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My earliest known BATES ancestor was JAMES SHOCKLEY BATES, born about 1810-1812 in South Carolina and died about 1882 in Georgia. He moved from SC to Franklin Co, Georgia by 1828, where his first child was born. He had 16 children between his four wives! James Shockley Bates lived in Franklin Co, GA in 1850. Hart County, GA was formed in 1853 from Franklin and Elbert Counties. He was listed on the 1860 Census of Hart Co, Bowersville, GA. In 1870, he was living in Hart Co, GA, in Dooley's District. By 1880, he was living in Hays District, Newton Co, GA. It is not know where he is buried.  There were Shockley families living in the western portion of S.C. in the early 1800’s, and it is assumed that he is somehow related to them, although no connection has been proven that I know of.

 

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JAMES SHOCKLEY BATES

Born about 1810-1812 in S.C. (possibly in Pendleton District)

Died in 1882 in Georgia (possibly in Newton County)

 

He 1st married circa 1827 in SC to:

Miss FORRESTER (Born c.1810 in GA or SC-Died between 1839-1844 in GA)

It is said that she was kin to William Howard Forrester of Habersham Co, GA. James and a friend and their girlfriends were all going to SC to get married, but on the way there, one of them said he liked the other ones girl better than his own, so they switched at the last minute![1]

 

Children of James Shockley Bates and Miss Forrester:

 

1.SAMUEL ALLEN BATES(b.Nov 22, 1828 Franklin Co, GA-d.after

1880) 1st md. on Mar 20, 1856 in Hall Co to:

NICY COKER CHEEK (b.1834-d. between 1860-1876, she was

1st married to a Mr. Cheek).

            They lived in Hart Co, GA in 1860. Sam was a private in Company K,

52nd GA Infantry (Confederate) during the Civil War.

He 2nd married on Feb 24, 1876 in Newton Co to:

MARTHA ANN “Mattie" POLK (b.1844 GA-d.after 1880).

            Sam applied for Confederate pension in 1879.[2]

            Lived in Newton Co, GA, Hays Dist, in 1880.

            Children:

            1a-LOUISA FLORENCE ELIZABETH BATES (b.Jan 7, 1860 Hart

Co, GA-d.in TX). Married JULIUS HILLIARD DICKSON.

            1b-ALEX BATES (b.c.1866 GA)

 

2.SARAH ADELINE BATES (b.1830 GA-d.after 1890 Madison Co, AL)

Married on April 4, 1845 in Franklin Co to:

CHARLES W. CHEEK (b.1817-d.before 1860). Lived in Franklin Co, GA in 1850.

Lived in Hart Co, GA in 1860. Lived in Newton Co, Gaither’s Dist, in 1880. Lived in

Madison Co, AL in 1890.

            children:

            2a-LYDIA CHEEK(b.1848 GA)

            2b-JAMES A. CHEEK (b.1852 GA) md. LIZZIE(b.1855).

            2c-SAMANTHA CHEEK (b.1853 GA)

            2d-CHRISTOPHER C. CHEEK(b.1857 GA)

 

3.WILLIAM E. BATES (b.1833 GA-d.after 1860) married in 1857 to:

SARAH COKER (b.1830-d.after 1860, d/o Alsa Coker).

He supposedly went North during the Civil War and fought to free the slaves.

It is said that he was afraid to come back South afterwards, for fear his people

would not accept him anymore[3].

            Child:

            3a-WILLIAM WEBSTER BATES (b.Nov 25,1860 GA-d.Aug 13,

1926 Eldorado, Jackson Co, OK).

                        In 1860 he lived with grandfather Alsa Coker in Jackson Co, GA.

In 1880 he lived with aunt Sarah Cheek in Newton Co, GA, Gaither’s

District. He was later raised by an aunt in Woodruff Co. or Augusta Co., ARK. Married on Dec 22, 1887 Morrilton, Conway Co, ARK. Lived in Oklahoma in

1900. (ancestor of LaShelle Fisher:

                       

4.JOHN BATES "Old John" (b.1834 GA-d.after 1850).

He refused to join either side during the Civil War. He

believed in freeing the slaves, but would not go North

to fight the South, neither would he fight in the South

against the North. He is said to have skipped from one

area of the country to another. No record of him after

1850.

