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William Bates
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1816
Hall County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1899
Comanche County
Texas, USA

William Bates was born in Hall County, Georgia to Julius and Temperance Bates. As a boy, his family moved to Murray County, Georgia. He married Rosa Keith in 1837, and the couple had 12 children, all born in Murray County. William Bates was a farmer and a Baptist minister.

When the civil war broke out, 4 of William and Rosa's sons joined the confederate army, and 2 sons perished in the war. Life was difficult after the war ended, and so the family moved to Coryell County, Texas in 1871. They eventually ended up in Comanche County, Texas, where William founded the Board Baptist Church.

The children of William and Rosa were Amanda, Milton, Martha, William, Andrew, Reuben, Sarah, Mary, Eliza, Sabra, Rosey and John. 
Family links: 
  Julius Bates (1780 - 1864)
  Temperence West Bates (1784 - 1868)
  Rosa C. Keith Bates (1821 - 1894)
  Jasper M. Bates (1839 - 1903)*
  Martha Minerva Bates Wetzel (1842 - 1886)*
  William Martin Bates (1843 - 1862)*
  Reuben Columbus Bates (1847 - 1935)*
  Maryann Tempy Bates Banner (1851 - 1938)*
  Theodosa Ernest Bates Watson (1851 - 1945)*
  Elizabeth Matilda Bates Wagnon (1853 - 1909)*
  Sabra Armenda Bates Banner (1854 - 1947)*
  Owen W. Bates (1810 - 1875)*
  Andrew Jackson Bates (1813 - ____)*
  William Bates (1816 - 1899)
  Marion Madison Bates (1818 - 1887)*
  Milton J. Bates (1820 - 1862)*
  Jefferson Bates (1822 - 1891)*
  Tilman Robertson Bates (1826 - 1909)*
  Thomas Kimsey Bates (1828 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Board Church Cemetery
Board Church
Comanche County
Texas, USA
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Originally Created by: Beth
Record added: Feb 11, 2009
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