Joel Gardner Gates

10 May 1795–10 December 1869 (Age 74)
Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Joel Gardner

When Joel Gardner Gates was born on 10 May 1795, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaiah Gates, was 24 and his mother, Susanna Hapgood, was 17. He married Eunice Piper on 27 August 1812, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 December 1869, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joel Gardner Gates
Eunice Piper
Marriage: 27 August 1812
Rufus H. Gates
George E Gates
Emily Gates
Eliza Gates
Franklin Gates
Mary Esther Gates

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  • Marriage
    27 August 1812Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 8
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 24
    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 Gate with plural or excrescent -s. The English surname Gate has three possible origins: (i) a topographic name from Middle English gate ‘gate’ (Old English geat, dative plural gatum), denoting someone who lived by a gate or set of gates (possibly sometimes an occupational name for a gate keeper; compre Yates); (ii) in northern England, the East Midlands, and East Anglia, a topographic name from Middle English gate ‘street, road, path’ (Old Norse gata) for someone who lived by a road (compare Street ); (iii) a nickname meaning ‘goat’, from northern Middle English gate, gait (Old English gāt, Old Norse geitr).Americanized form of German Götz (see Goetz ).Americanized form (translation into English) of French Barrière (see Barriere ).

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

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    Sources (45)

    • Joel in entry for Emily Gates, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Joel Gates, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joel Gales in entry for Joseph M. Hapgood and Mary E. Gates, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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