I read in this forum somewhere that John Gately's wife married Samuel Bradshaw/Bradsher. Folks did not waste time remarrying after the death of a spouse; especially a young widow with children to be cared for.
I hope that I am not steering you in the wrong direction.
John Fox Winston Salem, NC
I am searching for a possible daughter of William Gately who died in 1806, as a wife to Benjamin Wrenn who served as a witness for William's will.