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holly (#46615282)
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Bio Photo My husband Craig and I live in a wonderful old home. Owned originally by Stephen and Naomi Bates in 1790. These people fascinate me. I feel Naomi everywhere in my home. I know she died in Wisconsin but she is the matriarch of this House.
She was from what I have learned a wonderful strong pioneer woman. She had 8 surviving children to adult hood, she as her son James said bore 13 children. Many that I think are here sometimes too. We have named our animals after them. and they have very different personalities as I'm sure the Bates children had.
Having lost two of our own beautiful granddaughters makes me appreciate how it must have felt for her to lose her own. I am forever mourning my little Izzy and Sadie Mae.
The other family I know is Harvey and Elizbeth Pratt. but they don't seem to have left as much of a mark here in Canadaigua. Its a lovely place to live. The chosen spot. I'm glad we're here.
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Jane Ferner Lawrence
RE: Esther and Phineas Bates
Dear Holly, Esther and Phineas Bates are my husband's 4 x great grandparents and he is descended through Phineas Pickering Bates and his wife, Sally Gould; their son Alfred Gould Bates and his wife Betsey Ann Elliot; their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Bates who married William V. Lawrence. Following her death in 1926, WVDL founded Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY to honor Sarah and her commitment to encourage women to strive for higher education. I read with great interest your bio on Phineas Bates and how Stephen Bates built the home you are living in. I grew up in Rochester, spent much of my summertime in the Canandaigua and Finger Lakes areas, but now live in RI and don't get back very often. Thanks for your contributions to Find A Grave.
Added by Jane Ferner Lawrence on Oct 07, 2013 12:33 PM
Annabelle ONeill
RE: canandaigua
Hi Holly - I am in Daytona Beach - Annabelle
Added by Annabelle ONeill on Dec 17, 2012 12:41 PM
Annabelle ONeill
Phoebe & Timothy Mead
Looking for advice, since you live in Canandaigua - Phoebe died in 1829 and Timothy in 1828 in Canandaigua. Any idea where I might find the death records or burial sites?
Added by Annabelle ONeill on Dec 14, 2012 2:34 PM
Sharon Wood
Philo Bates
No birth date on Philos stone.
Added by Sharon Wood on Mar 17, 2010 7:08 AM
Curtis & Nancy Bates
Saw your note on the memorial and wanted to let you know that I added some pictures to them.

Added by GeneGraver on May 24, 2009 9:39 PM

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