Re: James Anderson Cato, Texas
I was doing research for my granddaughter who is married to David Cato Martinez. His great grandmother was Ethel Chase Cato Tarbutton.
I did not find an earlier ancestor for James Anderson Cato, but the more I looked the less I thought it was Henry Cato of S C
There appeared to be a lot of Catos in Alabama and a lot of them came to Texas. I haven't worked on this in a while, but I thought I would see how many and names of Catos in Alabama in 1830. That might possibly give us a lead if we can follow them into later dates.
You may contact me direct if you like. I will let you know if I come up with anything.