The article from the Federal Union (Milledgeville, GA) 19 Sep 1833 newspaper identifies James Bates as GEN John Bates' (1788-1854) father. There is testimony as well to his Revolutionary War Service:
Note that William "Bloody Bill" Bates is not John's father as mentioned on some earlier postings although it appears they may have fought in the same battle as foes.
For a brief history of the battles associated with James' battalion and confirmation of the names mentioned in the Federal Union, see:
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