William Gates (1760 - 1828)

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Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in TX, USA
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DAR Ancestor # A043587

Texas State Historical Association http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fga43

GATES, WILLIAM (?–1828). William Gates, Old Three Hundred colonist, was born sometime before 1760, most likely in North Carolina. He married Catherine Hardin of Rutherford County, North Carolina, around 1780–82; they had four sons and three daughters. Gates and his family were in Kentucky by the 1790s. They traveled from Kentucky by way of Miller County, Arkansas, to Stephen F. Austin's colony in Texas in 1821. In April 1824 Gates voted in the election that chose the Baron de Bastrop elector for the colony. Gates received title to two sitios of land now in Washington County on July 16, 1824. Josiah H. Bell surveyed the land for Gates and his son, Amos Gates, five miles below Washington-on-the-Brazos. The census of March 1826 listed William Gates as a farmer and stock raiser aged over fifty. His household at that time included his wife, three sons, and a daughter. One of his sons, Charles, died in 1836. His daughter Sarah married Abner Kuykendall. Catherine Gates died in 1826. William Gates died in Texas on August 20, 1828.

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William Gates's Timeline

1760
1760
North Carolina, United States
1780
1780
Age 20
1783
1783
Age 23
1795
1795
Age 35
Tennessee, United States
1796
1796
Age 36
1799
July 25, 1799
Age 39
KY, USA
1828
August 26, 1828
Age 68
TX, USA
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Kentucky, United States