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Honored by Gen John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

Thomas Keates (Cates)

Unknown, MD
Born 1758
Tuscaloosa County, AL, United States
Died 1848


Thomas Keates enlisted for a term of 3 years on 28 Jan 1778 in the Company commanded by Captain Edward Oldham in the 4th MD Regiment commanded by Colonel Samuel Smith and served until sometime in the year 1781 when he was discharged from the service in NC. Promoted to the Rank of Corporal on the 1st February 1780 and Sergeant 1st March 1780. He was in the battle at of Stoney Point, in the command of Gen. Anthony Wayne [16 Jul 1779], and many battles in the south, including Camden [16 Aug 1780]. During the war he was wounded four times. After the war, Thomas and his family moved to GA and then to Tuscaloosa County. They arrived at the Falls of the Black Warrior on 23 December 1818. Martha Trice Keates Cates died on 9 November 1832 and Thomas died on 1 February 1848. They were members of Salem Church in New Lexington.

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Wars, Campaigns, & Battles

American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Battle of Camden