           

5.JAMES CHARLTON “Chat” BATES

(b. Feb 29,1839/43 in Franklin Co, GA-d. Dec 22, 1904 Newton Co, GA)

Married on. Feb 25, 1866 in Newton Co, GA to:

CHARITY ANN HORTON

(b. May 12, 1850 Newton Co, GA-d. Sep 22, 1937 Newton Co, GA).

See a photo of her in her old age.

 

 

*JAMES SHOCKLEY BATES’ 2nd marriage was on Sept 19, 1844 in Franklin Co, GA to PRISCILLA CHEEK (b.1820-d.1870, d/o Ellis and Dorothy [Attaway] Cheek).

Children of James Shockley Bates and Priscilla Cheek:

 

6.PERRIMON G. BATES(b.Aug 1845-d.after 1910 in AL).

He married on April 10, 1870 in Hart Co, GA to:

SUSAN JANE RICHARDSON (b.Nov 1850-d.in AL).

He was listed as a schoolteacher on the 1870 Census in Dooley’s Dist., Hart Co, GA.

Lived in Hart Co. until they moved to Alabama about 1883-1887. Was in DeKalb Co,

AL by 1900, and in Haleyville, Winston Co, AL by 1910. Buried at Hillcrest Methodist

Church, Haleyville, AL.            

            Children:

            6a-LOU ANNA BATES (b.Feb 1872 GA), md. on  Mar 21, 1894

DeKalb Co, AL to HENRY N. McNAIR.

            6b-JOSEPH CRATON BATES (b.Feb 1876 GA), md. on Feb 10,

1895 DeKalb Co, AL to LORA L.L. ORR.

            6c-BELZONA BATES (b.Nov 1879 GA)

            6d-JOHN BATES (b.Dec 1883 GA)

            6e-MOLLIE F. BATES (b.May 1887 AL)

 

7.ROBERT JOSEPH CLARK "Bob" BATES[4](b.Nov 26, 1846 Franklin

Co, GA-d.Mar 18, 1908 Marion Co, AL) married after

1870 to:

SARAH FRANCIS _______ (b.Nov 29, 1864-d.Aug 17, 1914)

He is buried at Old Union Cemetery, she is buried at Thornhill Church of Christ Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

            Children:

            7a-ANNA L. BATES (b.Jan 1887 GA)

            7b-LILLIAN S. BATES (b.Jan 1889 GA)

            7c-AUDREY P. BATES (b.Mar 1892 GA)

            7d-FREDERICK C. BATES (b.Apr 1, 1896 AL, d.Dec 5, 1952)

m. ELLA _____. Buried at New Hope Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

 

8.LORENZO AUSTIN "Dick" BATES[5] (July 17, 1848 Franklin Co,

GA-d.June 17,1915 AL) married about 1872 to:

MILLIE JANE REYNOLDS (b.Mar 4,1857 GA-d.Jan 30,1932 AL).

Lived in Dekalb Co, AL in 1900. Buried at New Hope

Baptist Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

Children:

            8a-JAMES O. BATES(b.Oct 17,1872 Hart Co, GA-d.Sep

22,1935), m. on Oct 21, 1894, DeKalb Co, AL to:

                        IDA A. AYERS. Buried at New Hope Cemetery, Marion

Co, AL.

            8b-HARRIET EVIES BATES (b.Nov 21, 1874 GA-d.Sep 1, 1916)

married on Dec 18, 1894 DeKalb Co, AL to:

WILLIAM T. ISRAEL. Buried at New Hope Cemetery,

Marion Co, AL.

            8c-SARAH FANNIE BATES (b.May 21,1877 Hart Co, GA-d.July

2, 1949), married Oct 10, 1894 DeKalb Co, AL to:

                        JOHN GARNETT AYERS. Buried at New Hope Cemetery,

Marion Co, AL.

            8d-ADA B. BATES (b.July 1880) married on Dec 26, 1897

DeKalb Co, AL to COLQUIT C. CASH.      

            8e-FRANK M. BATES(b.Sep 28, 1882 GA-d.Jan 25, 1964),

                        md. Sep 20, 1903 DeKalb Co, AL to:

                        ALABAMA DAVIS.  Buried at New Hope Cemetery.

