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John Bates in Henry and DeKalb Counties Georgia
Posted by: William G. Bates (ID *****0575) Date: October 08, 2011 at 12:07:48
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I am attempting to clear up some confusion concerning the parents of Louisa T. BATES; born 1829 reportedly Fayette County, Georgia being John Bates (Jr). John BATES Jr is my predecessor and I am quite confident that Louisa is not his daughter as all of his children are fully accounted for by family researchers who live in the exact vicinity where he settled in 1827.

I note on the 1830 Henry County census that there is another John Bates listed who is, I believe, also listed on the 1840 DeKalb County census. Further checking seems to indicate he is probably located in the northwestern part of Henry County on the 1830 and probably only a little further north on the 1840.

Also on the 1840 DeKalb census there are four other BATES families in the vicinity of John whose age ranges exactly correspond with the ages of the male children on the 1830 census which leads me to believe the they may all be related. They are: Francis N. Bates, 30-40, David Bates, 20-30, Edwin Bates, 20-30, and Hugh Bates, 20-30.

I have been unable, so far, in locating any of these individuals on any subsequent census or any internet listing that contains these individuals. It is highly probable that they were considered "transients" and moving westward after 1840.

Does anyone recognize this possible family?

William G. Bates (Texas Bill)

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