In this post I will be taking a look at an archive relating to Gilbert Bates’ application for veteran’s pension benefits for the War of 1812. He filed the application in early 1880. The conflict lasted from June 18, 1812, to February 18, 1815, and Gilbert stated that he served sometime in 1814. Read more »about Gilbert Bates And The War of 1812
Articles Referencing: Bates
Family history information on our Bates connections.
Mary Udell was my 2nd great grandmother. She was first married to Daniel Emery, and then somewhere around 1839 she married my Gilbert Bates. There appears to be no information as to what happened to Daniel. I have in my records July 20, 1811, as the date of her birth, calculated from her death certificate. In this exercise, I will see how it fits with the dates and ages recorded in the various documents that are available for her. Read more »about Confirming The Birth Year For Mary Udell
In this post, I will be looking at the children from the two marriages of my 2nd great grandmother Mary Udell. She was married twice, first to Daniel Emery and second to my 2nd great grandfather Gilbert Bates. I have found some confusing information on her children in the online records and family trees. I want to take a more detailed look at some of the records and see if I can determine anything new by connecting information from various sources. Read more »about The Children Of Mary Udell
My father, Edgar Bates, passed away in 1992 at the age of 79. As I was going through his things, I began to realize how little I knew about his early life and his family history. I found a baby book that my grandmother Beatrice Bates had put together. Besides noting his vital statistics, she had pasted in a number of photographs of dad at various ages. There were relatives mentioned that neither I nor other family members recognized. Read more »about The Questions That Got Me Started
For the starting post on this site, I will provide a little information on what the blog is about and follow with my basic family background. My intent here is to share the information I find (and have found) while digging into my family history. I am focusing initially on my father’s side, the Bates lines reaching back five generations (so far), and families they merged with along the way. Read more »about Background On Bates Genealogy