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1880 Census, Sevier County, Tennessee


Dist. 4, E.D. 181, Harrisburg, Sevier County, Tennessee, 2 Jun 1880
p.339b, dwelling number 11, family number 12
Slaton  W. C.  51 head  m m w  works on farm  VA VA VA
        P. C.  51 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
        R. A.  27 dau   f s w                 TN VA TN
        M. E.  12 dau   f s w                 TN VA TN
        W. F.   8 son   m s w                 TN VA TN

Wilcher C. Slayden was the son of my fourth great grandparents William Slaydon and Susannah Flippin.  As such, Wilcher was the brother of my third great grandfather Thomas Fielden Slaton.

Penelope C. France was Wilcher's second wife (it was the second marriage for both).  Rebecca A. Slaton was Wilcher's daughter with his first wife, Elizabeth (Betsy) Linville.  Martha E. Slaton and W.F. Slaton were his children with Penelope C. France.


Dist. 5, E.D. 182, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, 3 Jun 1880
p.360a, dwelling number 36, family number 39
Bryan  Wm. B.     28 head  farmer         TN TN TN
       Rachel L.  17 wife  keeping house  TN TN TN
       Nancy E.    1 dau                  TN TN TN

William Braxton Bryan was the son of Franklin Bryan and Susannah.  The Franklin Bryan family settled first in Wear's Valley, and many of them moved to Sevierville.  They were from North Carolina, and they were apparently not related to my Bryan family.  William's wife was Rachel Louise McMahan.


Dist. 5, E.D. 182, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, 12 Jun 1880
p.366b, dwelling number 136, family number 139
Catlett  L. H.      59 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
         Jane       55 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN SC --  rheumatism, cannot R/W
         Mary M.    33 dau   f s w  taylor         TN TN TN
         Samuel     28 son   m s w  farming        TN TN TN
         Lenard     24 son   m s w  farming        TN TN TN  attended school
         Henry      18 son   m s w  farming        TN TN TN  attended school
         Rebeca J.  15 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
         William    11 son   m s w  at home        TN TN TN  attended school

Loftus Henry (Lofty) Catlett was the son of Samuel Catlett and Hannah.  As such, Lofty was the nephew of my fourth great grandfather Benjamin Catlett.

Jane (Jennie) Cowden age 55 was the daughter of Leonard C. (Len or Lynn) Cowden Sr. and unknown.


p.370
Bryan   D.L.    27 male   (enumerated with another family)


Dist. 5, E.D. 182, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, 18 Jun 1880
p.369d, dwelling number 193, family number 197
Catlett  James P.  59 head      m m w  farming        TN VA TN
         Nancy     37 wife      f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
         James M.  17 son       m s w  farming        TN TN TN
         Carrie     2 dau       f s w                 TN TN TN
         Kate       1 dau       f s w                 TN TN TN
Webb     Henry     18 hireling  m   b  laborer        TN -- --

My third great grandfather James P. Catlett was the son of Benjamin Catlett and Nancy Loveday.  In about 1851, James married Sarah McMahan.  Sarah died in 1873 and James married Nancy Matilda Mullendore in 1876.  However, neither Sarah McMahan nor Nancy Matilda Mullendore was my third great grandmother.  The story of James P. Catlett is a bit more complicated than that.

Sarah F. (Sally) Nichols was my third great grandmother.  She had three children with a Catlett man from 1844 through 1849.  But there was a Nichols-Catlett feud, there was a Nichols-Catlett lawsuit, Sally and her children kept the Nichols surname, and a courthouse fire destroyed all the records.

Circumstantial evidence suggests very strongly that the father of Sally's children was a son of Benjamin Catlett.  Of Benjamin's sons, James P. Catlett seems most likely to have been the father of Sally's children.  There are two pieces of evidence supporting this conclusion.

One piece of evidence is the death certificate of John H. Nichols, which lists his parents as James C. Nichols and Sarah F. Nichols.  There was no James C. Nichols, and the reference to James C. Nichols was probably a reference to James Catlett Nichols who was really James Catlett.

The other piece of evidence is Sevier County warrant sworn out on 2 Aug 1851 by Sarah Nichols against James P. Catlett.  1851 is shortly after Sally Nichols and her Catlett man were broken up by the Nichols-Catlett feud.  That is, Sally's youngest child was born in 1849, and in the 1850 census she and her three children were living with her parents and using the surname Nichols.  I do not yet know why the record of the 1851 warrant was not destroyed in the 1856 courthouse fire.

James M. Catlett age 17 was the son of James P. Catlett and Sarah McMahan.  Carrie Catlett age 2 and Kate L. (Katie) Catlett age 1 were the children of James P. Catlett and Nancy Matilda Mullendore.


p.370
Nichols   Sarah F.  head f s w 56 TN VA VA  Keeping House
          Mary M.   dau  f s w 36 TN TN TN  Sewing
          Nancy E.  dau  f s w 34 TN TN TN  Sewing

Sarah F. (Sallie) Nichols was my third great grandmother.  Mary and Nancy were daughters who never married.  Their brother (and my second great grandfather) was John H. Nichols.  The father of the three children was a Mr. Catlett.  As a result of a Nichols/Catlett feud and an 1850 Sevier County court case, the children and Sallie kept the Nichols name.  John H. Nichols would have been in Missouri in 1880.


