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Benjamin Franklin TATE
Male 1861 - 1940

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  • Birth  16 Jan 1861  Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  8307F14A63113543B82CB6598C8108591266 
    Died  01 Jul 1940 
    Buried  Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5615  Master File
    Last Modified  11 Mar 2016 
     
    Father  Elisha TATE,   b. 27 Dec 1827, Russell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1921, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary LANSDOWN,   b. Aug 1830, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1849  Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4096  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Margaret Lydia STEWART,   b. 20 May 1865, Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1925, Coeburn, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jan 1885  Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elbert Luther TATE,   b. 31 Oct 1885, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Dennie B. TATE,   b. 04 May 1887, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1979, Wake Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Anna Maude TATE,   b. Jul 1889, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Della TATE,   b. 22 Jan 1892, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1981, Rockingham Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Vernoy (Vanny) (Brownie) TATE,   b. 30 Jul 1894, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1964, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Vinetta (Nettie) TATE,   b. Oct 1896, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Judge Patrick TATE,   b. 06 Apr 1898, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1973, Kingsport, Sullivan Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Ollie TATE,   b. 05 Jul 1901, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1972, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lura A. TATE,   b. 27 Apr 1903, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1911, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Sarah K. TATE,   b. 27 Feb 1905, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1986, Lynchburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  11 Mar 2016 
    Family ID  F4092  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Source: History of Wise Co. VA
      Benjamin F. Tate received a common school education. After his marriage he farmed for several years. He came into public life after Wise County's industrial development commended, when he was employed by the Stonegate Coke and Coal Company as company policeman, in which capacity he served for a period of five years. About the year 1912, he moved to the town of Coeburn in Wise County and was soon afterwards elected Town Sergeant. He held the position for 18 years.

      CENSUS RECORDS

      1870 Census
      Name: Benjamin F Tate
      Age in 1870: 9
      Birth Year: abt 1861
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1870: Richmond, Wise, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Big Stone Gap
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Elisha Tate 42
      Mary R Tate 39
      Sarah E Tate 19
      William Mc Tate 17
      John A Tate 15
      James Tate 13
      Leannah J Tate 11
      Benjamine F Tate 9
      Robert Tate 4
      Nancy A Tate 2
      Joel P Tate 4 months

      1880 Census
      Name: Benjamin F. Tate
      Age: 20
      Birth Year: abt 1860
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1880: Richmond, Wise, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's name: Elisha Tate
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's name: Mary Tate
      Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Occupation: Working On Farm
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Elisha Tate 52
      Mary Tate 53
      William M. Tate 27
      Roda Tate 18
      Benjamin F. Tate 20
      Leannah J. Tate 18
      Robert B. Tate 15
      Adaline Tate 13
      Peter Tate 11
      Mollie B. Tate 5

      1900 Census
      Name: Benjaman F Tate
      Age: 39
      Birth Date: Jan 1861
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1900: Richmond, Wise, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Lydda Tate
      Marriage Year: 1884
      Years Married: 16
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Benjaman F Tate 39
      Lydda Tate 35
      Elbert Tate 14
      Denna Tate 13
      Anna M Tate 10
      Della Tate 8
      Vany Tate 5
      Vinetta Tate 3
      Patrick Tate 2

      1910 Census
      Name: Benjamine F Tate [Benjamin F Tate]
      Age in 1910: 49
      Birth Year: abt 1861
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1910: Richmond, Wise, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Lydia M Tate
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Native Tongue: English
      Occupation: Publicity Man
      Industry: Coal Mines
      Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
      Home Owned or Rented: Rent
      Farm or House: House
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Years Married: 26
      Out of Work: N
      Number of weeks out of work: 0
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Benjamine F Tate 49
      Lydia M Tate 45
      Elbert L Tate 25
      Dennis B Tate 22
      Lou Tate 22
      Della Tate 18
      Vernoy Tate 16
      Nettie Tate 13
      Judge Tate 11
      Ollie B Tate 10
      Lura A Tate 7
      Sarah Tate 4
      Lawernce Tate 2
      Paul Tate 1

      1920 Census
      Name: Benj F Tate
      Age: 57
      Birth Year: abt 1863
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1920: Lipps, Wise, Virginia
      Street: Front Street
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: L M Tate
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Keeper
      Industry: Boarding House
      Employment Field: Own Account
      Home Owned or Rented: Rent
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Benj F Tate 57
      L M Tate 54
      V B Tate 26
      J P Tate 21
      Ollie Tate 18
      Sarah A Tate 14
      Lawrence Tate 12
      Paul Tate 10
      John Miller 37 [boarder]
      Bill Shores 75 [boarder]
      Geo Jenkins 17 [boarder]
      E B Grobell 30 [boarder]
      William Billings 25 [boarder]
      Roscoe Nickol 19 [boarder]

      1930 Census
      Name: Benjamin F Tate
      Birth Year: abt 1861
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1930: Coeburn, Wise, Virginia
      Street address: Second Street
      Dwelling Number: 62
      Home Owned or Rented: Owned
      Home Value: $2,500
      Radio Set: No
      Lives on Farm: No
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read and Write: Yes
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Sergrant
      Industry: Corporation
      Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
      Employment: Yes
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Benjamin F Tate 69
      Laurence V Tate 22
      Paul Tate 21

      1940 Census
      Name: Benjamin F Tate
      Age: 79
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Relation to Head of House: Father
      Home in 1940: Wise, Wise, Virginia
      Street: Main Street
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Wise, Wise, Virginia
      Residence in 1935: Same House
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Attended School or College: No
      Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
      Duration of Unemployment: 64
      Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
      Income: 0
      Income Other Sources: Yes
      Native Language: English
      Veteran: No
      Usual Occupation: Police
      Usual Industry: Town Sergeant
      Usual Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Vernay B Tate 45
      Vernay B Tate 41
      Franklin G Tate 13
      Nancy S Tate 10
      Benjamin F Tate 79