Thomas Gates

7 May 1776–22 June 1851 (Age 75)
Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Gates was born on 7 May 1776, in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Gates, was 29 and his mother, Mary Wheeler, was 21. He married Patty Lucy Plumley on 15 December 1796, in Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 22 June 1851, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gates
Patty Lucy Plumley
Marriage: 15 December 1796
Lucinda Gates
Sally Gates
John Gates
Betsey Jane Gates
Thomas Gates, jr.
Pattey Martha Gates
Almira Gates
Marcia Gates
Jacob Gates
Lucy Gates
Cynthia M Gates

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  • Marriage
    15 December 1796Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 5
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 7
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 24
    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

    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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    Life of Lucinda Gates

    Lucinda Gates, the eldest of the eleven children born to Thomas Gates and Patty Plumly, was born at Ackworth, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, on the 19th of September 1797. On the 21st of March …

    Sources (87)

    • Thom Gates, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Thomas Gales in household of Thomas Gales, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Thomas Gates in household of Erastus Bingham, "United States Census, 1850"

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