I am looking for information on the DATES family from New York, and possibly from New Jersey.
Eleanor Dates was born 10 Dec 1813 in New York, d. 11 Apr. 1902 in Phelps County, MO. She married Samuel Seaton 21 Mar 1833 in Cayuga County, NY.
The story I was told is that the Dates family moved to Wisconsin , settled there and established a small town, owning all the business in the small town. Eleanor was supposed to have met the Seatons there, but that is not correct as Eleanor married in New York, had children in PA, IN and then MO.
She was in Salem, Pulaski, IN in the 1850 Census; and in Cold Spring, Phelps, MO in 1870 to 1900; other family members are there through 1930 Census. I have been unable to find them in the 1860 Census.