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Dr Nelson Bates
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1813
Henderson
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1885
Fontanelle
Adair County
Iowa, USA

Doctor Nelson Bates came to Fontanelle on the 1st of August 1866 from Lewis Co., NY. He was born in Jefferson Co., NY, on the 23rd of December, 1813, and is the son of Cyrus Bates, a farmer of that place.

The doctor lived in the county of his birth, teaching in the village schools until 1852. He here studied laws of hygiene and health, and the science of medicine, but did not enter into practice until 1851. In 1852 he graduated from the Eclectic School of Medicines, at Syracuse, New York. He then entered into active practice at Martinsburg, Lewis County, where he remained until 1862, when he started west.

He has been in active practice until within a few years, but has been gradually withdrawing himself, giving only his attention to consultations. He was the second doctor to locate here, and he had a large patronage.

He was married October 15, 1846, to Miss Charity Russell of Royalton, Vermont, the daughter of T. B. Russell. He had been previously married on the 1st of May 1834 to Miss Amanda Alexander, by whom he had five children; Albion and Francis M., both living in Fontanelle; Nelson, Jr., shot while in the army, and died in 1867; Marinda, the wife of A. G. Green, and Angelina, the wife of L. A. Chafa of this county. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cyrus Bates (1792 - 1839)
  Lydia Harrington Jennings (1795 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Charity Russell Bates (1811 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Francis Marion Bates (1836 - 1920)*
  Nelson Bates (1838 - 1867)*
  Marinda Bates Green (1840 - 1933)*
  Angelina Bates Chafa (1843 - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nelson Bates (1813 - 1885)
  Ormus Ephraim Bates (1815 - 1873)*
  Sarah Marinda Bates Pratt (1817 - 1888)*
  Lovina Arminda Bates Aspinwall (1819 - 1884)*
  Marcellus Livingston Bates (1821 - 1902)*
  Orissa Angela Bates Allred (1823 - 1878)*
  Lydia Augusta Bates Robinson (1825 - 1903)*
  Cyrus Wakefield Bates (1827 - 1895)*
  Julia Ann Bates Allred (1829 - 1892)*
  Lansing Bates (1831 - 1877)*
  Adeline Bates (1837 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Shares a stone with wife, Charity
 
Burial:
Fontanelle Cemetery
Fontanelle
Adair County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: May 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26713135
Dr Nelson Bates
Added by: Cindy Baldogo
 
Dr Nelson Bates
Added by: Cindy Baldogo
 
Dr Nelson Bates
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For my maternal 3rd great grand Uncle.
- David Metcalf
 Added: Apr. 16, 2015

- Camille Phelps
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013

- Wendy
 Added: Feb. 8, 2011
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