Gates

 

My Gates ancestors

GENERATION 1
01. Stephen Gates, immigrant ancestor of one branch of the Gates family in America came from Hingham, England, with his wife and children in the year 1638.  They sailed in the Diligent of Ipswich, John Martin, master.  According to Daniel Cushing's records, which seems to be accurate, he brought two children with him (The Register, Vol. 15, p. 26-27, January 1861).  In regard to the Gates family Cushing appears to have made an erroneous statement.  Stephen's children Elizabeth, Stephen and Mary were all born before 1638.  It is unlikely that one of these young children should have been left in England and come at a later date.

Stephen Gates and Ann Veare were married in Hingham, England 5 May 1638 (The American Genealogist, vol. 10, p. 199, April 1934).  She deposed in Middlesex County, Mass., Court, 12 June 1673, aged about seventy years from which it appears that she was born in or near Norwich, co. Norfolk, England, about 1600.

Stephen made his will, 9 June 1662, and died before 29 Sept. 1662, when the inventory of his estate was taken. His widow married Richard Woodland of Watertown, Mass., who died 16 Feb. 1664/5.

Source: "Genealogies of Connecticut Families Vol. 1" Gary Boyd Roberts (1983) p. 678-9

The 7 children of Stephen and Ann from this source are:

1 Elizabeth Gates (Abt 1630 - Aug 3, 1704 in Hingham, MA)
Married John Lazell/Lassell on Nov 29, 1649.
2 Stephen Gates (See Below)
3 Mary Gates (Bapt. Oct 15, 1736 - Dec 22, 1711)
Married John Maynard on April 5, 1658
4 Simon Gates (Bapt. May 3, 1646 in Hingham, MA - )
5 Thomas Gates (Bapt. May 3, 1646 - )
6 Isaac Gates (Bapt. May 3, 1646 - Sep 3, 1651)
7 Rebecca Gates (Bapt. 3 May 1646 - Jan 1650)
GENERATION 2
02. Stephen Gates, son of Stephen Gates and Ann was born probably in Norfolk, England abt. 1634 and died in Stow, Mass., 9 July 1707. He married Sarah Woodward [daughter of George Woodward and Mary Gibbson] probably about 1664. Sarah was born 3 Feb 1642/3 and died after 15 Sep 1707.  Stephen came to New England with his parents in 1638.  After he became of age he resided in Lancaster, Cambridge, Boston, Marlborough and Stow.  He deposed in 1678, age 44 years, and in 1691, aged 57 years.  His will, dated in Stow 5 Sept. 1701, was proved 15 Sept. 1707.

Source: "Genealogies of Connecticut Families Vol. 1" Gary Boyd Roberts (1983) p. 679

The 8 children of Stephen and Sarah from this source are:

1 Stephen Gates (See Below)
2 Simon Gates (Jun 5, 1666/7 in Cambridge, MA - Jun 22, 1752 in Stow, MA)
    Married Hannah Benjamin (1667-) on May 4, 1688
3 Thomas Gates (Dec 31, 1669 in Boston, MA - Aug 10, 1726 in Preston, New London, CT)
     Married Margaret Geer (1669-) in Dec, 1695
4 Isaac Gates (1673 in Boston, MA - Nov 22, 1748 in Stow, MA)
   Married Elizabeth Meriam (1681-)
5 Nathaniel Gates (Abt. 1675 in Marlborough, MA - Oct 17, 1700 in Concord, MA)
   Married Mary Gibson (1673-) on Oct 1, 1700 in Concord, MA
6 Sarah Gates (Apr 27, 1679 in Marlborough, MA - Jan 27, 1724) Unmarried
7 Rebecca Gates (Jul 23, 1682 in Marlborough, MA - Jan 21, 1754)
   Married Timothy Gibson (1679-) on Nov 17, 1700
8 Daniel Gates (Apr 25, 1685 in Marlborough, MA - Mar 22, 1759 in Stow, MA)
   Married Anna Eveleth (1685-1759)
GENERATION 3
03. Stephen Gates, son of Stephen and Sarah was born in Lancaster, Worcester, MA on July 17, 1665.  He married Jemima Benjamin, daughter of Joseph Benjamin [and Jemima Lambert] on November 8, 1686 in Stow, Middlesex, MA.  They removed from Stow to Preston before 6 June 1694, when they sold land to his brother Simon.  He left a will, not dated, but proved 30 Nov. 1732.  He mentioned his wife Jemima, sons Stephen and Isaac, daughters Thankful Woodward, Mercy Foster, Jemima Clark, Sarah Clark and Elizabeth Downing. 