            8f-ANDREW J. BATES (b.May 20, 1886 GA, d.Apr 19, 1955),

Married on Aug 11, 1907 DeKalb Co, AL to:

                        LULA DOBBS. Buried at New Hope Cemetery.

            8g-NETTIE L. BATES(b.Nov 1888 GA)

            8h-HETTIE R. BATES(b.Jan 1891 GA)

            8i-LILY M. BATES (b.Aug 1894 AL)

            8j-MAGGIE P. BATES (b.Mar 1897 AL)

 

9.DOROTHY DESTREHAN “Dessie" ?MATILDA BATES[6] (b.Sep 16, 1849

Franklin Co, GA-d.Aug 6, 1927 AL), married on Nov 9, 1871 in Hart Co, GA to:

WILLIAM MARION "Bill" BAILEY (b.Sep 13, 1849-d.Sep 16,

1829). Buried in New Hope Cemetery, Marion Co, AL. Lived in Newton Co, GA in 1880.

Moved to Sand Mountain, AL in Dec 1891. Lived in Kimbrough, Marion Co, AL in 1920.

            Children:

            9a-FAIR ELLENDER BAILEY (b.Mar 18, 1873 GA-d. Jul 1,

1960 AL) married Jan 19, 1893 DeKalb Co, AL to:

                        WILLIAM HOWARD FORRESTER. Buried at New Hope

Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

A descendant: Joseph Forester

            9b-CHARLES THOMAS BAILEY (b.July 1875 GA), married

                        MARY LENA CASH. 

            9c-JAMES FRANKLIN BAILEY (b.c.1878) married CORA HOLCOMB

            9d-GEORGE WASHINGTON BAILEY (b.Jan 4,1880-d. Mar 25,

1962 AL), married about 1903 in AL to:

DORA A. _____. 

Buried at Union Grove Congrega-tional Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

 

10.SAMANTHA J."Mantha" BATES (b.Jan 1856-d.after 1920 in AL)

            Married on Jan 9, 1872 in Hart Co, GA to

            ROBERT JASPER “Bob” BAILEY (b.c.1848). Lived in Marion Co, ALA 1900-1920.

            Children:

            10a-EMMA P. BAILEY married about 1893 to CALEB JACKSON

MIZE in DeKalb Co, AL

            10b-ELLIS C. BAILEY (b. Aug 1876 GA) married about 1899

to DORA A. ______.

 

11.OLIVER BATES (b.1854 Hart Co, GA-d.after 1860)

            He appears on the 1860 Census, but he must have died before 1870.

 

12.DILMUS "Bud" BATES (b.1856-d.after 1880) md. after 1870 to          

            NANCY ELIZABETH “Lizzie” HOLMES. Lived in Hart Co, GA in 1880.

Children:

            12a-JAMES JACKSON “Jack” BATES md. MARY FRANCIS LOGUE

FOSTER. child:

                        12a1-THOMAS HALL BATES

                                    (ancestor of Alicia Haring )

 

13.ELLIS V. "Bob" BATES (b.Feb 18, 1858-d.March 9, 1919 AL).

Married:

MOLLIE C. VICKERY (b.Apr 1860 GA-d.1934 AL).

            Lived in Marion Co, ALA 1900-1910. Buried in Old Union Baptist Church, Marion Co,

AL.

Children:

            13a-JAMES THOMAS BATES (b.Nov 15, 1882-d.Jan 31, 1922).                                                             Buried at Old Union Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

            13b-ROBERT C. BATES (b.Jan 1885) m. Nov 1909 AL to

                         MOLLIE J. _____.  

            13c-BILL ARP BATES (b.Nov 1886) m.c.1912 to

                        LENA ______.

            13d-JOHN A. BATES(b.Feb 4, 1888 AL-d.Oct 23, 1918).

Buried at Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

            13e-LOU OLIVER BATES (b.Feb 1890 AL) m.c. 1914 to

                        BERTIE _______

            13f-EMMA J. BATES(b.Nov 15,1893-d.Sep 10, 1895).

Buried at Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

13g-DARTHA D. "Bessie" BATES(b.Jul 1895 AL)

            13h-SUSIE M. BATES (b. May 1899 AL)

            13i-infant daughter BATES (b.and d. Mar 6, 1899).

Buried at Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

 

14.TALLULAH F."Lou" BATES (b.Aug 1858-d.after 1920). Married

on Nov 24, 1874 in Elbert Co, GA to:

THOMAS J. NASH (b.Feb 1855). Lived in Newton Co, GA in 1880.

