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Thomas Gates, Esq.

Also Known As: "Capt. Dea. Thomas Gates"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Haddam, Connecticut Colony
Death: April 20, 1734 (69)
East Haddam, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Gates and Sarah Gates
Husband of Hannah Brainerd
Father of Thomas Gates, II; Daniel Gates; Jeremiah Gates; Mary Brainerd; Esther Gates and 4 others
Brother of Joseph Gates; John Gates; Sarah Fuller; Mary Cone; George Gates and 2 others

Managed by: Brian Dean Olmstead
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About Thomas Gates, Esq.

THOMAS2 GATES (George1), born January 21, 1663/4 in Haddam, CT, married HANNAH3 BRAINERD, born in Haddam, November 20, 1667, daughter of Deacon Daniel2 Brainerd (Daniel1) and his wife, Hannah Spencer. She was admitted to full communion in the First Church of East Haddam, November 12, 1704. He was one of the first deacons of the First Church, having been chosen with his brother-in-law, Daniel Cone, husband of his sister Mary, when the church was formed in 1704. They were ordained to their office as indicated by the following extracts from the records of the church: March 7, 1704, Capt. Thomas Gates and Danl. Cone were ordained or established in yr. office of Deacons. June 16, 1707, at a meeting of the proprietors of Haddam on the East Side they did by their vote appoint and ordain Deacon Thomas Gates, by virtue of his clerk’s oath, to take charge of the proprietor’s book, to enter all grants and acts and determinations that the proprietors shall order to be recorded, and to give true copies under his office oath for the time being. The sentence next following the one above is in the handwriting of Deacon Thomas Gates, and from that time until March 6, 1734, he kept all of the records of the proprietors and the town except for a very few pages. In the list of captains, as given by Dr. Field, the name of Thomas Gates is third in order. He was Justice of the Peace from 1711 until his death. He was a prominent man in the town, and for thirty years of his life was very much engaged in public service. He died in East Haddam, April 20, 1734, in his 70th year. His estate was distributed, by an agreement dated September 7, 1734, among his widow Hannah, his surviving children, Thomas, Jeremiah, Daniel, Joshua, and Mary and Mary’s husband, Bezaleel Brainerd. The abstract of the agreement does not mention son George Gates but that may be in error. Mrs. Hannah Gates died in East Haddam, September 7, 1750, in her 83rd year. They were interred in the Cove Burial Ground. [1,209]

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Thomas Gates, Esq.'s Timeline

January 21, 1665
Haddam, Connecticut Colony
October 3, 1693
Age 28
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
May 26, 1695
Age 30
East Haddam, New London County, Connecticut Colony
March 17, 1697
Age 32
East Haddam, New London County, Connecticut Colony
June 1, 1699
Age 34
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
February 24, 1701
Age 36
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
August 29, 1703
Age 38
East Haddam, New London County, Connecticut Colony
November 17, 1705
Age 40
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
April 26, 1708
Age 43
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut