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Elizabeth Gates
Date: ca. 1734 - 1783
Remarks: Elizabeth Philipps was the daughter of Erasmus James Philipps, a British army officer, serving in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1754, Miss Philipps married Horatio Gates, a captain in the British Army, also serving in Canada. The couple had one son (d.1780). Mrs. Gates was observed to be "British to the core," by Scoville. As Mr. Gates's first wife they were married for nearly 30 years.