Descendants of William Tate

Our Selby's of:  Maryland, Kentucky, Indiana, and Jasper Co. IL

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Descendants of Thomas Selby

Generation No. 6

22. JOHN6 SELBY (WILLIAM ATKINSON5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born February 10, 1783 in Eastern Shore of Maryland, and died Abt. 1872. He married (1) ANNIE MCCOLLIE. She was born Abt. 1783. He married (2) ELISABETH MCCORMACK.

Notes for J
According to "History of Rush Co., IN" by Bryant dated 1888, he moved to Orange Twp., Rush Co., IN from Harrison Co., KY in 1827. It also states that he is of English descent and moved to Kentucky as a young man. It also states he married Annie McCollie. It also states that he was a farmer, a member of the Christian Church, and died in his eighty-ninth year.
Children of J

i. JAMES H.7 SELBY, b. December 21, 1813, Harrison County, KY; d. Aft. 1888; m. DRUSILLA WHITEMAN, 1835, prob Rush Co., IN.
ii. SARAH SELBY, b. Abt. 1814, Harrison Co., IN; d. March 06, 1886, Shelby Co., IN or IL; m. WILLIAM CRANE; b. 1812, prob Harrison Co., KY; d. August 12, 1884, Rush Co., Indiana.
Notes for SARAH SELBY:
According to David Phillips, THIS Sarah Selby who married William Crane, is the same Sarah Selby who is the daughter of John and Annie McCollie Selby. Altho I haven't yet seen proof of that, the ages 'work', so I am going to take David's word for it.

23. BARKLEY TOWNSEND6 SELBY (WILLIAM ATKINSON5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born November 21, 1784, and died May 14, 1874. He married (1) ELIZABETH DRUMMANS August 20, 1807. She was born December 12, 1785, and died July 05, 1816. He married (2) PATSY C. COTTINGHAM December 26, 1816. She was born August 25, 1799, and died August 14, 1834. He married (3) SARAH S. COTTINGHAM November 04, 1839. She was born November 19, 1803, and died February 11, 1846.

Notes for B
Tryphena Margaret Stewart-Duncan was the grandaughter of Barkley Townsend Selby. Amongst many other things about him she states: " Wives 2 and 3 were cousins to him and sisters to one another, their mother's maiden name being Townsend, according to family tradition."
Child of B

i. MARTHA DAMARIUS7 SELBY, b. January 19, 1830; d. August 14, 1910; m. JOSIAH WRIGHT BROOKS, January 06, 1858; b. November 19, 1808; d. April 09, 1874.

24. HASTY6 SELBY (WILLIAM ATKINSON5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 29, 1797, and died May 06, 1854 in Jasper Co., ILL. He married RACHAEL JOHNSON. She was born August 16, 1793 in Nicholas Co., KY, and died October 09, 1870 in Jasper Co., ILL.
Children of H

i. JOSEPH J.7 SELBY, b. December 21, 1819, Nicholas Co., KY; d. June 08, 1854, Jasper Co., ILL; m. SOPHIA HAYWARD.
ii. LABAN SELBY, b. March 21, 1822, KY; m. REBECCA JANE DALE.
Notes for LABAN SELBY:
There is 'A' Laban buried in the Selby graveyard near Willow Hill. I feel pretty strong that this is the same Laban, but there are no extra notes to prove it. This one died March 6, 1856.
iii. SARAH SELBY, b. February 01, 1825; m. JAMES H DIXON; b. Abt. 1825.
iv. JOHN B SELBY, b. May 04, 1827, Rush Co., Indiana.
v. GABRIEL MCDUFF SELBY, b. December 28, 1830, prob Rush Co., IN; m. (1) ELISABETH STEWART; m. (2) HESTER ANNA BAKER, 1851, prob Jasper Co., IL; b. 1836; d. 1858.
This is from a short bio on G.M. Selby of Jasper co., Willow Hill. I have misplaced the exact book name, but it is a history of Jasper Co. I am going to list his children under his first wife, but in reality I'm not sure which go with which.
he was a member of the Oddfellows, and "always voted Democrat". His chidren Ann and John were twins, as were his children, Alvin and Calvin.
I strongly suspect that GM and Elisabeth's children Oscar and Ellen were twins.
vi. WILLIAM BARTLETT SELBY, b. June 11, 1833, Rushville, IN; m. MARY J CHRISS; b. April 08, 1839, IN.
I believe this is Geneva Pauline Selby's line!!
vii. ANN ELIZA SELBY, b. December 01, 1836, Rushville, Rush Co., IN.

25. RHODA6 SELBY (WILLIAM ATKINSON5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 17, 1800 in Worcester Co., MD., and died January 02, 1878 in Smallwood Twp., Jasper Co., Ill.. She married WILLIAM TATE March 02, 1820 in Harrison Co., Kentucky. He was born August 14, 1794 in Nicholas Co., KY, and died November 27, 1887 in Smallwood Twp., Jasper Co., Ill..

