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Janet (View posts)
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If there anyone out there who is kin to any Bates' in Union (Spartanburg County) South Carolina. If you are, please respond...

Bates in South Carolina

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I had a GGrandfather names Alfred Bates married to Mary Ann Brown. I don't know if there is a connection

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Ronald Bean (View posts)
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I am researching Naomi Bates (f. Isaac Bates) who married William Bean and lived in SC. E-mail me and we can compare notes. Thanks
Ron Bean


janet (View posts)
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Are Issac and Naomi black or white? The Bates' I am looking for are white. Let me know because I had alot of friends in South Carolina who were Bates' but were black.



Ronald Bean (View posts)
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Hey Janet,
The Bates that I am researching are white. Any information you could pass on to me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Ron


janet (View posts)
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I am from Union South grandfather was Emerson Bates who married Fannie Wix. Their childrens' names are Jack Bates, Tommy Bates and Melvina Bates. Emerson's brothers name was Lee Bates. Hope this helps.


Bob C. (View posts)
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I'm a descendant of Elizabeth Bates, b. c. 1750, possibly in PA, daughter of Joseph Bates and probably Anna Smith. The info concerning the name of Elizabeth's mother was handed done in several lines of the family. There is a record of a marriage license in PA for one Joseph Bates and Anna Smith in 1748, which is just the right time period, plus many of the settlers in Union were from PA. The land records for Union also record a grant of land to one Joseph Bates in the 1750s, plus one of Elizabeth's grandsons had the name Joseph Bates Wells. Per information given by one of Elizabeth's great-granddaughters, her father was killed by Indians when she was about 12 years old, and the rest of the family was in captivity for about a year. There's a Web page for Perry Co. IL which has a newspaper article posted that relates this story as the great-granddaughter told it. I don't know what the URL is, but if you do a search on Perry Co., IL, you should be able to find it, or there is probably also a link on the Perry Co. GenWeb page. Elizabeth married Lewis Wells and they settled first in Greenville Co., SC, later in Christian Co., KY, and finally in Perry Co., IL, where they both died in 1846.
Elizabeth Bates Wells and one Humphrey Bates were willed land by one Thomas Layton, who had a grant of land next to Joseph Bates. It seems likely that Humphrey was her brother. He's the only Bates of this family that I know of who left descendants in Union. There was also a Joseph Bates who migrated to Alabama and sold part of the first Joseph Bates's tract in Union in 1799 (while living in Ala). He had a brother named Thomas. The newspaper article referenced above says that there were 5 children in all. It also mentions a baby which supposedly died in captivity. If that child is included in the 5, then it would seem probable that the children in the family were Elizabeth, Joseph, Thomas, Humphrey and the baby.


Janet (View posts)
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Thank you so much for your information! I'm going to check into that some more. Are you kin to the Bates' also? Write back if you have anymore information or places where I can find it.

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