Biography of Clarkson L. Cate
Howard County, IN Biographies





CLARKSON L. CATE, son of John and Rachel (Pierce) Cate, was born in Wayne County, Ind., December 31, 1853; his parents were natives of Tennessee, and came to Howard County in October, 1854; his father located in Jackson Township, purchased a farm in its native state, and began, with the assistance of his sons, to clear the land. Clarkson commenced teaching school in 1872, and has engaged in this occupation ever since. He made his start by farming, and in the fall of 1877 purchased his first piece of land. He has since added two other tracts and now owns 120 acres of good farm land, on which he has built a fine house, in which he resides. Mr. Cates' youthful experience at home in clearing and cultivating the farm has been greatly advantageous to him; he has taught seven terms in the schoolhouse where he received his education, and has been elected Township Assessor for three terms in succession. He was married, in 1877, to Miss Mary Alice Gentry. They have had two children, Nora and Maud (deceased October 5, 1880). Mr. Cate had three brothers in the late war, the eldest of whom was shot in the head and killed while with Gen. Sherman.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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