Still looking for Seeking parents of Irvilla Gates. Can anyone help?
We suspcet Irvilla (also spelled as Ervilla and Arvilla) was the daughter of Parley W. C. Gates, but have no solid info to prove this. So, we seek info on each member of the family of: Parley W. C. Gates, born about 1800 in New York. Married Betsey whose last name may have been Saber. Parley W.C. and wife, Betsey, are buried in Livingston County, Michigan. Parley W.C. Gates was adopted at age 14 by Parley Gates and wife Orpha in Ontario County, NY at which time the boy’s name was changed to Parley W.C. Gates. Seeking his name and parents before the adoption.
Irvilla Gates was supposedly born in Canandaugia, NY in 1820, and 9in 1837 married in Oakland County, Michigan, Thomas Jefferson Wheeler (b. in about 1809 in Steuben County or Saratoga County, NY)in 1837.
Parley W.C. and wife, Betsey, lived in Oakland County, Michigan in 1830’s – 1850’s. They had following children (according to 1850 Census): Mary Jane who married James Carothers (sometimes listed as Crathers, Carouthers, Carathers), Sarah M., Ophra, Sabra, Clark, and Warren who died at age 2. We also suspect Irvilla (or Ervilla, Arvilla) Gates was their daughter, born is 1820 in Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY.
Any information on any of these families will be most appreciated. You may Contact Me at firstname.lastname@example.org