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Stephen Bates
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1764
Kent County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1849
Erie County
New York, USA

Stephen was born 12 Jun 1764 in Coventry, Rhode Island. He had one son, James, (listed separately in the family Bible with the mother's name conspicuous in its absence with everyone else in great detail), born to an unknown first wife. He next married Phebe Nichols 08 Oct 1789, the daughter of Baptist minister Caleb and Ruth Nichols of Pownal, VT.
The History of Lenawee County, Michigan provided biographies of two descendants: Caleb, Winslow, and P.M. (son grandson, and great-grandson of Daniel). This biography stated that Stephen served in the Revolutionary War, although there is no primary source record for this yet located. He was noted to have lived in Otsego County, New York for several years after the War, and then removed to Newstead, Erie County, NY in 1811. Land records for Erie County confirm this. Some researchers state that he was a Baptist minister who preached to the Tonawanda Native American Tribe near Newstead (now Akron). Although the Tonawanda tribe is indeed there, there have been no records located to substantiate this. His wife Phebe died in Newstead 22 Oct 1834 and is buried there in the Pioneer Cemetery. On 09 Oct 1835 he married Katherine Rand, of whom little is known. He died 30 Oct 1849 in Newstead, and is buried there next to Phebe. 
Family links: 
  Francis Bates (1727 - 1803)
  Elizabeth Bissel Bates (1730 - 1815)
  Phebe Nichols Bates (1770 - 1834)
  James Bates (1787 - 1869)*
  Caleb N. Bates (1789 - 1867)*
  Daniel Bates (1800 - 1878)*
  Joshua M Bates (1805 - 1869)*
  Benjamin H Bates (1808 - 1887)*
  Polly Mariah Bates Myers (1815 - 1896)*
  Josiah Bates (1756 - 1829)*
  Stephen Bates (1764 - 1849)
  Daniel Bates (1766 - 1842)*
*Calculated relationship
Eldred Cemetery
Erie County
New York, USA
Maintained by: SueB
Originally Created by: Michele Hilgert
Record added: Mar 30, 2012
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Stephen Bates
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Stephen Bates
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jan. 21, 2015
My 5th great grandpa.
- Jim Bradley
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
Stephen Bates Revolutionary soldier
- Jeannieology
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012

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