: I would be very interested to know where you
: got the information that you have cited in
: today's message. Prince George's County is
: NOT contiguous to Queen Anne County, so the
: Cators could NOT have lived on the border
: between those two counties. More likely
: your source refers to Queen Anne PARISH,
: which is located in central Prince George's
: County. Which census are you referring to,
: and what source locates the Cators 8 miles
: from D.C. and 1 mile from Centreville? I
: find, between 1860 and 1880, a George Cator,
: who owned property and resided in the area
: now known as Silver Hill - about 5 miles
: from Centreville and about 2 miles from the
: District of Columbia boundary.
: Epiphany Episcopal Church in Long Old Fields
: (present-day Forestville, between Silver
: Hill and Centreville)) dates from 1862, and
: was part of the Queen Anne Parish. But if
: your Cators lived in the Silver Hill area,
: they probably would have belonged to St.
: Barnabas Episcopal Church in the Oxon Hill
: area - it is less than 2 miles from Silver
: Hill - established in 1830, and part of
: King George's Parish. Before 1830, they
: would probably have belonged to St. John's
: Church, Broad Creek (the mother church of
: St. Barnabas). St. John's was established
: in the 1690s, about 6-1/2 miles to the south
: of Silver Hill.
: I have no information on "Hydes" -
: again, which census? and for which county?
: Hope this helps,
: Susan G. Pearl, Historian
: Prince George's County Historical
: --Previous Message--
: The Cater families belong to the Church of
: England. They lived on the boarder of Prince
: George's County and Queen Anne County
: between 1765-1830. In census it mentions
: Hydes. They lived 8 miles from Washington
: DC. 1 mile from Centreville Tavern. Do you
: have a map of this immediate area??
: Do you have a list of Parishes in this area,
: I am forever grateful for any help, the
: CATER family records are hard to find, they
: also are listed as CATOR/CATO and sometimes
: Thank you in advance,
: Hi Susan,
In the 1820 census for Prince George's County there was a George Cator & Benjamin Cator Jr.it sites Hydes, maybe a district? Another Benjamin Cator was in Queen Anne.
My source for the Cater's living 8 miles from D.C. is from a journal by a Cater who was born in that area and is very specific. It is from his journal he mentions Centreville Tavern, the owner was Isaac Ball. The school was within 3 hundred yards of the tavern and a slave market. His teacher was John Brashears. His father George Cater rented land from a wealthy landowner, he mentions Captain West, Major Calvert, Judge Key and Gov. Bowie. He states that the Cater farm was about three fourths of a mile from Captain West. The other's lived close.
He was baptised by parson Joseph Messenger, the church was in Marlboro, a town 8 miles away. He wrote that there was no church near where they lived. The records I am trying to locate are from 1765-1830,this George Cater and family left Maryland in 1830 for Ohio.
I appreciate your input, I am not familiar
with MD and it's Parishes & Hundreds. I am learning a lot about your State and it's history, hopefully I can go to the Archives, that's what I am aiming for.
Have a lovely weekend,
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