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Generation No. 7


      72. Julius Bates, born June 3, 1780 in Greenville, South Carolina; died February 17, 1864 in Murray County, Georgia. He was the son of 144. James Bates. He married 73. Temperence West 1802 in Greenville, South Carolina.

      73. Temperence West, died June 10, 1868 in Murray County, Georgia.

Notes for Julius Bates:
Information from the Bates of Georgia Website, by Richard Bates:

Julius Bates was born June 3, 1780. He is believed to have been born in
Greenville, South Carolina. On census records he listed his birth place as South
Carolina. His parentage has not been proven, and there a great many of his
descendants seeking this information. Some descendants think that the father is
James Bates, based on census records only, others think his father is John Bates,
based on family lore, still others think that it is William Bates. It is known that
he married Temperence West about 1802 in Greenville, South Carolina. The
other facts are, he had one brother and one sister that have been proven to
date.

Other facts known about Julius Bates are, that he bought 287 acres of land on
the North Fork of the Oconee River in 1814 with Isabelle McCleskey in Jackson
County, Georgia. It is not known, the relationship between Julius and Isabelle,
but she was apparently old enough to be his mother or aunt? Isabelle's maiden
name is unknown also, but her husband was George W. McCleskey. In the 1820
census of Hall County, Georgia (formed from Jackson County in 1818) she was
living next door to him. She is believed to have died in 1821, in Hall County. This
is a mystery and perhaps provides some valuable clues. Julius moved his family
from South Carolina to Jackson County, Georgia circa 1815. Julius had some type
of military service, as he received a land grant from the Governor of Georgia in
1821,for 250 acres in Early County, Georgia for his service in " Dickson's
Battalion." It is not known what type of service he performed, but since the land
was ceded by the Creek Indians, it is believed that his service was in the Indian
Wars, or in the Georgia Militia. He moved his entire family in 1832 to Murray
County, Georgia as a result of the Cherokee Land Lottery. It is unknown how
many draws or how many grants Julius and his sons received in the lottery. The
Pioneer Bates Family was one of the first white families to settle in Murray
County. It is known that Julius acquired and purchased a considerable amount of
acreage in Murray County.

Julius Bates was a very prosperous farmer and by 1860 is believed to have owned
2,400 acres or 15 sections. He also owned 10 slaves, and Julius and Temperence
raised 13 children, 10 sons and 3 daughters. Five of his sons and 14 of his
grandsons were Confederate Soldiers in the Civil War. Julius Bates died on
February 17, 1864 and his wife Temperence died June 10, 1868 at their home
place in Murray County. They are buried beside each other at the Julius Bates
Cemetery 2 1/2 miles north of Eton, Georgia off highway 411.

Julius Bates had five sons and fourteen grandsons who were Confederate Soldiers in the "War Between the States". His family and the families of his children were rather fortunate. His brother General John Bates and his related families suffered and endured much greater losses. The Bates Brothers also had a sister Elizabeth Bates Jackson whose descendants were also Confederates. Many of the related families of the Bates Siblings also had related Confederates and Allied Confederate Soldiers. All five of Julius' sons, and eleven of his fourteen grandsons also survived. Three grandsons were lost to the "Civil War". * Denotes the three
that did not survive.

Sons of Temperence West and Julius Bates

      Marion Madison Bates
      Corporal Co "E" 3rd Georgia Cavalry

Jefferson Bates
Lieutenant Co. "C" 4th Arkansas Infantry

Miller McAfee Bates
Captain 83rd Georgia Militia

Tilman Robertson Bates
Lieutenant 10th Georgia State Guards
           

Thomas Kimsey Bates
Sergeant Co "H" 36th Georgia Infantry

Grandsons of Temperence West and Julius Bates

Julius Pinkney Cain
Private Co "B" 6th Georgia State Guards
Son of Winifred Bates and Robert Cain

John Craven Cain
Private Co "B" 6th Georgia State Guards
Son on Winifred Bates and Robert Cain

Seth W. Bates
Private Co "F" 3rd Missouri Cavalry
Son of Hannah and Owen W. Bates

