W I L L I A M B A T E S
WILLIAM BATES and DESCENDANTS
Foreword containing an outline sketch of William Bates of Newton Creek, immigrant, together with a brief discussion of the possible parentage of William of Hanover.
William Bates of Newton Creek, immigrant, was born in England, but religious persecution of the Quakers, of which he was one, forced him to seek a home in Ireland. Here he found a haven for a few years only, for we find him being thrown into prison for his belief. Finally, in desperation, his little group of Friends made arrangement for transportation to the new world , and on September 19, 1681, William, with his family set sail in Ye owners Adventure, a pink commanded by the first mate John Dagger. After a long passage, which consumed the whole of two months, the party anchored at the mouth of the Delaware River, and soon after decided to locate at a point which became known as Newtons Creek.
William, being the master builder of the settlement, erected the first meeting house, which was situated near to his cabin. He must have been a prominent man in the village, for we find that he twice represented the Irish Tenth in the Provincial Congress, also serving as Constable and Layer Out of the Roads. He figures in many land deals.
His will, proved November, 1700, mentions the following children: Jeremiah, Joseph, William, Abigail and Sarah.
1. Jeremiah m. Mary (b. 8th 20th 1671) dau. of Samuel and Esther Tilton Spicer. Of their children, Martha m. James Wall; Abigail m. Thos. Thackara; Mary (untraced); and William, only son m. Esther, dau. of William and Esther (Willis) Albertson, but left no male issue surviving.
2, Joseph m, Elizabeth (who survived and m. 2nd ly). Joseph d. 1731 leaving among other children, Joseph, Samuel, Joshua, Mercy, Abigail, who m. Samuel Lippincott, and Elizabeth.
3. William, said to have m. an Indian girl, and d . int. leaving among others a son Thomas, who d. 1784 leaving the following children: Joseph, William, who m. Phoebe and left issue which is known, Samuel, Hezekiah, Sarah (Ellis), Mary (Hartly), Sabilia (Jones) and Abigail.
4. Abigail, m. Joshua Frame 1687
5. Sarah, m. Simeon Ellis 1692
The first Williams son Joseph is credited by several writers with having married Mercy Clement, but recent studies by others tend to show that the husband of Mercy Clement was a son of John Bates Sr. of Hempstead, L. I.
William Bates of Hanover, in his marriage license, is of Gloucester Co. indicating that he was of the family which was founded by William of Newton Creek. After his marriage in 1741 he settled in Hanover, a few miles from Morristown, where we find the first record of him in connection with the church in 1743, and the baptism of his children a year or two later.
As a parental possibility, Jeremiah is eliminated through the failure of the male line in the death of his grandson in infancy. Josephs grandchildren are at present unknown beyond the fact that they constituted the Cloucester County family. William, with his Indian bride, settled on Tyndalls Run near Haddonfield, N. Jersey, and it is among his and his brother Josephs children that we must look for the father of William of Hanover.
As regards generations, the first Williams children married about 1695, and his grandchildren about 1720. William of Hanover was born about 1720 and thus would become a great grandson of the immigrant, if our deductions are correct.
This was taken from the Bates Bulletin Series II Volume IV, Years 1912 1917. These are found in most large libraries.
Mr. N. Earl Wharton gives the following data in addition to the other we have read:
William Bates of Hanover, N. Jersey, had a brother David and probably a brother Daniel. The following tells the story:
David Bates (brother to William) was born about 1725 and died at Hanover September 7, 1620, aged 95 years. He became a member of the church to which William belonged (The Presbyterian Church of Hanover) and their children are recorded almost side by side. David was made an Elder of this church in 1777. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War a meeting of Morris County Delegates was held at the Dickenson Tavern in Morristown September 14, 1775, at which it was unanimously voted to recommend to the Provincial Congress that David Bates of Hanover be made a Major of the minute men. He was appointed Captain of the Eastern Battalion of Morris County. He married Phebe .... who was born 1740 and died March 7, 1803, aged 63 years. By her he had at least four children. His will is indexed as No. 1828n W 1821 but I have not examined it. His children were, William, John, David, and Ebenezer.
Up until William of Hanover, the story is not really traced completely, but from William on the story and records are true and on record in public places such as the Combined Registers, 1742 to 1885 of Part II of the History of the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown which has the records of William of Hanover, the birth and baptism of his children. William is known to have been a resident of the village of Hanover as early as 1743. He m. Rebecca Tomlinson, as a license to marry was granted to the couple in 1741. In his will, proved 1770, he mentions his wife Rebecca and daughters Catherine and Rhoda.
I. Ephraim, born May 24, 1744, at Morristown, bap. July 6. 1745.
II. David, bapt. March 29, 1747, at Hanover
III. Uzal, bapt. February 5, 1749, at Hanover
IV. Caleb, bapt. July 14, 1751, at Hanover
V. Rhoda, bapt. April 1, 1753, at Hanover
VI.. Mary, bapt. March 20, 1757, at Hanover
VII. Martha, bapt. August 5, 1759, at Morristown, m. David Reeve November 14, 1780, and had four children: Abraham Daniel, David Hallock and Bathia
For the next part of our history we go to the records and story of William of Hanovers son Ephraim who came to Noble County in Ohio with his sons. They settled on farms, started now communities and many passed on to states further west as we shall see.
Much of this was hunted up and written by Dighton M. Bates who walked around over the Noble County hills with his cane to write this for us. It is not interesting to some but very fascinating to others. It was lost and hunted up by myself and I hope to pass it on so others may read it also.