Dist. 5, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, 22 Jun 1880
p.371d, dwelling number 220, family number 224
Catlett   William  63 head  m s w                 TN -- --
Thomas    Matilda  39       f s w  keeping house  TN TN TN
Flemming  John     19       m s w  farming        TN -- --

William S. (Will) Catlett was born 3 Jun 1817, the son of my fourth great grandparents Benjamin Catlett and Nancy Lovelady/Loveday.  As such, Will was the brother of my third great grandfather James P. Catlett.  The fact that James P. Catlett was my third great grandfather is a bit of a guess, but there is evidence to support the guess.  See the census entry for James P. Catlett for more information.  But even if James P. Catlett was not my third great grandfather, then surely one of his brothers was.  So in any case, it is extremely likely that Benjamin Catlett and Nancy Lovelady/Loveday were my fourth great grandparents.


p.375
Bryan   John S.      41
        Elizabeth    35
        William A.   10
        Lewis B.      7
        Hattie S.     5

I do not know who John S. Bryan is.  His wife appears to be Elizabeth Hedrick/Headrick married 10 Nov 1868.  William A. appears to be William Anderson Bryan, born 13 Sep 1869.


Dist. 6, Wears Valley, Sevier County, Tennessee, 9 Jun 1880
p.377d, dwelling number 68, family number 69
Bryan  Joseph A.     43 head    m m w  farmer            TN TN TN
       Elizabeth G.  32 wife    f m w  keeping house     TN TN TN
       Susan         65 mother  f w w  no occupation     TN TN TN
       Hattia J.     32 sis     f s w  no occupation     TN TN TN
       Nancy H.      30 sis     f w w  no occupation     TN TN TN
       Sarah C.      24 sis     f s w  attending school  TN TN TN
       Cora           3 dau     f s w                    TN TN TN

Joseph A. Bryan was the son of Franklin Bryan and Susannah.  Franklin was not one of mine.  He lived in Wears Valley rather than Dumplin Valley, and he was out of North Carolina rather than out of Virginia.  Joseph's birth places in 1880 should therefore have been listed as TN NC TN rather than as TN TN TN.  I wonder if Franklin was related to David Anderson Bryan, who also was from North Carolina and who also was not one of mine.

One might suspect that Franklin and Susannah were married about 1835 in Tennessee, probably in Sevier County.  But 1835 was before the courthouse fire and I have not found an alternative marriage record (a minister's record, for example) that would give us Susannah's surname.

Joseph was married well after the courthouse fire.  We therefore know that his wife was Elizabeth G. Nichols, daughter of Alexander Carmichale Black (Alex) Nichols and Margaret Cunningham Montgomery.  Elizabeth was the great granddaughter of Flayl Nichols and Nancy Ann Hatcher.  Flayl was the brother of my fifth great grandfather John James Nichols Jr.


Dist. 6, Wears Valley, Sevier County, Tennessee, 9 Jun 1880
p.377d, dwelling number 69, family number 70
Bryan  Paton L.   39 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
       Mary C.    31 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
       Susan E.   12 dau   f s w  at home        TN TN TN  attended school, cannot W
       James F.    9 son   m s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
       Andrew L.   4 son   m s w                 TN TN TN

Peyton Lewis Bryan was the son of Franklin Bryan and Susannah.  Franklin was not one of mine.  He lived in Wears Valley rather than Dumplin Valley, and he was out of North Carolina rather than out of Virginia.  Peyton's birth places in 1880 should therefore have been listed as TN NC TN rather than as TN TN TN.  I wonder if Franklin was related to David Anderson Bryan, who also was from North Carolina and who also was not one of mine.

One might suspect that Franklin and Susannah were married about 1835 in Tennessee, probably in Sevier County.  But 1835 was before the courthouse fire and I have not found an alternative marriage record (a minister's record, for example) that would give us Susannah's surname.

Peyton was married well after the courthouse fire.  We therefore know that his wife was Mary C. Lawson.





Allensville, Sevier, Tennessee
FHL Film 1255278 Page 390A
Catlett  James E.     Self  m m w 46 TN TN TN  Farmer
         D. Anna      Wife  f m w 46 TN TN TN  Keeps House
         Elija        Son   m s w 22 TN TN TN  Works On Farm
         Hannah J.    Dau   f s w 21 TN TN TN
         Samuel       Son   m s w 20 TN TN TN  Works On Farm
         James Henry  Son   m s w 13 TN TN TN  Works On Farm
         Hatta M.     Dau   f s w 11 TN TN TN
         Mary D. A.   Dau   f s w  9 TN TN TN  At Home

James E. Catlett was the son of Samuel Catlett and Hannah.  His wife was Dolly Ann (Anna) Hatcher.


Dist. 15, E.D. 184, Allensville, Sevier County, Tennessee, 8 Jun 1880
p.390a, dwelling number 82, family number 82
Catlett  Samuel  75 head m m w  not able to work       TN ENG --  blind, cannot R/W
         Hannah  75 wife f m w  able to work a little  TN TN  VA  cannot R/W

Samuel Catlett was the son of my fifth great grandparents Reuben Catlett and unknown.  As such, Samuel was the brother of my fourth great grandfather Benjamin Catlett.  Samuel's census entry correctly reports that Reuben was born in England.

The surname of Samuel's wife Hannah is unknown.


