Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I am trying to find transcripts for a trial that occurred in 1880/81 in which my great great grandfather was accused and found innocent of Bastardy.  I contacted the Monroe County Clerks office and the lady there couldn't find anything that far back and suggested the MonroeCounty.org site, which I also looked at but their court records are for 1818 - 1875.
Grandpa was also in jail for that trial year so I am trying to get record of that also but have not heard back from the agency I wrote to. The records are no longer at the jail for that time period. 
His name is Charles Harry CATES  b/1859 Bloomington d/ 1906 Bloomfield IN  buried Rose Hill Cemetery  Married Mary Ann BOCKMAN 1880 in Bloomington and married Catherine LOFTUS in 1890 in Bloomington. His parents were Calvin CATES(1830 - 1874) and Nancy TODD (1836 - 1894). Both parents died in Bloomington. 
Any information on Calvin would be really great too! His military papers said he was born in TN but that is thus far a dead end.  
The last name was frequently spelled Kates, also.

Thank you for your time.
Name: Debra Cates-Boyd
3416 NE 87th Place
Portland, Oregon   97220

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