I'm Ted Esteve and just stumbled upon your message related to George Platter.My mother (Melrose Isaacs Esteve) thinks that George's middle name was Mathis.This she got from her Aunt Nancy Platter Pittman.My mother couldn't give any reason why Rebecca was called Katie by her father George, but my mother always called her Aunt Katie.
According to Aunt Nancy, George's paternal grandmother's maiden name was Lutrecia Mathews so that may be the source of Mathews as a middle name.
By the way, my mother's mother was Gertrude Florence Platter who married Hiram Gray Isaacs.
I was interested in tracing the lineage of George M.'s mother Sara Smith and his mother-in-law (Sarah Trusty's mother) Rebecca Cole.Aunt Nancy seemed to think that Sara Smith was a descendant of either Joseph Smith (of Mormon fame) or John Smith (of Pilgrim fame).Also, Rebecca Cole was thought to be related to the Youngers and the James (of outlaw fame).Have you any reason to believe any of these relationshipw are possible?
I'm sorry this message is so long and without much information.