Cate, William

Cate, William a Baptist minister, brother of Noah, was born in. Jefferson County, East Tenn., June 17, 1807, He united with the Church in 1837, was licensed in 1838, and ordained Jan. 24, 1840. In 1842 he took up his residence in Jonesborough. In 1841 he, was appointed General-Convention Agent for East Tennessee, and in the first year of his labors witnessed the conversion of five hundred persons. Several churches were formed as the result. While on a visit to Fayetteville, Ark., he died, Feb. 2, 1860. The personal appearance of Mr. Cate was particularly attractive. See Borum, Sketches of Tenn. Ministers, p. 160-166. (J. C. S.)

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