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Julius Bates Family of Georgia

Updated May 2, 2003

JULIUS BATES was born June 3, 1780 in Greenville, SC. His parentage has not been proven, and there are a great many of his descendants seeking this information. He had a brother MAJOR GENERAL JOHN BATES and a sister ELIZABETH BATES JACKSON. He m. Temperence WEST about 1802 in SC. He moved his family to Georgia in 1815, and settled on 250 acres in Jackson Co. In 1818 his settlement became part of Hall Co. and the family resided there until 1832. The Julius Bates Family moved to Murray Co. in 1832 as a result of the Cherokee Land Lottery. Julius was a prosperous farmer and managed to acquire a substantial amount of land. By 1860 he is believed to have owned over 2000 acres, and also owned ten slaves. Five of his sons and thirteen of his grandsons were Confederate Soldiers in the Civil War. Julius died Feb 17, 1864, and his wife Temperence died June 10, 1868. They are buried at their homeplace, next to each other at the family cemetery in Murray Co., GA. Researching all descendants of JULIUS BATES, GENERAL JOHN BATES,& ELIZABETH "BATES" JACKSON, and desire to exchange stories, documents, lore and photographs with all descendants.
Richard B Bates
106 East Bush Street
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
479 846-5757

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  • Reverend William Bates (4 KB)
    Photograph of the Reverend William Bates taken in Comanche County, Texas in 1893. Age 77 years old. Known as the "Reverend Billy Bates" and was a Baptist Preacher! The 7th son of Temperence and Julius Bates
  • Marion Madison Bates (15 KB)
    Marion "Madison" Bates - 8th child of Temperence and Julius Bates. Taken 1881 - 63 years old. Confederate Civil War Veteran - Captured twice & spent a year at Union Prison Camp at Rock Island, Illinois. After war WALKED home to Georgia.
  • Jefferson Bates (4 KB)
    Jefferson Bates the 10th child of Temperence and Julius Bates. Confederate Civil War Officer. Lt. in 4th Arkansas Infantry
  • Reverend Miller McAfee Bates (3 KB)
    McAfee Bates the 11th child of Temperence and Julius Bates. A Confederate Civil War Veteran and Baptist Preacher.
  • Tilman Robertson Bates (5 KB)
    Tilman Robertson Bates, the 12th child of Temperence and Julius Bates. A Confederate Civil War Officer. Photo taken in Officers Frock Coat 1862-1863.
  • Thomas Kimsey Bates (21 KB)
    Thomas Kimsey Bates, the youngest and 13th child of Temperence and Julius Bates. A Confederate Civil War Veteren shown here in his Sergeant's uniform taken 1863-1864

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