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 Catherine <I>Kelly</I> Bates

Catherine Kelly Bates

New York, USA
Death 11 Oct 1891 (aged 83–84)
Brown County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Long Pine, Brown County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 124226100 · View Source
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Possible birth is 04 Sept 1807. Death 10 or 11 Oct 1891.

Catherine Kelly married Stephen Lyman Bates (son of Stephen Bates & Elizabeth FAG #113476281) in 1828 in Tioga County, New York. Stephen was born about 1805 in New York and died after the 01 Sept 1860 census at Roscoe, Winnebago county, Illinois. They arrived in Winnebago county, Illinois about 1853 from New York. Stephen's son, George Bates, and Stephen's brother, Benjamin Bates were already in Winnebago county, moving here before 1850. Stephen and Catherine were parents of 3 daughters and 8 sons; 7 sons, 2 sons-in-law, & brother-in-law Benjamin Bates serving in the Civil War. Her son, Benjamin Bates, stayed home to take care of the family.

1850 census Broome County, New York:
Bates, Stephen 1807 NY, Catherine 1808 NY, Benjamin 17, Charles 15, Levi 13, Mary 12, William 10, Israel 8, James 6, Seth R 4, Sally 1 (children born NY)

15 Aug 1860 census Rock Creek, Cass County, Nebraska:
Bates, Catherine 52 NY, Benjamin 28 NY, William 20 NY, Israel 18 NY, James 16 NY, Seth 14 NY, Sarah J. 11 NY, Amanda 5 Illinois

01 Sept 1860 census Roscoe, Winnebago county, Illinois:
Bates, Stephen 55 NY, Catherine 44 NY, (George Bates 31 NY on the same page), William 20, Israel 19, James 16, Seth 14, Jane 12, Amanda 5 Illinois. Family information lists the death of Stephen Lyman Bates in Winnebago County, Illinois, his grave has not been located.

06 Oct 1867 Cass county, Nebraska, her daughter Sarah Jane Bates married George E Dunaway at Plattsmouth, Ne.

1870 census oak Grove, Seward, Nebraska:
Catherine was listed as age 63 with her son Levi D. Bates

1881 census Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska:
Catherine was listed as age 74 with her son Charles L. Bates (Charles died in 1887). Her son Levi moved to Brown county, Nebraska from Seward county in Oct 1880, he was caught in the blizzard of 1880. Catherine came to live with him, probably after 1887, where she died.

Catherine's death date is recorded in family information. Her funeral service was conducted by H. H. Allen at the residence of Levi Bates. Catherine was buried in the family farm cemetery, north of Bassett.


1. George Edwin Bates married 1st on 12 March 1854 at Broome county, NY to Hannah Rummer (abt 1835 NY-abt 1865 Winnebago, Illinois), daughter of Truman & Almedia Rummer.
a. Delsina Diane Bates
b. Truman R Bates (Jan 1857 Roscoe, Illinois-aft 1920 Nebraska, not married)
c. Jennie Bates (Sept 1861 Roscoe, Illinois-bef 1910 Nebraska, married 04 Oct 1881 to James Peter Rambo FAG #42868981)

George married 2nd on 20 Dec 1866 at Rock county, Wisconsin to Isabella "Belle" Steele (Feb 1937 Ireland- aft 1920 census Keya Paha, Nebraska)
d. Arthur Jay Bates
e. Ida Mae Bates born 01 Aug 1870 Seward county, Nebraska, died 26 Dec 1921 Keya Paha county, Nebraska, married 1st on April 1887 to Fremont E "Jack" Musfelt FAG #163546180; married 2nd on 06 May 1890 to Alexander E. Debolt FAG #51210431

Civil War: PVT George E Bates, joined 02 June 1862 at Rockford, Ill, for 3 months, mustered in at Chicago, Ill on 03 June 1862, promoted to 4 Corporal on 24 Aug 1862, Co C 67 Illinois Infantry, nativity Oswego, Tioga, NY, residence Roscoe, Illinois, age 33, married, farmer, 5'9" tall, light hair, hazel eyes, light complexion

Civil War Draft: 01 July 1863 at Roscoe, Winnebago, Illinois

Civil War: PVT George E Bates, Co I, 9 Illinois Calvary, joined 29 Sept 1864 at Marengo, Illinois for 1 year, mustered in 30 Sept 1864 Marengo, Illinois, mustered out 15 June 1865 Eastport, MS, residence Roscoe, Illinois, nativity NY, age 36, blacksmith, 5'8" tall, black hair, gray eyes, fair complexion (he re-enlisted, don't know why hair & eye color are different)

2. Benjamin Robert Bates
Civil War, Benjamin stayed home & took care of family

3. Charles L. Bates, possibly Charles Lafayette Bates. His sister, Amanda Bates Waggoner, lived with him after they came to Nebraska & Amanda named a son Charles Lafayette Waggoner. His brother, Israel Fred Bates, had a son names Charles Lafayette Bates.
Civil War: Nebraska Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Company K

4. Levi Decatur Bates
Civil War: PVT, Co E, 74 Illinois Infantry, joined 11 Aug 1862 at Burritt, Ill for 3 years, mustered in 04 Sept 1862 at Rockford, Ill, discharged 22 Feb 1863 at Cincinnati, OH, nativity NY, residence Burritt, Ill, married, farmer, age 26, 5'5" tall, brown hair, gray eyes, light complexion

(1st marriage license issued in Brown county, Nebraska 08 Sept 1883 to Levi D Bates & Columbia Ann Mills).
Levi was County Commissioner in Seward county, Nebraska. Batesville community & Batesville Post Office, Seward county, Ne (Jan 1878-Oct 1878) probably name in his honor.

