Robert TATE, Jr.

Male - Aft 1864

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  • Name Robert TATE 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Russell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID F33EE0F4989F4A6081D0D34278C4CD0F6478 
    Died Aft 08 Apr 1864  Grundy Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sources: Russell County, VA Deed Book 5, page 537; Warren County, TN Deed Book L, page 125; Federal Census Warren County 1820, 39, 40, 50; Grundy County, TN page 361, 48; 1860 page 432, 128; 1880 page 14-44; Will Book 2, page 102; J. S. Tate Family Record. From the book, Tate Families of the Southern States, Volume 2, by Laura W. Mentzel and Ethel S. Updike, 1984.

      Robert was born 1780 on Big Moccasin Creek, a spur of Clinch Mountain near the Holston River. It is thought that his full name was Robert Hood Tate III, but no documentary proof has been found. He was, no doubt, a minor when his father executed his will July 29, 1796. However, no mention was made in the will regarding their ages. He and his wife had been living in Warren County, TN before 1806, since he signed, with his other brother, a petition requesting that there be a new County formed. He and his wife, Susannah were named in the deed on October 14, 1816 when the heirs of Robert Tate dec'd sold the home plantation.

      They settled in Warren County, TN near his brother Major James Tate on Taylor's Creek out of McMinnville, Warren County, TN. A descendant stated he was the most active of all the brothers in Civil affairs and had four land grants totalling some 5,190 acres of land. On January 12, 1819 Robert H. Tate sold 150 acres adj. Aaron Tate, where he then lived, to John Gross, no wife signed dower.

      The Federal Census of 1820, Warren County, TN lists this family with 3 sons and 5 daughters. In 1830 there was still 3 sons, however, one under 10 years of age. They had a large family and only those showing on the 1850 Census are known. He married Cynthia, born 1805, in Georgia. She was living with son Aaron in 1880.

      Robert Hood Tate died testate in 1864. His will was dated April 8, 1864 in Grundy County, TN. Do not have the probate date. Wife Cynthia, son Aaron V. Tate, and grand daughter Harriet Webb, her small son, Aaron Woodlee Webb. Exor. Sedon Brown. Witness: Enoch Woodlee."

      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 White County court record for 1806 shows Robert Tate to be a resident of the county.

      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.

      James and Robert H. lived on Taylor's Creek near to Mt. Olive and Philadelphia Church where James is buried. The formation of Grundy County in 1844 left them residents thereof and they remained as afterward.

      Robert H. died testate in Grundy County in 1867. His burial place is unknown. He also had two wives. Nothing is known of Susannah (the first). She signed the deed to Joseph in 1816 as Robert's wife. The second wife, Cintha, is also unknown to us. She survived Robert in 1867, and jointly inherited his estate with Aaron, a son of Robert and Susannah's. After Aarons death, in 1907, a suit was instituted to make possible the final settlement of Robert' estate. The suit named the children of Robert and Susannah. No clear records have been found in to identify the children of Robert and Cintha. They were not involved in the suit.
    Person ID I5322  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 1 Susannah 
     1. Elizabeth TATE
     2. Jennie TATE
     3. Jessie TATE
     4. Mary TATE
     5. Porter TATE
     6. Susie TATE
    +7. Hood TATE,   b. 14 Oct 1804, Russell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1881, Barry Co. MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F7816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cynthia (Scinthy) 
     1. Aaron TATE
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F7817  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart