Nathan Gates, Jr., born in Plainfield, N. H., in 1777, came to Morristown in 1802, and located on a farm upon which he resided until his death, April 6, 1858. Sylvester L. Gates, son of Nathan, born here in 1809, married Lydia Ferrin, and has had two children. Mr. Gates has proven himself to be a first-class farmer, and also a man of considerable literary attainments.