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Samuel, 1792: Francis, 1793: Charles S., 1796.
Edward Fuller was born December 28, 1746,
at Barnstable, removed to Gardiner, Maine,
1781, married, December 26, 1771, Alary
Jones, and died July 9, 183 1. He traces his
ancestrv through John (\'), John (I\'), John
(III), 'Matthew (II), Edward (I).

(\TI) Frederick E., son of Captain Ira and
Sarah A. ( Fuller) Alaxcy, born May 15, 1.853,
at Gardiner, Maine, died Washington, D. C,
December 25, 1908. He entered the medical
department of Bowdoin College in 1875, and in
1879 graduated with degree M. D., after which
he served a year as interne in the Maine Gen-
eral Hospital, and then took up the practice
of his profession, being located in Saco, Alaine,
for eleven years. In 1891 Dr. Maxcy settled
in Washington, where he earned for himself a
reputation for skill in his profession, and
where he had a large circle of friends. In
1896 he took a course at the Xew York Post
Graduate School of Medicine. He took thirty-
two degrees in Masonry, was a member of
LaFayette Lodge, No. 19, of Washington, was
past high priest of Eureka Chapter, and be-
longed to De Alolay Commandery of Knight>
Templar. He was a Republican, was a mem-
ber of the Unitarian church, and belonged to
the University Club, Medical Society of Wash-
ington and American Medical Society. For
the last seventeen years Dr. Maxcy was
medical examiner for the Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company. He married Estelle A.,
daughter of John Gilpatrick, of Saco, Maine,
January 26, 1882, and two children were born
to them: i. Caro Estelle, born October 30,
1886, graduated from Gunston Hall College,
of Washington, and married James R. Hewitt,
of Louisville, Kentucky : he is treasurer of a
mercantile house in Baltimore, AlarXdand. 2.
Kenneth Fuller, born July 27, 1889, attended
the public schools of Washington, and in 1907
entered George Washington LTniversity, pre-
paring for the study of medicine.



The two immigrant settlers
HITCHCOCK of New England bearing

this name are : Matthias
Hitchcock, who came from London. England,
to Boston, ISIassachusetts Bay Colony, as a
passenger on the "Susan and Ellen" in the
spring of 1635, and settled in Connecticut. His
distinguished descendants in New England in-
clude : Noah Hitchcock, who married Abigail



Lombard; their son, Judge Samuel Hitch-
cock, who married Lucy Allen, daughter of
General Ethan Allen ; their son. General Ethan
Allen Hitchcock (1798-1870), a soldier in the
Seminole war, the war with Mexico and the
civil war: Judge Henry Hitchcock, who mar-
ried Anne Erwin; their son, Ethan Allen
Hitchcock, born in 1835, the diplomatist and
cabinet officer ; Valentine Hitchcock, who mar-
ried Sarah Hotchkiss ; their son. Chief Justice
Peter Hitchcock (1781-1854), of Ohio; their
son, Henry Lawrence Hitchcock, D. D., presi-
dent of Western Reserve College, 1855-71 ;
Amasa Hitchcock, who married Sarah Brad-
ley; their son, Amasa, who married Elizabeth
Austin ; their son. Commander Robert Brad-
ley Hitchcock (1804-1888), United States
naval officer, 1825-88, who married Mary Ann,
daughter of Miles Hitchcock.

The other branch of the family have as their
progenitors Luke Hitchcock, the immigrant,
and his wife Elizabeth Gibbons, who came to
New England in 1635 and were original mem-
bers of the New Haven Colony ; their son,
Luke, who married Sarah Dorchester; Luke
(2) married Martha Colton and had a son
whose son Pelatiah was the father of Enos
Hitchcock (1744-1803), Congregational min-
ister in Beverly, Massachusetts, chaplain in
revolutionary army, 1780-83, minister in Provi-
dence, Rhode Island, 1783-1803; Caleb Hitch-
cock, brother of Pelatiah, was the father of
Justin, who married Mercy Hoyt, and whose
son was Edmund Hitchcock, D. D., LL. D.
(1793- 1 864), the noted scientist and president
of Amherst College, who married Orra, daugh-
ter of Jareb White ; their son, Edward Hitch-
cock. LL. D., of Amherst, married Mary,
daughter of David Judson, of Bridgeport,
Connecticut : their son, Edward Hitchcock,
born in Stratford, Connecticut, September i,
1854, was director of physical culture in Cor-
nell Universitv and lecturer in hvgiene from
1888.

