Lynn,if your Robert Cate lived in McMinn Co TN then I suggest that you research him as being a son of William Cate b 1768 Orange Co NC and d. 15 June 1842 Bradley Co TN. On the same pg on the 1830 census for McMinn Co TN were 3 Cate families: William was b 1760-1779,John and Robert b 1800-1820
The above Wm m. Mary Enyard.He was a son of John Cate, son of 'Capt' Robert Cate.
Do your own verification because there is a lot of misinformation on the Cates.
Post a query here for info on Wm and Mary Enyard Cates 'complete' list of children.