Elkanah Bates, was a cotton manufacturer and prominent merchant. Him and his wife were religious and belonged to the Congregational Church of Mansfield. In 1838, the new denomination split from the church to create a theologian association that questioned the divinity of Christ, Elkanah Bates was picked to lead the movement.
- Source: Johnnett, R. F. (1878). Bates Student: A Monthly Magazine. Edmund Muskie Archives, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine: Bates College. p. 4.
|Offspring of Benjamin Bates III and Abigail Billings (c1750-)|
|Billing Bates (1770-1770)|| |
|Betsey Bates (1771-1843)|| |
|Salley Bates (1773-1851)|| |
|Eunice Bates (1775-)|| |
|Elkanah Bates (1779-1841)||7 January 1779 Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States||1841 Massachusetts, United States|| Hannah Copeland (1780-1834)|
|Polly Bates (1782-)|| |
|Alfred Bates (1784-1786)|| |
|Charlotte Bates (1787-)|| |
|Harriot Bates (1789-1870)|
- Elkanah Bates - disambiguation
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