Alexander Bates

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Bates was born on 22 January 1793, in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, his father, Frederick Bates Jr., was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Campbell, was 24. He married Mary Starbird on 3 November 1814, in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Richmond, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850 and Richmond, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States in 1860. He died on 1 January 1883, in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Alexander Bates
Mary Starbird
Marriage: 3 November 1814
Helena Bates
Emily Bates
Frederick Bates
Mary Bates
Sarah A. Bates
Rachel Jane Bates
Alexander Bates Jr

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  • Alexander Bates, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander Bates, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Alexander Bates, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Historical Boundaries: 1795: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bate with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also common in Ireland.

Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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