Abel GATES

Male 1830 - Bef 1850  (< 19 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Abel GATES was born 11 Nov 1830, Belmont Co., Ohio (son of Henry GATES and Elizabeth BROWN); died Bef 1850.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry GATES was born 08 Mar 1795, Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., Pennsylvania (son of Georg GOETZ and Maria Sybilla STEHELI); died 13 Dec 1877, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Living in York, Belmont County, Ohio
    • Occupation: 1850; Farmer
    • Census: 1860, Living in York, Belmont County, Ohio
    • Occupation: 1860; Farmer
    • Census: 1870, Living with son, Robert, in York, Belmont County, Ohio

    Notes:

    Information from Mariana L Zuelsdorf:

    The testimony of witnesses to prove the same together with the orders and enty of probate in said court, made concerning the same.

    Thomas Cochran

    Probate Judge

    Will of Henry Gatts, deceased

    Know all persons that I Henry Gaits being at this time in usual health of body, and mind, do make and ordain this may last will and testament. I do this knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, and that in all probability at no distant day--Having in the first place conveyed the farm on which I now live to my son Robert B. Gaits, for which in addition to the amount that he paid me he is to keep and maintain me and my beloved wife Elizabeth during our natural lives. It therefore only remains for me to dispose of the money and other effects, which I do in the following manner, viz The Eighty acre of land I own in the State Illinois, if not sold before my death I wish it to be sold as soon after as convenient, and the money arising from its sale and the money now due me from other persons to the amount of about Six hundred dollars to be divided part and part equal between my six daughters, viz--To Lydia Harman, one sixth part to Sevilla Boger, one sixth part, to Mary Harman one sixth part, to Barbara Crist if living, one sixth part, and if she be dead to her heirs, to Catharine Powell one sixth part and Caroline McIntire one sixth part. My household furniture, of any description, I wish my daughters above named to distribute satisfactorily among themselves, if they desire not to do so then sell it and divide the amount realized among themselves. the few farming implements & wagon of mine devise to my son Robert B. Gaits.

    Given under my hand this 29th day of May, in the year A D 1869

    attest. Harrison Massie His

    Martin Baker Henry X Gaits (Seal)

    Mark

    Henry married Elizabeth BROWN 17 Apr 1817, Belmont County, Ohio. Elizabeth (daughter of Abel BROWN and Lydia STUCKEY) was born Abt 1802, York Township, Belmont County, Ohio; died Abt 1897, Belmont Co., Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth BROWN was born Abt 1802, York Township, Belmont County, Ohio (daughter of Abel BROWN and Lydia STUCKEY); died Abt 1897, Belmont Co., Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 15 Nov 1800, York Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio
    • Census: 1850, Living with husband in York, Blemont County, Ohio
    • Census: 1860, Living with husband in York, Blemont County, Ohio
    • Census: 1870, Living with son, Robert, in York, Belmont County, Ohio
    • Death: 28 Mar 1878, Belmont Co., Ohio

    Children:
    1. Caroline GATES was born 12 Nov 1838, Belmont Co., Ohio; died 1915; was buried , Chapel Hill Cemetery, Rund Bottom, Green Township, Monroe County, Ohio.
    2. Catherine GATES was born 03 Apr 1828, Belmont Co., Ohio; died 1892, Indianola, Red Willow County, Nebraska; was buried , Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana.
    3. 1. Abel GATES was born 11 Nov 1830, Belmont Co., Ohio; died Bef 1850.
    4. Sevilla GATES was born 11 Nov 1820, York Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio; died 04 Mar 1910, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Powhatten Point Cemetery, Powhatten Point, Ohio.
    5. Lydia GATES was born 25 Dec 1817, Ohio.
    6. Barbara GATES was born 15 Sep 1825, York Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio; died 04 Jan 1910, Belmont County, Ohio.
    7. Mary GATES was born 27 Nov 1822, York Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio; died 29 Apr 1895, Monroe County, Ohio; was buried May 1895, Duffy Cemetery, Frye Hill, Duffy, Monroe Co., Ohio.
    8. Robert B. GATES was born 11 Sep 1843, York Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio; died 1913, Nevada, Vernon Co., Missouri.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Georg GOETZ (son of Andreas GETZ); died Bef 28 Nov 1842, Powhaten Point, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: George Gates

