Bates, Cortes V., Bristol, now owns and conducts one of the most complete livery stables in Addison County, Vt., located on the public park adjoining the Babtist church. He was born in Warren on October 25, 1852, and came to Bristol, Vt., in April, 1885, from Waterbury, Washington county, Vt., where he had been connected in the livery business with his father. His father, Harley F. Bates, was a native of Brookfield, Vt., where he was engaged in the merchant business in the early part of his life. For the past fifteen years he has been engaged in the livery business. His wife was Harriet Eastman, who was a native of Bristol, Vt., and was a daughter of Calvin and Clarissa (Pettibone) Eastman. Harley had a family of two daughters and one son — Ellen, Viola, and Cortes V. Ellen is now Mrs. C. S. Huntington, of Bristol, Vt., and Viola is Mrs. George Gove, of Waterbury, Vt. Cortes Bates married Nellie Gleason, a daughter of Henry and Betsey (Woodward) Gleason, of Waterbury, Vt. She was born in Waterbury, Vt., on November 27, 1854, and was married on December 3, 1873. They have had one child born to them, Ida May, born on December 30, 1874.