Another line of descent from Luke Hitch-
cock, the immigrant, is Eldad, who married
Esther Hoar; their son, David, married Han-
nah Owen; their son, Dr. Alfred (1814-1874),
was a prominent surgeon of Fitchburg, Massa-
chusetts, and through his second wife, Aurelia
Phebe, daughter of James Ripley and Phebe
(W'yman) Wellman, was the father of Ripley
Hitchcock, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts,
July 3, 1857, a descendant also of Elder Will-
iam Brewster and Governor Bradford, of
Plymouth Colony, and a celebrated author,
traveler and art critic. He married Martha
Walcott Hall, of Washington, D. C. Another



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son of Edmiincl and Orra (White) Hitchcock
was Charles Henry Hitchcock, the noted geol-
ogist, meteorologist and professor in Dart-
mouth College. Another son of Luke (2)
and Martha (Colton) Hitchcock was the Rev.
Caleb Hitchcock, who married Sarah Win-
chester, and their son. Gad Hitchcock, mar-
ried Keziah, daughter of Lieutenant Sanuel
Bates, and became the father of Samuel Aus-
tin Llitchcock (1794-1873), of Brimfield, Mas-
sachusetts, who made large benefactions to
Amherst College; Andover Theological Sem-
inary ; Hitchcock Free High School, Brim-
field'; Illinois College ; Tabor College ; Congre-
gational House. Boston, etc., etc. Vermont is
represented by Elijah Hitchcock, who married
Sarah Tounsley, whose son, Alfred Hitchcock,
and his wife, Sarah W. (Stevens) Hitchcock,
became the parents of Henry Ethan Hitchcock,
born in Vergennes, Vermont, May 3, 1822, a
founder and graduate of Knox College and
professor there 1850-72, in the University of
Nebraska, 1872-95, where he was also chan-
cellor 1882-84, and removed thence to Cler-
mont, California. Through Phineas Hitch-
cock, who married Elizabeth Phelps, and their
son. Gad, who married Nancy Prime, we have
Phineas Warrener (Hitchcock (1831-1881),
who married Annie M. Monell, of New York,
removed to Nebraska territory, settled in
Omaha, and was appointed by President Lin-
coln marshal of the territory. He was dele-
gate to congress, surveyor-general of the new
state of Nebraska, and United States senator
1870-77. This brings us to:

(I) Samuel Patch Hitchcock, son of John
and Martha (Perkins) Hitchcock, of English
descent, was born in Damariscotta, Lincoln
county, Maine. April 3. 1834. He was edu-
cated at Lincoln Academy and in 1850 en-
tered the employ of his older brothers, Harry
and Rufus, shipbuilders, of Bath, Maine, where
he learned the shipwright's trade. Then he
became associated as master builder with
George M. Adams, and later became his part-
ner in the firm of Adams & Hitchcock. This
firm was the pioneer in the construction of
three-masted schooners in Bath, when any
tonnage over 200 was regarded as extreme
and hazardous. They built and managed suc-
cessfully quite a large fleet. Later Mr. Hitch-
cock built four large ships for his brother-in-
law, Isaac F. Chapman (formerly of the firm
of I. F. Chapman & Company, New York).
One of these, the "S. P. Hitchcock," was his
namesake. December i, 1869, ^^ married
Katherine Hilton, of Wiscasset, ;\Iaine, daugh-
ter of Calvin and Sarah (Mitchell) Plilton.



There were four children : Sarah, born in
Bath, Maine ; Herbert, Harry A., Samuel. Mr.
Hitchcock' died June 15, 1884.

(II) Harry Alton, son of Samuel Patch
and Katherine (Hilton) Hitchcock, was born
in Bath. Maine, January 9, 1877. He was
graduated at the Bath high school in 1894 and
from Cornell University in 1900. He was
employed in the business and editorial depart-
ments of the publishing house of Houghton
Mifllin & Company, Boston, Massachusetts,
1901-06; was circulation manager of the Xeii/
York Xatioii, 1906-08, and in March, 1908,
became assistant to the secretary of the Amer-
ican Real Estate Company of New York City.
He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fra-
ternity, and was for two years district secre-
tary for the New England States. His club
affiliations include membership in the ]\Iaine
Society of New York, the Beta Theta Pi Club
and the Cornell University Club. Plis church
membership is with the Free Will Baptist de-
nomination, and he is a Republican in party
politics.