    Notes:

    Information from mariana L Zuelsdorf:
    History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio. J.A. Caldwell. Historical Publishing Co., 1880 Page 417
    "York was one of the original civil townships and erected November 25, 1801, as follows: The third to begin on the Ohio river at the southeast corner of the township of Pultney.......thence up the river to the place of beginning, to be called and known by the township of York. This township has been the scene of severa Indian depredations, prominent among which was the battle of Captina....this battle occured in 1794, on section 8, at the mouth of Cove Run.
    .........George Gates (setled) Septembe 28, 1804......Abel Brown (settled )December 21, 1805

    From: "Belmont Co., Ohio before 1830." Irene M. Ochsenbein and Catharine F. Fedorchak. 1977. Page 53
    "George Gates is buried in the Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., near the junction of State Road 7 and S.R. 148. He emigrated from Germany to eastern PA., then to Washington Co., PAS., in 1790, then to Washington and Belmont Cos. in Ohio, near the boundary with present day Monroe Co. His will is on file in Belmont Co. and the following children are named: 1. Mary; 2, Susan; 3. Daniel;4. Valentine; 5. Henry; 6. George; 7 Solomon; 8. Sevilla; and 9. John."

    "Monroe County, Ohio: A History. by Theresa A. Maienknecht and Stanley B. Maienknecht. Chapter XXX Switzerland township. Page 408
    "Early in the month of April 1819 a colony of ten Swiss families embarked in a flat boat......After leaving Wheeling they were informed that at Captina there was a great quantity of vacant land, and that there they would find two men (Henry Sweppy and George Goetz) who could speak German, and were urged to stop there. On the 15th day of September they landed there and were kindly received and cordially welcomed by the old settlers of the Valley of Captina, viz: the Greens, Lemleys, Moores, Browns, Goetz, Sweppy, Ruble, Smith, and others."
    "Along the river all was a forest, except an improvement opposite Fish Creek, then owned by George Goetz. On Big Run, Jos Blare, Hendershot Lemley and the Smiths had made some improvement. In Belmont County, on Captina and Cat's Run, was settled by the Greens, Browns and Goetz, before mentioned."

    Georg married Maria Sybilla STEHELI 11 Jun 1782, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Maria (daughter of Johann Melchior STEHELI and Maria Sybilla ?) was born 1761, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 09 Dec 1850, York Township,Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Maria Sybilla STEHELI was born 1761, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (daughter of Johann Melchior STEHELI and Maria Sybilla ?); died 09 Dec 1850, York Township,Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Living with daughter, Susannah Gates Brisen, in York, Belmont County, Ohio

    Children:
    1. Magdalena GOETZ was born 31 Dec 1782, Cumru Township, Berks County,Pennsylvania.
    2. Mary GATES was born Abt 1786, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died 1852, Belmont County, Ohio.
    3. Daniel GATES was born 08 Mar 1788, Fort Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died 14 Jan 1867, Powhaten Point, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Captina Church of Christ, Beallsville, Belmont County, Ohio.
    4. Valentine GATES was born 12 Apr 1789, Washington County, Ohio; died 28 Sep 1861, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Malaga Cemetery, Monroe County, Ohio.
    5. Susanna GATES was born Abt 1790, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died 1865, Belmont Co., Ohio.
    6. 2. Henry GATES was born 08 Mar 1795, Fallowfield Twp., Washington Co., Pennsylvania; died 13 Dec 1877, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.
    7. George GATES was born 16 Jul 1797, Washington County, Ohio; died 26 Nov 1878, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.
    8. Solomon GATES was born Abt 1798, Washington County,Pennsylvania; died 1883; was buried , Sandy Hill Cemetery, Woods County, West Virginia.
    9. Sevilla GATES was born 24 Jun 1801, Washington County,Pennsylvania; died 04 Dec 1898, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Dover Cemetery, near Powhatan Point, Belmont County, Ohio.
    10. John GATES was born Abt 1805, York Township, Belmont County, Ohio; died 1858; was buried , Grandview Christian Cemetery, Washington Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.

