Stephen Bates

Brief Life History of Stephen

When Stephen Bates was born on 28 August 1773, in Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Phineas Bates, was 24 and his mother, Esther Curtiss, was 21. He married Naomi Handy on 24 April 1795. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1846, in Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.

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Stephen Bates
Naomi Handy
Marriage: 24 April 1795
Philo Bates
Sarah Bates
Stephen Bates
Curtis Bates
Philo Bates
Harriet H. Bates
Eliza Bates
Emma Bates
Esther Bates
James Bates
James Lawrence Bates
James Lawrence Bates
Curtis Bates

Sources (2)

  • Stephen Bates, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Stephen Bates in entry for James L Bates, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

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

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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