1 Jun 1880, 12th Civil District, p.404, dwelling number 1, family number 1
Cate    Joshua       27  farmer
        Catherine    18
        Lillie        1

Joshua Cate was the son of Madison Cate and Martha Underwood.  He married L. Catherine Thomas.


p.404
Underwood   James H.   47  (enumerated with another family)
            Mary       44
            James H.   16
            Margaret   14
            Alexander  12
            Caldonia   10
            Flora       6
            John H.     2

James Harvey Underwood was the son of Hiram Underwood and Sarah Lewis.  Mary Douglas was the daughter of Alexander Douglas and Rhoda Routh.


p.407
Cate    Elijah       35   (enumerated with another family)
        Nancy        32
        William      13

This is Elijah Cate and Nancy E. Petty, married 9 Apr 1865.  Elijah was the son of Enyard Abraham Cate and Lavina Hickman.


NA T9-1268, Dist 12, 1 Jun, Pg. 407, Family 69
Petty   Horation    74
        Martha      64
Cate    Elijah      35  son-in-law
        Nancy       32  daughter
        William     13  grandson


p.407
Underwood    Robert      24
             Elsiabeth   25
             Ellen        5
             Nancy        3
             Martha       2
             George T.   10/12

Robert Sneed (Dock) Underwood was the son of George Underwood and Nancy Elizabeth Conner.  His wife was Elizabeth Hickman.


Dist. 12, Sevier County, Tennessee, 5 Jun 1880
p.408a, dwelling number 77, family number 77
Cate     Nancy      33 head  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
         Walter E.   1 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
Goforth  Tinnie     10 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school, cannot R/W


Dist. 12, Sevier County, Tennessee, 7 Jun 1880
p.408b, dwelling number 79, family number 79
Roberts  Thomas       37 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
         Elizabeth    25 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
         Andrew       14 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  cannot W
         Adellia      12 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  cannot W
         Alice         8 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
         Mollie        4 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
         Lavator       2 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
         Ida        5/12 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN

Nancy Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bryan age 25 was the daughter of my third great grandparents Peter H. Bryan and Mary Ann (Polly) Ann Cate.  As such, she was the sister of my second great grandfather William Allen (Will) Bryan.

Thomas S. (Tom) Roberts age 37 was the son of George Roberts and Rachel Huff.

Andrew Roberts age 14, Adellia (Del) Roberts age 12, and Alice Roberts age 8 were the children of Tom Roberts and his first wife Margaret R. Lawson.  Mary A. (Mollie) Roberts age 4, Lavator B. Roberts age 2, and Ida Jane Roberts age 5/12 were the children of Lizzie Bryan and Tom Roberts.


Dist. 12, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 7 Jun 1880
p.408b, dwelling number 80, family number 80
Underwood  Pleasant   41 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
           Susan      35 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
           Harvey     18 dau   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  attended school
           Margaret   15 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
           Ephraim    13 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  attended school
           Ophelia     9 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
           Callie      6 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
           James       3 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
           Alexander   1 son   m s w                 TN TN TN

Enoch Pleasant (Pless) Underwood age 41 was the son of my third great grandparents William Ramey Underwood and Martha Langston.  As such, Pless was the brother of my second great grandmother Malissa E. Underwood.

Susan M. Pollard age 35 was the daughter James C. Pollard and Cynthia Cate.  Cynthia Cate in turn was a granddaughter both of my fifth great grandparents John Cate Sr. and Mary, and of my fifth great grandparents John Underwood and Mary Kirby, so this family is a particularly tangled web.

The children enumerated in 1880 were Harvey Nelson Underwood age 18, Margaret (Mag) Underwood age 15, Ephriam Sneed Underwood age 13, Ophelia Adline (Oph) Underwood age 9, Cynthia Caroline (Cal or Callie) Underwood age 6, James William Underwood age 3, and Alexander Andrew (Alex) Underwood age 1.


p.408
Underwood  Ephraim   36     (enumerated with another family)
           Mary A.   29
           Thomas     8
           Isaac      6
           Anna       3
           Luther     11/12

Ephraim J. Underwood was the son of Thomas Underwood and Elizabeth Johnson.


Dist. 12, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 7 Jun 1880
p.408b, dwelling number 81, family number 81
Underwood  William    64  head     m m w  farmer  TN TN TN
           Elizabeth  47  wife     f m w          TN TN NC
Hill       Mary A.    19  servant  f s w          TN NC NC

William Ramey Underwood was my third great grandfather.  William was the son of Enoch Underwood and Enoch's first cousin Nancy Underwood.  Elizabeth Green age 47 was William's second wife.

William's middle name came from his paternal grandmother Mary Ramey who married his paternal grandfather Thomas Underwood.


p.409
Underwood   Louis    48
            Mary     48
            Nelson   17
            James    15
            Martha   12
            William   9
            Rufus     5

Lewis Underwood was the son of Hiram Underwood and Sarah Lewis.  His wife was Mary Ann Long.


p.410
Underwood   Alexander  23
            Anna       19


p.410
Underwood   Mary A.    21?
            Cordelia   11
            Caroline    4
            Martha A.  32
            James      14
            William    --
            Mary A.     5
            Malinda     2


p.411
Underwood   Jacob      24
            Mary       21
            Charlie     2


p.411
Underwood   James      42
            Jane       38
            Sallie     16
            Malinda    13
            Alexander   8
            William P.  2