The earliest mention of the
VERRILL \errill family in New Eng-
land history is undoubtedly
that made in Babson's "History of Gloucester,
Massachusetts," wherein it is said that Rich-
ard, Thomas and Samuel Variel were settlers
on Cape Ann between the years 1701 and 1750,
and that the first family of Variels went to
that region from Ipswich, Massachusetts, in
1727, where, on January 12, Richard Variel
married Martha Day, and had children : ^Mary,
Hephzibah, Richard, a second Mary, Susanna,
Dorothy, Abigail and Jeremiah. Thomas
Variel, the second of the settlers mentioned,
married, December 11, 1728, Susanna, sup-
posed to have been a daughter of John Dol-
liver, and had children : Thomas, Joseph,
John, Susanna and William. The form of the
name has varied, as is the case with many of
the early settlers, but there is no doubt, as the
records show, that the name was spelled \'ariel
until the early part of the nineteenth century,
when the change was effected by Benjamin
Verrill, a justice of the peace.

(I) Samuel Variel, of Cape Cod and
Gloucester, is said to have come from Eng-
land. He married. May 7, 1731, Sarah Stev-
ens, and had a son, Samuel.

(II) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) and
Sarah (Stevens) Variel, was born April 20,
1734. He is without doubt the Samuel men-
tioned in the "History of Androscoggin
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Ann, Massachusetts, to New Gloucester,
Maine, about the year 1760. and afterward set-
tled at Bakerstown. near Centre Minot. He
is mentioned as having been "an eccentric man
in many ways ; one was in being strictly free
from debt. His favorite and oft-repeated
motto was 'Owe no man anything, but love
one another.' " He died in 182 1. The fact
that he is mentioned as having died in 1821
does not prevent his having been identical
with the Samuel born in 1734, as stated by Air.
Babson, and there is little doubt that he was
the Samuel of Cape Ann and New Gloucester
who is known to have emigrated to Maine
about 1760. The name of his wife is not men-
tioned, but he had four sons — Samuel, Davis,
mentioned below, William and Daniel, and six
daughters.

(IH) Davis, second son of Samuel \'ariel,
was born August 30, 1759. He married
(first), about 1780, Elizabeth Jumper, born in
November, 1758, and died May 16, 1803,
daughter of Edward Jumper, who was born
at Cape Ann, and died in Minot, April 3,
1792, and who married (first) Anna Lee, by
whom he had children : Edward, Ezekiel,
Abigail, David, Elizabeth, mentioned above,
and Anna; he married (second) Elizabeth
Noyes, born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, No-
vember 25, 1755, died in Minot, January 8,
1795, and by this marriage there were born:
Elizabeth. ^Vnna, James Jewett, Edward, John,
Nicholas, born in Minot, January 5, 1787, and
Phebe. Davis and Elizabeth (Jumper) Variel
had children : Samuel, see forward ; Eunice,
born April 27, 1784; Davis, January 15. 1786;
Emma, December 21, 1787; Ezekiel, January
6, 1790; Lucretia, October 11, 1795. Davis
Variel married (second), December, 1804,
Lydia Ellis, who died April 11, 1816, and by
this marriage there were born : Elizabeth,
born November 28, 1805; Davis Ellis, April
12, 1809; Sophronia, September, 181 1.

(IV) Samuel (3), eldest child of Davis
and Elizabeth (Jumper) Variel, was born Sep-
tember 6, 1782, and died November 16, 1853.
He married, November 24, 1803, Experience
Jackson, born January 25, 1787, died in Au-
burn, Maine, September 27, 1871. She was
a direct descendant of John Alden and Pris-
cilla Mullins, who landed from the "May-
flower" at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.
The line of descent is as follows: (I) John
Alden, born in England in 1599, died in Dux-
bury, Massachusetts, September 12, 1687;
married, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1623,
Priscilla, daughter of William and Alice ]\Iul-
lins, of Plymouth. (II) Joseph Alden. born



in Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1627, died in
Bridgewater, Alassachusetts, February 8, 1697,
married, 1652, Mary, daughter of Moses Sim-
mons, Esq., who came to this country in the
"Fortune." (Ill) Isaac Alden, born in Bridge-
water, Massachusetts, in 1660, died in the same
town in 1742; married, December 2, 1685,
Mehitable, daughter of Deacon Samuel Allen.
(I\') John Alden, born in Bridgewater, Alas-
sachusetts, in 1694, died in the same town in
1762; married, 1727, Ilannah, daughter of
Henry Kingman. (V) Jonathan Alden, horn
in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1732, died
in the same town, February 18, 1825; mar-
ried, 1766, Experience, daughter of Cornelius
Washburn. (VI) Mehitable Alden, born in
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, September 15,
1767, died in Minot, Maine, January 25, 1850;
married, in Bridgewater, August 24, 1785,
Henry Jackson, born May i, 1762, died in Feb-
ruary, 1840: they had children: Experience,
married Samuel Variel ; Sally, born September
28, 1788; William, September 2, 1790; Han-
nah, born June 26, 1792, died August 8, 1793;
Joseph, born May 26, 1794; Henry, May 23,
1796; Alden, October 2, 1798; Cyrus, born
December 28. 1800, died August 16, 1802;
Hannah, born January 5, 1803, died May 15
of same year; Samuel, born March 5, 1804;
David, April 25, 1806; Jeremiah, August 24,
1808. (VII) Experience Jackson, mentioned
above. The children of Samuel and Experi-
ence (Jackson) Variel (or Verrill) were:
Lewis, born October 9. 1804; Hannah, born
February 17, 1807, married George Farwell,
of Cumberland Centre, Maine ; Emma, born
November 26, 1809, married (first) Andrew
Mann, (second) Nathan Weston, of Madison.
Maine; Cyrus, born July 5, 1812; Charles, see
forward; Lucy, born July 6, 1817; Lucretia,
twin of Lucy; .\lden J., born May 29, 1820;
Laura A., died in infancy.

(V) Charles, third son and fifth child of
Samuel (3) and Experience (Jackson) Ver-
rill. was born in Minot, Maine, October 11,
1814, and died in Auburn, Maine, September
2, 1896. He attended the common schools of
his native town imtil he w-as eighteen years of
age, when he began to learn the trade of car-
pentering, which he followed for several years.
He received an appointment as first station
agent at Empire Road, Poland, after the com-
pletion of the Grand Trunk line of railroad
through that place, and continued in that office
for several years. In 1870 he removed to Au-
burn, Maine, where the remaining years of his
life were spent. He married Martha, daugh-
ter of John Lord, of Lebanon, New Hanip-



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shire, and granddaughter of Ebenezer Lord, a
native of Lebanon, Maine, where he was a
farmer and died about 1818. John Lord,
father of Mrs. Verrill, was liorn in Lebanon,
Maine, June 8, 1783, and died in October,
1865 ; he married Polly Ross, born January 29,
1784, died in October, 1841 : they had chil-
dren: Ebenezer, born March 23, 1806; Jolm,
April I, 1808, died March i, 1896; Mary,
born June 17, 1810, died in July, 1895; Sarah,
born May 7, 1812, died November 3. 1829;
Martha, born May 29, 1814, married Mr. Ver-
rill, died July 16, 1908; Peter, born July 10.
1816; Horace, born November 23, 1818. died
October 14, 1903; I'atiencc. born March 13,
1821 ; Jotham, born July 6. 1823, died May
10, 1870; Betsey, born October 21. 1825, is
living in Maxfield, Maine ; Andrew, born Jan-
uary 20, 183 1, died in Oakland, California,
June 4, 1904. Charles and Martha (Lord)
\'errill had children: i. Samuel K.. born July
10, 1837; now living in Goodland, Indiana:
enlisted and served in a California regiment
during the civil war. 2. Emma X., born Feb-
ruary 15, 1839, died January 23, 1907. 3.
John L., born October 23, 1840, died January
5, 1904; enlisted in Fifth Maine regiment. 4.
Horace A., born March 2, 1842, died .April 12,
1897; also enlisted in Fifth Maine regiment.
5. Martha .A., born January 7, 1844. 6. Ella
M., born November 11, 1845. 7. Charles \V.,
born September 13, 1847; died in .Anderson-
ville Prison. July 15, 1864; he enlisted in Com-
pany G, Thirty-second Maine A'olunteer In-
fantry. 8. William W., born November 30,
1848, died in infancy. 9. ^^'illiam H., born
December 4. 1849, was a soldier in latter part
of the civil war : now living in Oklahoma. 10.
Abbie E., born January 4, 1852. 11. Mary C,
born December 12, 1853. died in infancy. 12.
George \\'., born June 5, 1855. 13. Albert E.,
sec below.

