Biography of Jesse A. Cate
Howard County, IN Biographies





JESSE A. CATE, son of John and Rachel (Pierce) Cate, was born in Tennessee in 1841. His parents came to Howard County in 1854, with eleven children, in a covered wagon, and located on a farm in its native condition. His father cleared this land with the assistance of Jesse A. and his other sons. The subject of this sketch was one of the early teachers in Jackson Township, teaching and farming until he went into the army; he enlisted in 1863; helped raise a company of cavalry and was elected Second Lieutenant; he was mustered in at Kokomo by H. K. Thatcher, U. S. A.; he was in the battles of Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., and all the battles of the central army with Gen. Sherman; he was detailed at Mud Creek, Ala., and was taken sick and lay in hospital six weeks. He was advanced from Second Lieutenant to a Captaincy, and commanded a battalion in Kansas, standing a good chance of becoming Major when the war closed. Mr. Gate was married, in 1867, to Miss Jennie Lindley, of Howard County. He has had three children, Louie M., Harry L. and Gracie B. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and I. O. O. F. and is now in the stock and produce business in the eastern portion of the county.

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


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