My pedigree as established by my father includes several Gates surnames, as well as middle names with respect to them. Great grandmother Bessie Chapin Gates b. 1846 Chicopee, MA: her father Elias Gates, b. 1801 Westmoreland, NH; and his father Elias Gates with no further information, yet. I may have other information elsewhere, just not on the pedigree chart. The two Eliases were married to Mary A. Stedman (b. 1808 Springfield, MA) and Olive Hoskins respectively.
Of course, I'm interested in any additional information about this line, especially since Gates is also my middle name. I do have a few additional data about these ancestors. Just let me know if you're interested, or related!