I am doing kind of a backward search for the father of Wyatt Cates. His father is unknown. His mother's name was Martha. His first name, "Wyatt" appears nowhere in the Cates family that I can find. At this point, I am assuming, due to naming patterns back then, that this may have either been his mother's maiden name or grandmother's maiden name. In the 1940 census for Orange Co., NC., Wyatt's name is spelled "Wiatt". A few pages over I found a Rindal B. Wiat males: 1- 10>15 1- 20>30 females: 2- under 5 1- 10>15 1- 20>30 Any ideas?