SORTING OUT THE CATORS IN MARYLAND/VIRGINIA/DC:
 
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CATOR/CATER, BADEN and MINTO FAMILY
Charles County and Prince George's County, MD

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POSSIBLE GENERATION #1:
Unsure if Sophia is Mother of Benjamin Cator/Cater or the Grandmother?

1850 Census for Hill Top, Charles County, Doncaster,  MD, 9/26/1860:(M432_290 Pg 293)

Mother/Grandmother?, SOPHIA CATOR, Age 54 (born about 1796 in Maryland).
Mother?
MARY E. CATOR, Age 35 (born about 1815 MD).
Daughter, ELIZA CATOR, Age 20, (born about 1830 MD).
Daughter,
MARY J. CATOR, Age 13, (born about 1837 MD).
Son,  BENJAMIN CATOR, Age 12 (born about 1838 MD) 
Son? PRESTLY CATOR, age 4 (born about 1846 MD)

 

1860 Census for Hill Top, Charles County, Doncaster,  MD, 9/26/1860:(M653-R473 Pg 707)Mother? SOPHIA CATOR, Age 50 (b. abt 1810 MD),  Spinner, cannot read or write. Mother? MARY CATOR, Age 35 (born about 1825), no occupation, cannot read or write. Daughter, ELIZABETH CATOR, Age 18, (born about 1842).
Son, 
BENJAMIN CATOR, Age 22 (born about 1838), Sailor    
        

 

 

 

 




KNOWN GENERATION #2:

BENJAMIN CATOR was born in Maryland to Maryland-born parents on June 30, 1868.  He married LAURA BADEN  1867. She was about 10 years younger than Benjamin as she was born in Maryland to Maryland-born parents around 1849 or 1850.  Laura Baden and family from the Aquasco District and Milingham, Prince George's County, MD.

The following is new from a reader/cousin who wanted to share this info.  Thanks!

Hi family -- I'm from the Baden side and came across these records. I didn't see any note of Benjamin's (1838) Civil War Service Record on your website...so here it is. Copies of the listings kept at the POW camps is attached for your review. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 about Benjamin Cator

Name: Benjamin Cator
Side: Confederate
Roll: M598_25
Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Deserter from the Confederate Army; Captured December 1 (year unknown) in Parkersburg, West Virginia (near Wheeling).

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
about Benjamin Cator

Name: Benjamin Cator
Side: Confederate
Roll: M598_36
Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Transferred from Parkersburg to Camp Chase Ohio as a Prisoner of War. No Dates.


Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
about Benjamin Cator

Name: Benjamin Cator
Side: Confederate
Roll: M598_24
Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Roll call (year unknown) shows his name scratched out. Copy attached.

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
about Benjamin Cator

Name: Benjamin Cator
Side: Confederate
Roll: M598_25
Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Record shows where Benjamin Cator was captured - Parkersburg Va. (when Va and WVa were actually one state - they divided after the Civil War).

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 about Benj C Cator

 

1870 MD, Charles County, MD, 1st District, Page 17 August 1870: 

B C Cater/L (Benjamin "C?") age 31, farmer with personal property of $100
L (Laura) Cater, age 31 (b 1849), keeping house Note: BC and Laura Cater listed as "cannot read" "cannot write".
BB (Benjamin Baden) Cater is age 2   (b 1868)
MJ (Mary J.) Cater is 34 (b 1836)
Wm (William?) Cater is 2 (b. 1868)
Frank Cater is 22 (born 1848)
LNU age 26, male, farmer having personal property of $400.

1880 Census for Hill Top, Charles County, MD:

Dad,  BENJAMIN CATOR, is a "laborer" at age 42.
Mom,
LAURA BADEN CATOR is 30 and keeps house for the family.  
Son, BENJAMIN Baden Cater is 12 (b. 1868). 
        Note: He married MARGARET IRENE "Maggie" MINTO who was b.
Oct 9, 1869. 
Daughter, MARY CATER is 9 (b. 1871). 

GENERATION #3:

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1910 Census for Washington, DC, District 79

Benjamin Baden Cator is a laborer for the government.  He and his wife, MARGARET IRENE MINTO CATOR, have 5 children, all born in DC, all living, in the 10 years they have been married. Their residence is 1309 South Capital Street in DC.
.

Children are:
Baden (Minto) Cator age 7 (born 29 Sep 1902 in DC)
Clyde B. Cator age 6 (born about 1904 in DC)
Margaret "Maggie" Violet Irene Cator,  age 5 or 9 (born 23 Apr 1901 in DC);' died 12 May 1967 in Alexandria, VA.  Buried in Arlington, VA.
Walter Leroy "Reds" Cator age 4 (born 14 Feb 1906 in DC; died 19 Nov 1974 in DC)
Ross Cater age 2 (born about 1908 in DC).  