Lived in Marion Co, by 1900, and Winston Co, AL by 1910. On the 1920

Census of Franklin Co, AL, he was listed as a miller.

            Children:

            14a-EMMETT M. NASH (b. Dec 1882 GA) m.c.1910 to

                        LEILA M. PICKETT.

            14b-MAGGIE LOU NASH (b.Jun 30, 1889 GA-d.Sept 16, 1897).

Buried at Old Union Baptist Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.           

            14c-DESSA F. NASH(b.Sep 1890 GA) m.c.1910 to

                        WESLEY H. WRIGHT.

            14d-MARY IDA NASH (b.Jan 1893 AL)

            14e-JAMES O. NASH (b.Mar 1895 AL)

            14f-SAMANTHA BELLE NASH (b.Mar 1898 AL)

 

 

*JAMES SHOCKLEY BATES’ 3rd marriage was on August 8, 1870 in Hart Co, GA to ELIZABETH MYERS FAIN (b.abt.1837-d.c.1871). No children.

 

 

*JAMES SHOCKLEY BATES’ 4th marriage was about 1872 to SARA HAZELTINE MITCHELL PATRICK CHEEK (b.c.1845 SC-d.c.1878 GA). She is buried in Old Carroll Methodist Church, Franklin Co, Ga. She had two children from her previous marriage, Bud and

Tom Cheek, who were put in the care of their half brother Russell Cheek, but didn’t stay long.

 

Children of James Shockley Bates and Sara Hazeltine Mitchell Patrick Cheek:

 

15.JOHN W. BATES (b.Jan 9, 1873 Franklin Co, GA-d.July 30,

1926 AL). After their father died, he and his brother were raised by their half brothers,

Ellis & Tom, and Lou Nash. They left GA and went to Sand Mtn, DeKalb Co, AL, then to

Marion Co. to live with Bob Bates, then went to Bear Creek, AL to stay with Tom and Lou

(Bates) Nash[7]. Married on Oct 23, 1897 Dekalb Co, AL to ADA V. AYERS (b.Aug 1876

AL). He was a retail Merchant in Winston Co, ALA in 1920. Buried at New Hope Cemetery

Marion Co, AL.

Children:

            15a-WILLIAM T. BATES (b.June 28, 1900-d.Feb 2, 1937)                                   

Buried at New Hope Cemetery, Marion Co, AL.

            15b-ANNIE M. BATES(b.c.1910)

 

16.JAMES OLIVER BATES (b.June 1875 Hart Co,GA-d.1949 AL)          

After their father died, he and his brother were raised by their half brothers, Ellis & Tom, and

Lou Nash. They left GA and went to Sand Mtn, DeKalb Co, AL, then to Marion Co to live

with Bob Bates, then went to Bear Creek, AL to stay with Tom and Lou (Bates) Nash[8].

Buried at Union Grove Congregational Church, Marion Co, AL. Married on Dec 20, 1896

in Marion Co, AL to MARY EMILY “Mollie” SCRUGGS (b.June 1881 AL-d.1961).

Children:

            16a-JAMES BRADLEY BATES

            16b-ROBERT HUBERT BATES (Mar 9, 1902-Oct 2, 1905).

Buried at Union Grove Congregational Church, Marion Co, AL.

            16c-GILBERT ARLEY BATES

            16d-LOTTIE BATES

            16e-DIXIE LOU BATES

            16f-GLENN DAVIS BATES

            16g-RAY DONALD BATES md. EVELYN HORNSBY                                                    

 

 

Thanks to all my Bates cousins that have contributed information!!

 

 

This page created March 19, 2001 by Julie Hampton Ganis.

Feel free to contact me for more information.

 

 



[1] -As per Annie Laura Day.

 

[2] -From “GA Confederate Soldiers Obituaries of Henry, Newton and Rockdale Co’s, 1879-1943

 

[3] -As per Aileen Burlson Forrester

 

[4] -Listed as “Robert” on 1860-70 Census’.

 

[5] -Listed as “Alezo A. Bates” on 1850 Census.

 

[6] -Listed as “Matilda” on 1850 Census.

 

[7] -As per Phil Bates.

 

[8] -As per Phil Bates.

 

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