|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1844|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1911|
Dr, Humphrey H. Bate, one of the best known and most highly esteemed citizens of Sumner County, died Friday at his home near Castalian Springs, where he was born in 1844. Dr. Bate, who several years ago was one of the leading physicians of the county, was educated chiefly at Rural Academy. He was a cousin of Gen. Bate, their mothers being sisters, and Dr. Bate's father was the grandfather of Gen. Bate.
When only seventeen years of age, in April, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army, in Bate's Second Regiment of Tennessee infantry, and was in the battle of Bull Run; he served in the Virginia campaign and the re-enlisted in the Tennessee Army, and in the battle of Shiloh received four severe wounds which incapacitated him from further service and he never fully recovered from the effects of one.
In 1866 he entered the Medical Department of the University of Nashville and graduated in 1868, and after taking another course in lectures commenced practicing medicine in Sumner County, which he continued up to the time his health failed several years ago.
In 1869 he married Miss Martha A. Franklin of Trousdale County, who died in 1871. On November 25, 1873, he married Miss Nannie D. Simpson of Tipton, who with two children, Dr. H. Bate of this county and Mrs. Anne Brown of Nashville, survive. At the time of his death, Dr. Bate was living on the old Bate farm and in the house that Gov. Bate was born in. It having been built when Tennessee was a part of North Carolina, and which is one of the oldest brick residences in the county and still in a good state of preservation. Politically Dr. Bate was a Democrat. He was a Mason and a member of the Christian Church.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder E. A. Elam Saturday afternoon and the interment, which was in charge of Donelson Bivouac, took place at Gallatin Cemetery.
Martha Ann Bate (1840 - 1871)
Nancy Drusilla Simpson Bate (1840 - 1925)
Annie Bate Brown (1878 - 1959)*
Gallatin City Cemetery
Plot: Sect B, Row 14
Created by: OBXr
Record added: Dec 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102372358