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Samuel B. Gates

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Samuel B. Gates

Birth
Wayne County, New York, USA
Death
6 Oct 1899 (aged 77)
Berreman Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Morseville, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
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Portrait and Biographical Album Of Jo Daviess County, Illinois 1889 > Biographical
Jo Daviess County – Page 245

Samuel B. Gates, one of the honored pioneers of Jo Daviess County, is the owner of a valuable farm in Berreman Township, of which he has been a resident for more than half a century. During this space of time our subject has witnessed wonderful changes in this section of the country. Near the log cabin, which he built here in early times (which was the first dwelling to which he possessed a title) stood an Indian wigwam; and scaffolds made of posts with stocks placed crosswise over them, for smoking and drying venison, stood quite near them. Deer, wild turkeys, and such game have disappeared; the Indians have taken their departure, and the unbroken tracks of prairie and timbered land have been superseded by busy cities, thriving villages, and productive farms. Our subject has rendered efficient aid in bringing about this grand transformation, and takes genuine pride in the present prosperous conditions of his adopted township. Mr. Gates is a native of Wayne County, N. Y., born June 4, 1822.
The subject of this sketch was reared in the Empire State until 14 years of age, then removed with his parents to Ohio and came from there to Illinois in Sept 1837, and has ever since been a resident of Berreman Township. He assisted his father in breaking up and improving a farm thus becoming in reality one of the pioneers of the place and from that time been largely instrumental in developing its resources and in bringing it to its present prosperous condition. After attaining his majority he took up land from the government, the first tract containing sixty acres, to which he has since added more, and inheriting besides his father's homestead, has now a valuable farm of 325 acres finely improved on which he has erected a substantial set of buildings which are beautifully situated and command an extensive view of the surrounding country. Mr. Gates has always been an energetic industrious man and to his own persevering efforts, frugality, and wise management is due his present affluence. Besides raising the products common to this part of Illinois our subject has fine herds of horses, cattle and hogs in which he takes much pride and pleasure. He is a man well worthy of the high respect and esteem in which he is everywhere held and is valued and influential citizen of this community. In politics he is a true Republican, and works earnestly for the interest of his party.
The marriage of Mr. Gates with Miss Mary Mahoney, was solemnized Sept 15, 1851. She is a daughter of Arthur and Elinor Mahoney, of Kentucky and she was born in Greencastle, Ind., Nov. 8, 1827. To her and her husband have been born ten children.
Portrait and Biographical Album Of Jo Daviess County, Illinois 1889 > Biographical
Jo Daviess County – Page 245

Samuel B. Gates, one of the honored pioneers of Jo Daviess County, is the owner of a valuable farm in Berreman Township, of which he has been a resident for more than half a century. During this space of time our subject has witnessed wonderful changes in this section of the country. Near the log cabin, which he built here in early times (which was the first dwelling to which he possessed a title) stood an Indian wigwam; and scaffolds made of posts with stocks placed crosswise over them, for smoking and drying venison, stood quite near them. Deer, wild turkeys, and such game have disappeared; the Indians have taken their departure, and the unbroken tracks of prairie and timbered land have been superseded by busy cities, thriving villages, and productive farms. Our subject has rendered efficient aid in bringing about this grand transformation, and takes genuine pride in the present prosperous conditions of his adopted township. Mr. Gates is a native of Wayne County, N. Y., born June 4, 1822.
The subject of this sketch was reared in the Empire State until 14 years of age, then removed with his parents to Ohio and came from there to Illinois in Sept 1837, and has ever since been a resident of Berreman Township. He assisted his father in breaking up and improving a farm thus becoming in reality one of the pioneers of the place and from that time been largely instrumental in developing its resources and in bringing it to its present prosperous condition. After attaining his majority he took up land from the government, the first tract containing sixty acres, to which he has since added more, and inheriting besides his father's homestead, has now a valuable farm of 325 acres finely improved on which he has erected a substantial set of buildings which are beautifully situated and command an extensive view of the surrounding country. Mr. Gates has always been an energetic industrious man and to his own persevering efforts, frugality, and wise management is due his present affluence. Besides raising the products common to this part of Illinois our subject has fine herds of horses, cattle and hogs in which he takes much pride and pleasure. He is a man well worthy of the high respect and esteem in which he is everywhere held and is valued and influential citizen of this community. In politics he is a true Republican, and works earnestly for the interest of his party.
The marriage of Mr. Gates with Miss Mary Mahoney, was solemnized Sept 15, 1851. She is a daughter of Arthur and Elinor Mahoney, of Kentucky and she was born in Greencastle, Ind., Nov. 8, 1827. To her and her husband have been born ten children.

Inscription

Samuel B. Gates
Died Oct. 6 1899
Aged 77 ys. 4 ms. 3 ds.
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Mary E., his wife
Died Apr. 18 1905
Aged 77 ys. 5 ms. 10 ds.



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