Joyce, I would be inclined to think that James came to US in 1791 not 1891.
I will check Colchester census records for James Beates b Scotland 1781 &
let you know what I find.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joyce Riedinger
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 4:18 PM
Subject: [NYDELAWA] question
Someone just wrote the following to me - it does appear to be an error - can
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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