Biography of Luther M. Bates
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Bates, Luther M., Essex, was born in Westford, Vt., on March 20, 1811; is a farmer and stock breeder, and came to Essex, Vt, in 1831, where he has engaged in farming and stock dealing ever since, and accumulating a large property by his own exertions. He now owns a. farm of 300 acres. He was a member of the constitutional convention of Montpelier, Vt., in 1864. The farm which he now occupies has never been out of the Bates family, being originally settled on by Joshua Bates, an early pioneer and settler in Vermont Mr. Bates was married July 10, 1836, to Elvira Hobart, a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bolton) Hobart, of Essex, Vt., and by whom he has had four children, only one of whom is now living, Clark W. Luther M. was a son of Job and Sarah C. (Martin) Bates, who were natives of Connecticut, and settled in Westford, Vt., in 1806, clearing and improving the farm, on which they resided for many years. They had a family of twelve children: Abigail, Martin, Clark, Sophia, John, Hosea, Delilah, Calvin, Elnathan, Luther M., Sylvia, and Welcome. Job Bates died at the age of ninety three years, and his wife died in her eighty eighth year.

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


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