Surname: Pate

Biography of Lieut. Oscar Willis Pate Jr., U. S. N.

Five sons were born to Mack and Mattie Willis Pate, all of whom united with the Baptist Church of Hawkinsville. The oldest, Oscar Willis Pate, was born in Hawkinsville. November 29, 1879, and attended both public and private schools in Hawkinsville, later going to Mercer University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Upon leaving school he was associated with his father in business. On December 18, 1900, he married Rosa May Roberson, of Tennille, Ga. Two years later they moved to Quitman, Ga., then to Jacksonville, Fla. They later moved back to Tifton, Ga., and in 1917 back to Hawkinsville, where they now live. Oscar is engaged in the automobile business, being president of the Pate Chevrolet Company of Eastman, Ga. The children of Oscar and Rosa May Roberson Pate are: Willis Roberson Pate, born September 23, 1901, and died October 1, 1901; John McLendon Pate, born September 24, 1902, attended kindergarten in Jacksonville, Fla., and public schools in Tifton and Hawkinsville. After graduating from Hawkinsville schools he attended Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta, where he was pledged to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He has lived in Macon for several years, and is now assistant sales manager of Bibb Chevrolet Company in that city. Oscar Willis Pate, Jr., was born in Tennille, Ga., December 4, 1904, at the home of his grandmother,...

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Biography of Sir John Pate

Sir John Pate, baron of Leicestershire, England, had a son, Major Thomas Pate, who emigrated to America in 1672, and settled in Gloucester County, Virginia. His son, Matthew, and wife, Anne Reade, were parents of Jacob, born in 1710, and who married Zilla Broach. Their son was Jacob, Jr., born in 1747. He was the father of John, born in New Bern, N. C., or Gloucester County, Virginia, about 1760, and who married Nancy Cowart in 1794. Redding Hamilton Pate, their son, born in 1796, in 1829 married Elizabeth Miller, born in 1809. They lived in Washington County, Georgia. Redding Pate is buried near Tennille, Georgia. Elizabeth and her three boys, John Haynes, Redding H., and Anthony C. Pate, moved to Dooly County, where John Haynes married Zilphia Ann Boatright in 1848, and later moved to Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia. Zilphia Boatright was the daughter of Rolly Boatright. She was a fine character, generous to a fault, and charitable to all. The outstanding thing in her life was her devotion to her religion and church. She was a stanch Methodist. Major John Haynes Pate was born in November 1830, and was outstanding in the business affairs of Hawkinsville in its infancy, conducting a large mercantile business. He also had large farming interests. When Milledgeville was the capital, he represented Pulaski County in the legislature several terms. He enlisted in...

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Biography of Judge Anthony Cowart Pate

Judge Anthony Cowart Pate was a lineal descendant of Sir John Pate Baron of Leicestershire, England, whose son, Major’ Thomas Pate, emigrated to America in 1672, settling in Gloucester County, Virginia. His son, Matthew, married Anne Reade, and their son, Jacob, married Zilla Broach, whose son, Jacob, was the father of John. John married Nancy Cowart in 1794. Their son, Redding, born in 1796, married Elizabeth Miller in 1829. Both of their grandfathers were from North Carolina and soldiers in the Revolutionary War. Their children were John Redding and Anthony Cowart. Anthony was born in Washington County, Georgia, near Sandersville, April 11, 1836, and died in Hawkinsville, Georgia, February 14, 1916. He attended the Sandersville school, then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1857 before Judge Robert Hardman of the Ocmulgee Circuit, and practiced until the war. He served in a company of Georgia volunteer infantry under General Joe Johnston. In 1866 he came to Hawkinsville and became associated with Judge L. C. Ryan. On the establishment of Oconee Circuit in 1872 Judge Pate was appointed judge by Governor Smith, which office he held thirteen years. In 1838 he married Martha Jane, daughter of Thully Williamson and Catherine Fleming, of Pulaski County. There were Catherine, Georgia and Mattie (deceased). Catherine, the first child, was educated at Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, and married Dr. N. P. Jelks in...

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Biography of Hon. J. W. Pate

HON. J. W. PATE. This gentleman is one of the most substantial farmers of Van Buren County, Arkansas, if not in his section of the State, and he has, through his enterprise, intelligence and public spirit, contributed his full share to the magnificent development of the section in which he resides. He was born in the county in which he now lives on the Red River, February 26, 1841, a son of William and Lovica (McAllister) Pate, the former of whom was born in Georgia, and was a son of James and Nancy Pate, who were of Scotch-Irish descent. The Pate family settled in this county during colonial days and some of the members of the family were soldiers of the Revolution. James Pate was a soldier in the War of 1812. In 1834 William Pate moved from Mississippi to Arkansas, the journey thither being made by wagon. They made a settlement on Red River and were among the pioneers of the section. The father died in 1854, in Conway County, Arkansas, having been a life-long farmer and successful business man. His wife was born in Holmes County, Miss, a daughter of David McAllister, a member of an old Mississippi family, from which State his father came to Van Buren County, Arkansas. The parents of Hon. J. W. Pate were married in this county and here the mother died...

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Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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