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Subject: Willis Tate b. 1808 GA, living in Monroe Co., GA in 1860
Author: Dayna_McMullen
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tate, Ware, Dyer, O'Shields

I would like to be in contact with anyone researching this line of Tates. They ended up living in East Point, Fulton Co., GA. My GGfather was Jeremiah Thomas Tate who was a dairyman in East Point. His son, Samuel Alston Tate was my grandfather who m. Martha Kathryn O'Shields.

Descendants of Willis Tate

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIS1 TATE was born May 14, 1808 in Georgia, and died January 15, 1877 in unknown. He married MATILDA MELINDA WARE. She was born June 01, 1813 in Georgia, and died June 28, 1887.

Notes for WILLIS TATE:
Census was found at Ancestry.com:
Willis Tate appears with his family in the actual U.S. Census record for Monroe Co., GA, page 738 taken 14th June 1860 for the Johnston District:

Household #242
Tate Willis 51/M Sawyer b. GA could not read or write
Malinda 45/F " This is our Matilda Malinda Ware
William 24/M "
Margaret 20/F "
James 19/M "
John 16/M "
Martha 7/F "
Mary 7/F "
Jeremiah 3/M "
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There is another Tate family living next door to Willis in 1860, Leawncelal? is all I could make out of the name. He was a 60 year old Day laborer who couldn't read or write. Wife was Betsy 45 and Mary 7. I wonder if this was an older brother or an uncle?

On 1850 Census Chattooga Cnty, Georgia list Lancelot Tate, 45 S.C.
wife Joanna, 42 S.C.
Elizabeth, 10

Children of WILLIS TATE and MATILDA WARE are:
2. i. WILLIAM JACKSON2 TATE, b. September 19, 1835, Georgia; d. October 08, 1899.
ii. LUCINDA W. TATE, b. September 09, 1837.
iii. MARGARET L. TATE, b. December 28, 1839, Georgia; d. October 1917.
iv. JAMES G. TATE, b. March 04, 1842, Georgia.
v. JOHN C. TATE, b. February 14, 1845, Georgia.
vi. BENJAMIN SAM TATE, b. May 14, 1848.

More About BENJAMIN SAM TATE:
Fact 12: May have d. young, didn't appear on 1860 census when he would be 12 yrs. old.

vii. MARTHA ANN SUSAN TATE, b. September 17, 1851.

WOODS, GEORGE
Spouse: TATE, MARTHA ANN Marriage Date: 05 Nov 1874
County: Thomas State: GA

viii. MARY ANN ELIZABETH TATE, b. September 17, 1851, Georgia.
ix. JEREMIAH THOMAS TATE, b. October 12, 1856, Georgia; d. June 26, 1926, East Point, Fulton Co., GA. m. Amada Louise Dyer, dau. of David and Eliza Dyer.

One posting by Ann Blomquist on Ancestry.com listed Willis as a child of William Tate b. between 1760 and 1770 who m. in 1779 Green Co., GA an Elizabeth Westbrook who was b. between 1775 and 1780. Well these dates are impossible. Elizabeth could not be born around 1775 and then marry in 1779. She would have been four years old. And if William was born near 1770, he would have married at nine years old. Now if he was b. closer to 1760 he could have married at that date because he would have been 19 years old.

Any assistance with this line would be appreciated. I have lots of info on them to share.