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Samuel Gates (1760 - abt. 1854)

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Samuel Gates
Born in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Lunenburg, Essex, Vermont, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 28 Nov 2010 | Last significant change: 2 Mar 2018
23:01: Kim Williams edited the Biography for Samuel Gates. [Thank Kim for this]
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Samuel Gates was born in 1760, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Gates. [1]

In 1780, at age 19, Samuel entered military service and spent six months in Capt. Michael G. Houdin's Co., Col Rufus Putnam's (5th) Regiment. [2]

In 1781, he married Lucretia Williams. [3]

Samuel and his wife Lucretia lived in Lunenberg, Vermont in 1850, apparently in the household of his son Samuel. The household consisted of:

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Samuel Gates Male 67 Massachusetts
H*Sia Gates Female 66 Massachusetts
Samuel Gates Male 89 Massachusetts
Lucretia Gates Female 87 Massachusetts
Lydia Gates Female 25 Vermont
Samuel B Gates Male 6 Vermont
Emily Chancy Female 13 Vermont
John Hamman Male 23
Harris Gates Male 2 Massachusetts

Samuel died in Lunenburg in 1854 [4] and is buried there. [5]


  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Samuel Gates, 16 Aug 1760; citing MARLBORO,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0844943 IT 2.
  2. Massachusetts. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War Boston, Massachusetts : Wright & Potter, 1896-1908
  3. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 February 2018), Samuel Gates and Lucretia Williams, 25 Feb 1781; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 0844943 IT 2.
  4. "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 November 2017), Samuel Gates, 05 Sep 1854, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,556.
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #61354588

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