Texas Family Group Sheet for the Willis Reese CATO Family


Husband: Willis Reese CATO
Birthdate: July 23, 1822
Birthplace: Hopkinsville Christian Kentucky
Death date: 1887
Place of death: Pattonville Lamar Texas
Father: Claiborne Henry CATO
Mother: Mary Polly LADD

Marriage date: January 24, 1850
Marriage place: Hopkinsville Christian Kentucky

Wife: Eliza SIMPSON
Birthdate: December 3, 1830
Birthplace: Christian, Kentucky
Death date: June 3, 1913
Place of death: Westminster, Collin, Texas
Father: William SIMPSON
Mother: Elizabeth SWICGOOD

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: William Henry CATO
Sex: M
Birthdate: April 15, 1851
Birthplace: Clinton County, Kentucky
Death date: October 19, 1928
Place of death: Westminster, Collin, Texas
Marriage date: November 11, 1878
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Elnora Ann Perry

Child No. 2: Wiley Wilson CATO
Sex: M
Birthdate: January 25, 1853
Birthplace: Hopkinsville Kentucky
Death date: July 25, 1932
Place of death: Ssouthland, Lynn, Texas
Marriage date: February 27, 1884
Marriage place: Pilot Grove, Collin, Texas
Spouse's name: Mary McMenamy

Child No. 3: Sarah Jane CATO
Sex: F
Birthdate: October 1, 1855
Birthplace: Pattonville, Lamar, Texas
Death date: October 30, 1931
Place of death: Westminster, Collin, Texas
Marriage date: April 1, 1875
Marriage place: VCollin County, Texas
Spouse's name: Robert Jefferson LANGHAM

Child No. 4: Mary Ellen CATO
Sex: F
Birthdate: Decembere 20, 1857
Birthplace: Pattonville, Lamar, Texas
Death date: September 3, 1888
Place of death: Collin County, TExas
Marriage date: August 12, 1873
Marriage place: Grayson County, Texas
Spouse's name: William Washington Yates
 
 
Documentation:
* Willis Reese CATO went to Collin Co to stake land, returned to Kentucky for family and while camped along the Red River on way to Collin Co, there was dispute over mules invading a corn field and he was shot in the back. Will on file. Sons and Robert Jefferson Langham, son-in-law, continued to Collin Co., home was built and Eliza Simpson resided with Robert J and Sarah Jane. This land is located 3 miles north of Blue Ridge Hwy 78, west at stanpipe on Farm Rd 578, left on road marked RD 1204. The water tank is there which Robert J dug for his farm animals. The special feeling of a granddaughter standing on the land they worked is a rare privilege.
 

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