from History of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario
Munsell R. Bates now resides on a farm of some
230 acres, comprising part of the 3rd Lot of the 8th
Concession of the Rear of Yonge, and other lands.
He was born in 1821, and married in 1851 a daughter
of John Brown, by whom he has one son, James (born
in 1853.) His residence, shown in illustration, was
the home of his grandfather,
George Bates, who removed to Canada from Niscanny, New York, near
the Connecticut line, in the year 1791, and took up
715 acres of land in the Rear of Yonge, the greater
portion of which is still owned by his grandsons,
Munsell R. Charles B. and George Murray Bates, Jr.
George Bates was born in 1766, and married in 1787,
the maiden name of his wife being Patience
Churchill, born in 1768. Mr. Bates died in 1840, his
wife surviving him 18 years. He had fourteen
children, eleven of whom lived to a mature age.
Ezra Bates, born in 1792, died some years ago in the
west, leaving a large family, none of whom reside in
the United Counties.
James Bates, born in 1793,
settled on the homestead and died in 1855, leaving
eleven children, nine of whom reside in Leeds
County. Sarah, wife of Samuel Shipman, born in
1797, died in 1822, and her twin sister, Elizabeth,
wife of Dwight Giffin, died in 1854.
Eleanor [Bates], born
in 1799, married in 1819, Sterling Deming, a farmer,
residing near Farmersville [now Athens], and died in 1844, leaving
eight children. . .
Murray Bates, born in 1805, married in 1830, Betsey
Blanchard, by whom he had five children