Andrew Jackson Bates
Private Co "F" 3rd Missouri Cavalry
Son of Hannah and Owen W. Bates

William Owen Robins
Private Co "I" 33rd Arkansas Infantry
Son of Mary Bates and Thomas Robins

Andrew Jackson Robins
Lieutenant - Co "I" 33rd Arkansas Infantry
Son of Mary Bates and Thomas Robins

Julius Robins
Private Co "I" 4th Arkansas Infantry
Son of Mary Bates and Thomas Robins

Jefferson F. Robins
Sergeant Co "I" 33rd Arkansas Infantry
Son of Mary Bates and Thomas Robins

McAfee Alexander Robins
Corporal Co "I" 33rd Arkansas Infantry
Son of Mary Bates and Thomas Robins

*Robertson Robins
Unknown Arkansas Unit - Died in War
Son of Mary Bates and Thomas Robins

Jasper Milton Bates
Corporal Co "C" 1st Georgia Regulars
Son of Rosa Keith and William Bates

*William Martin Bates
Private Co "A" 39th Georgia Infantry
Son of Rosa Keith and William Bates

*Andrew Jackson Bates
Private Co "I" 1st Georgia State Line
Son of Rosa Keith and William Bates

Reuben Columbus Bates
Private Co "I" 1st Georgia State Line
Son of Rosa Keith and William Bates


More About Julius Bates:
Burial: Unknown, Julius Bates Cemetery, Eton, Georgia

More About Temperence West:
Burial: Unknown, Julius Bates Cemetery, Eton, Georgia
     
Children of Julius Bates and Temperence West are:
  i.   Miller McAfee Bates, died Unknown.
  ii.   Winifred C. Bates, born 1803 in South Carolina; died Abt. 1860 in Catoosa County, Georgia; married Robert Craven Cain January 5, 1826 in Hall Co., Georgia; born 1799; died January 31, 1878 in Catoosa County, Georgia.
  iii.   Elizabeth Bates, born 1805 in South Carolina; died Unknown; married John Wilson December 22, 1825 in Hall Co., Georgia; born 1803 in Georgia; died Unknown.
  Notes for Elizabeth Bates:


  iv.   John W. Bates, born 1805 in South Carolina; died October 1849 in Murray County, Georgia; married Mary ? Bef. 1830; died Unknown.
  v.   Owen W. Bates, born February 7, 1810 in Greenville, South Carolina; died April 14, 1875 in Bentonville, Benton Co., Arkansas; married (1) Hannah A. Davis Bef. 1832 in Tennessee; born April 12, 1812 in Tennessee; died February 5, 1852 in Greenville, Dade County, Missouri; married (2) Emilia Reed Mills March 15, 1854 in Dade County, Missouri; born 1820 in Indiana; died 1882 in Bentonville, Benton Co., Arkansas.
  vi.   Mary Polly Bates, born November 29, 1811 in South Carolina; died February 12, 1865 in Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co., Arkansas; married Thomas Jefferson Robbins February 2, 1830 in Hall Co., Georgia; born December 11, 1808 in Franklin Co., Georgia; died July 28, 1874 in Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co., Arkansas.
  vii.   Andrew Jackson Bates, born 1813 in South Carolina; died Bef. January 1843 in Murray County, Georgia; married Sarah G. W. Jackson October 25, 1836 in Murray Co., Georgia; died Unknown.
  Notes for Andrew Jackson Bates:
Andrew Jackson Bates was born in 1813 in South Carolina. He was the sixth child
of Temperance West and Julius Bates. He grew up in Hall County, Georgia and moved with his parents to Murray County, Georgia in 1832. He married Miss Sarah G. W. Jackson on October 25, 1836 in Murray County, Georgia. Sarah was the daughter of Patsy and Carey W. Jackson. Andrew's aunt Elizabeth Bates Jackson was married to Carey W. Jackson's brother Thomas Jackson. Andrew died before January 1844, and the cause of his death is unknown. He left a Will dated February 11, 1843 in which he states he is bodily afflicted, and was aware of the fact that he was dying. His last will and testament was duly proven in the Court of Ordinary, Murray County, Georgia in the January Term of 1844. The Executors for his estate were Sarah's father Carey W. Jackson and Sarah's uncle Littleberry Jackson. Sarah remarries on April 16, 1845 to Daniel Washington Hogue in Murray County. Daniel W. Hogue's brother William Monroe Hogue later marries Mary Jane Bates, the daughter of Sarah and Andrew
Jackson Bates, on December 23, 1861 in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee. Information kindly provided by Steve Hogue and Pat Hogue.