Ephraim Bates of Sarahsville, Ohio
This first part is the main facts and names of Ephraims descendants made from a Bates Bulletin by the Boston public Library on a photo static copy.
Ephraim Bates, b. May 24, 1744, at Morristown and baptized there July 6, 1745, by Rev. Timothy Johnes. We find him joining the Rockaway Parish Church in 1768, and a few years later he is settled near the border between Pa. and Va. In April, 1777, he enlisted for Revolutionary service at Catfish Camp, Va. (Now Washington Co. Pa.) for a term of six months in Capt. Henry Enochs Company under Major David Rogers of Va. Re enlisted June 1, 1778, as a sergeant in Capt. Cross Company, under Col. Broadhead. This term was also for six months, which he served until the close of the war as a Ranger on the Frontiers for which he drew Depreciation Pay. He received a warrant for 400 acres of land near his home in Washington Co. on February 21, 1786. The exact date of his migration to Ohio is not known, but in 1809 he entered 160 acres of govt. land in the vicinity of Sarahsville. Some of his sons had preceded him to Ohio. He was allowed a pension March 26, 1833, and died January 2,
1834, at Sarahsville, a village founded by his son Ezekiel. His wifes name was Susannah.
I. Isaac, b. 1770
II. Timothy, b. Nov. 29, 1778
III. Polly, m. John Vorheis and had issue.
IV. William, untraced
V. Anne, m. William Dilley,
VIII. John, veteran of the war of 1812
IX. Amos, who with his brother John, enlisted for the War of 1812 and did not return.
X. Ezekiel, founded the village of Sarahsville, Was twice married but died without issue
ISAAC BATES (Ephraim, William ), b. 1770. Migrated to Guernsey County, Ohio, married (1) Katherine Moore, whose sister Ruth, m. Isaacs brother Timothy.
I . Uzal (also called Usial, or Uzzel.)
II. Daniel, b. 1803
IV. Jacob, b. 1810
V. Phoebe, m. Ephraim Bates
VI. Samuel, m. and had issue; died in Kansas
Isaac Bates m. (2) about 1816, Catherine Powell, and moved to Sarahsville, then to Indiana.
VII. Richard, b. about 1817
VIII. Nathaniel, d. unm. at Warsaw, Ind.
IX. George, went to Indiana
X. Andrew, m. and had issue at Warsaw, Ind.
XI. Katherine, m. Muncie
XII. Margaret, m. Scott
XIII. Sarah, m. Doan
TIMOTHY BATES (Ephraim, William) , b. November 29, 1778 in Pa. migrated to Ohio in 1805, and became first postmaster of the village that later bore his name (Batesville). Was pastor of the first church. He m. (1) Ruth Moore of Captina Creek, Belmont Co., who d. 1860, aged 74 years.
I. Susan., b. June 13, 1804, m. Julius Rucker, son of Ephraim and Katherine Rucker, and had seven children: Elizabeth, Wyatt, Lamden, Phoebe, Emma, Julius and Bethel
II. Uzal, b. January 15, 1806, d. March 1, 1806
III. Mary, b. February 3, 1807, m. John Rucker, son of Ephraim and Katherine Rucker, and had six children: Louisa (who m. Kinsey Johns and had among others Amelia Ann, wife of Col. N. B. Wharton), Ruth, Susan, Peter, Sinclair, and Timothy.
IV. Abigail, b. February 3, 1807, twin sister to Mary, m. John Stotts and had four children: Anna, Julius, Timothy, and Jacob.
V. Bethel, b. March 12, 1809
VI. Lovina, b. April 2, 1812, m. Abraham Danford and had eleven children: Eli, Bethel, Elizabeth, Louanna, Isaiah, Ambrose, Anne, Martha, Henry, Timothy and Rolland.
VII. Louanna, b. March 28, 1813, m. Josiah Kent and had four children: Israel, Abraham, William and Timothy
VIII. Barna, b. July 15, 1815, Civil War veteran
IX. Anna, m. Dighton Moore, son of Samuel and Ruth Moore, and had ten children: John, Abigail, Lafayette, Barna, Ruth, Salvana, Abraham, Nancy, Martha and Amanda
X. Ruth, m. John Bowersock and had nine children: Ruth, Abigail Susan, Samuel, Timothy, Sarah, Walter, Catherine and Nancy
XI. Timothy, b. December 9, 1821
XII. Lafayette, b. July 8, 1824
XIII. Elizabeth, d. young
XIV. Nancy, m. Reuben Hogue
Timothy Bates m. (2) Sarah Ann Hughes, who d. January 15, 1872, leaving no issue. Timothy d. June 15, 1867
EPHRAIM, BATES (Ephraim, William), m. Elsie
II. Martin, d. unm.
III. David, d. unm.
IV. Edmond, m. Hannah McCann
V. Ezekiel, m. Jane Yoho
VI. Elizabeth, d. unm.
VII. Harriet, d. Unm.
DANIEL BATES (Ephraim, William), m. Mary Brothers
I. Mary, m. John Hilton and had issue
II. Jane, m McCann
III. Margaret, m. Daniel Ball and had five children: Hester, Mary J., James W., Amy and John
IV. Phoebe, d. unm.
VII. Ephraim, m. Phoebe Bates, dau. of Isaac and Katherine (Moore Bates) Moved to Indiana, Issue
VIII Daniel, Civil War, d. unm. at Guthrie Center Iowa
UZAL BATES (Issac,Ephraim William), m. (1) Rhoda Lincicome, and (2) Mahala King
Children, all by first wife:
I. Isaac, b. about 1830. Civil War
II. Daniel, Civil War
III. Sarah, m. John McBride
IV. Cynthia, m. Barton Musser
V. Elizabeth, m. Robert Butler
VI. Jane, m. Robert Moran
VII. Phoebe, m. Dillon Archer
DANIEL BATES (Isaac, Ephraim, William) , b. 1803, d. 1891. In 1837 entered 340 acres of land in stock Twp., Noble Co., m. 1827 Jane Heddleson
II. Isaac, Civil War, b. 1829 , married (1) in 1848 Hannah Lowe, who d. December 5, 1884, and (2) Harriet Riddle. Isaac d. Leaving no issue
III. Joseph, Civil War
IV. Margaret, M. Joseph Morrison and had eight children: Phoebe, Daniel, Martha J., James, Robert, Hannah, Elisha, and Charles
V. Robert, Civil War
VI. William, d. young
ISAAC BATES (Isaac, Ephraim, Willian), m. Rhoda Dungan, and moved to Cass Co., Nebraska, where he died
I. John, b. 1824
V. Jane, went to Iowa
VII. Elizabeth, went to Iowa
VIII. Lemuel., went to Iowa
IX. Mary, went to Iowa.
JACOB BATES (Isaac, Ephraim, William), b. October 29, 1810, d. Sept. 26, 1883, m. Jane Davidson who d. March 8, 1677
I. Sarah Jane, do Young
II. Phoebe, m. John Phelps and had seven children: Anna (m. D. M. Bates, son of Barna Bates and his wife Martha), Caroline J., Mary F. (m. Finley J. Rates, son Barna and Martha (McWilliams) Bates), Jacob, Minnie, Uravilla, and Ida
III. Caroline, m. William Anderson
IV. Isaac, b. September 22, 1838, m. Rachel Brothers and had thirteen children; Daniel Webster, Jacob, Deborah Jane, John, Isaiah, Mary Jane, William, Martin, Joseph Henry, Isaac Hayes, Deborah, James Abraham, Isaac Blaine.
V. Catherine, m. (1) John Johnson and had three children Jane, Lucy and John, and (2) m. Benjamin province and had two children, Jacob and Leander
VI. Daniel Webster, do unm.
VII. Mary A., m. Nathaniel Bates (son John and Christina Bates) had daughter, Olive, m. Daniel Bates, son of Henry Bates
RICHARD BATES (Isaac, Ephraim, William), m. Elizabeth Davidson and resided at Warsaw, Indiana. Richard m. (2) and moved to Michigan, untraced.
Children by first wife:
I. Martha, m. Richard Ireland
II. Sarah, m. William York
III. William B., Civil war, went west, untraced
IV. Margaret, m. James Byers
V. Mary E., m. and had issue
VI. Robert H., went west, untraced.
BETHEL BATES (Timothy, Ephraim, William), b. March 12, 1809, d. 1898. Member State Legislature. m. Mary Ann Meighan
I. Abraham, b. September 3, 1832, Civil war
II. Hugh, b. November 13, 1833
III. Rebecca, b. April 26, 1835, no Samuel McNutt
IV. Simeon, b. October 16, 1836
V. Harriet, b. June 29, 1838, m. Moses Moore and had eight children: Bethel, Lewis, Frederick, William, Margaret, Emma, Hattie, and Daisy
VI. Lewis, b. January 10, 1840, Civil War.
VII. Patrick, b. December 17, 1841, Civil War
VIII. Rosaline b. July 14, 1843 m. (1) Samuel Steward, and (2) m. Martin Snode, Jr.
IX. Herman, b. April 10, 1845, Civil War
X. Louanna, b. September 1, 1847, m. John F. Groves
XI. Susanna, b. November 29, 1849, m. John Christopher
XII. Bethel, b. January 15, 1852
XIII. Levi, b. September 27, 1853, d. young
BARNA BATES (Timothy, Ephraim, William), b. July 15, d. December 12, 1869, m. March 17, 1836, Martha McWilliams. Civil War veteran, Siege of Vicksburg, Champion Hill, and several other battles.
I. John S., b. May 6, 1837, d. June 24, 1837
II. Hannah W., b. July 4, 1836, d. June 12, 1912, m. Peter T. Patterson and had three children: Martha, Mary and Ira W.
III. Susannah, b. June 27, 1840, d. December 9, 1911, m. October 24, 1858, Nathan J. Stephens and had eight children: Martha, Sarah, Elmer, John, Timothy, Samuel, Adeline, and Nettie
IV Joseph, b. July 9, 1642, d. July 28, 1851
V. Dighton Moore, b. May 0, 1844. Civil War
VI. Elizabeth, b. August 1846, m. January 29, 1865, James Yoho and had eight children: Albert, Isabelle, Martha, Malinda, Jacob, Benjamin, James and Reuben.
VII. Ruth, b. December 18, 1848, m. May 7, 1873, Harvey Scott and had nine children: Lillian, Martha, Mary, Anna, Nan, Clara, Daisy, Craig, and Aaron.
