Biography of Solomon and Jemima Bates
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Bates, Solomon and Jemima (husband and wife) Richmond, settled at an early date on the Huntington road, south of Richmond village. Levi and Basheba were children of the first marriage of Solomon Bates, and Elihu of the second marriage. Levi married Huldah Graves; Basheba married for her first husband John Cooper, and for her second John Miles; Elihu married Nancy Pierce, of Richmond, Vt. Their children were Alfred Elihu, born August 16, 1828, married Marilla M. Brewster, of Huntington; Malone. N., born December 28, 1829, married Leonard C. Snyder, of Huntington; Martin Miles, born March 21, 1831; Mary Maranda, who died in 1833; Martha Ann, born July 15, 1836, married George Williams, of Huntington; Melinda E., born May 21, 1840, married Mitchel Remington, of Hinesburg, Vt; Henry W., born February 18, 1842, married Marina Ross, of Huntington; Cornelius Delbert, born June 12, 1846, died September 29, 1849; Hiram Elbert, born November 12, 1848, married Lillian Hodges, of Jericho; Martin M. Bates married Susan A. Johnson, a daughter of Jacob S. Johnson, of Huntington, by whom he had one child, who died in infancy. Elihu Bates was a self made man, strong in intellect, and respected by all of his fellow citizens. His son, Martin M., has followed well the parental example. He has enlarged upon the estate left by his father, and now occupies one of the finest farm residences of Richmond, Vt.

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


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