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 Elisha Bates

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Elisha Bates

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death
5 Aug 1861 (aged 80)
Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID
102853285 View Source

Leading Quaker minister and printer of the early 19th century...second editor of the "Philanthrophist", the first anti-slavery newspaper in the U.S., printed in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio from 1817 to 1822.
Husband of Sarah Jordan Harrison,
(daughter of William & Margaret Jordan Harrison)
Children:
Anna 1804-1852 m. Ezekiel Harris
Mary M. 1807- m. Horton J. Howard
Lucy H. 1808-1892 m. Norman Webster
Rebecca 1810-1888 unm.
William J. 1812- m. Ann Scott Ricks
Deborah H. 1815- m. Joseph Steere
Sarah Ann 1820-1898 m. William T. Hinkson
Charles 1805-1805

Elisha7 Bates (Benjamin6, Fleming5, John4, John3, George2, John1) was the son of Benjamin Bates (1739-1804) and Hannah Green (1741-1820) of York County, Virginia. His Bates Family ancestors had been Quakers since John3 Bates.

The items below may explain part of the reason he left Virginia and began his publication:

5/3/1806 - Elisha was fined by Richard Cocke, deputy sheriff of York Co., for not attending musters; also paid fines due from Benjamin Bates, now dec; the latter paid to George Jack "late deputy sheriff of York Co."

5/2/1807 - Elisha reported as having suffered seizure of a cart by Samuel Shields, deputy sheriff of York Co.; at same session he is co of Skimino Mtg. [Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI, Virginia; William Wade Hinshaw, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,1973; pg. 156.]

5/3/1817 - Elisha & wife, Sarah J., & ch, Anna, Mary, Lucy, Rebecca, William & Deborah gct (granted certificate to) Short Creek MM, O. (removed from Skimino) [Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI, Virginia; William Wade Hinshaw, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,1973; pg. 157.]

5/19/1817 - Elisha reported that he had removed without the limits of this YM. Virginia Yearly Meeting. [Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI, Virginia; William Wade Hinshaw, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1973; pg. 15]
Contributor: Marilyn (47611070)

Leading Quaker minister and printer of the early 19th century...second editor of the "Philanthrophist", the first anti-slavery newspaper in the U.S., printed in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio from 1817 to 1822.
Husband of Sarah Jordan Harrison,
(daughter of William & Margaret Jordan Harrison)
Children:
Anna 1804-1852 m. Ezekiel Harris
Mary M. 1807- m. Horton J. Howard
Lucy H. 1808-1892 m. Norman Webster
Rebecca 1810-1888 unm.
William J. 1812- m. Ann Scott Ricks
Deborah H. 1815- m. Joseph Steere
Sarah Ann 1820-1898 m. William T. Hinkson
Charles 1805-1805

Elisha7 Bates (Benjamin6, Fleming5, John4, John3, George2, John1) was the son of Benjamin Bates (1739-1804) and Hannah Green (1741-1820) of York County, Virginia. His Bates Family ancestors had been Quakers since John3 Bates.

The items below may explain part of the reason he left Virginia and began his publication:

5/3/1806 - Elisha was fined by Richard Cocke, deputy sheriff of York Co., for not attending musters; also paid fines due from Benjamin Bates, now dec; the latter paid to George Jack "late deputy sheriff of York Co."

5/2/1807 - Elisha reported as having suffered seizure of a cart by Samuel Shields, deputy sheriff of York Co.; at same session he is co of Skimino Mtg. [Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI, Virginia; William Wade Hinshaw, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,1973; pg. 156.]

5/3/1817 - Elisha & wife, Sarah J., & ch, Anna, Mary, Lucy, Rebecca, William & Deborah gct (granted certificate to) Short Creek MM, O. (removed from Skimino) [Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI, Virginia; William Wade Hinshaw, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,1973; pg. 157.]

5/19/1817 - Elisha reported that he had removed without the limits of this YM. Virginia Yearly Meeting. [Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI, Virginia; William Wade Hinshaw, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1973; pg. 15]
Contributor: Marilyn (47611070)


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  • Created by: Anna Otto
  • Added: 30 Dec 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 102853285
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102853285/elisha-bates: accessed ), memorial page for Elisha Bates (10 Jul 1781–5 Aug 1861), Find a Grave Memorial ID 102853285, citing Short Creek Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Anna Otto (contributor 48010362) .