(\^I) Albert Edward, youngest child of
Charles and Martha (Lord) Verrill, was born
in Poland. Maine, November 12, i860. He
attended public schools in Auburn, Maine, and
at the age of fourteen years, after finishing the
grammar course, went to work in a shoe shop.
In 1878 he left that employment and went to
York county, where he worked on a farm for
a time. The following year he went to Wa-
terville and entered the Waterville Classical
Institute, and one year later the Nichols Latin
School at Lewiston, Maine, from which he
was graduated in 1882. Thus fitted for a col-
lege course, he matriculated at Bates College,
and in 1886 was graduated from that institu-
tion. During his junior year at Bates he



taught in the Latin School. After having been
graduated from Bates College he entered the
law office of Savage & Oakes. and in Feb-
ruary, 1889, was admitted to practice at the
bar. In the same year, 1889. he was made
chairman of the board of registration, and in
March, 1891, became clerk of the nnuiicipal
court, in which office he still continues. Air.
\'errill is a member of the Grand Lodge, In-
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, and also of
all the orders of Masonry, including the
Thirty-second degree ; he is past master of the
Blue Lodge, and a member of the Knights of
the Golden Eagle. He married, June i, 1896,
Mabel A., daughter of William F". and Jo-
sephine (Daicy) Lord, of Auburn, Maine.



The name Bates, according to
li.VTF.S one authority, was derived from

Bartholomew's son, and short-
ened to Batte or P>ate, but other authors give
as the more probable origin the Anglo-Saxon
word "bate," meaning contention. The early
form in England before the Puritans left for
America was universally Bate, which was re-
tained for some time after the emigrant and
his descendants were located in New Eng-
land. About the time of the revolution the
name began to be written Bates. In England.
1 593- 1 669, we have record of George I'.ate,
physician -to Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and
Charles II, who was also one of the first mem-
bers of the Royal Society ; 1625-99, William
Bates, a non-conformist divine; and 1740-99,
John Bates, an eminent musician, born in Hali-
fax, Y'orkshire, England, who was unani-
mously chosen conductor of the commemora-
tion of Handel at Westminster Abbey and con-
ducted the choral performance of ancient mu-
sic until he retired in 1793, being succeeded by
Greatore.x. The family coat-of-arms is a lion's
head erased gules. The emigrant ancestor it
is supposed was a direct descendant of Thomas
Bate, of Lydd, county Kent, luigland, who
died in 1485. "leaving a son John." John
Bate, of All Hallows Parish, county Kent, who
died 1522, was probably the son of this
Thomas. John Bates was the jurat of Lydd
and he left by will about twenty pounds to the
church there. He was buried March i, 1580.
He married (first) October 28. 1346, Mildred
Ward, who was buried June 2, 1577. He mar-
ried (second) June 16, 1579, ^fary Bennett.
Children of John and Mildred: Mary, James,
Thomas and Andrew. James, the eldest son,
married, June 6, 1580, Mary Martinc. He
died March 2, 1614. Their children were :
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Clement, Joseph, Mary, Isaac. Rachel and
Martha.

( I ) Clement Bate, the American ancestor,
was the sixth son of James and JXIary (Mar-
tine) Bate, of Lydd, county Kent, England,
and was there baptized January 22, 1595. The
list of "Emigrants to America" shows that
"Clement Bate, aged forty years, taylor, with
wife Ann. five children and two servants em-
barked at London for New England, April 6,
1635, in the ship 'Elizabeth.' " He arrived at
Hingham, ^Massachusetts, September 18, same
year, and was granted five acres of land wdiich
has since been almost constantly in the pos-
session of his descendants. He died at Hing-
ham, September 17, 1671, aged seventy-six
years, and his wife Ann died there, October
I, 1669, aged seventy-four. Children: James,
born 1621 ; Clement, 1623; Rachel, 1627; Jo-
seph, 1630; Benjamin, 1633; Samuel, of whom
further.

