Edward Bates (1696-1781)

Birth: April 14, 1696
Chelmsford Massachusetts

Death: February 11, 1781
Chelmsford Massachusetts

Place of Burial: Unknown

Father: John Roger Bates, II
Mother: Deborah Spalding
Siblings: Deborah Bates, Hannah Bates, Mary Bates, John Bates, Jonathan Bates, Robert Bates, Elizabeth Bates, Mary Bates

Spouse: Mary Snow
Children: John Lewis Bates, Cpt Oliver Bates, Lt Joseph Bates, Elizabeth Betsey Bates, Sarah Bates, Hannah Bates, Nathaniel Bates I, John Bates

Relation to : 7th Great-grandfather

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Edward had married Mary Snow in 1719 and was living in Westford, thus escaping the disease (small pox) that destroyed the family. Mary Snow Bates was the first public school mistress in Westford. Their oldest child, Oliver, had married Ruth Wright but died without issue of wounds received at the battle for Concord Bridge. Other children were Joseph, Betty, Sarah, Hannah and John.

Edward Bates born to John and Deborah Bates, 14 April 1696 – Town and Land Records, with Births, Marriages, and Deaths
Edward Bates, 2nd child of John and Mary Bates, was born April 14, 1696 and married Mary Snow February 7, 1719/20. – The Farwell family : a history of Henry Farwell and his wife Olive (Welby) Farwell, pg63-64, 1929

Name: Edward Bates
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1696
Birth Place: Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Death Date: 11 Feb 1781
Death Place: Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Has Bio? Y
Children: John Bates
Ancestry.com. Global, Find a Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.