Notes for R
David Phillips has Rhoda's birth as April 17, 1800 on the Bible record and DAR application of Tryphena M. Stewart-Duncan and her middle name as Ann. However, her tombstone says Rhoda T Tate?) and indicates a 1798 birthyear. Also according to David:\

"About 1816, she [Rhoda] several of her family members and neighbors [who were probably also relatives] left Snow Hill, Worcester Co., Maryland for Kentucky. They traveled by barge and/or land from Maryland to the Ohio River [probably Pittsburg Penn, or Wheeling, West VA]. From there they traveled by barge down the Ohio and Licking Rivers to Nicholas County, KY. They lost at least one of their fellow travelers on the Ohio. Thomas Cottingham, son of Thomas Cottingham and husband of Rhoda Cottingham fell overboard and drowned in the Ohio River. The rest all settled in the Headquarters-Mount Carmel area of Nicholas Co. Shortly after they arrived two of their group married. They were Martha "Patsy" Cottingham (aged 16), daughter of Thomas and Rhoda Cottingham and Barkley Townsend Selby (widower and older brother of Rhoda Selby). I suspect [ I'm quoting David Phillips], that Rhoda Cottingham's maiden name was either Selby or Townsend and that OUR Rhoda was named after her. [OUR] Rhoda married William Tate on March 2, 1820 in Harrison Co., KY. She was bonded for her marriage by William Tate and Joshua Selby. She was [per David's source] about 19 years old at the time of her marriage. Her gravestone indicates that she was 22 years old, but I think it's wrong!! She moved with William to Rush Co., IN and on to Jasper Co., Ill. where she died before 1887. [Actually, Jan 2, 1878 per her gravestone] More info can be found under her husband WilliamTate."

Per David Phillips, other Selby's in the Nichoas Co. Tax records were:
-Isaac Selby, various years 1811-1822
-After 1816, Barkley, Henry William, Moses and Major Selby, off and on. Joshua shows up in 1822.

Notes for W
There is strong indication that William's parents were Francis and Mary Helmic Tate. Francis' father could have been Samuel Tate. Samuel and Francis were of Scotch-Irish descent and came to America before the Revolutionary War from Ireland. "Samuel Tate came from Powell's Co., VA. with Daniel Boone in 1775." Some say that Francis was born in Ireland. This info comes from research done by David Phillips and Charline Wilson. David is researching the family of Benjamin Tate (son of Newberry Wheeldon and brother of the younger William Tate). Charline is researching Francis Tate, son of Francis and Mary Helmic Tate.
-Three Tate children married in Harrison Co., in 1820. 'Our' William married Rhoda Selby March 2, 1820. William Tate and Joshua Selby were her bondsmen. Jan. 2, 1820 Elizabeth Tate married William Smith. they are in the 1820 Census, just a few doors down from the Caswell's and the Tates. On Dec. 16, 1820 Jane Tate married Archibald Busby. Samuel Caswell was bondsman for both!!! Looks strong for the girls connection, but it doesn't prove William and Samuel. However, William is listed next in order to his possible step-father Samuel door?] in the 1820 Census!!

William probably followed some of the Selby's to Rush Co., IN or went with them as there is evidence that Rhoda Selby Tate's brother John was in Rush Co., IN by 1827 and Joshua before 1831. In looking at the 1850 Census of William, it looks like he came to IN about 1834-1836. This might not be exact tho, because some census records have James being born in KY in 1830!!

Earliest deed records found by Me for William in Jasper Co., are from a Federal Land Sale in 1852. They show the following purchases:

William Tate
--9/13/1852--45.17 acres@$1.25 per acre--Federal Sale--Jasper Co.
--Section 31, Section part N2NW, T6N R9E, Meridian 3[?],
--Purchaser # 666--Arch.Vol.No. 291--Vol Page No. 212

--9/9/1952-three different purchases--all at $1.25, Federal Sale, purchaser
#40, all in Jasper Co, all Arch. Vol. No. 148--Vol Page No. 5 as follows:

--80 acres, Section 36, Section part E2NE, T6N R8E, Meridian 3[?]
--40 acres, Section 25, Section part SENW, T6N R8E, Meridian 3
--40 Acres, Section 25, Section part SWNE, T6N R8E, Meridian 3

Stephen B. Tate
--7/21/1853--two different purchases--both at $1.25, Federal Sale,
purchaser#40 Jasper Co., Arch Vol No 291 Vol Page No. 243 as follows:

--Section 21, Section part SWSE, T6N R9E, Meridian 3
--Section 29, Section part SENE T6N R9E, Meridian 3

The following is from the 30 November, 1887 (Wed) Newton Press
(Per David Phillips "It also references a 9 Nov, 1887 Newton Press Article on William. I have a copy somewhere, but this is what it said."):
"William Tate now living in Smallwood Township, was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky in 1794. He came to Jasper County 36 years ago and settled 1 mile west of present Bogota, then a Wilderness. He owns 290 acres of land. Mrs Tate died in 1877. He is the father of 11 children, has 32 great-grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. He was a faithful Democrate and a member of the New Light Church. He died Saturday 26 Nov, 1887.

