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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 Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Hannah Copeland (1780-1834) 18 October 1803 in Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

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) 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-)










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