James B. Underwood was the son of Thomas Underwood and Elizabeth Johnson.  Mary Jane McCleary was the daughter of Payne McCleary.  James was apparently born in Missouri, but the family wisely returned to Tennessee.  James was in the Union army in the Civil War.


p.411
Underwood   Samuel     33
            Martha     28
            James      11
            Bettie      4
            Anna        1


12th Civil District, p.411, dwelling number 126, family number 126
Pollard    Doctor      53   merchant
           Angelina    44
           Martha      19
           George      17
           Martha      15
           Eison       12
           Alexander    9
           Malissa B.   6
           Virgil       3
           Mandric      1


Henrys Cross Roads, Sevier County, Tennessee, p.414a
Drinnen  Thomas     head  m m w 42 TN TN TN  miller
         Mary       wife  f m w 40 TN TN TN  keeping house
         John       son   m s w 14 TN TN TN  going to school
         William L. son   m s w  9 TN TN TN  going to school
         Robert E.  son   m s w  6 TN TN TN  going to school
         Rufus A.   son   m s w  5 TN TN TN
         Milten A.  son   m s w  2 TN TN TN
Carden   George C.  other m s w 41 Prince Edward Eng Eng
                                   dealer in patten wrights

Thomas Drinnen is buried at the Bryan-Drinnen-Cate Cemetery in Sevier County.  He was probably the brother of William H. Drinnen, who is also buried at the cemetery.  Thomas's son William Luke Drinnen, age 9 in this census, is also buried at the cemetery.  Thomas Drinnen's wife was Mary Jane Bryan, daughter of William Enyard Bryan and Amanda Keener.


dwelling number 142 family number 142  District 12, E.D. 185, 10 June 1880 by E.R. Cate  p.412
Cate     Henry      w m 37            farmer                         TN TN TN
         Mary       w f 36  wife      keeping house                  TN TN TN
         Harriet    w f 13  daughter                 attended school TN TN TN
         Nelson     w m  9  son       works on farm  attended school TN TN TN
         Sarah      w f 56  sister                                   TN TN TN
         Perry      w m 19  nephew    works on farm                  TN TN TN

Henry Clay Cate was the son of Elisha Cate and Mary Elizabeth Newman.  His wife was Mary Jane Johnson.  She married (1) Thomas Lowery Thornburg.  Thomas Thornburg was killed while serving in the Union Army in the Civil War.  The wedding record for Henry Clay Cate says he married Mary Jane Thornburg.  I. Nelson Cate married Ann Elizabeth Underwood.  Harriet Cate married her first cousin Perry Cate.  Sarah was Henry's sister Sarah Adeline Cate born 8 Oct 1823.  She never married.  Perry who married Harriet was Allen Perry Cate, son of Allen Fitzgerald Cate and Priscilla Catherine (Catherine) Perry.  Henry Clay Cate and Allen Fitzgerald Cate were brothers.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 11 June 1880, by E.R. Cate
p.412b, dwelling number 153, family number 153
McCall   James     27 head     m w w   farmer   TN VA TN
         Edward     5 son      m s w            TN TN TN
         Reymy      4 son      m s w            TN TN TN
         Henry L.   1 son      m s w            TN TN TN
Cate     Betsey    55 mother   f w w            TN TN TN
Henry    Sarah J.  13 servant  f s mu  servant  TN TN TN  cannot R/W
McCombs  Robert    52 uncle    m s w            TN PA TN  idiotic


Mortality Schedule, Sevier County, Tennessee, year ending 31 May 1880 p.370, dwelling number 153 McCall Malinda 25 f m w keeping house TN TN TN, died in May, consumption resided 25 years, attended by Dr. A. A. Caldwell

Edward L. McCall age 5 was the bondsman when my great grandparents William Harley (Harley) Bryan and Nancy Virginia (Nannie) Harrison were married.

Harley and Edward were first cousins.  Harley was the son of Malissa E. Underwood and William Allen (Will) Bryan.  Edward was the son of Malinda E. Underwood and James McCallMalissa and Malinda were twins.  Malinda died on 23 May 1880, shortly before this census entry was recorded.  Hence, Malinda appeared on the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Sevier County.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 11 June 1880, by E.R. Cate
p.412b, dwelling number 155, family number 155
Cate  Madison   54 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
      Martha    47 wife  f m w                 TN TN TN  cannot W
      Margaret  19 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
      Martha    16 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
      Adra      15 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
      Perry     13 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  cannot W
      Nancy     12 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  cannot W
      Prior L.  11 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  cannot W

Madison Cate was the son of my third great grandparents Joshua Cate and Elizabeth (Betsey) Wilhite.  As such, Madison was the brother of my third great grandmother Mary Ann (Polly Ann) Cate.

Martha A. Underwood age 47 was the daughter of George Underwood and Elizabeth Kymes/Kimes.  As such, Martha was the niece of my fourth great grandmother Nancy Underwood who married her first cousin Enoch Underwood.


p.412
Underwood  Elizabeth  50
           James      21
           Cordelia   18


p.412
Underwood   John      55
            Evaline   28
            Newton    18
            Albert    14
            Nancy     12
            Frances    9
            Spencer    6

Monkey John Underwood was the son of Enoch Underwood and Nancy Underwood.  John was married twice, but all the children were by his first wife Ellen Henry.  I don't have the date for his second marriage, but it apparently was after the 1880 census.


p.412       Nelson    52
            Catherine 45
            Harvey    18
            Samuel    15
            Joseph    13
            William   11
            Anna       8
            Mabel A.   3

Ira Nelson Underwood was the son of Enoch Underwood and Nancy Underwood (first cousins).  Nancy Catherine Green was the daughter of James Green and Annie Patterson.


p.412
Underwood   Oliver    20
            Nancy     18

Oliver Leonidas Underwood married Nancy A. Derieux 15 Jan 1880 in Knox County.  Nancy was the daughter of Peter Derieux and Sarah Janaway.  Oliver was the son of Ira Nelson Underwood and Nancy Catherine Green.