VIII. Timothy, b. February 7, 1851
IX. Julia Ann, b. August 12, 1852, d. February 19, 1897, m. November 15, 1873, Luther Barnes and had seven children: Margaret, William, Dighton, Otto, Francis, Harrison, and one other
X. Aaron, b. February 8, 1855
XI. Keller, b. July 9, 1857
XII. Finley J., b. March 1. 1860
XIII. Nancy, b. September 18, 1865, m. August 14, 1886, Joseph Stephens and had issue
TIMOTHY BATES (Timothy, Ephraim, William), b. December 9, 1821, m. August 1843, Sarah J. Meighan who d. March 1, 1907
I. Lavina, b. July 7, 1844, d. September 24, 1884, m. 1868 Lewis Moore and died without issue
II. Eli, b. September 3, 1845, d. November 61 1896, Civil War
III. Wyatt, b. January 19, 1847
IV. Samuel, b. November 8, 1849
V. Louisa, b. April 19, 1851, d. May 18, 1862
VI. Susanna, b. September 25, 1853, d. August 29, 1854
VII. John Henry, b. June 2, 1855, d. aged 2 yr. 7m. 9 da.
VIII. Hugh, b. March 13, 1856, d. aged 5 yr. 1m. 15 da.
IX. Moses M., b. March 14, 1859, m. Ann Smallwood. Children: Ernest, Sarah Jane, Timothy, Grace, Madge, McKinley R.
LAFAYETTE BATES (Timothy, Ephraim, William), b. July 9, 1824, d. March 2, 1868, m. Lettice Long who d. April 27, 1870
II. Mary Ruth, m. Hannibal Scott and had four children: Ida, Elsie Martha, Mancel
III. Julius, d. January 1861, aged 5 yr. 3m. 29 da.
IV. Lamden, d. 1850 aged 6 m. 29 da.
V. Reuben, d. May 1852, aged 6 m. 8 da.
VI. Elsie, m. John Rossiter and had two children: Ollie and John. Elsie m. (2) Solomon Brill and had issue
Isaiah, d. March 15, 1851. aged 1 m. 6 da
E P H R I A M B A T E S
COPY From the Madge Bates Collection, Summerfield, Ohio, 1962
As was stated earlier in our history Ephriam was in the Revolutionary War and his home at the time was in Washington County, Pa.
He made the first entry of land in Seneca Twp. in Noble Co., Ohio in 1809 on Section 12, township 7, range 9 or Guernsey County, as Guernsey County was later divided into part of Noble. The land was on what was later the old fair ground at Sarahsville. The patent was written on sheepskin and was signed by James Madison, president and Josiah Meigs, commissioner of the general land office at Zanesville, and dated October 20, 1815. However, the land had been settled years ago.
James Dye made the next entry of land. Ephriam faithfully served his country during the war, and after the war he moved to the place where Sarahsville now stands, and of course was the first to drive a wagon over that route, cutting the timber as he went.
Ephriam and his son Daniel entered 160 acres of government land in what was then part of Guernsey County. He cleared the land and set out one of the earliest orchards in this part or the country.
Mr. Bates built the first mill in the township, a corn cracker of a rude sort, but a great convenience to the settlers nevertheless. The mill was in operation in 1814. Ezekiel Bates, son of Ephriam was the founder of Sarahsville.
Mr. Bates and his wife Susanna raised a large family which was a very essential factor in the settlement of the uninhabited forest areas. Their children were Isaac, who lived many years near Sarahsville, but died in Indiana; Polly, who married John Vorhies, and lived in Noble Co. ; William, who settled in Guernsey Co. , and then moved away; Anna, who married William Dilley and lived in Cleveland, Ohio; Timothy, one of the pioneer settlers of Seneca Township; Ephriam also lived in Seneca Township; Daniel and Ezekiel, who lived in Center Township; and John and Amos who went as soldiers in the war of 1812 and were probably killed as their whereabouts have never been known since.
Ephriam Bates died in Sarahsville January 2, 1834 and was buried in the cemetery on William McWilliamss place. His wife, Susanna, lived to a very advanced age, died and was buried beside her husband.
When the Bates family first came to this section of the state they found the land heavily timbered. The clearing and tilling of the land developed strong robust men, who, though not so handsome as some of their posterity, had large hearts, and generally large feet. They built their houses out of the finest and largest logs, put the clapboard roofs on and fastened the boards where they overlapped by means of poles, and laid the puncheon floors as smoothly as possible.
These were not beautiful houses but what did Ephriam Bates care for that? Ezekiel, the youngest, surely would have been out of place in a beautiful house, since he had been awarded a kettle for being the ugliest man the people had ever seen in Zanesville. He was one or the founders of Sarahsville and late in life built a fine brick house near where the old depot stood.
Timothy Bates conducted a love affair between Ezekiel and a Barnesville lady, whom Ezekiel married for his second wife. Timothy told the lady that his brother was a widower and had a fine home just ready for her. She finally consented to let Ezekiel come and see her, but when she saw him she was almost sorry she had consented. At last she plucked up courage and married him. Ezekiel Bates raised no children of his own, but gave a home to the unfortunate ones who were cast upon the world. We will now take the sons of Ephriam, and their families one at a time. It is the best way to keep the records straight.
EPHRIAM BATES, JR.
Ephriam Bates, Jr., entered land on Mud Run, in Seneca Twp., Noble County. He cleared a portion of this land and built a comfortable home. As there were a great many sugar trees on his land he manufactured maple sugar and molasses.
Mr. Bates was a strong man, with a large lip and an exceeding course voice. His wife, Elsie, was a woman of rare courage. One day while Ephriam was away on business, the dog found a bear up a tree above the house and was making much ado about it. Mrs. Bates left her work and went to see what the trouble was. When she saw the bear she encouraged the dog and kept doing so through the day. In this way the bear was kept in the tree until Mr. Bates came home in the evening and shot it.
These parents raised seven children. Daniel, Martin, David, Edmond, Ezekiel, Betsy and Harriet. David died when a young man., Martin, Betsy and Harriet never married; Edmond married Hannah McCann; Daniel married a Casner, Ezekiel married Jane Yoho. Ezekiel raised one son and three daughters. The son is Dr. Calvin Bates, of Columbus, Ohio. Ezekiel died at the old homestead on Mud Run; Daniel died in Iowa; Edmond died in Iowa; Martin died at John Enochs near Carlisle. These men were gunsmiths, and their make of guns were among the best. They also made violins.
Ephriam Bates, Jr., was a man that disliked a boaster and always tried to get even with them. He helped his brother, Timothy, drive hogs across the mountains to Baltimore. It took about one month to make the round trip.
On one occasion while passing through Pennsylvania, Ephriam came in contact with a boastful tavern keeper. The fellow was greatly exaggerating the quality of his feather beds when Ephriam told him he would give him fifty cents to sleep in the best feather bed he had as he had never slept in a feather bed before in his life.
The landlord consented to the terms and showed Mr. Bates upstairs to his room, When the landlord had left him he ripped open the feather bed and crawled in, and he really slept in a feather bed that night. The next morning he arose, brushed off the feathers, went down stairs, ate his breakfast and continued his journey with the company and drove of hogs, but before they had got far they were overtaken by the landlord who demanded more pay for his feather bed.
I gave you fifty cents for sleeping in your feather bed as I agreed to do and so you may return said Mr. Bates, when he had heard what the landlord had to say. The balance of the company bore Bates out in his statement and so the landlord had to return without more pay for his bed.
Daniel, son of Ephriam Bates, Jr. had five children, two sons and three daughters. William and David the two sons and two of the daughters went to Guthrie Center, Iowa. Elizabeth, the remaining daughter married Ambrose Danford and now is a widow and resides in Carlisle, Ohio (1912)
William, the older or the sons was a soldier in the Civil war. Edmond Bates raised two sons, William and Daniel, both of whom made the state or Iowa their home. Ephriam Bates, Jr., his wife, Elsie three of his sons, Martin, David and Ezekiel and his two daughters, Betsy and Harriet, were all buried in a family cemetery on the homestead on Mud Run. A solid stone wall was afterwards built around this cemetery by John Youngblue, of Fredricksdale.
JOHN AMOS WILLIAM BATES
John and Amos Bates, sons of Ephriam Bates, Sr., went as soldiers in the war of 1812 and were probably killed as their whereabouts have never since been known.
William Bates, son or Ephriam Bates, Sr., settled on a piece of land on Bates branch or Buffalo fork of Wills creek about the year 1809 being the first settler in that part of Guernsey County. He came from Pennsylvania and was a great hunter and it is said that he killed more bears than any other pioneer in that neighborhood.
Being a back woodsman he was rough in manner and was not very popular with his neighbors, being the first settler he wanted to be the leader in that settlement. His mark upon a hog was to cut both ears off close to the head.
There was an Elizabeth joined church in 1826 and William Bates was owner or land in Brookfield Twp. in 1826 and taken from duplicate of taxes he sold out Elizah Collins in 1829 and moved away where all trace of him was lost. He may have moved back to West Virginia as descendants of a William Bates are found in Roane County, VA.
Daniel Bates son of Ephriam Bates, Sr., was born in Penn. and emigrated to Ohio with his father about the year 1809 and entered land near Sarahsville. He was married to Mary Brothers and to this union were born eight children: Mary A. Jane, Margaret, Phoebe, William, John, Ephriam and Daniel, Jr.
Mary A., married John Hilton, and to this union was born one son, William, who was a soldier in the 92 Regiment and who died in a rebel prison. Mary A. died in Washington County.
The second daughter of Daniel was Jane, who married Squire McCann., and to this union were born eight children; Jane and Squire moved with their family to Guthrie Center, Iowa.
The third daughter of Daniel was Margaret, who married Daniel Ball and lived near Sarahsville. They had five children Hester, Mary J., James W., Amy and John Ball. Hester married Hezekiah Kaho and to them were born the following: John Nicholson, now married and living in Kansas; George, who has served five years in the U. S. Army; Hugh, who married Mahala Wells, and who is farming in Sarahsville; Arthur, who was a soldier of three years; Josie; Andrew; Grover; and Lucy.
James Pall, oldest son of Margaret (Daniel Ball) married Miss Caroline Phelps and to them were born six children: John and Bertha, deceased; Wesley; Taylor; Harmon and Edith.
William Bates, oldest son of Daniel and Mary married Jane Shields and had two children; June and Charles H. Jane married a Mr. Kennedy and went to Kansas. Charles H. was a soldier in the Civil War. After the war ended he came back to Noble County and married Miss Mary R. Bowerstock and had several children, Then Mary died, leaving him with a family of small children. He then moved with them to Neodasha, Kan. where his sister, Jane Kennedy, lived. William Bates and his wife both died in Ross County, Ohio.
Ephriam Bates, son of Daniel and Mary married Phoebe Bates and moved to Iowa.
John Bates, son of Daniel and Mary Bates, married a Thesler. They had two sons. One was Daniel Marion. John Bates and family moved to Osage City, Kan. where they were last heard from.
Daniel Bates, Jr., youngest son of Daniel and Mary Bates, was a soldier in the Civil War. He never married. He went to Guthrie Center, Iowa, where he died.
