Rice Ross BATES Barbary CRENSHAW Nancy MCDONALD Mini tree diagram
John C BATES

John C BATES3,1,4,2,5,6,7

15th Sep 17781,2 - 20th Oct 18541,2

Life History

15th Sep 1778

Born in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina.1,2

1802

Married Barbary CRENSHAW in South Carolina.2

27th Jan 1821

Birth of son Rice Ross BATES in Hall County, Georgia.8,9,10,11,1,2,12

31st Jul 1848

Death of Barbary CRENSHAW in Eton, Murray, Georgia.1,2

27th Oct 1848

Married Nancy MCDONALD in Murray County, Georgia.2,5

20th Oct 1854

Died in Crandal, Murray, Georgia.1,2

after 20th Oct 1854

Buried in John Bates Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia.2

Notes

  • 1840 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, District 825, p 11
    John Bates
    Free White Males - 15 thru 19: 1;  Free White Males - 60 thru 69: 1
    Free White Females - 15 thru 19: 1;  Free White Females - 30 thru 39:1
    Free White Females - 60 thru 69: 1;  Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 1
    Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 1;  Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:  2;  Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 2
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 8;  Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
    Free White - 20 thru 49: 1;
    Total Free White Persons: 5;  Total Slaves: 7
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 12

    1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 12 November, page 228,House/Family #1557
    John Bates 72 M  Farmer born SC
    Nancy Bates  30 F GA
    Frances Bates  40 F SC

    Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832
    John C. Bates
    Number 132
    11th District, Second Sectioni, Cherokee
    Residence Whelchel's, Hall County
    Granted previous to the first day of January, 1838

    Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
    John Bates
    Spouse Nancy McDonald
    Marriage 27 Oct 1848 Murray County, Georgia

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    Gen John Bates
    Birth Sep. 15, 1778 Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
    Death Oct. 20, 1854 Crandall, Murray County, Georgia

    John Bates was born September 15, 1778 in Greenville, South Carolina.John married Barbary Crenshaw in 1802 in South Carolina. John wasactive in the War of 1812 and was believed to have been active in theIndian Wars and later the Cherokee Removal. He moved to JacksonCounty, Georgia (cut from Franklin County) in 1815 or 1816.

    By the year of 1817, John was Justice of the Peace for Jackson County.Hall County was formed in 1818 (out of Jackson County) and he was onthe committee to select, buy and lay out the land for the County seat.It is known that John was one of the first five Justices of theInferior Court of Hall County. John is also noted as the Hall County'sfirst representative to the State Legislature and held that positionfor 16 years. He was commissioned a Major General in the 7th Divisionof the Georgia Militia on December 7, 1832. He resigned on December14, 1835. Why did he resign is commission? Did he remove himselfbecause of the Cherokees that were being removed? He was leader of theUnion Party in Hall County, and he chaired the Union DemocraticRepublican Convention, July 1, 1835. He was also keeper of thePenitentiary in Milledgeville in 1835.

    He moved to Murray County about 1836. He was the Murray CountyRepresentative to the State Legislature in 1839. He was Justice of theInferior Court for Murray County 1842-1852 (Justice of the Peace). Itis from family lore that Barbary was a full blooded Cherokee. She hadlong black hair and dark eyes.. This has not been proven, but stillone seems to wonder as to why Major General John Bates would resignhis commission from the Georgia Militia right when the removal began.

    After Barbary's death, John married Nancy McDonald on October 29, 1848and there were no children of this marriage. John Bates died October20, 1854 in Murray County and his death was due to being thrown from ahorse and hitting his head on a hitching post. John and Barbary areburied in Eton, Georgia on the old home place. It is not known theexact number of people buried in this cemetery but restoration isunderway to preserve the cemetery.
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kaye/general.htm

    Some of their children were Elias Ezkiel, John Crenshaw, Nancy, Sara,Clayton, ,Lauriette ,Napoleon, Rice Ross maybe others.

    Spouse Barbary Crenshaw Bates (1779 - 1848)
    Children:
    Elias E. Bates (1807 - ____)
    Larriett Bates Hulsey (1815 - 1887)
    Harriett Bates Evans (1818 - 1855)

    Burial John Bates Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia

    Created by Kaaren Crail Vining Jun 15, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #14615931,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14615931
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Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Sinclair Ancestors,
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 12 November, page 228, House/Family #1557
  • 4. Georgia Marriages to 1850
  • 5. Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
  • 6. Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832
  • 7. 1840 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • District 825, p 11
  • 8. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 12 November, page 228, House/Family #1558
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates,
  • 10. 1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 28 July, Militia District 1013, PO Hopler's Mills page 100, House
  • 11. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 26 July, Militia District 1013, PO Spring Place, page 12, House/Family
  • 12. 1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 17 June, 1015th District, Enumeration District 155, page 17, Hse/Fam

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