P.412
Underwood    R. White   24
             Sarah      24

Rufus White Underwood was the son of Monkey John Underwood and Ellen Henry.  Sarah Pollard was the daughter of John Pollard.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 11 Jun 1880
p.413c, dwelling number 157, family number 157
Cate   Ira         48 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
       Susan L.    31 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
       Adaline     26 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  cannot R/W
       Sarah E.    18 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  cannot R/W
       William     16 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  cannot R/W
       Nancy L.    14 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
       Nathaniel   10 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  attended school, cannot W
       Martha       7 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
       Luther       5 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
       Ellis        3 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
       Charlie F.   1 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
Woods  Ida         12 Sdau  f s w                 TN TN TN

Ira Cate age 48 was the son of Rev. Elijah Cate and Susannah Underwood.  Elijah was the son of my of my fifth great grandparents John Cate Sr. and Mary.  As such, Elijah was the brother of my fourth great grandfather Joshua Cate.  Susannah was the daughter of my fifth great grandparents John Underwood and Mary Kirby.  As such, Susannah was the sister of my fourth great grandmother Nancy Underwood.

Suzanna Luzetta (Luzetta) Underwood age 31 was the daughter of my third great grandparents William Ramey Underwood and Martha Langston.  As such Luzetta was the sister of my second great grandgrandmother Malissa E. Underwood.

Luzetta Underwood was the grandniece of Ira Cate's mother Susannah Underwood.  The net effect is that Luzetta Underwood and Ira Cate were first cousins once removed who married.

Ira Cate and Suzanna Luzetta (Luzetta) Underwood were married 18 Mar 1872 in Sevier County.  Luzetta was Ira's third wife.  Martha, Luther, Ellis, and Charles F. Cate were the children of Ira Cate and Luzetta.  Adaline, Sarah, William, and Nancy L. were the children of Ira Cate and his first wife Malinda Susan Underwood.  Nathanial was the son of Ira Cate and his second wife Sarah (Sadie) Newman.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 11 Jun 1880
p.413c, dwelling number 158, family number 158
Cate  Hamilton    43 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN  cannot W
      John        21 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  attended school
      Nancy J.    18 dau   f s w  keeping house  TN TN TN
      Stephen J.  16 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN
      Susanna     14 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
      James M.     7 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
      Mary E.      3 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN

Hamilton Harvy (Harvy) Cate was the son of Rev. Elijah Cate and Susannah Underwood.  As such, Harvy was the nephew of my fourth great grandfather Joshua Cate.  Harvy also was the nephew of my fourth great grandmother Nancy Underwood.

Hamilton's wife Julia Ann Pollard apparently died before the 1880 census.  However, he was listed as married rather than as widowed.


8th Civil District, p.413, dwelling number 161, family number161
Cate      Perry       59  retired merchant
          Mary        56
          James P.    23  farm laborer
          Elonzo      14  farm laborer
Moore     Joseph R.   30  son-in-law  farmer
          Sarah C.    27  daughter
          Minnie J.    8
          John P.      7
          William      5
          George       3
          Mary         2/12   bn. March
          John        18  farm laborer

This is Perry Marshall Cate and his second wife Mary Moore.  Perry was the son of Joshua Cate and Elizabeth (Betsey) Wilhite.  Mary was the daughter of Zachariah Chaney (Chaney) Moore and Martha (Patsy) Allen.  I don't know who James and Elonzo are.  Sarah C. Cate (Moore) was the daughter of Perry Marshall Cate and his first wife Sarah Underwood.  Minnie J. Moore married Joseph Enoch Underwood.  John P. was John Perry (Perry)Moore who married Mabel Underwood.  William was William H. Moore who married Minnie Hardin.  George Moore married Janice Byrd.  Mary was Mary Mandy Moore who married Luther Thurman.  I can't identify John Moore.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 12 Jun 1880
p.413d, dwelling number 165, family number 165
Bryan    William    64 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
         Amanda     61 wife  f m w                 TN VA VA
         Rufus      25 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN
         Alan       23 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN
Cate     Martha     31 dau   f w w  keeping house  TN TN TN
         Lafayette   9 Gson  m s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
         George      8 Gson  m s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
         Sallie      5 Gdau  f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
         Joseph      3 Gson  f s w                 TN TN TN
Sanders  Bettie     17 Gdau  f s w                 TN TN TN

William Enyard Bryan age 64 was the son of my fourth great grandparents Thomas C. Bryan Sr. and Nancy Cate.  As such, William was the brother of my third great grandfather Peter H. Bryan.

William Enyard Bryan was clearly named for his maternal grandparents William P. Cate and Mary Enyard.  William was the first son, and Peter H. Bryan was the second son.  Peter H. Bryan was clearly named for his paternal grandfather Peter Bryan.  It therefore seems very likely that Peter H. Bryan was named for both of his paternal grandparents, and that his full name was probably Peter Hubbard Bryan.