  3. 6.  Abel BROWN was born 24 Feb 1768, New Jersey, USA (son of Unknown BROWN); died 08 Mar 1841, York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Amity Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Information from Mariana L Zuelsdorf:
    (from written history by James Edward Brown and Leona Brown June 1997)

    Abel and Lydia came to the area which is now Wheeling, West Virginia. Their first child, Jacob, was born in the Wheeling area, which was then part of Virginia.

    Wheeling area was called Fort Fincastle in 1774, and in 1776, the Fort's name was changed to Fort Henry in honor of Patrick Henry. The siege of Fort Henry took place about eight years before Abel and Lydia came to Wheeling. The road to Maysville, Kentucky was built while they were living in the Wheeling area. Able and Lydia son Isaac, born in 1801, states he was born in Ohio so the family must have moved across the Ohio River to the Captina Creek, York Township area by 1801, then took up land east of the Dover Bridge in 1805.

    A clan history, read at a Brown Reunion held at Alledonia, Ohio about 1946, sent by Mary Brown, widow of Frank Brown, states that Abel and Lydia came from New Jersey in 1792, and located near Wheeling. It also states that their son Joseph was born in 1794 in a Blockhouse designed by George Rogers Clark, which stood near the corner of 11th and Main Street, in Wheeling.

    Abel had a brother John, who he referred to in his will as his "esteemed brother, John" and named him as one of his executors. Abel's brother John left a will dated July 25, 1848, which awarded his wife Barbara the rent from two farms, with the remaining wealth to be divided between Jacob and Joseph Brown, sons of his brother Abel. He gave Mary Ann Ring and Harriet Ring, daughters of Alexander F. and Elizabeth ring, bedstead and bedding. He also gave Barbara and Elizabeth Ring twenty-five dollars each.

    According to a history of Belmont and Jeferson Counties, concerning the settlement of York Township: George Lemley bought land i Section 14 in 1801 and Abel Brown purchased land there on December 21, 1805, and William Brown in 1805 as well. Able Brown received two dollars for killing one wolf over six months old that year.

    In the tax lists of 1820, the Range, Township and Sections are given and contain the following:

    William Brown R-3 T-4 S-27 original owner Henry Huffman

    Able Brown R-3 T-4 S-27 original owner Henry Huffman

    John Brown R-4 T-5 S-7 original owner Jacob Brewer

    It would appear that Abel and William bought adjoining or the same land from Henry Huffman. There is probably some relationship between Abel and William; they could possibly be brothers. William, Abel, and John Brown were listed together in York Twp in 1806, 1810, 1815, 1817, and 1820.

    In a statement by Arch Brown are the following comments:

    On April 7, 1808 Abel bought a 192 acre farm in York Twp., from Henry Huffman. This farm lay along Captina Creek, below Dover, and is now known as the Pearsol Farm. the deed of Abel Brown for this farm can be found at St. Clairsville, Ohio Courthouse Deed Book B p 312. It is R-3 T-4 S-27. the price paid by Abel to Huffman was five hundred dollars, according to the deed. On October 3, 1822, Abel gave Jacob and Joseph 82 acres each of R-4 T-5 S-13 (Vol J. p 10-11). the rest of Abel's land was sold in 1852 to Michael Dorsey.

    According to a story told by Ike Brown, he had two uncles who were captured by Indians while they were young. Eventually they escaped and came home. One of the boys got along well with the Indians and returned to visit them in later years. Evelyn Dowdle of St. Clairville has a family tradition that is much the same. "The Indians taking two of the Brown's sons while they were skating on the ice on Captina Creek. their mother would rock and cry, not knowing if her sons were living or dead. With the smaller one sleeping in his big brother's arms, they slipped away from the Indians one night, finding their way back to Captina Creek from Chillicothe, Ohio. One of the Brown boys would go back to visit the Indians and one would not sleep in a bed as he was used to the way the Indians lived."

