judge, issued citations for the Court to be held the 2nd Monday in April. Summoned were: Elizabeth Killian, wife of Elias Killian; Maburn Tate; Aaron Tate; Robert Tate; Elizabeth Little, wife of William Little; John K. Hoge, Guardian ad Litem of the minor heirs " William Tate (a space) John Tate, Elizabeth Little wife of Thomas Little - decd."

      Here, is the explanation for a number of things. Ethel Updike had a family chart that listed the Eleven children of Aaron Tate, but in view of the numbers found in the old census records changed it to Fourteen. She likewise indicated that no trace could be found of William. In her Book, Tate Families of the Southern States - Vol. II, she brings in the statement of Hood Tate that Stephen that died at Shiloh was a nephew of John and not a son. Here, I can but draw one conclusion. William Tate was married and had Three children; Elizabeth Louise who married Thomas Little, Stephen who died at Shiloh, and John, who married Elizabeth Weaver and died before May 06, 1863. William and his wife probably both died early on while the children were quite young.

      On March 02, 1870, the court issued a citation to Elizabeth to file the account for final settlement. Again there are missing documents. A document confirming that James Cunningham and Susannah Cunningham had signed Power of Attorney to J. H. Davis, relating to this Estate, was signed in Comanche Co., Texas May 08, 1871, and was entered in this file.

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

      Aaron lived on Wanamaker's Branch very near the future Grundy County line. After his last child was born in Warren County, Tennessee, in 1833, Aaron moved his family into the newly opened "Indian lands" that are now in DeKalb County, Alabama with which he is hereafter associated.
    Person ID I5318  Master File
    Last Modified 5 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 Elizabeth (Becky) Connelly,   b. 24 Jun 1781, Guilford Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1871, DeKalb Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Nancy Ann TATE,   b. 25 Dec 1809, Grundy Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1878, DeKalb Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. William TATE,   b. 1810, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Dock Mayburn TATE,   b. 1812, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1882, DeKalb Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. Aaron TATE, Jr.,   b. 01 Jul 1814, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1893, DeKalb Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Mary TATE,   b. 1816, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Susannah (Susie) TATE,   b. 22 Dec 1817, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jun 1899, Newburg, Commanche Co. TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Robert Hood TATE,   b. 30 Nov 1819, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1902, Newburg, Commanche Co. TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +8. Sarah A. TATE,   b. 1821, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1852, Pulaski Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +9. Henry TATE,   b. 1822, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Elizabeth TATE,   b. 09 Sep 1826, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1862, Bount Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +11. Joseph TATE,   b. 1827, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    +12. Louisa J. TATE,   b. 11 Aug 1829, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1898, Comanche Co. TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +13. John TATE,   b. 1833, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 06, 1863, DeKalb Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F7818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart