Zebedee Gates

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Estimated birth year:1809
Birthplace:New York
Marital Status:Y
Real Estate Value:3500
Value of Personal Estate:450
Family Number:325
House Number:328
Household Members:
 Zebedee Gates   51
 Mary Crossley   49
 Emeline Gates   38
 Tenton Peterson   25
 Augusta Plott   18
 Henrietta Gates   6

Zebidiah Gates was born in 1807 in New York. He helped lay out the streets of Shullsburg in the 1840's and boarded with the Dr. Azel Ladd Household. Once Dr. Ladd passed away from the Cholera Epidemic of 1854 that occurred at the Berry Tavern, Mr. Gates bought the Dr. Ladd's half completed Limestone block house and 80 acre property. Mr. gates who was a carpenter finished the half completed house in wood. This home is currently located on the Rennick Road just South of Shullsburg and was restored by The Lead Region Trust in the year 2000. Mr. Gates also built a boarding home in downtown Shullsburg. Mr.Gates married Emiline Stone in 1852 and they had one daughter Henrietta. Zebidiah was a Christian man and well respected in Shullsburg. He lived to the age of 80 and passed away in Shullsburg. He is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Shullsburg.

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