NEW INFO for last entry. Benjamin L Bates b.-1804-1805 Connecticut- according to the 1850 N.Y. census. Remarried 1849-1850 shows a Ruth Bates b.- 1822-1823 [2nd wife?] Also there was another child- Birney Bates b-1847-1848. Benjamin was a lawyer. Also shown in the household was Deborah Petty [possibly Ruth's mother]Appreciate any help in locating Benjamin's birth place or what happened to first wife Mary.