Phoebe Bates, one of the oldest daus. of Daniel and Mary Bates, died when a young woman. She is buried in the old cemetery on the William McWilliams place. After her death a meeting was being held at Mr. Arnetts place. It was near where Daniel Bates lived, and Mary A. Brown, dau. of Jerry Brown, Sr. was attending and fell in a trance and lay several days. During this time she claimed that she had a vision of heaven and saw some that had died and gone there. Among then she saw Phoebe Bates. Phoebe was always a good christian girl. Daniel Bates, Sr. was a shrewd trader. He moved to Scioto Co. and there and he and his wife are buried.
Isaac Bates, son of Ephriam Bates., Sr. married Caty Moore, a Belmont County lady and a sister of Ruth Moore, Timothy Bates wife. To this union were born the following five sons and one daughter: Urial, Daniel, Isaac Jr., Jacob, Samuel and Phoebe.
Isaac and his brother Timothy entered 160 acres of land on Wills Creek about the year 1805. These brothers married sisters and of course were satisfied to live on the same land together, but it was agreed that the first man to become able was to buy out his brothers interest in the land. Isaac was getting almost able to buy our his brother when Caty, the wife of Isaac died. She was buried in the old Bates cemetery on Wills Creek, but her death threw Isaac behind so Timothy bought his interest in the land. The old Bates cemetery is located at the bottom of the hill on the road that goes down behind the Bateshill Church of Christ.
Isaac then purchased land near where the town of Sarahsville now stands. He built on this land, a mill, which could be run either by water or horse power. Mr. Bates afterwards married Catherine Powell for his second wife. To this union the following children were born. Richard, George, Nathaniel, Andrew, Margaret, Sarah and Catie. Bates was a man or great endurance. He had a leg amputated by Dr. Capel, of Sharon. The doctor was sent for and not knowing what the trouble was did not bring his surgical instruments so he used a common handsaw and butcher knife. No ether or chloroform was used. Isaac endured the operation well enough until the saw reached the marrow of the bone then he could not suppress the groans caused by such intense pain. But the operation was a successful one and he soon recovered leaving him in a very unfavorable position to enjoy life. After enduring many hardships, he died and was buried in a cemetery remote from either of the cemeteries in which his limbs were buried, so parts of his body lie in three different cemeteries.
Daniel Bates, son of Isaac Bates, Sr., was born in 1803 and married Miss Jane Heddleson in 1827. They had a family of six children: Isaac, John, Joseph, Robert, Margaret and William, who died when young. As there were several Daniel Bates he was called Stuttering Dan, because he stuttered when he talked. He was converted and joined the church when a young man, and was a faithful christian and a great Bible student. He read his Bible so much that some people said Stuttering, Dan was going crazy. But he was zealous in the right way and lived up to his profession and attended church regularly. He and his wife were the original members of the Pleasant Hill M.E. church in Enoch Township.
About 1867 Daniel Bates entered 640 acres of land in Stock Twp. where he lived to be over eighty eight years of age. Mr. Bates was one of the hardy pioneers that helped to settle and clear up this Country.
Daniel Bates and wife were good christian citizens and lived so that when they were gone they were missed in the community and church where they lived. These two pioneers are buried in the Pleasant Hill cemetery in Enoch Township.
John Bates, son of Daniel and Jane Bates, married Miss Christina Lincicome. To this union were born nine children: Daniel, Nathaniel, Jane, William Sally Ann, Hannah, John N., Carolina and Isaac
Christina wife of John Bates, died several years ago. John is still living,(1910) at the advanced age of 88 years but is badly crippled with rheumatism and is nearly blind. He married for his second wife Mrs. Hester Shipley. They live in Enoch Township where Mr. Bates has lived for a great many years. (Where I have written 1910 the writing was written then by Dighton Bates. Madge Bates)
John was one of the original members of the Pleasant Hill church and one of the pioneers who helped clear the land that his father entered in 1837. This land was covered with as fine poplar and white oak timber as ever grew anywhere, and it took a great deal of hard labor to get this land in shape to cultivate, but it produced well and they were well paid for their labor.
John Bates was a man of quiet disposition, kind and obliging to everyone, and was liked by all that knew him.
Daniel Bates, first son of John and Christina Bates, was a soldier in the Civil War in the 22nd O.V.I. After the war he married Miss Margaret Rhodes. To this union were born three children, Mary, who married a Garrett, John W.., who lives in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Credie Bates, who married a Craig and moved to Illinois. Daniel Bates moved to West Virginia and while hauling, railroad ties a tree fell on him and killed him.
Nathaniel Bates, second son of John and Christina Bates, at age of sixteen years enlisted in Co. I, 176 Reg. O.V.I. and served in the Civil War. He was mustered out with the company June 14, 1865.
This regiment was organized at Columbus, Sandusky, Wooster, Alliance, Camp Chase, and Circleville, O., from Aug. 10 to Sept. 21, 1864 to serve one year. As soon as the organization was completed the Reg. was ordered to Nashville, Tenn., and assigned to the Second Brigade Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps, Soon after its arrival it was detailed to perform provost guard duty at Nashville, and during the battle of Nashville it was in the works; but, with the exception of a few companies under Major Cummings, the Reg. was not engaged. It was mustered out June 14, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department. (This was taken from the Roster of Ohio Soldiers of the Civil War, Vol. IX.)
