Sarah Ann Bates

17 July 1846–5 March 1922 (Age 75)
Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Bates was born on 17 July 1846, in Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, William Joseph Bates, was 31 and her mother, Mary Bunnell, was 28. She married David Asahel Chessmore on 27 September 1866, in Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Achilles, Rawlins, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Union Township, Rawlins, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 March 1922, in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ludell, Rawlins, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Asahel Chessmore
Sarah Ann Bates
Marriage: 27 September 1866
Vernon Arthur Chessmore
Detson Olean Chessmore
Mary Luella Chessmore
Edith Laura Chessmore
Jennie Elida Chessmore
John William Chessmore
Sadie Alma Chessmore
Raymond Asahel Chessmore
Ernest Wesly Chessmore
Frank Bunnell Chessmore

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1866Hamilton, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 1
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
    Age 9
    "Webster City was originally called Newcastle by settlers of European descent. Under the latter name it was changed in 1854 by Wilson Brewer.[5][6] In 1855, Walter C. Willson came to Newcastle. Willson was elected to the Iowa State House the next year and, with John F. Duncombe, crafted a bill to divide the very large Webster County in half. Newcastle would be renamed ""Webster City,"" and would become the county seat of the new county. Willson suggested ""Hamilton County"" after William W. Hamilton, the president of the State Senate. He helped pass the legislation. The law took effect on January 1, 1857, renaming Webster City and designating it as the county seat of the newly organized Hamilton County. Willson was also instrumental in getting the Dubuque & Sioux City rail line to be constructed through Webster City on its way to Fort Dodge. He personally oversaw the laying of track.[6]"
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 20
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Sarah Bates in entry for Detson Olean Chessmore, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sarah A Chessman in household of David A Chessman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Bates in entry for George A. Cheever and May Luella Chesmore, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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