5. Mary Elizabeth Bates born 08 April 1838 Tioga county, NY died 02 Feb 1911 Walla Walla county, Wash. married Elbridge Jerry Brown born 31 Jan 1931 Portland, Maine died 22 Jan 1903 Walla Walla county, Wash. Civil War: 74 Illinois Infantry Company E, joined 11 Aug 1862 at Burritt, Illinois, mustered in 04 Sept 1862 at Rockford, Illinois, discharged 27 Jan 1863 at Gallatin, Tenn. for disability, Residence Burritt, Winnebago, Illinois, nativity Maine, married, farmer, age 32, brown hair, blue eyes, 5'6 1/2" tall.
Children: Clifford Spaulding Brown FAG #62469895, Nora Elizabeth Brown Remington FAG #62469853, Ernest Elvin Brown FAG #62469885

6. William H. H. Bates
Civil War: residence Plattsmouth, Ne, nativity NY, enlisted & mustered in 11 June 1861, disabled 26 Feb 1863 from wounds received at The Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee on 07 April 1862.
Nebraska Cavalry 1st Regiment, Company G
Nebraska Cavalry 1st Battalion, Company B
William died 1880 in the gun fight at the Bates School House where they were holding Church Service. He was married 31 Oct 1864.

7. Israel Fred Bates
Civil War: residence Plattsmouth Ne, nativity NY, enlisted & mustered in 11 June 1861, re-enlisted 01 Jan 1864, mustered in & promoted to Corp 01 Sept 1864, service ended 01 July 1866. Nebraska Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Company A
Daughter: Mary Emma Bates born 05 July 1872 Seward county, Ne married 06 April 1904 Iowa to David A Cole born 1847 Indiana, son of J Cole & M Heath. Daughter of Mary Emma & Davis, Martha E Cole born abt 1906 Ne
Son: Charles Layfett/Lafayette Bates born 05 March 1878 Seward, Ne died 28 Jan 1961
Daughter: Caroline "Carrie" Belle Bates born 05 Sept 1895 died 26 March 1902

8. James Riley Bates
Civil War: Nebraska Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Company A, enlisted & mustered in 11 June 1861, age 18, residence Plattsmouth, Ne, nativity NY, re-enlisted 01 Jan 1864, appointed Bug. 18 Jan 1865, deserted 17 Oct 1865 (desertion charge removed, certificate on file)

9. Seth Rias "Arias" Bates
He had a son, Francis Bates, born abt 1890 that died young
Civil War: Nebraska Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Company A, residence was Plattsmouth, Ne, enlisted 27 Sept 1864, mustered in 03 Oct 1864, deserted 07 Oct 1865 (record later cleared, removed on 14 May 1888)

10. Sarah Jane "Sallie" Bates married George E Dunaway (Civil War Soldier)

11. Amanda K. Bates born June 1855 Winnebago county, Illinois died after 1900 Cass county, Nebraska married Henry John/John Henry Waggoner born Oct 1847 Virginia/West Virginia died aft 1900 Nebraska
a. Frank/Franklin Waggoner born 31 March 1873/1875 Plattsmouth, Ne died aft 1940 census Logan Twp, Sherman county, Ne, 1918 Loup City, Sherman, Ne, tall, slender, blue eyes, light hair some gray, farmer
b. Edwin (sometimes Edward) Waggoner FAG #87757442, 1877-1959, (1918 Loup City, Sherman, Ne, Tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair, farmer, married to Kate Rosella Jackson) (son Edward F Waggoner 1923-1955)
c. Charles Lafayette Waggner FAG #58781667, (1918 Loup City, Sherman, Ne, med height, med weight, blue eyes, light brown hair, farm labor), married Minnie Louise Desel (daughter Velma Waggoner born abt 1923 Sherman Co, Ne married Franklin Powers)
d. Mary E Waggoner born Jan 1883 Acoca, Cass, Ne
e. Laura M Waggoner born June 1886 Cass county, Ne
f. Maude Mae Waggoner (FAG#114266117) born June 1887 Cass county, Ne died 05 Nov 1951 Lander, Wyoming, married 1. Charles W. McKay (two daughters: Wyoma McKay Siria 1912-1995 and Eloise McKay born about 1914). Maude married 2. Walter Tallerday
g. Maymie Waggoner born April 1892 Cass county, Ne died before 06 Oct 1913, married 27 Oct 1910 Iowa to Samuel E Swartz 1869-1943

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  • Maintained by: Mary
  • Originally Created by: Ann Gardner
  • Added: 27 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124226100
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Kelly Bates (1807–11 Oct 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124226100, citing Cuba Church Cemetery, Long Pine, Brown County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Mary (contributor 47742227) .