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Richard W. Cates and
Cornelia Jane Harvey

Source: Patricia Cornett, <Pat_Cornett @ baylor . edu> , April 2009

Descendant Chart of Robert W. Cates

Surnames in Lineage:  Cates, Harvey, Morrison, Cavin, Wooten, Lloyd, Justus, Calvert

Richard Stanford (R.S.) Cates was born April 16, 1812 in North Carolina; was a physician; died June 20, 1886, Fairland, Texas; buried in Fairland Cemetery between Burnet and Marble Falls, Tx.

…+Cornelia Jane Harvey, born November 5, 1809 in Tennessee; died August 1, 1888; buried in Fairland Cemetery.

Children of Richard S. Cates and Cornelia Jane Harvey:

       1 - Margaret Ann Cates, b. 1832, Smith County, Tennessee; married Lewis Thomas, stonemason and farmer, in Fairland, Tx.  He built the Burnet jail; they lived in Backbone Valley, Burnet Cty., TX after her marriage until she died in 1883.

        2 - William Thomas Cates, b. 1840, Hickory County, Missouri; married Matilda Morrison (1840-1868); married Martha Elizabeth Cavin (1845-1939); he was an Indian scout in the 1860s; he died in 1886.

            *Children of William Thomas Cates and Matilda Morrison:

                2-1 John Cates (1864-????)
                2-2 Sarah Cates (1868-????)

            *Children of William Thomas Cates and Martha Eliza Cavin:

2-3 Mary Jane Cates (1869-1873); buried in Fairland Cemetery;
2-4 William T. Cates (1870-1872); buried in Fairland Cemetery
2-5 Francis S. Cates (1872-1874); buried in Fairland Cemetery

        3 - Robert W. Cates, b. abt. 1843, Hickory County, Missouri; died January 4, 1924, Burnet, TX; buried in Old Burnet Cemetery. He was sheriff, Burnet County, 1869-1873; member of worshipful Master of Valley Lodge No. 175 in 1891; Burnet County Judge 1876-1878 and 1886-1890.  A fever settled in his leg when he was 18 years old, could not serve in Confederate Army; became a shoemaker during the war (Per Sinia Elizabeth Cates [sister] memoirs, Burnet County TXGenWeb). [Photo of Robert W. Cates]

…+ Larissa Eliza(beth) Lloyd, b. 1844 d. 1872; buried Old Burnet Cemetery

*Children of Robert W. Cates and Eliza Lloyd—

3-1 Robert F. (1868-???)
3-2 Jane (1869-???)
3-3 William (1871-???)

…+ Mary Ruth Justus, b. September 11, 1854, Hendersonville, NC; died September 17, 1896, Hendersonville, NC of consumption; see obit, Burnet Bulletin, Burnet County TXGenWeb; buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC in the family plot.  [Photo of Mary Ruth Justus]

                *Child of Robert W. Cates and Mary Ruth Justus—

3-4 Flora Cates, b. September 11, 1877, Burnet, Tx; married George Carson Calvert in 1901 in Burnet; died February 6, 1936, Waco, Tx, of pernicious anemia; buried in Old Burnet Cemetery, Burnet.
 [Photo of Flora Cates]  [Photo of George Calvert]
[more Calvert photos in photoalbum]

*Children of Flora Cates and George Carson Calvert:

3-4-1 Irene, b. 1901, Burnet, Tx; died 1982, of respiratory failure, Waco, TX; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX
3-4-2 Mary Ruth (Sweetie), b. 1906, Burnet, TX; died 1915, Burnet, TX of spinal meningitis; buried Old Burnet Cemetery, Burnet.
3-4-3 Carolyn, born 22 June 1916; died March 18, 1994 of congestive heart failure, Waco, TX; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX

        4 - Richard Francis (Frank) Cates, b. January 29, 1846, Hickory County, MO; died December 5, 1885; he is buried at Liberty Hill, TX; he was a farmer, Methodist minister, and teacher; married Cornelia Isabella Wooten, b. Jan. 25, 1850 in Meridian, MS; she is buried at Sandy Mtn., Llano County, TX.

        Children of Richard Francis Cates and Cornelia I. Wooten:

            4-1 Richard Franklin Cates (1869-1954)
            4-2 Ella Lucinda Cates (1869-1957)
            4-3 Sarah Margaret Cates (1871-1959)
            4-4 Cordelia Jane Cates(1873-1873)
            4-5 Wesley Wooten Cates (1874-???)

        5 - Sinia Elizabeth Cates, b. March 3, 1850, Hickory County, Mo.; married Britton Capell Vest; died April 18, 1947, Llano County, TX.  See her memoirs, Burnet County TXGenWeb.

        Children of Sinia Elizabeth Cates and Briton Capell Vest:

            5-1 Margaret Elizabeth Vest (1881-1964)
            5-2 Lucinda Francis Vest (1883-1979)
            5-3 Lucy Orminta Vest (1886-1979)

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