( II ) Samuel, son of Clement Bates, was
baptized at Hingham, March 24, 1639; mar-
ried, February 20, 1666-67, Lydia. daughter
of Thomas, and Mary (Tilden) Lapham, of
Scituate. He resided at South street, Hing-
ham. and tradition says he removed to Long
Island. Both sons settled at Sandwich, Mas-
sachusetts, according to the records. Chil-
dren: I. Lydia, born September 2, 1669. 2.
]\Iary, August 31, 1671, died young. 3. Sarah,
December 2^), 1673. 4. Anna, April 12, 1676,
in the garrison house during King Philip's
war. 5. Judith, April 17, 1678. 6. Samuel,
February 28, 1679-80. mentioned below. 7.
Thomas, March 17. 1681-82, died aged eleven
days. 8. David, February 22, 1683-84, mar-
ried Abigail ; settled at Sandwich, Mas-
sachusetts. 9. I\Iary, April 12, 1685, died Jan-
uary 5, 1690-91.

(HI) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i)
Bates, was born at Hingham, February 28,
1679-80. He and his brother David settled in
Sandwich. The records give the baptisms of
the following children to them, but we are not
able to distinguish the two families : Baptized
in 1716: David, Remember, Joseph, Thomas,
Samuel. (Some were born several years
earlier no doubt.) Born in 1717: John, set-
tled in Barnstable, Mary. Baptized in 1719:
Abigail. Child of David and Abigail : Lydia,
baptized 1722.

(IV) Barnabas, son or nephew of Samuel
(2) Bates, was born in Sandwich, about 1720.
He was a soldier in the French and Indian
war, enlisting March 4, 1745, for the Cape
Breton expedition (p. 169, N. E. Reg. 1889).
He and his brother Thomas settled in the ad-



jacent town of Wareham, and are the ances-
tors of most of the Bates families of that town.
He was received from the Second Church of
Sandwich by letter to Wareham Church, Feb-
ruary II, 1749-50. He married, at Wareham,
September 17, 1747, Phebe Gibbs. Children,
born at Wareham: i. Barnabas, Jr., June
15, 1748; married Sylvia and had Wil-
liam, Barnabas and Stephen. 2. Joseph, May
4, 1750, baptized June 3, 1750. 3. Betsey,
June I, 1752. 4. Asa, August 13, 1754. 5.
Samuel (twin), January 6, 1757, married

Sibell ■ , and had Clarissa, born March

15. 1787. 6. Thomas (twin), January 6,
1757, mentioned below. 7. Phebe, June 29,
1759. 8. Abigail, October 4, 1761. 9. Mercy,
November 2, 1763. 10. Zilpha, May 27, 1766.
II. Joshua, June 8, 1768. 12. John, May 10,
1770, baptized June, 1770. 13. Isaac, January

20, 1773-

(IV) Thomas, brother of Barnabas Bates,
was born in Sandwich, and his record is given
here on account of the close association of the
two pioneers at Wareham. Barney's Point
was named for Barnabas Bates, and Lydia's
Island, Wareham, for the wife of Thomas
Bates. Lydia was dismissed from the Sand-
wich church, October 21, 1744, to join the
Wareham church, but Thomas appears to have
remained a member of the West Church of
Sandwich until September 26, 1785. Children
of Thomas and Lydia Bates, born at Ware-
ham : I. Lucy, December 16, 1737. 2. Mercy,
November 13, 1739. 3. Lydia, January 16,
1747. 4. Patience, 1750, baptized April i,
1750. 5. Patience, March 23, 1754. 6. Mar-
garet, May 8, 1756. 7. Samuel, August 11,
1758. This Thomas Bates, or an elder son
born before coming to Wareham. was a sol-
dier in the revolution, a corporal in Cap-
tain John Gibb's company, Colonel Ebenezer
Sprout's regiment on the alarm at Elizabeth
Islands in 1776; marched to Falmouth. He
was in the same company on a similar alarm
at Falmouth in 1778 and 1780. He was ser-
geant in Captain Joseph Parker's company,
Colonel Ebenezer Sprout's regiment, at Rhode
Island in 1778. Other records may belong to
this man or to Thomas, son of Barnabas, men-
tioned below.

(V) Thomas (2), son of Barnabas Bates,
was born in Wareham, January 6, 1757. He
married, at Wareham, Ruth Besse. He was
a soldier in the revolution from Wareham,



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