Coates, Samuel, Somerset, was born in Yorkshire, England, April 25, 1828. He came to America in 1831, with his mother, locating on a farm about one mile from where he now resides. He received his education in the public schools of Somerset and on June 17, 1855, married Martha Powell of Niagara Falls. They had one son, Wallace, born February 4, 1860, who is now married and is managing their large farm. He was married December 11, 1883, to Mary C. Morgan, and they have two children: Elmer M., born April 6, 1887, and Mabel, born July 22, 1890. Mrs. Samuel Coates's father died in August, 1849, and her mother August 31, 1865. Mr. Coates's father died in England and his mother died February 10, 1857 Mr. Coates has twenty acres of apple orchard, 1,200 bearing pear trees, 900 peach trees, 350 plum trees, and 2,000 currant bushes, all bearing; he is also a large grain grower and stock feeder and is one of the most successful farmers in Niagara county.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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