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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GENERATION #1 - 1838 (Civil War):

Benjamin Cator and wife Laura Baden Cator


 

Benjamin C. Cator was born on June 30, 1838, in Charles, Maryland. His parents were also born in MD. He lived in Charles, Maryland, on July 1, 1863. He likely married Laura Baden in 1867 in Carroll, Maryland. 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. Ben and Laura had three known children during their marriage.  Benjamin C. Cator/Cater fought in the Civil War as a confederate; deserted was captured and was imprisoned for 4 years.

In the 1870 Census for Charles County, MD, Ben was 31 and a farmer with personal property of $100 value.  His wife Laura was 31(should be about 21?) and keeping house.  Both Ben and Laura cannot read nor writer per this census.  Their children listed are:
BB (Benjamin Baden) Cater is age 2  (b 1868) (See next generation)
MJ (Mary J.) Cater is 34 (b 1836)
Wm (William?) Cater is 2 (b. 1868)
Frank Cater is 22 (born 1848)

1880 Census for Hill Top, Charles County, MD:

In the 1880 Census for Hill Top in Charles County MD, dad, Benjamin is a "laborer" at age 42. Mom Laura is 30 and keeps house. Their son Benjamin Baden Cater is 12.  And daughter Mary is 9.    
 

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

 

 


 

GENERATION #2 (1868):

Benjamin Baden Cater and wife Margaret Irene Minto Cater


When Benjamin Baden Cater was born on June 30, 1868, in Maryland, his father, Benjamin, was 30 and his mother, Laura Baden, was 19. He married Margaret Irene Minto on June 12, 1900, in Washington, District of Columbia. They had five children during their marriage. He died on April 23, 1937, in Washington, District of Columbia, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brentwood, Maryland.

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1910 Census for Washington, DC, District 79

In the 1910 Census for DC Benjamin Baden Cater/Cator is a laborer for the government.  He and his wife, Margaret Irene Minto Cater, 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.
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Another child is Maggie Irene Violet Cater.  Rootsweb:  "BAPTISMS Cator Violet Irene - bp 11/12/1901, b 4/23/1901; c/o Cator Baden & Maggie."   

Margaret Irene Minto Cater 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 #3

C H I L D R E N of Benjamin Baden Cater and wife Margaret Irene Minto Cater:



BADEN MINTO CATER (1902):

When Baden Minto Cator was born on September 29, 1902, in DC his father, Benjamin, was 34 and his mother, Margaret, was 32. He married Nellie Helen Jones on August 30, 1929, in District of Columbia. They had two children during their marriage. He died on April 13, 1973, at the age of 70, and was buried in Brentwood, Maryland.

In the 1930 Census for DC, Baden Minto Cater (not Cator) is now married to Helen "Nellie" Jones (as of August 30, 1929).  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.

Their son Robert Baden Cater is born on July 15, 1930 in DC and lives until 20 Jan 2003.  Note:  In the Washington Post, July 20, 1930, on pg 4, Births, Deaths and Marriages lists a son:
BADEN M. and NELLIE V. CATER, boy.

In the 1937 City Directory, Baden is listed as a driver, married to Helen.

WWII Draft Registration 1942: Baden Minto Cater is now 40, had a ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair and is 5'6" tall.  He is married to Nellie Cater and they live in DC.

Their next child is also a son, Melvin Cater.

In 1954 Baden is a foreman for the Dist. Hwy Dept. in DC.  The family lives at 1504 E St SE in DC.  In 1960, he continues to work for the DC Government as a foreman and is married to Nellie and they now live at 1830 S St SE in DC.

 

 

 

MAGGIE IRENE VIOLET CATOR/CATER (1901)

Margaret Irene Violet Cator was born on April 23, 1901, in District of Columbia. She married Claude Irving (Irvin) Padgett on June 19, 1919. They had one child during their marriage. She later married Herschel Chevalier. She died on May 12, 1967, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, at the age of 66, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Master Sgt. Chevalier.


http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11393731/person/-388454923

Maggie Irene married Claude Irving (Irvin) Padgett on June 19, 1919.  Her daughter Doris Irene Padgett (Mrs. WILLIS FREEMAN EDGERLY) was born on January 17, 1921, in Alexandria, Virginia. Doris died 2002. Margaret Irene Violet Cator (Cater) and Claude Irvin Padgett were divorced on May 20, 1932, in Alexandria, Virginia, after 12 years of marriage. She was 31 years old.  Irvin sued Irene for divorce claiming desertion.  The divorce was thusly granted.

<--Photo from findagrave.

In 1932 Irene worked as a saleswoman for the Palais Royal Inc. per the DC directory.

In the 1940 Census Irene was living with her daughter and son-in-law (The Walter Cunninghams) in Alexandria.  Irene continued her saleswoman work.

In 1943 Irene married Master Sgt, U.S. Army, Hershel M. Chevalier, son of Monroe Bernard & Dessie (Nolan) Chevalier. He retired after 32 yrs. of military service and is buried at Arlington Cemetery.  In the 1947 Alexandria VA city directory, they are listed as no longer employed.

Death Certificate

 

CLYDE B. CATER aka BENJAMIN CLYDE CATER (1903)


Benjamin "Clyde" Cater was born December 28, 1903 in District of Columbia. He had one son and one daughter with Mary  Estella Chick between 1926 and 1929. Do you know when he died?

Per the 1930 DC Census, Clyde B. Cater is now 26;  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.  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: Son Clyde E. Cater 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

 

WALTER LEROY "REDS" CATER (1906)

When Walter Leroy "Reds" Cator was born on February 14, 1906, in District of Columbia, his father, Benjamin, was 37 and his mother, Margaret, was 36. He married a woman 10 years older than he was, Catherine Rose Scheuch and then later married Fannie Pauline Staples on October 8, 1949, in his hometown. He died on November 19, 1974, at the age of 68.

Walter Leroy "Reds" Cator was born on Valentine's Day February 14, 1906 in DC.  
He married
<--  1) Catherine Rose Scheuch.  She was 20 years older than he.
       2) Fannie Pauline Staples
born on January 26, 1910. 
 

 

U.S. City Directory, 1954 DC:

Caters:

Cators:

 

 

 

 

 

He died on November 19, 1974.  Fannie died on March 26, 1990.  Both are interred at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery.

 

 

ROBERT ROSS CATER (1908)

When Robert Ross Cater was born on March 21, 1908, in Washington, District of Columbia, his father, Benjamin, was 39 and his mother, Margaret, was 38. He had known three sons and two daughters with Agnes Mae Posey between 1930 and 1939. He died on June 9, 1958, in his hometown at the age of 50, and was buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland.  Please see his obit below for names of children.

He was a plaster helper for a bulling contractor in 1930 census.

1940 Census has him living at 618 G Street SE in DC (about 3 blocks from "Our Cators" at 916 G Street SE in DC).  Married to Mae A.  Works as a Laborer.

From:  WWII Draft Cards NARA




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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