John Gately reportedly born ca 1768. He md. Jemima Mercer, d/o William Mercer in 1784 in Caswell Co., NC . Parents of: 1. John Gately, Jr. born ca 1788, md. Rebecca Watts 2. Lucretia Gately md William Tedford (Thetford)(desc. of Walter Thetford d. 1767 Orange Co., NC) 3. Susan Gately md. Wm. Jenkins 4. Jemima gately md Levi Solomon Pitts
After JOhn Gately's untimely death in 1806 in Sumner Co., TN, his widow remarried to Samule Bradshaw in 1819 in Caldwell Co., KY.
Between 1788 and 1789 in Caswell Co. John Gately had several Bush orphans bound to him. 7/1788 Judith Bush, orphan aged 1 1/2 years bound to John Gately 10/1789 William Bush orphan aged 5 years last Xmas bound to John Gately 10/1789 Elizabeth Bush orphan 10 months old bound to John Gately.
WHO WERE THESE BUSH ORPHANS and what was their relationship to John Gately or Jemima Mercer Gately??????? WHY did he get 3 YOUNG orphans. Who were their parents???? There were BUsh families in Newberry/Laurens Co., SC; Sumner Co., TN and Caldwell Co., KY.
Also....Does anyone have any info on Rebecca Watts, w/o John Gately, Jr.??