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Elkanah Bates was born 7 January 1779 in Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States to Benjamin Bates (1749-1818) and Abigail Billings (c1750-) and died 1841 in Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Hannah Copeland (1780-1834) 18 October 1803 in Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United States.


Biography

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.



Children


Offspring of Elkanah Bates and Hannah Copeland (1780-1834)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Loretta Bates (1804-1807)
Stella Bates (1806-1843)
Benjamin Edward Bates (1808-1878) 12 July 1808 Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States 14 January 1878 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Josephine Louisa Sheppard (1815-1842)
Sarah Chapman Gilbert (1832-1882)

William Billings Bates (1811-1880) 24 January 1811 Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States 10 June 1880 Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Willard Lane (1816-)

Charlotte Bates (1813-)
Elkanah G Bates (1816-1881)
Alfred Bates (1819-)
Elizabeth Bates (1823-)

Siblings


Offspring of Benjamin Bates III and Abigail Billings (c1750-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
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)

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