In this post, I take a look at Gilbert Bates Jr (1843-1929), a son of my great-great-grandfather Gilbert Bates (1796-1880). He is sometimes shown online as having been married three times. Looking at the records of these marriages revealed some surprising information. Read more »about Another Marriage, or Another Gilbert Bates?
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Family history information about Michael's 2x great grandfather.
When I first started asking questions about family history (late 1990s), my aunt, Luella (Munroe) Bates, mentioned that she was related to the Bates family somehow, aside from her marriage to my uncle, Clifford Bates. Luella passed away in 2009, and we were never able to work out the connections. This was one of the early puzzles that got me interested in looking into the family history. Read more »about My Aunt Was Twice Connected to My Second Great Grandmother
In this post I will be taking a look at an archive relating to Gilbert Bates’ application for veteran’s pension benefits for the War of 1812. He filed the application in early 1880. The conflict lasted from June 18, 1812, to February 18, 1815, and Gilbert stated that he served sometime in 1814. Read more »about Gilbert Bates And The War of 1812
Mary Udell was my 2nd great grandmother. She was first married to Daniel Emery, and then somewhere around 1839 she married my Gilbert Bates. There appears to be no information as to what happened to Daniel. I have in my records July 20, 1811, as the date of her birth, calculated from her death certificate. In this exercise, I will see how it fits with the dates and ages recorded in the various documents that are available for her. Read more »about Confirming The Birth Year For Mary Udell
In this post, I will be looking at the children from the two marriages of my 2nd great grandmother Mary Udell. She was married twice, first to Daniel Emery and second to my 2nd great grandfather Gilbert Bates. I have found some confusing information on her children in the online records and family trees. I want to take a more detailed look at some of the records and see if I can determine anything new by connecting information from various sources. Read more »about The Children Of Mary Udell