Seeking to find parents of Irvilla Gates. We suspcet she 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. There is a land sale by Parley & Betsey Gates in 1836 in Livingston County, Michigan.
Parley W.C. Gates (according the the older Parley's will) 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. According to the will his surname was Clark.
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.
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