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Bates, Luther P.


11 Dec. 1800–6 July 1882. Sheriff, merchant, hatter, postmaster. Born at Cummington, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Calvin Bates and Rebecca Pool. Married first Annas Tirrill, 6 Nov. 1823, at Cummington. Sheriff of Lake Co., Ohio, 1840–1844. Levied JS’s land to be sold to pay debt owed, 9 Nov. 1842. Worked as merchant, by 1850, at Willoughby, Lake Co. Wife died, 11 Aug. 1866. Married second Abigail C. Sargento, 29 Aug. 1867, in Brattleboro, Windham Co., Vermont. Served as postmaster, by 1870, at Willoughby. Died at Willoughby.