Nathaniel Bates, Sr.

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Nathaniel Bates, Sr.

Birthplace: Westford, Middlesex County, MA, United States
Death: September 19, 1777 (38-39)
New York, New York, United States (Military Battle)
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Bates and Mary Bates
Husband of Abigale Bates-Stroud
Father of Edward Bates and Nathaniel Bates, Jr.
Brother of Capt. Oliver Bates; John Bates; Lt. Joseph Bates; Betty Bates; Sarah Johnson and 2 others

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About Nathaniel Bates, Sr.

Nathaniel, died in the Battle of Saratoga.

NATHANIEL BATES, who was a tax payer in 1771 and bought his farm in 1774 from Bartholomew Goyer, was returned by Dublin, April, 1777, as in Capt. Jason Wait's company. He was then 39 years old. He was a member of the 3d company, Col. Joseph Cilley's regiment. He was killed at the first battle of Stillwater, Sept. 19, 1777. His widow sent the following petition:

"To the Honble the House of Representatives assembled and Convend at Exeter: State of New- hampshire &c:

  "The memorial of abagil Bates widow of the Late Nathanel Bates of Dublin Decd Humbly Sheweth that ye memorialist was Left a widow with two small children and only a New Lot of Land  containing forty one acres only and but five acres Improved Labour and Provisions being scarce  and Dear Renders it Impossible to manetane hir self and children without selling said Land-- These are therefore humbly to Solicit your Honrs to take it into your wise Consideration and  give orders that the same might be sold &c, &c. " Octr 28-1778                    ABAGILL BATES.  " N. B. Said Nathaniel Bates was killed at Stillwater Last year by Generall Birgines army."

Nathaniel Bates lived on the north side of the Derby Hill. The later history of his family is unknown. John Stroud appears to have been the next occupant of Nathaniel Bates's little farm and to have come to Dublin about 1778.
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS, OCTOBER, 1904. Abigail Bates was appointed guardian of her two sons, Edward and Nathaniel, and appears to have married John Stroud previous to 1790.

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Nathaniel Bates, Sr.'s Timeline

Westford, Middlesex County, MA, United States
October 26, 1774
Dublin, Cheshire County, NH, United States
September 19, 1777
Age 39
New York, New York, United States
New Hampshire, United States