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William Bates, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1801
Thurman
Warren County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1881
Johnsburg
Warren County
New York, USA

Adirondack Mountain Farmer
Son of John Bates & Margaret Hodgson
born in Thurman. His father Left the family early and it is believed his mother stayed with her elderly parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Hodgson Sr., natives of England and of the earliest Thurman settlers, who helped raise William, and his brother George. After his Apr. 28, 1829, Troy, NY marriage to Margaret Somerville, William built a frame house and cleared up a farm at the foot of Crane Mountain in Johnsburg ca 1830. He fathered 9 children, of whom sons, George & Arch were unmarried and stayed on the farm for life. Originally buried on his farm, in the orchard, with wife and dau. Ellen J. dozen or so years later, his son Thomas Bates purchased the land and founded the Bates Cemetery and he had his parents and baby sister reinterred here. His wife Margaret Somerville Bates

Will dated 2/16/1881 Probate 1/21/1884 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William John Bates (1780 - ____)
  Margaret Hodgson Bates (1781 - 1850)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Somerville Bates (1808 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Bates (1830 - 1909)*
  George Hodgson Bates (1832 - 1910)*
  John H. Bates (1834 - 1919)*
  William Bates (1837 - 1910)*
  Mary Ann Bates Thomas (1839 - 1897)*
  Elizabeth Bates Scripter (1842 - 1909)*
  Ellen Jane Bates (1847 - 1849)*
  Archibald Noble Bates (1849 - 1913)*
  Wesley Bates (1852 - 1908)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Bates (1801 - 1881)
  George H. Bates (1810 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bates Cemetery
Johnsburg
Warren County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Andrew L.
Record added: Jan 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12875947
William Bates, Sr
Added by: Andrew L.
 
William Bates, Sr
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William Bates, Sr
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