I heard that I could go to the local Family History Center and find out more information. At that local FHC, I received some help from a volunteer and I ordered a film that was recommended as a possible source of information about Elisha.
|Christina Ann Summers (1794-1869)|
|Elisha Gates (1789-1863)|
I was just a little naive. It was another five years before I found anything else about Elisha and over a dozen years before I found the identity of his parents. Now I am on an Elisha Gates binge. I have focused on him in my blog entries in particular because he was a soldier for three months exactly two-hundred years ago. It has been nice to meet you, Elisha and Christina!
1. Prince George's County (Maryland). Clerk of the Circuit Court, Marriage licenses, 1777-1880, Film #14305 Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949