1. SAMUEL BATES, listed on the 1810 census in Hounsfield as over 45, was born in Brimfield, Hampden Co MA, Nov 9, 1738. Listed in "Massachusetts Soliders and Sailors in Rev. War", p. 800. Was a Lieutenant in Capt. John Sherman's Company, Col. Gideon Burt's regiment, service from Jun 16 to Jun 22, 1782, 6 days, at Springfield and Northampton suppressing insurgents.
He came to Jefferson County probably about the same time as his son, Samuel Jr, (also my line), but I have not been able to find any information on his death. I don't think he is listed in the 1820 census.
He married Sep 30, 1762
EUNICE SHERMAN who was born Oct 6, 1744 Brimfield. She died Jul 26, 1775 Brimfield.
2 i CHLOE BATES
3 ii RUFUS BATES
4 iii MOSES BATES
5 iv EUNICE BATES
6 v SAMUEL BATES, Jr.
7 vi KEZIA BATES
6. SAMUEL BATES Jr. (son of SAMUEL amp; EUNICE (SHERMAN) BATES) was born Feb 18, 1773. He purchased 285 acres of land in the southeast corner of Hounsfield in the spring of 1801, built a log house, then went back to Brimfield to bring his family back, returning in Dec 1802. He fought in the Battle of Sackets Harbor, served as private in Capt. Elisha Camp's Company of Artillery, Regiment of LT Col. Bellinger, NY Militia, serving Jun 28, 1812 to Jul 28, 1812 and also Sep 9, 1812 to Sep 20, 1812. He died Feb 13, 1813 at Hounsfield and is buried at Swamp Hill, Sacketts Harbor.
SALLY HOUGHTON, who was born Jan 16, 1780 in Wales, Hampden, MA. Merrick Moses Bates' bio, with some information on his father Samuel Jr, is listed in the History of Jefferson County by John A. Haddock, 1894, p. 614
8 i MERRICK MOSES BATES
9 ii ALMIRA BATES
10 iii ASA BATES
11 iv MARY BATES
Submitted by Cheryl Dahl
Samuel's first wife, Eunice Sherman Bates, died in 1775 Brimfield, Massachusetts and Samuel married Keziah Burt [believed to be Keziah Moffatt, widow of Benjamin Burt] in 1779 Brimfield. Keziah died in 1802.
Samuel Bates Sr then married widow, Hannah Bradford Arthur, after 1802 and they appear as husband and wife on an 1813 deed in Jefferson Co, NY [Deed Book Vol H, pg 267] with his son, Samuel Bates Jr.
Samuel Bates Sr wrote his will on 20 Apr 1820 in Lewis Co, NY and it was submitted for probate on 7 Aug 1820. [Lewis Co NY Wills, Vol A, pp 62-65]. His wife Hannah appears as Widow Bates on the 7 Aug 1820 [enumeration date same as probate date] census of Martinsburg, Lewis, NY.
Heirs named in the 1820 will are:
Wife, Hannah [Bradford] Bates
Heirs of eldest daughter, Chloe Holloway [assumed deceased, md Daniel Holloway]
Eldest son, Rufus Bates
Heirs of sons, Moses Bates and Samuel Bates Jr [assumed both deceased]
Second daughter [not named...Eunice*]
Youngest daughter, Keziah Hitchcock [md Gad Hitchcock]
[some names misspelled in will].
*Eunice Bates b. Dec 1770, probably married David Ames on 11Apr 1788 Brimfield, MA
Marriages of the above children were in Brimfield, MA.
Will of Samuel Bates, Lewis Co NY [Lewis Co NY Wills, Vol A, pp 62-65] found at Ancestry.com
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Most online family trees regarding this family have incorrect data on Samuel Bates Sr thus hopefully this will help future researchers.
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