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Elijah Gates
Elk Twp.

Elijah Gates , one of the representative citizens of Elk Township, was born in Granville, Canada, Mch. 28, 1825. He left Canada in 1857, and came to Iowa, locating in Delaware County, whre he resided seven years, and in 1864 settled on his present farm in Clayton. it is situated on section 33, Elk Township, and consists of 170 acres of fine farming land. He also has a steam saw-mill on his place, which he operates, in connection with farming. He is a carpenter by trade and does all is own building, etc. He was married Feb. 1, 1854, to Ellen W. Gibson, a native of Edwardsburg, Canada, born Sept. 15, 1833. Four children have been born unto them, viz.: Jennie R., born Feb. 24, 1855; Sarah M., Aug. 2, 1857, married James E. Klotzbach; Isaac P., Oct. 2, 1859, and George Edgar, Aug. 31, 1869. Jennie is engaged in teaching the district school, and music. Mr. Gates had held the offices of School Director and Towhship Supervisor. He and two daughers are members of the Congregational church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 760
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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