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Capt Silas Gates
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1727
Marlborough
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1793
Marlborough
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

My GGGG Grandfather

He responded to the Lexington "Alarm," was at the siege of Boston until February 4, 1775, and was commissioned captain on January 29, 1776.

Probably due to his advanced age, he resigned his commission and became a minuteman in December 1776.

Information provided by FAG volunteer Katharine Gates


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Simon Gates (1675 - 1734)
  Sarah Woods Gates (1685 - 1751)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Bragg Gates (____ - 1806)
 
 Children:
  John Gates (1765 - 1838)*
 
 Siblings:
  Silas Gates (____ - 1793)*
  Simon Gates (1710 - 1777)*
  Sarah Gates Church (1712 - 1788)*
  Susannah Gates Phelps (1714 - 1784)*
  Stephen Gates (1718 - 1773)*
  Solomon Gates (1721 - 1761)*
  Silas Gates (1727 - 1793)
  John Gates (1728 - 1763)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

In memory of
Captain Silas Gates
who died Aug 25, 1793
Aetatis 66 years.
Vain man, thy fond pursu[it forbear,]
Repent, your end is nig[h;]
Death at the farthest can't [be far]
O think before you die.

Note: stone partly missing.
 
Note: aet 66, grave has a Revolutionary marker // Source: Marlborough Transcriptions, Rice, 1908. Section I, Person #109
 
Burial:
Old Common Cemetery
Marlborough
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Joe & Connie, and Mariah
Record added: Jan 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32986770
Capt Silas Gates
Added by: Jane A
 
Capt Silas Gates
Added by: Frank Heard
 
Capt Silas Gates
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Andrea Cushman
 
 
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- RNH
 Added: Nov. 9, 2010
my 5th great grandfather
- Jane A
 Added: Oct. 7, 2010
5th great granduncle
- Terrie Dryer
 Added: Aug. 27, 2009
 
 
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