Posted By:Wayne Witt Bates
Subject:Re: DAR Credibility Suffers in handlling Bates application - ask for details
Post Date:September 02, 2012 at 03:00:29
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Forum:Bates Family Genealogy Forum
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High sounding verbiage does not refute the irrefutable.

What we have here is DAR in a pouting mode because they
were caught red-handed making rookie genealogy mistakes.

(DAR 3 Feb. 2011)
Unfortunately the supposition put forward by Mr. Bates (Wayne Witt Bates, Whistle Blower) that the Mr. Duvall
who received Reubenís pay he would have been identified as Maj. Duvall.. This is not correct. Had Maj. Duvall
picked up Reuben's pay he would have been identified as Maj. Duvall. This is determined by looking up War Volume 4 - the
original source of the information

(Bates 16 Feb. 2011) (ex-officer William Duvall and Mister Duvall were one and the same)

Itís reasonable,, not unfortunate, that in 1783 two years after the War,that Officer Duvall was referred to as Mister Duvall, who was a taxpayer in Louisa Co. the residence of Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates, Sr.

Pension No. S8362 ex-officer Wm Duval was one and same as Mister Duval,and thereby, was the Mister Duval
that picked-up the soldier pay due his neighbor Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates of Louisa Co., VA. Per Pension,
Ex-officer William Duval lived in Louisa Co. from 1781 until October 1783