I'm working on my Bates Ancestry - for Obediah Christian Bates - b12 April 1794 D. 21 March 1883 Council Bluffs (Pottawattamie County) IA.
For a long time we had him listed as married to a Ruth.Curfman's bookpages 84-91 lists a Ruth Paddock married to Obediah Bates.
This Ruth Paddock was born ABT May 30, 1797in NY. dau of Daniel Paddock(1754-1825) and HelenSchoefeltdied on 30 SEP 1856 in Illinois. (162).She married Obadiah Bates. Ruth married Obadiah BATES before 1822 in NY(c1818/19 by birth of Elenor - prob in/near Western, Oneida Co. NY)buried. In French Grove Cemetery, Peoria Co.,Il.Her Head Stone Reads - Ruth Wife Of Obediah Bates Died Sept. 30, 1856 Age 59 Yrs. 4 Ms.
Can anyone in the Paddock family confirm this marriage?
And in those records, is there any indication of Obediah's birth place.
Also I have Helen Schoefelt, wife of Daniel as possible dau of Johannes Micheal Zufelt & Catherine b c 1762 Kinderhook, NY.Any confirmation or negation?