I am just beginning to structure my family tree. I know that my great-grandfather, John Richard Cates came from Texas to Newport, TN in the early 1900's. My grandfather, Lewis Cates moved to Gastonia, NC and back to Newport in the 1930's. That is all the info that I have. If anyone knows of any connections or any additional information, I would appreciate an email from you. Thank you. Is our surname Dutch or Scottish?