Monday, July 4, 2016

John Bates and Esther Banks

John Bates and Esther Banks Bates are my sixth great-grandparents. They were married June 11, 1752 in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 In the record of their marriage in the Barbour Collection, John is named as a son of Nicholas Bates, and the father of Esther Banks is named as Thomas Banks.  John Bates is named as a son in the 1741 will of Nicholas Bates of Danbury, Connecticut.

John pre-deceased Esther in 1778 in Redding, Connecticut.  He left a will naming his 8 children living at the time.  Esther died in Redding in 1780 with her estate being probated March 20, 1780.

Children of John and Esther (Banks) Bates:

  • Ezra Bates, b. July 20, 1753, d. March 15, 1754
  • Mary Bates, b. March 14, 1755, m. John Pickett
  • Ruth Bates, b. 1757, m. Enos Lee, Jr.
  • Ezra Bates, b. March 11, 1760, d. May 7, 1835
  • John Bates, b. July 25, 1762
  • Sarah Bates, b. ca 1765
  • Esther Bates
  • Nathan Bates, b. January 14, 1772, d. June 25, 1855
  • Aaron Bates, b. 1772

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