Deaths: In Robbinston, 12 February 1887, Rufus Gates, 70 years (Eastport Sentinel, February 23, 1887)
Clerks of the Churches Robbinston, Rufus Gates
Superintendents of Sabbath Schools Robbinston Rufus Gates
(Minutes of the General Conference of the Congregational Churches ..., Volume 4, 1881)
In the 1880 U.S. Census, farmer Rufus Gates, 63, born Maine, parents born Mass., was living in Robbinston, Maine, with Mary, 43, born Maine, father born Maine, mother born Mass.; and Helen, 16, born Maine.
1870 Rufus Gates of Robbinston was serving in the Maine House of Representatives
In the 1870 U.S. Census, farmer Rufus Gates, 54, born Maine, was living in Robbinston, Maine, with Mary, 34; and Ellen, 6, both born in Maine.
Mary Balkam married Deacon Rufus Gates of Robbinston on February 12, 1867 (Genealogical and Personal Memoirs...)
In the 1860 U.S. Census, recorded on page 9 in Robbinston were Rufus Gates, 43, born Maine; George G., 42, born Maine; Ann T., 47, born Mass; and Martha, 34, born Maine.
In the 1850 U.S. Census, Martha Gates, 70, born Mass., was living in Robbinston, Maine, with Ann, 38; trader Rufus, 34; farmers George G., 33, and William B., 29, all born in Maine; and Martha, 24, born Maine; and Richard Lucy, 13, born N.B.