    The story does not say how long the boys were captives. the distance from Chillicothe to Powhaten Point is approximately one hundred and twenty miles. these boys may have been sons of Abel and Lydia. Jacob and Joseph were born in the Wheeling area. Assuming the capture took place about 1800, Jacob would have been 9 years old, Joseph 6 years old, and John probably about 3.

    According to historians, the last Indian battle on Captina Creek took place May 1794 with settlers coming into the Captina Creek area soon after this battle.

    Abel married Lydia STUCKEY Abt 1790. Lydia (daughter of Jacob STUCKEY and Hannah CREE) was born 16 Dec 1770, New Jersey, USA; died 26 Dec 1861, York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Lydia STUCKEY was born 16 Dec 1770, New Jersey, USA (daughter of Jacob STUCKEY and Hannah CREE); died 26 Dec 1861, York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1860, Living in Washington, Belmont County, Ohio
    • Occupation: 1860; Farmer

    Children:
    1. John BROWN was born Abt 1797, (West) Virginia; died Between 1842 and 1852.
    2. 3. Elizabeth BROWN was born Abt 1802, York Township, Belmont County, Ohio; died Abt 1897, Belmont Co., Ohio.
    3. Isaac BROWN was born 01 Jan 1802, York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio; died Abt 1884, Belmont County, Ohio.
    4. Mary BROWN was born 23 Apr 1793, Ohio County, (West) Virginia; died 23 Jun 1870, York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio.
    5. Barbara BROWN was born 15 Nov 1809, Ohio; died 30 Oct 1856, Belmont County, Ohio.
    6. Joseph BROWN was born 01 Sep 1794, Wheeling, Ohio Co., West Virginia; died 26 Feb 1872, Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Captina Church of Christ, Switzerland Twp., Monroe County, Ohio.
    7. Jacob BROWN was born 21 Jun 1791, (West) Virginia; died 06 Jan 1868, Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Captina Church of Christ, Switzerland Twp., Monroe County, Ohio.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Andreas GETZ died Bef 11 Jun 1782.

    Notes:

    Family reportedly part of Pennsylvania Dutch. variations of family name: Goetz, Getz, Gatz, Gaits. By the close of the Civil War, it was Gates.

    Children:
    1. 4. Georg GOETZ died Bef 28 Nov 1842, Powhaten Point, Belmont Co., Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.

  2. 10.  Johann Melchior STEHELI was born Abt 1719, Germany (son of Francis STEHELI and Anna Charlotte ?); died Abt 1790.

    Johann married Maria Sybilla ? Abt 1745. Maria was born Abt 1725. [Group Sheet]


  3. 11.  Maria Sybilla ? was born Abt 1725.
    Children:
    1. Anna Eva STEHELI was born Abt 01 Jan 1755, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
    2. Margaretha STEHELI was born 02 Oct 1759, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
    3. 5. Maria Sybilla STEHELI was born 1761, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 09 Dec 1850, York Township,Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Boger Cemetery, York Township, Belmont Co., Ohio.
    4. Maria Catharina STEHELI was born Abt 1763.
    5. Jacob STEHELI was born 06 Jan 1764, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
    6. Johann Adam STEHELI was born 25 Jun 1765, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  4. 12.  Unknown BROWN
    Children:
    1. 6. Abel BROWN was born 24 Feb 1768, New Jersey, USA; died 08 Mar 1841, York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Amity Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio.
    2. John BROWN

  5. 14.  Jacob STUCKEY

    Jacob — Hannah CREE. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Hannah CREE
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth STUCKEY was born 20 Jul 1798, Ohio; died 05 Apr 1873, Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , Captina Church of Christ, Switzerland Twp., Monroe County, Ohio.
    2. 7. Lydia STUCKEY was born 16 Dec 1770, New Jersey, USA; died 26 Dec 1861, York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio; was buried , York Twp., Belmont County, Ohio.