After returning home Nathaniel Bates married Miss Mary A. Bates and to this union were born the following children: William, who was kicked by a horse at the age of eight years, receiving injuries that caused his death; Sarah J., who married Joseph Mansperger and to them one daughter was born; Charles M. Bates, who married Miss Grace Guiles who lives in Iowa. They have four children: Bert, Ethel, Nathaniel and Mary Louisa; then Caroline and two infants deceased; Jacob B., who married Dora Millholland of Iowa and who lives in Guthrie Center, of that state. They have two children, Gladys Many and Elmer Harold Bates. Then John W. Bates married Inez Wharton and lived in Summerfield. Isaac Taylor married Birdie Davis and lives in Newell, W. Va. They have one child, Garry Virgil; and then Olive the youngest, married D. W. Bates. They have two children living, Ernest Clifford and Alda Mabel and Clarence , deceased. Nathaniel Bates and wife are good neighbors they have a good home and live in Center Township, Noble Co. (1910)
Isaac Bates, second son of Daniel and Jane Bates, was born near Sarahsville in 1829. He grew to manhood on his fathers farm in Stock Township. He married Miss Hannah Lowe in 1848. They had no children of their own but raised two, Emeretta Bates, who married Ferdinand Moore and who died in Caldwell, and William Slaughter, who died when a young man.
Hannah, wife of Isaac Bates died December 51 1884. Isaac was again married to Mrs. Harriet Riddle April 5, 1836. Mr. Bates was a soldier in the Civil War as a private in 194 O.V.I. He owned a part of the old homestead. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill M. E. Church and served as steward for over twenty years. He has answered the last roll call.
John Henry Bates, third son of John and Christina Bates was married to Miss Ellen Brothers. To them were born six children, one deceased. Caroline, the oldest, married Edward Hanks and lives In Zanesville; Mary E., married Taylor Wickham and lives in Enoch Twp.; John W., married Martha Clark and lives on the old homestead in Enoch Twp. D. W. Bates married Olive Bates and lives in Enoch Twp., and Finley Bates, single and at home with his parents in Enoch Twp.
Henry and his wife are members of the Christian church. The oldest daughter of John and Christina Bates was Jane, who married Levi Weekley and who lives in W. Virginia. Sally Ann, the second daughter married Wesley Archer and moved to W. Virginia; the third daughter was Hannah, she married Thomas G. Moore and make their home in W. Virginia; then Caroline the fourth daughter of John and Christina Bates, married Elisha Weekly and lives near Byesville in Guernsey County, Ohio (1912)
Isaac Bates, fourth son of John and Christina Bates married a Miss Archer and moved to W. Va., where Isaac lost his wife leaving him with a little daughter, then he came back to Ohio. After a few years he married a Miss Sears, of Whigville, afterwards they moved to Iowa.
Joseph Bates, third son of Daniel and Jane Bates, married Miss Permelia Archer and to this union were born twelve children, six sons and six daughters. The first was Sophia, deceased; second, James, who married Miss Martha Archer and moved west; third, Elizabeth, who married Cyrus Archer and lives In Kansas; fifth, Columbus, in the west; sixth, Archibald Bates died in San Francisco, Calif.; then Charlotte, who died when a young woman; next is Margaret Ann, of Santiago, Calif.; ninth, Isaac Bingham, who married Miss Elizabeth Curtis and lives in Seneca Twp.; tenth, Rozella married W. R. Davidson and lives in Center Twp.; eleventh, Cordelia Bates married a Murphy and lives somewhere in Colorado, where she died leaving two children and if they can be found it will be to their interest, and Daniel died when small.
Joseph Bates was a soldier in the Civil War, after being discharged he returned to the farm where he followed farming and was successful accumulating considerable property. Joseph Bates and wife were both members of the Methodist church. They were buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Margaret, only daughter of Daniel and Jane Bates married Joseph Morrison and to them were born eight children; oldest was Phoebe, who married Daniel Wickham and lives in Enoch Twp.; the other children, Daniel, Martha J., James, Robert, Hannah, Elisha, and Charles with their parents moved to W. Virginia, where Margaret and her husband, Joseph died. (1912)
Robert Bates, fourth son of Daniel and Jane Bates was a soldier in the Civil war. He enlisted in Co., CT. 176 O.V.I. at the age of 24 years and was mustered out with the company. Robert Bates married Miss Susan Miller and to this union were born the following children: Lydda A., who married Cyrus Matheny and is deceased. She left one daughter, Susan, who married William Bryan and lives in Byesville; Hannah J., married Daniel Stevens and moved to Byesville, where she died; Lonia married Sil Archer and is now a widow and lives in Enoch Twp.
Rhodolphus Bates, the oldest son of Robert and Susan Bates, married Anna Nunn and lives in Byesville; John H., second son married miss Belle Robinson and lives on a part of the old homestead in Stock Township. They have a large family. The third son, E. E. Bates married Miss Minnie Bramhall. They have no children living. E. E. Bates taught school several years, afterwards was overseer of pipeline for the Standard Oil Company; at the present he is assistant in the cost office in Zanesville. Daniel G., fourth son, married Miss Mary Riddle and they, children and own a part of the old homestead that his grandfather, Daniel, entered in 1837. Matilda married James Moore and lives near Whigville. Nellie married Miles Bryan and lives in Caldwell. Robert Bates and wife are prominent members of the Pleasant Hill M.E. church in Enoch Township, where he was class leader a great many years. Mr. Bates sold his farm in Stock Township to his son, D. G. Bates and bought property In Sarahsville. On March 28, 1911, Robert Bates was called to rest from his labors leaving his companion to follow.
Stuttering Daniel Bates was a man that sympathized with the weak and was always ready to help them. On one occasion when he was passing by a school house where the teacher had dismissed school in the evening, he heard a boy screaming as though he were suffering great pain. Daniel tried to open the door but found it fastened. However he was not long in bursting the door open, and on entering found the teacher using the rod of correction on his own boy, to correct him for some cause. The pupils knew not what he had done, but Mr. Bates soon put a stop to that business for the boy had been striped and blood was coming from his body. Mr. Bates took the teacher by the collar and put him out pretty roughly. The teacher afterwards acknowledged that he had been served right.
