Rev. David Tate
Aged: 87 years
"DAVID TATE, the oldest resident of Tobin Township, is a native of Jefferson County, Ky., born August 24, 1799. He is one of sevenchildren born to Samuel and Nancy (Johnson) Tate, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania. ... David remained at home until his marriage whichoccurred December 5, 1819. He then came to [Perry] county and located inPolk's Bottom, where he rented land for a number of years, after which hebought 100 acres, where he has since lived. ... In addition to histwenty-three children, the eldest of whom is sixty-five and the youngest eightyears, he has seventy-six grand-children and forty-six great grand-children.Mr. Tate is a successful farmer, and now owns 540 acres of land. About1840 he was ordained as a minister in the Universalist church, and in connection with his business, for many years he served as a local preacher. His career has been a remarkable one, and he will long be remembered for his many good qualities." - Source: "History ofWarrick, Spencer,Perry Counties,Indiana,from the earliest time to present;together with interesting biographical sketches... Chicago, Goodspeed, bros &Co. 1885. 837 p.,plate, ports. 25 cm. WHITMER, Lloyd, ed. - 1880 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Perry > All Townships > District 34 p.58A.