Male 1783 - 1845  (62 years)

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  • Name John TATE 
    Born 1783  Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID D0B89A203374438FAFF5412D7E3F3A5014E4 
    Died 1845 
    • Excerpt from Tate Families of the Southern States, Volume 2, by Laura W. Mentzel and Ethel S. Updike, 1984.

      John Tate was born about 1783 in Big Moccasin Creek, a spur of Clinch Mountain near Lebanon which later became Russell County, VA. He was mentioned in the will of his father Robert Tate, on July 29, 1796 and signed with his heirs in 1816.

      He was given the parcel of land southwest of Mill Dam to Ovelton's Road. On February 20, 1801, John Tate purchased from John Wood of Russell County, VA for 25 pounds, 100 acres on Big Moccasin Creek granted to John Wood by Patent on January 1, 1800 adj. John Johnson and a cliff of Moccasin Creek. On July 7, 1807, John Tate and his wife, Leodicie (Dicey) sold 100 acres to Ephraim Johnson of Sullivan County, TN. Also on that same day, John and Dicey completed another transaction with Mary Hogg, believed to be Dicey's mother. Land was assigned to Dicey Hogg by Henry Creek or Cook, before her marriage to John Tate. Signature Leodicie Tate. It is thought they married about that time.

      On August 6, 1806, John Tate, James, Joseph and Robert Tate signed a petition to have a new County formed. John settled with his brother Alexander on Dry Creek, Warren County, TN and apparently lived there the remainder of his life.

      On February 13, 1812, Vincent Hobbs of Lincoln County, TN sold to John Tate of Warren County, TN, land on Collins River, witnessed by James Clendenon, and on October 3, 1818, John Tate of Warren County, TN sold to John Tate, land on Collins River witnessed by Alexander Tate. On July 4, 1841, a notation for Edward Hoge, dec'd estate, by James Davidson and Hood Tate. (They were probably Dicey's people.)

      The only John Tate listed in Warren County, TN in 1820 is over 45 with a large family, 5 sons and 6 daughters; wife 26-45. In 1830 there were 4 sons and as many daughters. In 1845, he had died intestate, a farmer who left few records. He had eleven children. The only children identified are those shown on the 1850 Census of Warren County, TN.

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

      John Tate of Russell County, Virginia was not on the tax rolls of Russell Connie after 1795.

      John and Dicey sold their Virginia lands between July 1807 and October 1809.

      Two of Robert Tate's sons, John and Robert Jr., were witnesses to his will and had to return to Virginia to prove the will for probate. The other heirs also appear to have returned to Virginia to settle the estate.

      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.

      John died intestate in 1845 in Warren County. Very little is known of him or his progeny. His widow, Dicey (Leodicia Hogg Tate) survived him. She was made administrator in October, 1845. The date of her death is unknown and the burial place of both are also unknown.

      From the Thomas Jefferson Barnes Papers Film 634-2, TN State Archives, Folios H101 - V192, Tate folio #181 the following:

      Book P, page 355, Regional offices, Warren County, Deed of Trust dated March 5, 1844. John Tate to R. M. Stepp, Trustee, to secure payment of $120.00 to James Walker and Sterling Savage mentions Dicy Tate as being the widow of John Tate when the land was sold by said Trustee on January 18, 1847. John Tate died between March 1844 and January 1847. This is the place now known as the David Coppinger or Levi Scott place and was entered by Vincent Hubbs. R. M. Stepp sold this to Jacob Woodlee Sr., January 18, 1847 containing 80 acres.

      Warren County, TN Will Book 2

      Page120-121. 1st Monday in October, 1845. It appears to the Court that John Tate, late a citizen of Warren County is dead, having made no will. His residence at time of death was said county. Dicy Tate and Edward Smith make application for letters of administration. Granted.

      Page 146-147. No Date. Sale bill of the property of John Tate, dec'd. Purchases by M. B. Tate, Sarah Tate, John Tate, and others.

      Page 276. November 2, 1847. Report of settlement with Dicy Tate and Edward Smith, administratrix and administrator of John Tate, dec'd.
    Person ID I5320  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 Leodicia (Dicey) Hogg,   b. 1783, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Mahala D. TATE,   b. 1819, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1898, McMinnville, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Sarah (Sallie) TATE
     3. John TATE
     4. Elizabeth TATE
     5. Stephen TATE
    +6. James Douglas TATE,   b. 21 May 1839, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1902, Warren Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F6542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart