In this post, I take a look at Gilbert Bates Jr (1843-1929), a son of my great-great-grandfather Gilbert Bates (1796-1880). He is sometimes shown online as having been married three times. Looking at the records of these marriages revealed some surprising information. Read more »about Another Marriage, or Another Gilbert Bates?
When I first started asking questions about family history (late 1990s), my aunt, Luella (Munroe) Bates, mentioned that she was related to the Bates family somehow, aside from her marriage to my uncle, Clifford Bates. Luella passed away in 2009, and we were never able to work out the connections. This was one of the early puzzles that got me interested in looking into the family history. Read more »about My Aunt Was Twice Connected to My Second Great Grandmother