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John Bates
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1837
Death: Mar. 7, 1921
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

John W. Bates was the husband of Mary Whistler Bates, whom he married c. 1860. In 1860, he was a miller living in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, and, in 1890, in Fairview Township, York County. He stood 5' 8" tall and had brown hair and gray eyes. He died in Harrisburg March 7, 1921 (according to his pension index which sometimes is a few days off).

A Civil War veteran, he first served at the rank of private with Co. I, 2nd Pa Inf, April 20 - July 26, 1861. He then enlisted in Milltown, Cumberland County, October 18, 1861, with the 9th Pa Cav (92nd Pa) at the rank of private. He reenlisted as a Veteran Volunteer and was honorably discharged with his company on July 18, 1865, giving him a total of four years in military service.

Bates' Pennsylvania Veteran's Burial Card also claims service with Co. F, 18th Pa Cav (163rd Pa). That is incorrect. As often happened, officials mistakenly included records of a different man. There was a John W. Bates who served with the 18th Pa Cav, but he was several years younger, and his service occurred simultaneously with the John W. Bates described here. (Courtesy Dennis Brandt)
Family links: 
  Mary Whisler Bates (1840 - 1911)*
  Lester J Bates (1881 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Fairview Township
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 57, Lot K, Grave 2
Created by: Robert Viguers
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
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John Bates
Added by: Robert Viguers
John Bates
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John Bates
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 Added: Oct. 4, 2009

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