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The Tate Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Tate. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Tate family.

There are 18 different first-name entries for Tate in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' TATE neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

David K., 63, contractor--134 N. Penn
	Theressa
	Benton D. 24
	Edith B.
	Mary A.
George W., 57, architect--136 N. Spring
	Margaret W.
	Alice P.
Jane W.--203 E. Lamb
	Blanche E.
	George M. 23
Mary E.--3 S. Thomas
Robert, 50, glassblower--320 N. Allegheny
	Elizabeth
	William 12
	Mary J.

In BENNER Township:

Andrew G., 39, farmer--Fillmore
	Maria W.
	Lloyd E. 4
	Nancy M.
	William 73

In FERGUSON Township:

Andrew J., 58, farmer--State College
	Angeline
	Andrew J. Jr. 22
	Sarah C.
	Wesley 14
	George A. 20
	David M. 18

In HARRIS Township:

William F., 28, teacher--Boalsburg

In PATTON Township:

William, 46, farmer--Fillmore
	Elizabeth

In POTTER Township:

Eli P., 45, farmer--Centre Hall
	Julia A.
	William W. 18
	Burton W. 14
	Newton H. 11
	Luther H. 11
	John P. 5

In SNOW SHOE Township:

John H., 46, laborer--Snow Shoe
	Clara B.
	Essie E.

In SPRING Township:

Clarence F., 22, plumber--Bellefonte
	Virgie A.
	Ernest A. 2
Elizabeth--Bellefonte
	Snyder 30
	William 23
	Irwin 19
Emma--Bellefonte
John F., 45, foreman--Bellefonte
	Elizabeth
	Alfred A. 18
	Richard G. 15
	Edgar 12
	Walter T. 11
	Anna E.
John R., 69--Pleasant Gap
	Winfield S., 46
	Elizabeth A.
	John R. Jr. 21
	Franklin 19
	Eliphalet W. 17
	Orpha T.
	Martha K.
	Margaret 
	Elizabeth
	Maria
	Esther E.
	Edith
Lifus, 16--Pleasant Gap
Potter J., 44, carpenter--Pleasant Gap
	Elizabeth E.
	Anna M.
	Samuel R. 13
	Birda E.
	Harry 6

In WALKER Township:

Hettie--Nittany
	Ella M.
	Maria C.