Jacob Gates

9 March 1811–14 April 1892 (Age 81)
Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Gates was born on 9 March 1811, in Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, Thomas Gates, was 34 and his mother, Patty Lucy Plumley, was 34. He married Mary Minerva Snow on 16 March 1833, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 14 April 1892, at the age of 81, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Jacob Gates
Mary Ware
Marriage: 25 October 1862
Heber Warren Gates
Charles Henry Gates
Claudius Ware Gates
Mary Elizabeth Gates
Lillian Josephine Gates
Arthur William Gates
Orson Pratt Gates

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  • Marriage
    25 October 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 7
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 25
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Compilation of References to Jacob Gates

    Auto, 70s Rec, 2nd Qrm, Biog, LDS Arc In the month of February I moved from Far West to Quincy, Illinois. From there I went to Rushville, Schyler County, [Illinois] and lived there two years and then …

    Sources (59)

    • Jacob Gates, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wellington F. Gates in entry for Wellinton Forsbury Gates, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Jacob Gates, "United States Census, 1870"

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