I'm fairly new at this - but have some family photos and stories. My father was Jimmy D. Dates, descended from the Moravia, NY Dates. The farest back I can track is James Duane Dates, who was married to Margaret "Maggie" A. Maxam (also of New York). James was the son of Samual W. Dates (abt 1811) and Catherine (no last name known). They had about 8 or nine kids. Does this sound like a possible connection?