Jefferson County, NY Pioneers


PIONEER SAMUEL BATES FAMILY


1. SAMUEL BATES, listed on the 1810 census in Hounsfield as over 45, was born in Brimfield, Hampden Co MA, Nov 9, 1738. Listed in "Massachusetts Soliders and Sailors in Rev. War", p. 800. Was a Lieutenant in Capt. John Sherman's Company, Col. Gideon Burt's regiment, service from Jun 16 to Jun 22, 1782, 6 days, at Springfield and Northampton suppressing insurgents.

He came to Jefferson County probably about the same time as his son, Samuel Jr, (also my line), but I have not been able to find any information on his death. I don't think he is listed in the 1820 census.

He married Sep 30, 1762
EUNICE SHERMAN who was born Oct 6, 1744 Brimfield. She died Jul 26, 1775 Brimfield.

Children, BATES:

2 i CHLOE BATES

3 ii RUFUS BATES

4 iii MOSES BATES

5 iv EUNICE BATES

6 v SAMUEL BATES, Jr.

7 vi KEZIA BATES

6. SAMUEL BATES Jr. (son of SAMUEL amp; EUNICE (SHERMAN) BATES) was born Feb 18, 1773. He purchased 285 acres of land in the southeast corner of Hounsfield in the spring of 1801, built a log house, then went back to Brimfield to bring his family back, returning in Dec 1802. He fought in the Battle of Sackets Harbor, served as private in Capt. Elisha Camp's Company of Artillery, Regiment of LT Col. Bellinger, NY Militia, serving Jun 28, 1812 to Jul 28, 1812 and also Sep 9, 1812 to Sep 20, 1812. He died Feb 13, 1813 at Hounsfield and is buried at Swamp Hill, Sacketts Harbor.

He married
SALLY HOUGHTON, who was born Jan 16, 1780 in Wales, Hampden, MA. Merrick Moses Bates' bio, with some information on his father Samuel Jr, is listed in the History of Jefferson County by John A. Haddock, 1894, p. 614

Children, BATES:
8 i MERRICK MOSES BATES

9 ii ALMIRA BATES

10 iii ASA BATES

11 iv MARY BATES



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