Note: Rootsweb lists baptism for a VIOLET IRENE CATOR:
"BAPTISMS Cator Violet Irene - bp 11/12/1901, b 4/23/1901; c/o Cator Baden & Maggie."   

MARGARET IRENE MINTO CATOR died Nov 22, 1946 in DC.  Benjamin Baden Cator died April 23, 1937 in  DC.  Both are buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.




GENERATION #4 WALTER LEROY "REDS" CATER:
Walter Leroy "Reds" Cator was born on Valentine's Day February 14, 1906.  
He married a Fannie P. ________ born on January 26, 1910. 
He died on November 19, 1974.
She died on March 26, 1990
Interred Ft. Lincoln Cemetery.

GENERATION #4 BADEN CATER:


1930 Census for Washington, DC

Baden Minto Cater (not Cator) is now married to Helen "Nellie" Jones .  They rent what appears to be an apartment or triplex in DC for $18/mo. Their address is 1007 B St. NE, in DC.  Baden is 26 and Nellie is 21.  They do not have any children at this time.  At right is a picture of Baden Minto Cater taken at the beach in 1963.==>

Note:  In the Washington Post, July 20, 1930, on pg 4, Births, Deaths and Marriages lists:
 BADEN M. and NELLIE V. CATOR, boy.

GENERATION #4 CLYDE B. CATOR aka BENJAMIN CLYDE CATOR,
brother of Baden M. Cater

Clyde B. Cater (not Cator) is now  26 (also!) and was  born on December 28, 1903 in DC; he married at 21 years of age to the then 15 year old Mary  Estella Chick.  She is now 21.  They have two children, Clyde E. who is 4 (b. 23 Feb 1926*) and Ruth who is 1 (b. 1929).  All were born in DC.  They live at 1129 NJ Avenue, SE, DC.   Note that in his obituary, Clyde B. Cater is listed as Benjamin C. Cater!  Mary Estella Chick is the daughter of Joseph E. and Sidney Chick of DC.  Her brothers are Joseph S. Chick, Arthur B. Chick and Charles E. Chick. 

*Per US Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 on Ancestry.com: Clyde E. Cator was born on 23 Feb 1926 and died 22 October 2004.  He is buried at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Maryland.

 Obituary of Benjamin C. Cater (aka Clyde B. Cator):  COLONIAL BEACH, VA

Clyde E. Cator Grave:

GENERATION #4   MAGGIE IRENE CATOR

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MISCELLANEOUS:

SARAH BADEN marries THOMAS CATER, 31 August 1791 per Marriage Licenses Issued at Upper Marlborough, Prince George's County, Maryland--1777 to 1801

Per Database: Maryland Marriages, 1667-1899:
WILLIAM M. BADEN marries SARAH M. BADEN 15 Dec 1885 Prince Georges MD
ALEXANDER BADEN marries SARAH GIBBONS 32 Mar 1804 Prince Georges MD
THOMAS BADEN marries SARAH DORSETT 6 Feb 1797 Prince Georges MD 
THOMAS CATER marries SARAH BADEN, 31 August 1791 Prince Georges MD
JOSIAS GIBBONS marries SARAH GOVER BADEN 18 Oct 1819 Prince Georges MD 
Note:  So many Sarahs! 

PERSONS MISC.
1838 Benjamin Cator born. Maryland
1849 or 1850 Laura Baden born. Maryland
1867  Benjamin marries Laura Baden

June 30, 1868
Benjamin Baden Cator born. Maryland

Oct. 9, 1869 
Margaret Irene Minto born. Future wife of Benjamin Baden Cator Pennsylvania
1871 Mary Cator born. Maryland
1880 Census Ben is a laborer; Laura works at home taking care of family.  Hill Top, Charles County, MD
About 1901 
(or 1905)
Margaret "Maggie" Cator DC
29 Sep 1902 Baden Minto Cator born. DC
1904 Clyde B. Cator born. DC
1906 Walter Leroy Cator born. DC
1908 Ross Cator born. DC
23 Feb 1926 Clyde E. Cator born. DC
Before 1930 Benjamin Baden Cator and Helen "Nellie" Jones marry
23 Apr 1937 Benjamin Baden Cator dies in DC. Buried at Ft..Lincoln Cem.  Brentwood, MD

Nov 22, 1946
Margaret Irene Minto Cater dies in DC. Buried at Ft..Lincoln Cem.  Brentwood, MD
13 Apr 1973 Baden Minto Cator dies. SSDI indicates 15 April 1973
 11 June 1978 Clyde B. Cator (aka Benjamin C. Cater) dies at Colonial Beach, VA
22 October 2004 Clyde E. Cator dies. Buried at Cheltenham Veterans Cem. MD

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