William GATES

Male 1735 - 1811  (76 years)


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  • Name William GATES  [1
    Born 27 Mar 1735  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 10 Apr 1799  [2
    Died 07 Jul 1811  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will Proved 06 Aug 1811  [2
    Notes 
    • From NEHG register: He had an excellent military record during the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution. From 24 Sept. to 14 Oct. 1756 he served as sentinel under Capt. Benjamin Flagg in Col. Chandler's regiment. They marched to reinforce the forces at Lake George. In August 1757 he was one of the soldiers who marched on the Alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry. In 1758 he served under Capt. John Fry in the Expedition to Lake George. On 2 April 1759 he enlisted in Col. John Chandler, Jr.'s regiment for service in the campaign under Gen. Jeffrey Amherst for the invasion of Canada. In the Massachusetts records relating to the American Revolution he is mentioned successively as sergeant, ensign, lieutenant and, finally, captain.
      He was treasurer of Worcester in 1780 and 1781.
    Person ID I24501  Main Tree
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2017 

    Father Jonathan GATES,   b. 22 Jun 1683, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1756, Testate in Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Persis SHEPARD,   b. 23 Feb 1690, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1776, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Nov 1712  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F08652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna STEARNS 
    Married 07 Nov 1764  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F02231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02768] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1966, Vol. 120.

    2. [S02769] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1967, Vol. 121.