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DAVID W. BATE was the most prominent lawyer... Of his family history very little is known beyond the fact that he was son of James Bate, A.Q.G. of the army of the Revolution, and that he was born in Shawangunk, Ulster Co. During the war of 1812 he was appointed brigade-major in Gen. Hopkins’ brigade, and went to the lines. The dissolution of the brigade destroyed his usefulness in that station, and he volunteered under Gen. Hampton. In an engagement with the enemy under Gen. Provost (Oct. 27, 1813) he was severely wounded, and recovered with considerable difficulty. On his return from the army he resumed practice with William Ross (Ross & Bate), and continued in his profession until a short time before his death, as the senior member of the firm of Bate & McKissock. He was for several terms supervisor of the town, and was especially useful as a member of the board in the matter of the construction of the present court-houses of the county. In 1847 he was elected county judge under the new constitution, and served with credit to his profession. His first wife was Harriet M. Isaacs; his second, Mrs. Polhamus, who survived him. He left no children, and the bulk of his property went to his nephew.