Last Will and Testament of Andrew Jackson Bates
In the name of God Amen, I ANDREW J. BATES of the county of Murray and State of Georgia being bodily afflicted but of sound and disposing mind thanks be to God for the same knowing that it is appointed for man once to die do make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit Item 1st I will and bequeath my soul to God that gave it to me. Item 2nd I will my body to my connexion and friends to be buried in a decent Christian manner at some convenient burying ground. Item 3rd And as respects my worldly affairs I will of the debts due me a sufficiency be collected to pay all my just debts. Item 4th I will and request my
Executors make sale of all the surpulous personal property that I have over and above what is necessary for the support and maintenance of my wife and three children and that by private sale if lawful if not lawful then otherwise and the proceeds together with what is left after paying my debts (if any) to be put at interest for the support and education of my children. Item 5th I will that my Executors carry out a contract heretofore made by me for building a house on my own land and pay for the same accordingly. Item 6th I will that my beloved wife SARAH G. BATES
remove to my own land as soon as practicable and that her and my three dear little daughters ELIZABETH, MARY JANE, and SARAH ANN remain there and have all of the balance of stock of horses cattle hogs corn and fodder and household and kitchen furniture that is not disposed of by my Executors as above hinted together with all the profits arising from my land until my youngest child becomes of lawful age or during my wife's widowhood. Item 7th, I will and bequeath that as my three children arrives to the age of eighteen years that they each have a feather bed and pillows weighing 30 pounds together with reasonable furniture. Item 8th I will that if my wife SARAH G. BATES remain a widow until my youngest child arrives at eighteen years of age that the land put to sale if not disposed of and the proceeds together with what may be left after their support and education if any be equally divided between my wife and three children each having equal shares and the personal property divided likewise except and feather bed and furniture of the same dementions of those mentioned above I leave to my wife. Item 9th I will that should my wife SARAH G. BATES then prosper and marry again that in such case my Executors will make sale of all my stock and rent out or lease land and put the proceeds at interest or to the support and education of my children until they arrive of a lawful age and if at any time my Executors thinks it is most advisable I hereby give them full power to sell my land and make titles to the same and put the proceeds at interest or to their support and education until my youngest child becomes of lawful age and then turn all that remains if any of my estate both personal and real into cash and make an equal division among my three children. Item 10th I hereby reposing Special Confidences in CAREY W. JACKSON and LITTLEBERRY JACKSON do appoint and constitute them and each of them my true and lawful Executors to carry out this my last will and testament to the true intent and meaning of the same hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Eleventh day of February Eighteen hundred and forty three (1843).

Signed in the presence of ANDREW J. BATES
WILLIAM S. OATES
SAMUEL MILLER
JOHN H. O'NIELL
OBADIAH ABLE