Amanda Keener age 61 was the daughter of George T. Keener and Margaret (Peggy) Harris.

Rufus A. Bryan age 25 married Martha Cordelia (Cordie) Elder 10 Jan 1880.  It seems puzzling that he would have been enumerated with his parents in the 1880 census and that he would have been listed as single.

Martha Ellen (Ellen) Bryan age 31 was the widow of William Manning Cate.

Bettie Sanders was the daughter of Fidillo D. (Dillo) Sanders and Sarah Eveline (Eveline) Bryan.  Eveline had died in 1871, so Bettie was being raised by her grandparents.


8th Civil District, p.413, dwelling number 171, family number 171
Cate   John    25  works on farm
       Haly    18

John L. Cate was the son of Lee Cate and Nancy Elder.  He married Mahalia (Haly) Smith.


8th Civil District, p.413, dwelling number 168, family number 168
Cate   Nancy      53  farmer
       Thomas     23
       Catharine  18
       Manerva    15

Nancy Elder was the widow of Lee Cate.  She was the daughter of Charles Thomas Elder and Elizabeth Underwood.  Lee Cate was the son of Joshua Cate and Elizabeth (Betsey) Wilhite.


NA T9-1278, p.413, family number 169
Cate    Jesse       21     TN TN TN
        Caroline    22     TN TN TN
        James        1
Smith   Sophronia   16  servant

Jesse Thomas Cate was the son of James Baldwin Cate and Sarah (Sallie) Davis.  Caroline (Carrie) Ventis was his first wife.  They were married 19 Jan 1878, and she died 1883/1884.


p.414
Cate    George      13 (enumerated with another family)

I don't know who this is -- possibly George Washington Cate, son of Greenberry B. (Green) Cate and Nancy Simmons???


p.414
Cate   George   24
       Betsey   24
       Maud B.   1
       John E.   1/12

I have not a clue.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 12 Jun 1880
p.414b, dwelling number 179, family number 179
Bryan  William     30 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
       Malissa     25 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
       Silas A.     5 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
       William H.   4 son   m s w                 TN TN TN
       Samuel C.    1 son   m s w                 TN TN TN

My second great grandfather William Allen (Will) Bryan age 30 was born 8 Sep 1849 in Tennessee.  He was the son of Peter H. Bryan and Mary Ann (Polly Ann) Cate.

My second great grandmother Malissa E. Underwood age 25 was born 11 Nov 1855 in Sevier County, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of William Ramey Underwood and Martha Langston.

Will and Malissa were married 25 Sep 1872 in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Silas Amberson Bryan age 5 was born 7 Dec 1874.  Uncle Silas married Amanda Melzina (Mandy) Slaton.  My great grandfather William Harley (Harley) Bryan age 4 was born 12 Feb 1876 in Sevier County, Tennessee.  He married Nancy Virginia (Nannie) Harrison.  Samuel C. Bryan age 1 was born 9 Apr 1879 and died 10 Jun 1881.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 12 Jun 1880
p.414b, dwelling number 180, family number 180
Bryan       Ahas      59 head  m m w  farmer  TN TN TN
            Margaret  57 wife  f m w          TN TN TN  cannot W
McCampbell  David     25 sonL  m m w          TN TN TN
            Sarah     23 dau   f m w          TN TN TN

Ahaz W. Bryan was the son of my fourth great grandparents Thomas C. Bryan Sr. and Nancy Cate.  As such, he was the brother of my third great grandfather Peter H. Bryan.

Margaret Callahan age 57 was the daughter of Samuel Callahan and Milly Underwood.  As such, Margaret was the granddaughter of my fifth great grandparents Thomas Underwood and Mary Ramey.

Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Bryan age 23 was the daughter of Ahaz and Margaret.  David Parmely McCampbell age 25 was the son of James M. McCampbell and Juliett Augusta Edgar.  Sarah and David were married on 14 Oct 1879, and hence had been married for less than a year at the time of this census enumeration.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 14 Jun 1880
p.415c, dwelling number 182, family number 182
Bryan  John        27 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
       Sarah       19 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
       O. Frances   1 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN

John Greenwood/Greenberry Bryan age 27 was the son of my third great grandparents Peter Hubbard Bryan and Mary Ann (Polly Ann) Cate.  As such, John was the brother of my second great grandfather William Allen (Allen) Bryan.

John's wife was Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) McMahan age 19.  I do not know who her parents were.

John and Sallie were married on 1 Nov 1877 in Sevier County.  They were living next to John's father who was in house number 183 (see below).

Ollie Frances Bryan age 1 was born 20 Sep 1878.  She later married Alex Andrew Underwood.


Dist. 8, Sevier County, Tennessee, 14 Jun 1880
p.415c, dwelling number 183, family number 183, Henry's Cross Roads
Bryan  Peter H.  61 head  m m w  farmer           TN TN TN
       Mary A.   51 wife  f m w  keeping house    TN TN TN
       James P.  23 son   m s w  works on farm    TN TN TN
       Joshua    22 son   m s w  teacher          TN TN TN
       Manerva   20 dau   f s w                   TN TN TN
       Eliza     18 dau   f s w  going to school  TN TN TN
       Margaret  16 dau   f s w                   TN TN TN
       Adaline   15 dau   f s w                   TN TN TN
       Thomas    13 son   m s w                   TN TN TN
       Eulalie   12 dau   f s w                   TN TN TN
       Steward   10 son   m s w                   TN TN TN

Peter H. Bryan age 61 and Mary Ann (Polly Ann) Cate age 51 were my third great grandparents.

