Cate, also Catherine

Title

Cate, also Catherine

Description

Mother of four known sons, Cate spent her adult life enslaved by Moses Case.

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Enslaver or Household

Lieutenant Moses Case

Birth Date

circa 1730

Marriage Date

November 21, 1768

Death Date

circa 1820

Misc. Date

May 27, 1770; renewal of church covenant

Biographical Notes

Joseph Wickham Case wrote, "Kate, a slave of my grandfather, Lieut. Moses Case, who was born about 1730 and died at the age of 90, said that when she was a girl she knew several Indian families living around the Necks,—especially one named Youpsag, who had her hut in the squaw lot at Southarbor." From Southold Town Records Volume 2, page 535.

Catherine's husband was Cesar (#1739), enslaved negro servant of Zaccheus Goldsmith. He was the probably father of all her known children—Enos (#1741), Jason (#1745), Limus (#1743), and Festus (#1744).

Source/s

Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970>New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>images 278/340 [marriage] and 244/340 [church renewal]. See individual children for entries of their baptisms where Cate/Catherine was identified by name.

Files

1770.RENEW.Cate_Case.JPG
1768.MAR.Cate and Cesar.JPG

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Citation

“Cate, also Catherine,” Plain Sight Project, accessed October 17, 2021, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1740.