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Transcribed biography of William Gates

WILLIAM GATES was born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., March 4, 1832, and is one of three children of Horatio and Amy Gates; the former a native of Massachusetts, born February 23, 1797, and the latter of Vermont, born October 11, 1808. They were married in St. Lawrence County, N. Y. in 1828. In 1837, they moved to Porter County, Ind., where they lived until death; he died April 22, 1854, and she three weeks later. William Gates remained at home until after his father's death. On October 18, 1860, he was married to Rachel Shults, born in Porter County, Ind., December 1, 1842, a daughter of John Shults, of Morgan Township. One son was the result of this union - John H., born August 29, 1861. Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Gates moved on the farm formerly owned by his father, where he remained until 1867, at which time he occupied the property on which he now resides.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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