Biography of Job Bates
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Bates, Job, Essex, Essex Junction p. o., is a farmer and was born in Essex, Vt., on April 22, 1829. He was a son of Martin and Keziah (Willis) Bates. His paternal grandfather, Job Bates, was a native of Connecticut, and was among the first settlers in Westford, Vt., where he cleared and improved. He later removed to Essex, Vt. Martin Bates was a carpenter by trade and was also a soldier in the War of 1812. He had a family of nine children: Sally, Marcia, Job (deceased), Luther, Job 2d, Nelson, Clarissa, Lucy, and Martin. Job Bates's maternal grandfather, Jonathan Willis, was a pioneer of Westford, Vt. Job was brought up in Westford, Vt. He was married twice; his first wife was Emeline Bowman, a daughter of William and Betsey (Parish) Bowman, of Westford, Vt. His present wife was Mary Ella. Brackett, a daughter of Charles and Julia (Spear) Brackett, of China, Lee county, Illinois. They have had a family of seven children born to them: Keziah, Julia, Charles, Marion, Willis, James, and Jessie.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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