David Gates

19 April 1820–1 July 1883 (Age 63)
Belmont, Goshen Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of David

When David Gates was born on 19 April 1820, in Belmont, Goshen Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, Valentine Gates, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Elliott, was 26. He married Nancy Barrett about 1838. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Dayton Township, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 1 July 1883, in Creighton, Cass, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Creighton, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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David Gates
Nancy Barrett
Marriage: about 1838
Grant Gates
Margaret Gates
Lewis Gates
Clarinda Gates
Leander Gates
Mahala Davis Gates
Francis Marion Gates
Ulysses Grant Gates

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Barrett


about 1838


    Grant Gates


    Margaret Gates


    Lewis Gates


    Clarinda Gates



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Missouri is the 24th state
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 18

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a medieval walled town. The Middle English singular gate is from the Old English plural, gatu, of geat ‘gate’ ( see Yates ). Since medieval gates were normally arranged in pairs, fastened in the center, the Old English plural came to function as a singular, and a new Middle English plural ending in -s was formed. In some cases the name may refer specifically to the Sussex place Eastergate (i.e. ‘eastern gate’), known also as Gates in the 13th and 14th centuries, when surnames were being acquired.2 Americanized spelling of German Götz ( see Goetz ).3 Translated form of French Barrière ( see Barriere ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Gates, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Gaits, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Gates, "United States Census, 1880"

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