Want info on this Bates line, possibly out of Dutchess Co NY, following info has come to my attention:
1)Per the Bates DNA Project one, possibly 2, DNA-DYS results appear to show that the line of Gilbert Bates (died 1836 Shelby Co, Ind) is non-DNA related to the vast majority of the rest of the Bates lines in the Project (Gilbert's Haplotype: E1b1b1)
2)John Bates (died 1881 Oakland Iowa), son of Gilbert Bates stated on the Census of 1880 that his father (Gilbert) was born in "New York" and that his mother (Rachel Covey) was born in "Conn".
3) Samnuel P Covey was from Dutchess Co, NY. Samuel Covey is listed on the Roster of men who fought at the Battle of Kings Mt in 1780. In his Rev War pension application (1835) he also reports that he served in the NY militia, rank Pvt.
4) Tax records for Dutchess Co NY, 1777, the "Philipse Patent", list a John Bates and an Isaac Bates
5) There is a possibility that there is a connection (based on data in the Bates DNA Project)between the line of Gilbert Bates, father Isaac Bates, and a certain John Bates/Beats/Betts of Hempsted LI, NY. However, data on this line is sketchy, and points to an origin in Buckinghamshire, England. Another Bates/Betts line that has possible connections is that of John Bates/Bett and Abigail Elderkin, also in NY,this line has origins in Claydon, England.
Any info on the line of Gilbert Bates and Isaac Bates will be appreciated.