There are currently 58 original "Orphaned Heirlooms" associated with the Gates Family posted on JustaJoy.com. These items can be related to the Revolutionary War, America's Civil War, WWI and WWII, assorted photos, documents, Family Bibles and many other kinds of items. Pictures of the items can be seen at the site.
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