They were all in Colchester during the 1850 census on 7 Nov. Dwelling #
1055: James Beates age 58 and Catharine age 46 were born in Scotland. Sarah
was 24, Mary 21, James 19, and Jordan 17, all born NY Also in this
household were Sarah Gun 15 and Abram S. Gun 10, born NY. Dwelling 1056:
Robert Beates 27, Mary 27, Eliza 2, and Harriet 8/12 all born NY.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joyce Riedinger" <joyce(a)dcnyhistory.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 4:18 PM
Subject: [NYDELAWA] question
Someone just wrote the following to me - it does appear to be an
> If I read this right James Beates was 110 years old when he came to
> James Beates was one of my 3rd great Grandfathers.
> in the web page http://www.dcnyhistory.org/books/muncol.html
> "ROBERT BEATES was born in Delhi February 25th, 1823, and married Mary
> Wilson, of Colchester, in 1847. Mr. Beates has filled the offices of
> of the peace and postmaster for many years in his town. His father, James
> Beates, was born in Scotland in 1781, and came to America in 1891. Mr.
> Beates is a farmer. Post-office, Downsville."
> Is this a transcription error or an original error? "
Joyce Riedinger - joyce(a)dcnyhistory.org
Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site
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