  viii.   Reverend William Bates, born February 15, 1816 in Jackson Co., Georgia; died June 18, 1899 in Comanche, Texas; married Rosa C. Keith October 15, 1837 in Murray Co., Georgia; died October 12, 1894 in Comanche, Texas.
  Notes for Reverend William Bates:
William Bates was born in Jackson County, Georgia on February 15, 1816. This part of Jackson County became part of Hall county in 1818. He was the 7th child of Julius Bates and Temperence West. In 1832 he moved with his family to Murray County, Georgia. In Murray County, Georgia, he married Miss Rosa C. Keith on October 15, 1837. Rosa was the 1st child and daughter of Martin Keith and Jane Roper. William and Rosa Bates started their family here, and all 12 of their children were born in Murray County. William Bates was a Baptist Preacher and a farmer. William and Rosa were charter members of the Zion Hill Baptist Church in 1861. As the Civil War broke out in 1861, his oldest son Jasper Milton was one of the 1st to enlist. Three of his other sons soon followed. Five of William's younger brothers, six of Rosa's younger brothers, four sons, two sons in law, and countless cousins, relatives and friends were Confederate Soldiers in the "War Between the States." William and Rosa lost 2 sons in the Civil War. After the war, life was difficult to say the least. The Yankee Carpetbaggers and the militant rule of the Yankee Soldiers made life intolerable for the Southerners in those days. In late 1870, William and Rosa packed their belongings, gathered up their family, loaded a wagon, and went West in a Wagon Train with many other families. Some of the other families that went West were the Baghills, Dyers, Whites and Wetzel's. They went through Tennessee and Arkansas and settled in Coryell County, Texas. William's brother Jefferson Bates had been living there since about 1863. By December of 1872, William Bates and some other families including the Wetzels, went to and were in Comanche County, Texas, where they homesteaded land. William Bates homesteaded 160 acres of land and was granted the first deed to
this property on December 13, 1875 by the State of Texas. William Bates was known as "The Reverend Billy Bates" and was said to be a "Fire and Brimstone" type preacher. He founded the Board Baptist Church in Comanche. He also served as one of the Presbytery that founded the Proctor Baptist Church. Rosa Bates died on October 12, 1894 in Comanche. Reverend William Bates died June 18, 1899 in Comanche, Texas. They are buried beside each other at the Board Church Cemetery in Comanche, Texas.

  More About Reverend William Bates:
Burial: Unknown, Board Baptist Church Cemetery, Comanche, Texas.

  More About Rosa C. Keith:
Burial: Unknown, Board Baptist Church Cemetery, Comanche, Texas.

  ix.   Marion Madison Bates, born February 24, 1818 in Hall County, Georgia; died December 9, 1887 in Benton Co., Arkansas; married Sabra Hooper January 18, 1842 in Murray Co., Georgia; born January 13, 1819 in Franklin Co., Georgia; died March 22, 1893 in Benton Co., Arkansas.
  Notes for Marion Madison Bates:
Marion Madison Bates migrated with his family to Murray County, Georgia in 1832 at the age of 14. He met and married Miss Sabra Hooper on January 18, 1842 in Murray County, Georgia. Sabra was the daughter of Mary "Sparks" and Jesse Carter Hooper. Madison Bates was a farmer and farmed close to his father Julius Bates, and began raising his family there. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted March 10, 1862 as a Private into Company A, 39th Georgia Infantry. He was captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863, with many of his relatives and friends who were also Confederate Soldiers. He was paroled July 9, 1863, after taking an oath not to take up arms against the United States until duly exchanged. Madison was loyal to the Confederate cause, and fought for his beliefs and convictions and that of his relatives. He was transferred to the 3rd Confederate Calvary on December 15, 1863 and was promoted to a Corporal. He was captured again in Murray County, Georgia on May 27, 1864 and refused to take the oath of allegiance. He was received in Chattanooga on May 29, 1864 and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois Prison. He arrived at Rock Island on June 6, 1864. He was a prisoner of
war until May 18, 1865 when he was released. It is family lore, but very understandable, that he walked home from Rock Island, Illinois back to Murray
County, Georgia. Family lore states he ate anything he could get his hands on,
including snakes. In 1869 Madison, his family and many of his friends and relatives migrated to Arkansas, in a very large wagon train. Some of the people known to have went with him were Virgil Adair, John Hogan, Berry Bates and their families. He settled in Benton County, where his brother Owen Bates and his cousin Louisa "Bates" Hendren were already living. Madison farmed and lived the rest of his life there. Madison Bates died December 9, 1887 in Benton County, Arkansas. His wife Sabra died March 22, 1893 in Benton County. They are buried beside each other at the Daniel Cemetery in Hiwasse, Benton County, Arkansas.

If anyone has any corrections, additions, pictures or other material or information
regarding Madison Bates and his family please contact Richard Bates by e-mail or telephone. His e-mail is ChaseMonty@aol.com and his phone is 661/263-6148.


