Mary Bates

about 1765–
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bates was born about 1765, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Elihu Bates, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Bates, was 24. She married Levi Southworth on 12 January 1797, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Levi Southworth
Mary Bates
Marriage: 12 January 1797
Elihi Bates Southworth
James B Southworth
Mary Ann Southworth
Hannah Southworth
Julia Southworth
Dolly Ann Southworth

Spouse and Children

12 January 1797
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    Elihi Bates Southworth


    James B Southworth


    Mary Ann Southworth


    Hannah Southworth


    Julia Southworth


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 16

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 35

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Bate ( see Bartholomew ).2 Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

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

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