Jessee Caton

  • Birth:
  • Death: Warren County TN
  • Burial:
  • Sex: M
  • Living: N


  • Father:
  • Mother:


  • Charity Caton (ca. 1778)



Source: BORN: ,

            DIED: BEF 1 JAN 1843, , Warren, TN 
            BURIED: , 
            MARRIED: Charity CATON Mrs., , 
              1.Solomon CATON 
              2.Mary CATON 
              3.Moses CATON 
              4.Olive CATON 
              5.Nancy CATON 
              6.Charity A. CATON 

Source: Charity Caton: BORN: ABT 1778, , ,NC

[Note: I do not know that this is the same Jesse Caton!]. Source: Charles CATON b. 1733 Maryland, son of John CATON m. Jemina SUMMERS 1755 in Maryland. Lived in Rowan Co., NC, had 11 children: Ann, John, Charles, Jesse, George Dent, Benjamin, Mary, Jemina, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and William. Ann m. Jonas Sparks, James Orrell; John m. Susan Unk; Charles m. Rebecca Weyett; Jesse m. Ester Sparks; George Dent m. Nancy Hurley; Benjamin m. Betsey Bundridge; Mary m. John Phelps; Jemina m. Jacob Hill; Rebecca m. Elija Ridgeway; Elizabeth m. Samuel Ridgeway; William m. Cynthia Smith. Would like to exchange information with anyone from this family.

Source: Are these the same John, Moses, Solomon, etc who are later listed in the Newbern District Census of 1790? There is a Jesse Caton listed in the Quaker Encyclopedia in the Western Branch MM on the 25 Feb 1769. That meeting incl Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Norfolk Cos in VA. So perhaps they were in Virginia first and then NC?


Sorry for the lack of info. Jesse Caton b. 20 Apr. 1762 in MD. He m. in Rowan Co., NC in 1787 to Esther Sparks. His death was ca. 1854 in Warren Co., MO. He was the son of Charles Caton and Jemima Summers. Another researcher who proved ancestry through his son, Noah, into the DAR lists these children: Noah, Jesse,Jr., Jonas, Elizabeth, Nancy, Jemima, Mahala, Rebecca, Francis, and Hester Ann. I would like to know if William J. Cayton b. 1798, who first m. Nancy Brock b. 1802, then a widow Nancy Cayton, may also have been Jesse's son. I know he is not listed in the MO History that is often quoted for this family, that is why I'm looking for a will or Bible record.–Thanks for any help–Linda

Source: Am looking for information regarding where any one of these Catons were before they came to Craven County North Carolina in the 1769 time frame. John, Moses, Solomon and William Caton, 02/24/2001.

There was a Moses Caton of Craven County, N.C. who had the following children: M. Cradwick, b. 22 July 1800, Thomas, b. 4 April 1802, Solomon, b.3 Feb. 1804.

These three sons moved to Tennessee and remained there.

The other children were: James, b. 30 March 1811, John, b. 10 June 1814, Jesse, b. 9 April, 1817, daughter, Jessie b. 29 Aug. 1821, and Sally b. 11 April 1829. Charity Bland was one of the three wives of father Moses Caton.

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I hope this is helpful. Moses had three brothers that I know of. They were Bur Solomon, William, and John, all of Craven County, N.C. Their father was Willian Caton, who lived in Beaufort County, N.C. He was purchasing land in November, 1744, and that is all that I have been able to find out about him.

Gean Gray Caton Nelson

MY GGG Grandparents are Jesse and Charity Caten or Caton. I have a copy of Jesses will in which he has spelled his name both ways.His gg grandson visited Jesses home place and got a copy of his will from the court house at McMinville Tn.His children that I know about are Charity Ann,John, Solomon, Moses.Iam descended from Moses who married Mahala Jaco,thier children are,Nancy A,William L,Geneva Elizabeth [Lizzie],and Harvey W,[my great grandfather]and I think there is a Jefferson and maybe more in thier family.I would love to know who Jesses parents are also Charitys parents.Would appreciate help. I have more information I would be glad to share Thanks Maxine Hope Wheeler 29 Sep 2001

From: Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002 10:22PM Subject: Jessee Caton

I have a Copy of Jessee Caton's will. He mentions his sons Solomon, Moses and John, his daughter Charity Ann and the girls also his wife Charity [Purser of N.C .The 1820 census of White Co. Tn. lists 3 male children and 7 female children in the Jessee Caton household. I knew about Charity Ann, Mary, Olive and Nancy but knew of no others. In the Robert Purser [of N.C.] will he mentions a Sarah Caton, daughter of Charity Caton. Jessee is my ggg grandfather through Moses, Harvey William, William Edgar and Georgia. Harvey came to MO. in about 1870. He died in1931. Thought you might find this interesting. Sincerely, Maxine

* * Nancy Caton * * 09/06/2008

There are (at least) two (contemporary) Jesse Catons. One is the son of Charles Caton of Maryland and the other is part of the Moses Solomon William Caton family that is first seen in Craven Co, NC. The Charles Caton family moved to Rowan Co, NC and the first names make the folks easy to confuse. The two families may be related, but none of us have found any supporting docs yet, and no DNA tests have been done to date either (Sep 08)

Jesse Caton of the Charles group married Esther Sparks daughter of Jonas Sparks. He moved to Kentucky and then Missouri

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