This is an update to the post published November 5th, 2012. When I figure out linking I will post the link here.
Not much to add, really.
But Thomas Cave, born 1773, lived in South Carolina. His son, my ancestor John Cave, was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Some folks have Thomas born in Orange County, Virginia. And maybe he was.
But as definitive proof has not emerged yet, I’m feeling free to explore other possibilities.
When I visited the Augusta County Library this past summer, in Staunton, Virginia, I found a wealth of great genealogical sources, including a book citing South Carolina Naturalizations from 1783 to 1850.
A Thomas Cave is listed in this book, admitted as a citizen in the Court of Common Pleas in the year 1798.
Could this be my Thomas Cave at the aged of 25?
If he is from another country rather than Virginia, that would provide an explanation for why I can’t seem to find anything on his parents, or any other details concerning his birth.
If this is your line, please leave a comment. I’d love to compare notes!