Peter was the son of Thomas C. Bryan Sr. and Nancy Cate.

Polly Ann Cate was the daughter of Joshua Cate and Betsy Wilhite.

Peter and Polly Ann were married about 1847.  My second great grandfather William Allen (Will) Bryan was born in 1849 and was married in 1872.  Therefore he was no longer living with his parents at the time of the 1880 census.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 16 Jun 1880
p.417c, dwelling number 213, family number 213
Douglass  William   40 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
          Sarah E.  35 wife  f m w  keeping house  IL TN TN
          Mary E.   13 dau   f s w                 TN TN IL  attended school
          James B.   7 son   m s w                 TN TN IL  attended school

James B. (Jimmie) Douglass age 7 later married Mary (Mollie) Roberts.  Mollie was the daughter of Thomas S. (Tom) Roberts and Nancy Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bryan.  Lizzie was the daughter of my third great grandparents Peter Hubbard Bryan and Mary Ann (Polly Ann) Cate.  As such, Lizzie was the sister of my second great grandfather William Allen (Will) Bryan.


Dist. 8, Sevier County, Tennessee, 16 Jun 1880
p.417c, dwelling number 216, family number 216
Douglass  Jesse     54 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
          Margaret  51 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN TN TN
          Eliza A.  26 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
          Mary E.   25 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
          Margaret  21 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
          Sarah J.  12 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school, cannot W

Eliza Addie (Addie) Douglass age 26 married James Thomas R. (Thomas) Bryan on 7 Dec 1880.  Addie died on 9 Oct 1883.

James Thomas R. (Thomas) Bryan was the son of Robert Reedy Bryan and Rebecca A. Lankford.  As such, Thomas was the nephew of my third great grandfather Peter H. Bryan.


Dist. 8, Sevier County, Tennessee, 17 Jun 1880
p.417d, dwelling number 226, family number 226
Saffel  Thomas      64 head  m m w  farmer         TN VA VA
        Manerva C.  55 wife  f m w  keeping house  TN VA TN
        Nancy F.    26 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
        Samuel      22 son   m m w  farmer         TN TN TN  married within the year
        Virginia    21 dauL  f m w                 TN TN TN
Bryan   Alice       50 sisL  f s w                 TN VA TN  idiotic, cannot R/W

Manerva Case Bryan and Alcy Keziah Darcus Bryan were daughters of Allen S. Bryan Sr. and Elizabeth McSpadden.  As such, they were nieces of my fifth great grandfather Peter Bryan.  Contrary to what this census entry might indicate, I believe that Elizabeth McSpadden was born in Virginia rather than in Tennessee.

Thomas Fletcher Saffell was the son of Samuel Saffell and Elizabeth Cox.


p.417
Underwood    John      55
             Mary      49
             Frances   14
             Hariet    13
             Benjamin  19

This is "Shaky John" Underwood, son of George Underwood and Elizabeth Kimes.  Mary was his second wife Mary (Polly) Ferguson.


p.418
Cate   Thomas J.  32
       Dorcus     35
       Bruce       8
       Wade L.     7
       Edgar A.    6
       Nellie A.   4
       Rush M.     1

Thomas L. Cate was the son of Thomas H. Cate and Mary Rebecca Lawrence.  He married Dorcas Hamilton.


p.418
Cate    Thomas   76  (enumerated with another family)
        Rebecca  71

Thomas H. Cate and Mary Rebecca (Rebecca) Lawrence were living with one of their sons (either Thomas or George), but I can't tell for sure which one until I check the census microfilm.


p.418
Cate   George  51
       Emma    18
       Minnie  15
       Frances 13
       Georgia  9

This is George W. Cate, son of Thomas H. Cate and Mary Rebecca Lawrence.  George married Orlena Goodwin, who apparently died before 1880.  Emma is Emma Orlena Cate who married Robert Martin Bales.


Dist. 8, E.D. 185, Sevier County, Tennessee, 18 Jun 1880
p.418b, dwelling number 238, family number 238
Cate  Porter    48 head  m m w  farmer         TN TN TN
      Mary J.   40 wife  f m w  housekeeping   TN TN TN
      Thomas    18 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  attended school
      John      13 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  attended school
      William   11 son   m s w  works on farm  TN TN TN  attended school, cannot W
      Cora       6 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN  attended school
      Ida        2 dau   f s w                 TN TN TN
      Columbus   4 son   m s w                 TN TN TN

Elisha Porter (Porter) Cate Jr. age 48 was the son of Elisha Porter Cate and Mary Elizabeth Newman.  Mary J. Drinnen age 40 was the daughter of John Drinnen and Elizabeth Mills.

Elisha Cate was the son of John Cate Jr. and Mary Ann Koontz, and the grandson of my fifth great grandparents John Cate Sr. and Mary.  Mary Elizabeth Newman was the daughter of Joseph Newman and Catherine (Caty) Cate, and the granddaughter of my fifth great grandparents William P. Cate and Mary Enyard.

