William Gates

8 April 1762–11 June 1848 (Age 86)
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Gates was born on 8 April 1762, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain Silas Gates, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Bragg, was 31. He married Jerusha Goodnow on 13 July 1784, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 11 June 1848, in his hometown, at the age of 86, and was buried in Brigham Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gates
1762–1848
Elizabeth Howe
1764–1842
Marriage: 20 September 1786
Jerusha Gates
1786–1847
Lyda Gates
1788–
Nancy Gates
1790–1863
William Gates
1792–1806
William Dana Gates
1808–1853

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1786Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 14
    """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."""""""
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 24
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Street

    Sources (36)

    • William Gates in entry for Nancy Gates Brigham, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • William Gates in entry for William Dana Gates, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • William Gates, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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