The funeral on Monday 28 November,1887 was one of the largest ever in
the County. He was buried in Bogota beside his wife.
Children of R

i. STEPHEN B.7 TATE, b. Abt. 1820, Kentucky; d. February 01, 1865, Jasper Co., Ill.; m. DELILA GOSNELL, December 23, 1845, Decatur Co., IN; b. Abt. 1824, Indiana.
Notes for STEPHEN B. TATE:
This Steven is living next to James H. Tate in the 1860 Census. In the 1880 Census, this same Stephen's daughter Arminta is listed in Francis household as his neice so I believe we can safely call this the same Steven that George listed as a son of William's in his estate papers.

If the 1860 Census is correct, then Stephen came to Illinois from Indiana between 1853 (the birth of his son, James) and 1856 (the birth of his daughter, Frances Melinda).

IF Stephen and James are truly William's sons, then William went from Kentucky to Indiana between 1820-1830.

David Phillips lists additional children to this Stephen of Irma, Delilah and Stephen B., with birth etc, unknown. He does not list Ruby, Martha or Orena.....
ii. WILLIAM A. TATE, b. Abt. 1830, Kentucky.
Notes for WILLIAM A. TATE:
This William A. is listed in his father's estate papers. His father's estate records do not list him as being decesed in 1887. He was 20 years old in the 1850 Census in Rush Co. with Rhoda and William. He may have married and stayed there after William Sr. st al left for Jasper Co.
iii. JAMES H. TATE, b. May 02, 1831, Rush Co., Indiana; d. January 12, 1910, Smallwood Twp., Jasper Co., Illinois; m. NANCY ELISABETH ???; b. March 03, 1837, Indiana; d. October 01, 1906, Illinois.
Notes for JAMES H. TATE:
James H and Stephen B are living next door to each other in the 1860 Jasper Co., Census. Stephen and Frances are brothers, proved by Arminta in the Census records. I believe we can safely assume that they are the same men that George lists as his brothers in his fathers estate papers.

David lists James' middle name as Henry.
Notes for NANCY ELISABETH ???:
I could be stretching this a little. Our mysterious 'helper' claims Permelia is Nancy's daughter in the 1880 Census. She appears to be Elisabeth's daughter in the 1860 Census. Then again, James H. could (tho I see no evidence of this) have had two wives, Elisabeth first and Nancy second. However, they would have been about the same age.
iv. RHODA TATE, b. Abt. 1834, Kentucky; d. Bef. December 1887; m. ? CHAMP.
v. JOSHUA TATE, b. Abt. 1836, Indiana; d. July 1872, Bogota, Jasper co., Ill.; m. CATHERINE ???; b. Abt. 1838, Ohio.
Notes for JOSHUA TATE:
Joshua is living next door to William (Sr) and Rhoda in the 1860 Census.
George and Newberry are 'still at home' with William and Rhoda in the same census. Frances, known brother to James, is living with Joshua
vi. FRANCIS M TATE, b. August 19, 1838, Rush Co., Indiana; d. February 23, 1882, Jasper Co., Smallwood Twp., Illinois; m. EMILY J BRANDON, March 29, 1866, Jasper Co., Ill.; b. Abt. 1848, Ohio; d. Illinois.
In 1860 Census, Frances is 21 years of age. He is living with his brother Joshua and next door to his parents, Rhoda and William Tate.

Although the 1860 Census indicates he was born in Ill., he is listed directly below his neice who was born in Illinois. The 1880 Census lists him as being born in Indiana and I think it is correct.

Birthdate based on, died 2-28-1882 at 43Y 6M 9D
vii. GEORGE W. TATE, b. May 24, 1841, Indiana; d. December 05, 1905, Illinois; m. MARTHA DAWSON; b. June 08, 1847, Nebraska; d. March 15, 1926.
viii. NEWBERRY WHEELDON TATE, b. April 10, 1844, Rush Co., IN; d. March 12, 1906, nera Bogota, Smallwood Twp., Jasper Co., Ill.; m. MARGARET GROVE, September 16, 1864, Jasper Co., Ill.; b. October 24, 1849, Bogota, Ill.; d. April 14, 1929, Jasper Co., Ill..
ix. JOHN F. TATE, b. Unknown; d. Bef. December 1887, unknown.
Notes for JOHN F. TATE:
The only knowledge I have of him is a mention in his Father's estate papers as a deceased son. He isn't with the family in the 1850 Census in Rush Co. I suspect that he might be the same John F. Tate who married Minerva Davidson 10-17, 1848 in Decatur Co., IN.
x. SARAH TATE, b. Unknown; d. Bef. December 1887; m. WILLIAM VANLEER, November 26, 1848, Decatur Co., IN.
Notes for SARAH TATE:
Again, the only record I have seen of her existance is her father's estate papers.
I could be accused of jumping to conclusions here, but I don't think so. When I found their maarriage record in Decatur Co., I felt quite certain that this is the same Sarah that is the daughter of William and Rhoda. The marriage record spells his last name 'Vanlue'. Hmm

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