Betsey AYER

Female 1807 - 1844  (37 years)


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  • Name Betsey AYER  [1, 2
    • Betsey married John Gates on February 13, 1826 in St. Johnsbury, VT (1). After Betsey died, John remarried. Related information is in the Bio for John?s second wife, Eliza (Fisher) Gates, and in the Bio for her fourth son, Horace.

      John and Betsey Gates lived near Betsey?s father, James Ayer, and near her brother, Royal Ayer, as can be seen from the close proximity of family listings in the 1830 and 1840 Census from St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In the case of the 1830 Census, Royal Ayer is listed next to his father, James, and John Gates is listed next to his father, Thomas. The group of gravestones photo by "Anne" shows that Betsey is buried along side her parents and brother, Royal.

      Betsey was part of a large Ayer family group that lived in the St. Johnsbury area in the early 1800s. Two of Betsey?s sons have Ayer-side family related names. The name of her second son, James Carlton Gates, follows the first name of Betsey?s father and the maiden name of her grandmother, Mary (Carlton) Ayer. The name of her fourth son Horace Goss Gates (2), is in memory of her 1st cousin Horace Goss, who died in the St. Johnsbury area from an 1840 accident (3). The latter Horace Goss was the son of Alpheus Goss and Betsey?s Aunt Mary (Ayer) (4-7).

      Sources:

      1. Betsey Ayer in ?Vermont Vital Records,? 1826.
      2. In: "Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and His Descendants..." by Charles Otis Gates, 1898, p. 203 & 268.
      3. In: ?The Town of St. Johnsbury, VT: A Review of One Hundred Twenty-Five Years...? by Edward Taylor Fairbanks, 1914, p. 228.
      4. James Ayer in ?New Hampshire Birth Records,? 1774.
      5. Molly Ayer in ?New Hampshire Birth Records,? 1779.
      6. ?Descendants of Samuel Ayer and Mary Carlton,? posted by William Ayer, 26 Apr 1999, archived on Rootsweb website. Note: since the problem with the Rootsweb website, this had been inaccessible. A form of the file has recently been found (Jan. 2019) using google with the search terms: "new-hampshire-digest" V1 #255 William Ayer
      7. In: "In Memoriam. The Family of John Lawrence (continued) The Family of Philip Goss, of Lancaster, Mass., and Winchester, N. H. The Family of Selah Pomeroy, of Stanstead P., Quebec" by John Lawrence, 1881, p. 35, 40 & 41. [1]
    Born 9 Jun 1807  Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Fact Daughter of James Ayer and Sally Goodell Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 24 Jun 1844  Lyndon, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Lyndon Cemetery Cemetery, Lyndon, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I97032  Main Tree
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2020 

    Family John GATES,   b. 16 Dec 1800, Acworth, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1880, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1826  St. Johnsbury, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harvey Strong GATES,   b. 31 May 1827, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1900, Troy, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    +2. James Carlton GATES,   b. 8 Jan 1830, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1852  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
    +3. George W. GATES,   b. May 1837, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1906, Togus, Kennebec Co., Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Horace Goss GATES,   b. 5 May 1842, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1903, Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F37701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S11066] Find A Grave: Bio of Betsey Ayer Gates.

    2. [S03384] Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and His Descendants, Charles Otis Gates, (Name: Name: New York: Willis McDonald & Co;;).