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William Yates, MD

William Yates, MD

Male 1767 - 1857  (89 years)

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  • Name William Yates 
    Suffix MD 
    Born 13 Nov 1767  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Mar 1857  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Harmony Cemetery, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24669  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2013 

    Father Yates,   b. Abt 1730, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Noble Palmer,   b. 18 Jan 1781, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann Yates,   b. 1805, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1810, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. Judge Arthur Yates,   b. 7 Feb 1807, Butternuts, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1880, Tioga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Henry Yates,   b. 1809, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1826, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     4. William Palmer Yates,   b. 5 Apr 1813, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Trevor Yates,   b. 1816, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1877, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. George A. Yates,   b. 3 Aug 1818, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1900, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Horatio Yates,   b. 11 Feb 1821, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1882, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     8. Octavius Yates,   b. 1825, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F8482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1820 United States Federal Census about William Yates Name: William Yates Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Butternuts, Otsego, New York Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3 Free White Persons - Under 16: 6 Free White Persons - Over 25: 2 Total Free White Persons: 8 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

      1830 United States Federal Census about William Yates Name: William Yates Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Butternuts, Otsego, New York Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3 Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 5 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1 Total Free White Persons: 7 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

      1840 United States Federal Census about William Gates Name: William Gates [William Yates] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Butternuts, Otsego, New York Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3 Persons Employed in Learned Professional Engineers: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 1 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 5 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

      Name: William Yates Birth - Death: 1767-1857 Source Citation: Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888- 1889. (ApCAB) A Dictionary of North American Authors Deceased before 1950. Compiled by W. Stewart Wallace. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1951. (DcNAA)

      1850 United States Federal Census about William Yates Name: William Yates Age: 82 Birth Year: abt 1768 Birthplace: England Home in 1850: Morris, Otsego, New York Gender: Male Family Number: 139 Household Members: Name Age William Yates 82 Hannah Yates 69 George Yates 31 Octavius Yates 25 Elizabeth Daro 17

      (SOURCE: OBIT of; Adah Yvonne Harris, born Jan. 18, 1915, youngest child of William Henry Harris and Winifred Yates Harris of Morris, NY).*

      Dr. William Yates, baronet, born in 1767 to the manor of Sapperton, Burton-on-Trent, England — cousin to Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel and to the philanthropist John Howard. Having been on the staff of ancient St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, and a colleague of Dr. Jenner's, the originator of the smallpox vaccine, Dr. Yates, of a philanthropic bent himself, was the first to bring the smallpox vaccine to America, to Philadelphia in 1799. It is possible that it was Dr. Yates who personally administered the vaccine to ex-President John Adams, who did receive a vaccination on one of his trips through Philadelphia. Whilst in Philadelphia, Dr. Yates struck up a friendship with Judge Cooper, founder of Cooperstown and father of James Fenimore Cooper. Dr. Yates accompanied Cooper up the Susquehanna with an eye to purchasing property. In Morris, then called Butternuts, Dr. Yates became captivated by a tall, lovely blonde, the daughter of prominent settlers, Ichabod B. Palmer and his wife, Mary Wakelee, lately of Brookfield, Conn. *

      Dr. Yates and Hannah Palmer were married and, in 1801, he took his bride back to England where she was presented to King George III's queen, Charlotte. During the bridal couple's year in England, the doctor devolved the manor of Sapperton and his baronetcy in favor of his younger brother Harry, settled his financial affairs and, in 1802, returned to Butternuts, there to live the life of a gentleman farmer and doctor to all who needed help, with no fees charged — becoming the patriarch of a large, exceptionally well-educated family.*

      In late February of 1857, when summoned to attend a patient on a remote farm, the still vigorous Dr. Yates, just short of his 90th birthday, rode out into sub-zero weather. On his return home he found that one of his feet was frozen. He remarked to Hannah that most likely gangrene would set in and kill him. It did.