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.
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.
|Offspring of Elkanah Bates and Hannah Copeland (1780-1834)|
|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-)|
- Elkanah Bates - disambiguation
- Bates in Bristol County, Massachusetts -
- Bates Family of Boston - Boston Brahmin.