Ida Bell Cate age 2 later married Thomas Allen (Allen) Bryan.  Allen was the son of William Enyard Bryan and Amanda Keener, and the grandson of my fourth great grandparents Thomas C. Bryan Sr. and Nancy Cate.  As such, Allen was the nephew of my third great grandfather Peter H. Bryan.


p.419
Cate    Albert       35
        Betsey       36
        Margaret     15
        Sallie       13
        Catherine    11
        Perry L.      9
        Ephraim       8
        Alice         6
        Malissa       4
        O. Alexander  2
        Mary         55

This is Albert McClain and Ann Elizabeth (Betsey) Johnson.  Some records give her name as Betsey Ann Johnson.  Albert McClain was the son of a Mr. McClain and Mary Catherine Cate.  He changed his name to Cate.  Mary age 55 is Albert's mother Mary Catherine Cate.  Mary Catherine Cate in turn was the daughter of Elisha Cate and Mary Elizabeth Newman.


p.419
Underwood   Henderson  42
            Roda       36
            Benjamin   20
            Sarah      17
            Belle      13
            Joel       11
            Margaret    9
            Luther      7
            Hurd        4
            Catherine   7/12

William Henderson (Hense) Underwood was the son of George Underwood and Elizabeth Kimes.  Rhoda Underwood was Henderson's second wife.  His first wife was Rhoda's sister Elizabeth Underwood.  Rhoda and Elizabeth were both first cousins (half first cousins, actually) of Henderson Underwood.  They were daughters of Joel Underwood, George's half brother.


Dist. 8, Henrys Cross Roads, Sevier County, Tennessee, 22 Jun 1880
p.421c, dwelling number 272, family number  272
Bryan   John W.   head   m m w 32  TN NC TN  farmer
        Mary A.   wife   f m w 34  TN TN TN  keeping house
        Sarah F.  dau    f s w  7  TN TN TN
        Chrlie N. son    m s w  4  TN TN TN
        Emma      dau    f s w  1  TN TN TN
        Frances   mother f w w 54  TN TN TN
Willson Collumbus        m s w 24  NC NC SC  farm laborer

John Wesley Bryan was the son of David A. Bryan and Frances (Fanny) Acuff.  He married Mary A. McNutt on 13 Nov 1870 in Sevier County, Tennessee.  I am not sure of David A. Bryan's exact ancestry, but he does not appear to have been descended from Peter Bryan of Rockingham County, Virginia.


p.422
Cate   Elijah R.  23  (enumerated with another family)

This is probably Elijah Richard Cate, son of Hamilton Harvy Cate and Julian Ann Pollard.  He married Sarah Belle Derieaux 7 Jun 1883 in Knox County, Tennessee.


p.423
Cate   Abraham    37
       Manerva    38
       Malinda    12
       Samuel      9
       Martha      6
       Joseph H.   4
       Emma C.    10/12
       Joshua     62
       Betsey     63

Joshua Cate was the son of James T. Cate and Elizabeth Lindsey, and the grandson of John Cate Sr.  His wife was Elizabeth (Betsey) Lindsey.  They are the 62 and 63 year old, respectively.  Their son Abraham Cate was born 22 Feb 1843.  Abraham's wife was Minerva Huffaker.


p.424
Underwood    John      43
             Maria     44
             Thomas    19
             Aliosus   15
             Florence  13
             Ulysses   11
             Bruce      8
             Charles    5

John Thomas Underwood was the son of Thomas Underwood and Elizabeth Johnson.  His wife was Maria Jane Covington.


p.424
Underwood   Joseph    32
            Julia     26
            Alice      2

Joseph (Joel) Underwood was the son of Thomas Underwood and Elizabeth Johnson.  His wife was Julia Bales.


p.424
Underwood   Thomas    74
            Betsey    65

Thomas Underwood was the son of John Underwood and Ms. Kirby.  His wife was Elizabeth Johnson.


p.424
Underwood    William   38
             Martha    35
             Manerva   12
             Marvey    10
             Madison    8
             Joshua     6
             Mrshal     4
             Commodore  2

William T. Underwood was the son of Thomas Underwood and Elizabeth Johnson.  His first wife was Martha Bales.


p.458
Bryan   Robert      36
        Marthey     35
        Robert      16
        Sanford     14
        Rachel      12
        James       11
        Larintine    9 f
        John W.      8
        Mary         7 7/12
        William T.   5 3/12
        Sarah J.     2 10/12
        Henry N.     6/12


NA T9-1278, Dist 14. pg. 465, Family 26
Thomas  Caroline    55               TN TN TN
        Katie       13
        Lulia       10
Bassett Laura       26 daughter
Bryan   Nancy       24 daughter
        Linna       22 daughter
        Willie C.   19 daughter(sic) William is a male)
        Mike        85 (Blk) Servant

Eliza Aramantha Caroline (Caroline) Huffaker married (1) William M. Bryan and married (2) William Thomas.  Katie and Lulia were children of her second marriage with William Thomas.  Laura, Nancy, Linna, and Willie C. were children of her first marriage with William M. Bryan.  Laura Minerva Bryan married Richard S. Bassett, and I assume he died between 1875 and 1880.  Nancy was Nancy Kathleen Bryan.  Linna was Malinda Josephine Bryan.  Willie was William Caroline (sic) Bryan, who was male.  His middle name came from his mother.


p.468
Bryan   James   74   (black)
        Harriet 45
        Nancy    9


p.468
Bryan   Allick  26   (black)
        Ann     23


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