ARTHUR YATES, better known, however, as Judge Yates, and who was so well known in business and social history
in Waverly from 1832 to the time of his death, was a native of Butternuts, Otsego county, born February 7, 1807.
His father was Dr. William Yates, a native of England, a physician of distinguished prominence, and a philanthropist
as well, and was the originator of the practice of vaccination in America. In 1832 Arthur Yates came to Factoryville
and was a lumberman and merchant, a builder and proprietor of mills and other industries, thus being closely associated
with early history in that interesting hamlet of the past. He was also a strong democrat, but not in any sense
a politician; was postmaster at Factoryvifie in 1836 and for nearly fourteen years afterward; was justice about
six years, and was appointed associate judge of the common pleas April 18, 1838. He was also closely identified
with local educational and church affairs, and indeed with all the best interests of the village of Waverly. Judge
Yates was married twice, first in January, 1836, with Zeba Washbon, who died in 1853, and second with Elizabeth,
widow of Col. Noble and daughter of Judge Page, of Unadilla, N. Y.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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