Orrin Gates

13 February 1802–
Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Orrin

When Orrin Gates was born on 13 February 1802, in Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Jacob Bundy Gates, was 32 and his mother, Abigail ( Nabba) French, was 22. He married Abigail Bundy on 22 September 1828, in Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He was buried in Mesopotamia, Trumbull, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Gates
1802–
Abigail Bundy
1808–1832
Marriage: 22 September 1828
Electa E. Gates
1829–1850
Esther A Gates
1831–1908

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 September 1828
Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 25

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 34

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Orin Gates, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orrin Gates, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Orrin Gates, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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