Biography of Abram Bates
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bates, Abram, was born in Hartford, Conn., August 28, 1810. He is a son of Selick Bates, who was also a native of Connecticut, but moved to Danby, N. Y., in 1812, where he resided until his death in 1836. He had nine children, of whom Abram was. the fifth. Their names are Elizabeth, Sally A., Hannah, Hezekiah, Abram, Isaac, Fannie and Charles, All are now deceased except Abram, Hannah and Hezekiah. Charles was killed when only twenty one years of age; his team ran away and threw him from his wagon. Abram resided with his father until eighteen years of age, then went to learn blacksmithing. For nine months he was with R. L. Cowdry. For a time after this he worked nights and mornings with William Sanford and went to school during the day. Finally, after working with various men, he returned to Danby, where he opened a shop of his own. He was successful and the second year hired a farm, and operated his shop and farm at the same time for five years. He next bought a farm on Ithaca Hill, moved on to it in 1836, and cultivated it for six years. In 1842 he bought the farm in Caroline upon which he still lives. He married Mary E., daughter of Charles Wright, on November 1, 1832. They had nine children: Charles W., Mary J., Francis A., Sarah A., Frederick E., Caroline A., Martin L., Kate E. and Theren A. Charles W., Martin L. and Theron A. died unmarried. Abram Bates received a common school education, but his children had the benefit of high school and academy. Our subject is a large owner of real estate in New York and Pennsylvania. He is also a large owner in the Ithaca Hotel and has other property in the city. He takes a great interest in politics, but has always declined to hold office.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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