I am trying to preserve our family history for future generations. Most of the research on the TATE family has been done by Mrs. Ethel Updike and published in a book "Tate and
Allied Families of the South" - last published in 1972. She is
no longer living, so I have endeavored to contact as many as possible and bring it up to date - I present this as a lead into
your own research; it is not to be accepted as proof - I am a
descendant of James Tate, and his lineage and service has been
proved as recently as 1995 (DAR accepted)- The Pruett data is also recent; this is my maiden name; my mother was a TATE. Other
lines (maternal) Bolin, Hooper-Brookes-White, Cantrell, Thagard,
Jessup. My paternal line, PRUETT; we are related to Griffin,
Hamilton, Keenan, Carleton/Carlton, Mathis. I was of the fifth
generation who lived in Gibson County, Tennessee. The original
land pioneered by Thomas Pruett and his wife Sarah(Sally) Estes
is still in the family. Thanks to all who have helped me gather this data; especially Elizabeth Sinclair, Julia White, William
P. Keenan, and especially to Alfred W. Tate (Bill) who has been our Tate family Historian for more than one-half century. He just celebrated his 9 2 birthday and continues his avid interest in family; our clan is especially grateful to him for his work on the Stanford, White, Watson, Furlow, and the latest generations of the TATE family. Currently we are trying to locate the parents of Robert Donathan Bolin.
- Lygia Tate, 5th gen. from Rev. War Ancestor (3 KB)
Lygia Tate, b. 1901-d.1988, with her husband Jess Porter Pruett b. 1899-d. 1991
- Elizabeth Bolin Stanford (79 KB)
She was the daughter of Nancy Cantrell and Robert
Donathan Bolin; married James Knox Polk Stanford
- D.C. Pruet t, father of Jess Porter Pruett, (1 KB)
He was son of William David Alexander Pruett,
grandson of Crawford F. Pruett and Margaret Griffin
- Thomas James Tate (6 KB)
This is one of the sons of Cooper Bennett Tate,
he was in the Civil War; with Lee at Appamatox.
- Children of Lewis Franklin Tate, (48 KB)
Joe Bailey, Albert, Mabel, Mother Claude, Frances and Louis (lived in Texas; no date on photo)
- Alfred William Tate, photo ca. 1975 (3 KB)
5th Generation from James Tate, Rev.Ancestor;
brother of Lygia Tate Pruett. Living, 2000
- great-grandson of James Tate, Rev. War. (3 KB)
He lived in Ala. In 1896, established Baptist
Collegiate Institute. The school graduated over 10,000 students during it's tenure - closed 1929
- Fred Nicholson (70 KB)
Fred Nicholson,Graduation photo, U.S. Naval Accademy in 1922,
son of Belle Tate and Mastin Nicholson.Dtr. of Thomas James Tate.
- Carl Smith Keenan, grandson of Michael Keenan (37 KB)
Photos made in France, WWI, Carl Smith Keenan is
in the center of the three men; alone in single photo
- Oldest son of Lygia Tate and Jess Pruett (10 KB)
Spent retirement years doing family research; had
heart-attack at genealogical library. He was the
8th generation of the Pruett family born in this country.
- Son of Revolutionary War Ancestor (2 KB)
He was one of the sons of James Tate; went to Ala. about 1833; died 1884; buried Cedar Creek Church Cemetery, Heflin, Ala.
- Alfred W.Tate and daughter Martha Tate Roberts (39 KB)
Photo made 11 May 2003; A.W. Tate is the patriarch of our Tate family. He is 90+; his oldest daugher Martha Tate Roberts has three sons.A. W. Tate has been the Tate family historian most of his life and continues to keep up to date and prints an-update each year of the A.W. Tate family.
- Pvt. Clifford Keenan, killed D-Day 1944 (33 KB)
Clifford Keenan, son of Hugh Avery Keenan and
Jewell Owens Keenan,Great-grandson of Michael Keenan
Killed, age 22, June 6, 1944
- From an old tin-type (3 KB)
He was born in Granville Co., N.C. and went to Tennessee with his parents, Thomas F. Pruett and Sarah (Sally) Estes Pruett ca. 1826
- Betsy and Leigh McIntosh (20 KB)
Betsy McIntosh, dtr. of Frances Limozaine and granddaughter of Lygia Tate Pruett. with her daughter Leigh after finishing a 27K Marathon for Cancer/Leukemia research, January, 2003.
- Leigh, Bryan and Alexander McIntosh (16 KB)
Leigh and Bryan are the eldest great-grandchildren of Lygia Tate and Jess Porter Pruett and Alexander McIntosh, son of Bryan, the great-greatgrandson.
- Wedding Photo - A.W. Tate and Florence V.Stanford (5 KB)
They were married 1896; had twelve children.
He died 1936; she died 1965 one month short of 90th birthday.
- Restored from original made ca 1880 (6 KB)
This ancestor was in Civil War; he married Permelia Hamilton Keenan following the war; son of
- Emma Alderman Cunninghan (65 KB)
A relation to Pruett family.
- Photo made January 1965 (44 KB)
The nine Tate Children pictured at Ozark, Ala. where they attended their mother's funeral. This may be the only photo ever made of all nine children.
- Wife of A. W. Tate (5 KB)
Florence Victoria Stanford, wife of A. W.Tate,
mother of Lygia Tate Pruett and Alfred W. Tate
- Alexander Powell McIntosh (39 KB)
GGGrandson of Lygia Tate and Jess Pruett,
- House built on land owned by James Tate (19 KB)
This house was built shortly after James Tate died
Photo shown prior to restoration; missed by Sherman during War, said it was holding prisoners.
- Copy from Tin-Type - Missouri Hamilton (5 KB)
She was born, Gibson Co., Tn. 5 Jan 1842; married
a cousin,H.M. Hamilton, She was a sister to Permelia Hamilton who married Michael Keenan; also a sister to Illinois Cynthia Jane Hamilton who married Emerson Raiford Fulghum.
- Michael Keenan, (10 KB)
This is an enhanced photo of Michael Keenan, husband of Permelia Hamilton. He was born in Ireland in 1820.
- William P. Keenan and wife Jean, 2000 (8 KB)
Bill is the great-grandson of Michael Keenan;
currently lives near Atlanta, Ga.
- Thomas James Tate with other family members (18 KB)
This photo was made in the summer of 1906;Note
straw hats, and other clothing. Also, based on the date of death of one of the family.
- Great-granddaughter of Lygia Tate and Jess Pruett (24 KB)
Leigh Audrey McIntosh, daughter of Elizabeth A.
Bowers McIntosh, granddaughter of Frances Pruett Limozine
- Martha Susan Watson, wife of Thomas James Tate (5 KB)
Martha Susan Watson was the daughter of John B. Watson and Mary A. Furlow. B. 2 Sept 1841-d.28 Dec. 1922. Buried in Newton, Dale Co.,Alabama