Bates, Dr. Nelson W., was born in Pamelia, Jefferson county, in July, 1828. He is a son of Dr. William S. Bates,
who was born in Massachusetts in 1793, son of William Bates, also of Massachusetts. Dr. William S. graduated from
Fairfield Medical College. His wife was Jerusha Wright, and their children were Darwin E., William D., Mrs. Harriet
A. Cottrell, Nelson W. and Cullen D. Nelson W. devoted some of his early life to teaching, in 1850 and 1851 attended
the Buffalo Medical College, and in 1864 graduated from the Medical College of New York. He came to Hastings in
1851, and in 1853 came to Central Square, where has been a popular practicing physician ever since. From 1853 to
1857 he was superintendent of schools in Hastings. In 1864 he enlisted as assistant surgeon in the 110th N. Y.
Vols., and served until after the close of the war; he was stationed at Fort Jefferson. In 1851 he married Sarah
M. Angel of Jefferson county, and their children are Edgar D., D.D.S., in Central Square; Clayton A., merchant
in Central Square, and Nellie F., wife of Dr. F. L. Harter of Syracuse. Mr. Bates is a member of the N. Y. State
Medical Society and of the N. Y. State Medical Association, was county coroner several years, and is now president
of the village of Central Square, serving his second term. He is a member of the Masonic order, Central Square
Lodge, of which he has been W. Master ten years; also of Oswego River Chapter R. A. M.; has been commander of G.
A. R. Isaac Waterbury Post No. 418, for four years.
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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