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EDWARD BATES of Boston
Edward Bates married Lydia Unknown. [Ref, 1;45]
Children of Edward Bates and Lydia Unknown:
LYDIA UNKNOWN (d. 1704)
Parents: Farwell conjectures that she might have been the daughter of Richard Fairbanks, who was baptised on 13 Jun 1622 in Boston, England. [Ref, p. 45]
Lydia Unknown died on 12 Oct 1704. [Ref] She married first Edward Bates. [Ref, 1;45] She married second William Fletcher 7 Oct 1645 [Ref, 1;45] in Concord. [Ref]
JOHN BATES (bp. 1642 - 1722)
Parents: Edward Bates and Lydia Unknown [Ref, 1;44]
John Bates was baptised on 23 Jan 1641/2 in the First Church of Boston. [Ref, 1;45] He died on 11 Apr 1722 in Chelmsford. [Ref, 1;45] He married Mary Farwell on 22 Dec 1665. [Ref, 1;45] in Chelmsford. [Ref]
He may be the John Bates who owned a farm to the north of Keyes Pond in Westford. [Ref, p. 11]
In his will, dated 18 Jul 1716, John Bates called himself a cooper. [Ref, 1;44]
Children of John Bates and Mary Farwell:
SARAH BATES (c. 1677 - 1735)
Parents: John Bates and Mary Farwell [Ref, 1;64]
Sarah Bates was born about 1677. She died on 5 Apr 1735, age 58. [Ref, 1;64] She married Sgt. Benjamin Butterfield on 16 Feb 1697 in Chelmsford. [Ref] She married second, as his third wife, David Carver of Canterbury, Windham, CT after 14 Jan 1721 (int.) in Chelmsford. [Ref, 1;64] He died on 17 Sep 1727 in Canterbury. [Ref, 1;64] After his death, Sarah returned to Chelmsford and married third, as his second wife, Ens. Richard Hildreth.
Children of Sarah Bates and David Carver:
Farwell, John Dennis, The Farwell Family: A history of Henry Farwell and his wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass., 1605-1927, with twelve generations of their descendants: also lineages of many allied families: records of John Dennis Farwell, Orange, TX, F.H. Farwell and F.B. Farwell, 1929.
Fletcher, Edward H., Fletcher Genealogy: An Account of the Descendants of Robert Fletcher of Concord, Mass., Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston, 1871.
Jones, Matt Bushnell, History of the Town of Waitsfield, Vermont, Lowell, MA, Courier-Citizen Co., 1908. Digitized by Google Books.
Jones, William, "'Robert Carver of Marshfield and some of his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 88, 1934, 215-231.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.