Daniel Pate b. abt 1812 NC md. Susannah Graham, b. abt 1817 MS.They had a large family and are listed on the Clarke Co. MS census for 1850.In 1858 this family and many other families left Clarke Co. MS in a wagon train headed for Leon Co. TX. This family listed on 1860 Leon Co. TX census.
Susannah Graham Pate had a sister Mary, and brother William W. Graham.Mary, md Anderson Peter Parker, and this family had left Clarke Co MS in the 1840s and settled in Leon Co. TX.There are many researchers who would like to know who the parents of Daniel Pate were.Family tradition says his father was Stephen Pate and his mother's maiden name was Lee.No records found to support this.William W. Graham was also on the wagon train to Texas.When the Civil War began descendants say he went back to Miss. and joined the Confederate Army there.His family never heard from him again. There is a PATE DNA Project.If you are a male Pate and want to know about your family go to the Pate Family GenForum where information about the Dna Project is posted. Information regarding a Pate Gathering in September in VA is alo posted there.
There is also a Graham DNA Project.Go to the Graham Gen Forum for information on that line.
There is no doubt that DNA and traditional documentation will benefit everyone who is interested in their ancestors.