|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1663|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1734|
Thomas was born 21 January 1663/4 in Haddam, CT, married Hannah Brainerd, born in Haddam, 20 November 1667, daughter of Deacon Daniel Brainerd and his wife, Hannah Spencer. She was admitted to full communion in the First Church of East Haddam, November 12, 1704. He was one of the first deacons of the First Church, having been chosen with his brother-in-law, Daniel Cone, husband of his sister Mary, when the church was formed in 1704. They were ordained to their office as indicated by the following extracts from the records of the church:
March 7, 1704, Capt. Thomas Gates and Daniel Cone were ordained or established in yr. office of Deacons. June 16, 1707, at a meeting of the proprietors of Haddam on the East Side they did by their vote appoint and ordain Deacon Thomas Gates, by virtue of his clerk's oath, to take charge of the proprietor's book, to enter all grants and acts and determinations that the proprietors shall order to be recorded, and to give true copies under his office oath for the time being.
The sentence next following the one above is in the handwriting of Deacon Thomas Gates, and from that time until March 6, 1734, he kept all of the records of the proprietors and the town except for a very few pages. In the list of captains, as given by Dr. Field, the name of Thomas Gates is third in order. He was Justice of the Peace from 1711 until his death. He was a prominent man in the town, and for thirty years of his life was very much engaged in public service.
He died in East Haddam, 20 April 1734, in his 70th year. His estate was distributed, by an agreement dated September 7, 1734, among his widow Hannah, his surviving children, Thomas, Jeremiah, Daniel, Joshua, and Mary and Mary's husband, Bezaleel Brainerd. The abstract of the agreement does not mention son George Gates but that may be in error.
Mrs. Hannah Gates died in East Haddam, 7 September 1750, in her 83rd year. They were interred in the Cove Burial Ground.
Children of Thomas and Hannah (Brainerd) Gates,
1. Capt Thomas born October 3, 1693.
2. Daniel born May 26, 1695.
3. Jeremiah born March 17, 1697.
4. Hannah born July 1, 1699, died there in October 1713.
5. Esther born February 24, 1701, died there, December 1, 1720, unmarried.
6. Mary born August 29, 1703, baptized in May 1704, married, November 30, 1727, as his first wife, Capt Bezaleel Brainerd. Mary died 1 Mar 1742 in East Haddam.
7.George born 17 November 1705
8. Joshua born 26 April 1708
George Gates (1634 - 1724)
Sarah Olmsted Gates (1641 - 1709)
Hannah Brainerd Gates (1667 - 1750)*
Mary Gates Brainerd (1703 - 1742)*
Joshua Gates (1708 - 1791)*
Joseph Gates (1662 - 1712)*
Thomas Gates (1663 - 1734)
John Gates (1668 - 1742)*
Sarah Gates Fuller (1670 - 1712)*
Mary Gates Cone (1673 - 1742)*
George Gates (1677 - ____)*
Daniel Gates (1680 - 1761)*
Samuel Gates (1681 - 1737)*
Old Cove Burying Ground
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Originally Created by: Garden Lady
Record added: Oct 24, 2005
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