Bates In Georgia
This page is dedicated to Richard Bates who was a great historian of the Bates History. Richard died December 10, 2009 and he is greatly missed. We also dedicate this page to all the Bates historians who have left us with such a great wealth of information.
Information to fellow researchers of the Bates In Georgia. DNA has determined that we are related to Sir Geoffrey Voltelin Bates, 5th Barron in some family line. We are currently trying to determine which family member through this line of Bates is related and how we fit in. I would like to thank everyone that had the DNA test completed to help determine the lineage. It is determined that we are not related to the Bates of Old Virginia.
This web page is divided into four sections and a brief history of the Bates Family below.
Section One Section Two Section Three Researchers
|John Bates||BATES FAMILY OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS||Murray
A Brief History of the John, Julius and Elizabeth Bates
John Bates was born September 15, 1778 in Greenville, South Carolina. It is known that Johns had a brother Julius Bates and sister Elizabeth Bates.
Julius married Temperence West, and Elizabeth married Thomas Jackson. John Bates married Barbary Crenshaw 1802 or 1803 in South Carolina. By 1817, he was Justice of the Peace for Jackson County. John was Hall County's first representative to the State Legislature and held that position for 16 years. He was commissioned a Major General in the 7th Division of the GA Militia on December 7, 1832. He resigned on December 14, 1835. Could he have resigned because of a commission to help with the removal of the Cherokee in Murray County? After Barbary's death, John Bates married Nancy McDonald. When John Bates died, where did Nancy McDonald Bates go? The answer is she remarried to Stanford shortly after John Bates died.
Someone posted a picture on our Ancestry family site is a picture of John and Barbary Crenshaw Bates but we have tried to establish written proof or an acknowledgement that what is written on the picture is in fact John and Barbary. If anyone has a copy or the actual picture we would love to have a copy of this picture with copies of back and front and any written words on it.