Source: "Genealogies of Connecticut Families Vol. 1" Gary Boyd Roberts (1983) p. 681-2

The 8 children of Stephen and Jemima from this source are:

1 Thankful Gates (See Below)
2 Stephen Gates (Abt. 1690 in Stow, MA - Mar 14, 1782 in Preston, New London, CT)
   Married (1) Hannah Woodward (1691-1762) on Nov 6, 1713
   Married (2) Mercy
3 Mercy Gates (Abt. 1693 in Stow, MA - ) Married Thomas Foster on Jul 3, 1711
4 Sarah Gates (Nov 10, 1696 in Preston, New London, CT - )
   Married Benjamin Clark (1696-1716)
5 Jemima Gates (Jan 15, 1698/9 in Preston, New London, CT - )
   Married Samuel Clark on Jun 20, 1723
6 Isaac Gates (Dec 28, 1701 in Preston, New London, CT -  Aug 16, 1788 in Preston, CT)
    Married (1) Deborah Partridge (1717-1745)
      1. Jemima Gates (1735 - )
      2. Deborah Gates (1737 - )
      3. Mercy Gates (May 16, 1739 - Aug 14, 1806)

            Married Daniel Freeman (1733-1806)
         
1. Mehitable Freeman (1759 - )
          2. Tamesin Freeman (Dec 8, 1760 - Apr 20, 1814)

          3. James Freeman (Jan 13, 1763 - )
          4. Deborah Freeman (1764-1837)
          5. Cyrus Freeman (1767-)
          6. Sabra Freeman (1773-)
          7. Ollie Freeman (1775-)
          8. Daniel Freeman (Apr 5, 1778 - Dec 13, 1855)

          9. Joseph Freeman (May 3, 1780 - Feb 13, 1851)

        10. Mary Freeman (1785-)

      4. Sarah Gates (Jul 4, 1741 - 1788)

          Married Peter Rose (1739-1837)

          1. Charlotte Rose (Mar 29, 1772 - Apr 9, 1868)
              Married Richard Love (1772-1847) - 6 children

     
5. Isaac Gates (1743 - ) married Priscilla Bundy in 1764
   Married (2) Sarah Maffried
     
1. Elizabeth Gates (Jan 20, 1748 - ) Married Daniel Gates
     
2. Suzanna Gates (1749 - ) Married a Whipple
     
3. Jacob Gates (1752 - 1754)
      4. Amy Gates (1754 - ) Married John Church
      5. Jacob Gates (1757 - ) Married Peggy Stuart
      6. Anna Gates (Aug 29, 1760 - 1838)

          Married Esquire Phillips (1759-1848) on Nov 25, 1779 - 12 children
   Married (3) Charity Lathrop on Jul 29, 1765
      1. Lovicia (Louisa) Gates (Feb 7, 1768 - ) Married William Stanton
7 Elizabeth Gates (Feb, 1704/5 in Preston, New London, CT - )
   Married Jonathan Downing
8 Susannah Gates (Feb, 1706/7 in Preston, New London, CT - ) Note: not mentioned in father's will
GENERATION 4

04. Thankful Gates, daughter of Stephen and Jemima was born on August 7, 1687 in Stow, Middlesex, MA.  She married Leut. Daniel Woodward, son of Daniel Woodward and Elizabeth Dana on March 1, 1701 in Preston, New London, CT.  They had 9 children.  Thankful died on May 24, 1752.  I descend from their daughter Sarah Woodward who married Thomas Clark.

 

Migration pattern of my Gates family
England -- Massachusetts  -- Connecticut

 

Famous Gates Relatives
Bill Gates (Microsoft) descends from Stephen Gates and Ann Veare and is my 7th cousin 5 times removed.

 

Surnames that married into my Gates family

BENJAMIN

JOSSELYN WOODWARD

 

Gates information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Gates family Genforum

 

My Descent From The Gates Line

Generation Father Mother
15 Stephen Gates (1597-1662) Anne Veare (1602-1682)
14 Stephen Gates (1634-1707) Sarah Woodward (1643-1707)
13 Stephen Gates (1665-1732) Jemima Benjamin (1666-)
12 Daniel Woodward (1684-1752) Thankful Gates (1687-1752)
11 Sarah Woodward (1717-1750) Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)
10 Thomas Clark (1708-) Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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