Eliza Ann Gates

October 1816–23 February 1895 (Age 78)
Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Eliza Ann

Eliza Ann Gates was born in October 1816, in Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States. She married Amos Dow in 1838. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Randolph, Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 23 February 1895, in East Randolph, Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Randolph, Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Dow
1811–1903
Eliza Ann Gates
1816–1895
Marriage: 1838
Franklin "Frank" Dow
1839–1865
Rollin Dow
1846–1908
Helen Dow
1848–
Charles Dow
1850–
Harriet Dow
1860–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1838
children

(5)

    Franklin "Frank" Dow

    Male1839–1865Male

    Rollin Dow

    Male1846–1908Male

    Female1848–Female

    Male1850–Male

    Female1860–Female

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 30

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a medieval walled town. The Middle English singular gate is from the Old English plural, gatu, of geat ‘gate’ ( see Yates ). Since medieval gates were normally arranged in pairs, fastened in the center, the Old English plural came to function as a singular, and a new Middle English plural ending in -s was formed. In some cases the name may refer specifically to the Sussex place Eastergate (i.e. ‘eastern gate’), known also as Gates in the 13th and 14th centuries, when surnames were being acquired.2 Americanized spelling of German Götz ( see Goetz ).3 Translated form of French Barrière ( see Barriere ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza A Dow in household of A Dow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza A Dow in household of Amos Dow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza A Dow in household of Amos Dow, "United States Census, 1870"

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