Alexander Bates in the 1940 Census

Age 2, born abt 1938
Birthplace South Carolina
Gender Male
Race Negro
Home in 1940
Farm Road-also County Road
Fairfield, South Carolina
Household Members   Age
Head Alice Bates 33
Son Marvin Bates 13
Daughter Olivia Bates 11
Son Butler Bates 9
Daughter Elgenia Bates 6
Son John Robert Bates 4
Son Alexander Bates 2
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