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Stephen H. Oates
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Birth: 1838
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1912

Stephen Henry Oates CSA

Although the marker gives 1838 as his birth year, census records indicate Stephen Henry Oates was born in Alabama in Feb 1844. He was a son of Mary and James Oates. The Oates family was living in Shelby County by 1854.

On February 19, 1862, Stephen and his older brother Jesse enlisted, both serving as privates in Company H, 11th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Roberts'). Stephen was discharged because of a disability on April 4, 1862, and Jesse died in the war in 1863. On March 15, 1863, Steve rejoined, as Private in Company A, 28th Regiment, Texas Cavalry, at Shelbyville, Texas, for 3 years or the war. He served until near the close of the war when he was wounded and sent home. On his Confederate Pension application, he said he suffered cancer of the face wound received in his mouth from a gunshot in the war.

Stephen married (1) Amanda "Mandy" King, also born in Alabama. Their children include Sarah Jane and Mary. Mandy died in 1871 and by 1880 Stephen was married to (2) Margaret Pierson, born in Alabama. Her sister Mary was living with the couple, along with children James, Henry R., and John C. The couple had 4 more children by 1900.

Margaret died in 1910 before the census, when 33-year-old John C. Oates was living with his widowed father. Sons Calvin, and his family, and Hulon S. were living next door. Hulon was killed in action in France in WWI, and his body was returned for reburial in Sardis Cemetery.

Sources:

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Censuses, Shelby Co, TX

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, NARA, http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm (accessed Feb 20, 2008)

Stephen H. Oats, Civil War Service Records, fold3

S. H. Oates, Confederate Pension Application No. 17227, Paxton, Shelby Co, TX 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Seavy Oates (1809 - 1863)
  Mary Mariah Oates Oates (1815 - 1885)
 
 Spouses:
  Amanda E. King Oates (1843 - 1871)
  Margaret Pierson Oates (1847 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Stephen Hulon Oates (____ - 1918)*
  Sarah Jane Oates Gunnels (1867 - 1960)*
  Mary Arena Oates Samford (1869 - 1935)*
  Ella Amanda Oates Samford (1871 - 1957)*
  James C. Oates (1874 - 1947)*
  Robert Henry Oates (1876 - 1970)*
  John Charles Oates (1877 - 1936)*
  Viola E. Oates Chance (1884 - 1925)*
  Samuel Calvin Oates (1886 - 1978)*
  Susan Alta Flach (1889 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fannie Oates Hutto (1836 - 1860)*
  Stephen H. Oates (1838 - 1912)
  Jesse Oates (1839 - 1863)*
  Nancy Jane Oates Daniel (1841 - 1877)*
  Ann Dowling Oats King (1847 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oates at Day School
Shelby County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Sheron Smith-Savage
Record added: Feb 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24784840
Stephen H. Oates
Added by: David Hill
 
 
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- D McK S
 Added: Sep. 1, 2012
3rd cousin 4x removed
- Vickie Oates Woods
 Added: Aug. 8, 2012
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