Charity Bates

4 May 1794–17 March 1877 (Age 82)
Addison, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Charity

When Charity Bates was born on 4 May 1794, in Addison, Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Walter Bates, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Truman, was 30. She married Phillip Swarthout about 1816, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 17 March 1877, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Swarthout
Charity Bates
Marriage: about 1816
George Washington Swarthout
Lucinda Swarthout
Nathan Moore Swarthout
Truman Swarthout
Hamilton Swarthout
Charles Swarthout
Harley Swarthout

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1816Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    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 9
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 24
    Oldest listed burial : Baby Anderson Birth unknown Death 19 May 1818 Burial Pioneer Memorial Cemetery San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA Plot block 2-8-7- Memorial ID 30014373

    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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    Story Highlight

    Rollins Don Carlos Shepherd; December 8, 1830 – December 25, 1909. Married first Wife Sarah Elizabeth Smithson – January 1, 1852 in San Bernardino California. Married Second Wife Sarah Elizabeth Harris - April 10, 1877 in Saint George, Utah. Married...

    Rollins Don Carlos Shepherd December 8, 1830 – December 25, 1909 Compiled by Rick & Evelyn McConkie – 2012 The following story draws largely on selected parts of the “Shepherd Family History, 1605-19 …

    Sources (27)

    • Charity Sheppard in household of Samuel Sheppard, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Charity Swartout in entry for Samuel Shepherd, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Charity Shepherd in household of Saml Shepherd, "United States Census, 1860"

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