  More About Marion Madison Bates:
Burial: Unknown, Daniel Cemetery, Hiwasse, Benton Co., Arkansas

  More About Sabra Hooper:
Burial: Unknown, Daniel Cemetery, Hiwasse, Benton Co., Arkansas

  x.   Milton J. Bates, born 1820 in Hall County, Georgia; died February 8, 1862 in Montgomery Co., Arkansas; married (1) Sarah Voyles; born 1824 in Georgia; died May 12, 1859 in Montgomery Co., Arkansas; married (2) Frances Catherine Meredith June 30, 1861 in Montgomery Co., Arkansas; died Unknown.
  36 xi.   Jefferson Bates, born September 29, 1822 in Hall County, Georgia; died January 24, 1891 in Gatesville, Coryell Co., Texas; married Caroline Matilda Woods December 8, 1844 in Chatsworth, Murray Co., Georgia.
  xii.   Tilman Robertson Bates, born October 1, 1826 in Hall County, Georgia; died September 22, 1909 in Star, Mills, Co., Texas; married Jane Elmira King Hogan October 2, 1860 in Murray Co., Georgia; born March 14, 1825 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina; died September 3, 1908 in McCulloch Co., Texas.
  xiii.   Thomas Kimsey Bates, born September 10, 1828 in Hall County, Georgia; died February 29, 1884 in Poolville, Parker Co., Texas; married Ann Jane McGill October 2, 1851 in Murray Co., Georgia; born 1832 in North Carolina; died August 16, 1863 in Whitfield Co., Georgia.
  Notes for Thomas Kimsey Bates:
Thomas Kimsey Bates migrated with his family to Murray County, Georgia in December of 1832. He grew up in Murray County and reached his majority there. He met and later married Miss Ann Jane McGill on October 2, 1851 in Murray County, Georgia. Ann was the daughter of William McGill and Cynthia Ann Long. He acquired land there, with the help of his father Julius Bates, began farming and raising his
family there. When the Civil War came to be, Thomas Kimsey Bates enlisted on April 24, 1862 into Company "H" of the 36th Georgia Infantry as a Sergeant. Leaving his wife with young children, he went to fight for the "Cause". He was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863, along with many other of his kin that were also Confederate Soldiers. He was paroled July 9, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi after swearing allegiance to the "United States of America" and awaiting the proper exchange of prisoners. He was loyal to the cause of the Confederacy, protecting his heritage and his family, and their values!

While Thomas Kimsey Bates was fighting in the great war, his wife Ann Jane "McGill" Bates died in August of 1863. It is believed, since it has been written by his daughter that she died twelve days after giving birth to a child. This child is unnamed and is believed not to have survived. It is believed that Ann and the baby are buried at the Julius Bates Cemetery, north of Eton, Georgia. The kids were left at home to fend for themselves, but not for long as relatives came to their aid. Thomas Kimsey, once he heard the plight of his kids, raced home to protect them. There are many stories here, especially about the one where he hid in the fields by day, afraid to tell his kids that he was around, for fear that the Yankees would force his children to tell them where he was. Instead he told them that he had to go back to the war, but in fact he hid in the fields and came in every night to see that they had food and to put out the fire. After the war was over, Thomas Kimsey and his five motherless children migrated to Arkansas about 1867-68, with 5 other families in wagons drawn by oxen. Soon after he got there, his daughter Cynthia was married against his wishes and soon after
that he migrated to Texas with the rest of his children. He migrated to Wise and Parker County, Texas and he died February 29, 1884, in Poolville, Parker County, Texas. He is buried at the Poolville Cemetery in Parker County, Texas. On November 20, 1999, his grave was marked with a Confederate Headstone marking his service in the Confederacy. This marker was obtained and installed by Gary E. Bates of Midland, Texas, a great grand nephew.
If anyone has any information, corrections, additions, pictures or other material
relating to the Thomas Kimsey Bates family please contact Richard Bates by E-MAIL or TELEPHONE. ChaseMonty@aol.com or call 661/263-6148.




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