My Bates lineage in a nutshell:
JAMES SHOCKLEY BATES (Born c.1810-1812 SC-d.abt 1882 Newton Co, GA)
1st wife was Miss FORRESTER
JAMES CHARLTON "Chat" BATES (Born February 29, 1839-1843 in Franklin Co, GA-
Died Dec 22, 1904 in Newton Co, GA). Married Feb 25, 1866 in Newton, Co, GA to:
CHARITY "ANN" HORTON (Born May 12, 1850 in Starrsville, Newton Co, GA-
Died Sept, 22, 1937 in Newton Co, GA). She was the daughter of LABAN HORTON
and MARTHA JANE BISHOP. See photo of CHARITY below.
SAMUEL ALLEN "Sam" BATES (Born Feb. 18, 1884 in Newton Co, GA-Died Feb 3, 1963
Newton Co, GA). Married on June 28, 1903 in Newton Co, GA to:
AMANDA JANE "Mandy" SMITH (Born December 1884 in Newton Co, GA-Died about
June of 1914 in Newton Co, GA). She was the daughter of JAMES RICHARD "Dick"
SMITH and MARTHA ALICE "Mattie" HARDMAN. See photo of SAMUEL below.
SUDIE JANE BATES (Born April 9, 1904 in Starrsville, Newton Co, GA-Died January 8, 1998
in Cabarrus Co, NC). Married on Dec. 24, 1920 in Newton Co, GA to:
FRED FITZU HAMPTON (Born April 18, 1897 Ducktown, Polk Co, TN -d. Apr 9, 1967
Kannapolis, NC). These are my grandparent. See photo of SUDIE below.