Isaac Bates, father of Daniel, did a great deal of sawing. He had a sawmill, distillery and grist mill combined on the land formerly owned by William McWilliams. He had a large yoke of oxen that he used to haul saw logs. Isaac learned his oxen to drink whisky from a coffee pot that he used for the purpose. The oxen would elevate their heads and take their dram and then the load had to go for they would work with all their power.
Jacob Bates, son of Isaac Bates, was born on Wills Creek in what was then Guernsey County in the year 1810. In 1815 his father moved on a piece of land near Sarahsville. Jacob assisted with the farm work and also learned the carpenter trade. He married Miss Jane Davidson, a native of W. Virginia. To them were born eight children. The oldest was Sarah Jane, who died when a young woman; the second was Phebe, who married John W. Phelps, and to whom were born seven children, six girls and one boy; the third Was Caroline, who married William Anderson and who is deceased; fourth is Isaac; fifth, Catherine; sixth, Daniel Webster, deceased; seventh, Mary A.; eighth, William.
Jacob Bates owned a farm on the ridge east of Sarahsville. He was a farmer and carpenter. By careful management and industry he accumulated a good deal of property. Jacob and Jane Bates were ever ready to help the needy and feed the hungry. No one ever left their house hungry if they knew it. Mr. Bates could make many useful things out of wood, such as dressers, cupboards, safes, bureaus and chests. The writer has a cradle and chest that he made and both are still in good shape. The cradle is four feet long. As there were some giants among the Bates, it was necessary to make the length. There have been three generations rocked in this cradle,
Jacob Bates fixed up his business while living so that when he died the heirs did not have to go into court to settle up his estate. He divided his property between his children and grandchildren that were living at that time. He had one great grandson to whom he left $200. Jacob Bates and wife were among the hardy pioneers that made this country better by living in it. They were people that lived up to the Golden Rule. At one time there was a school teacher in the district in which he lived that would not treat his pupils. So Mr. Bates gave them a big treat which they enjoyed very much, for it was the best supply of apples the country could afford.
Jane, wife of Jacob Bates, died March 8, 1877, and Jacob Bates died Sept. 26, 1883, at the age of 73 years. They are both buried in the Nicholson cemetery near Sarahsville.
Phoebe, eldest daughter of Jacob and Jane Bates, married John E. Phelps and they had a family of three small girls. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. H. of the 116th Reb. O.V.I. and served nearly three years in the Civil War. Mrs. Phelps was left alone to keep the wolf from the door while her husband was serving his country.
John H. Phelps died Sept. 7, 1887. Phoebe is still living at the age of 76 years (1912). She is one of the war widows that did what she could to save the Union. She lives on the farm where her husband died. Her children are all married and scattered so that she seldom gets to see them.
Mary A. youngest daughter of Jacob and Jane Bates, married Nathaniel Bates and lives in Center Twp. William, youngest and eighth son of Jacob Bates married Balinda Brothers and their two children are living, Ella and William B. Ella married Hiram Moore, who lived but a few years. He left one daughter, Hazel. After a few years Ella married Wesley Shafer and at the present she is still living in Mt. Ephriam. Mr. Shafer died several years ago. William B. is single and at the present (1960) lives with Hazel who is a retired school teacher. They live up above Fredericksdale, on Dawson Ridge in a house that William Bates built when he said that he was going to build a house bigger than any of the other Bates, and closer to heaven. It is indeed higher up than any other place around there and it is in a very beautiful country. It is really a thrill to go around the country over there and to think of all the people years ago that enjoyed the same beauty. The forests are so thick it is no wonder the pioneers liked to hunt thru them so well. William Bates is also a news writer for the Noble Co. paper and manages to get all the local news in.
William., son of Jacob and Jane died March 16, 1911, and was buried in the cemetery near Sarahsville.
Isaac Bates Jr., was born on Wills Creek and with his father, Isaac, Sr. moved on a farm near Sarahsville, where he grew to manhood and married Miss Rhoda Dugan. To this union were born nine children, as follows: John, Adam, Jacob, Susie, Jane, Julius, Elizabeth Lemuel and Mary. Isaac Bates and family, except John, moved west. He was a Methodist class leader a great many years. His wife, Rhoda, was converted and joined the church at the age eighteen and remained faithful. Isaac died at the age of 87 years and Rhoda, his wife, died three months later at the age of 85 years. They were buried in Cass Co., Nebraska.
John Bates, oldest son of Isaac was a stone mason by trade. He lived at Soakum, south of Caldwell, better known now as East Union. (this is an error, Soakum was originally Matron; and East Union was, McCleary; L. Blake, 1981) As there were several John Bates, he was called Soakum John. He was married three times and fulfilled the command that the Lord gave Noah and his sons when they came forth from the ark, for he was the father of twenty four children. His first wife was Miss Ru Amy Fogle and to this union were born nine children. John was married to Miss Fogle Sept. 9, 1846; the children were: first, Nancy Jane, deceased; second and third, Isaac and Eliza, twins; Isaac is married and has five children, and lives in Nebraska; Eliza is deceased.
Fourth, Rhoda Ann, deceased, fifth and sixth, twin sons, deceased. Dorcas, daughter of John Bates, has been married four tires. Her first husband was a Walters and to them were born three children, Seth G. Walters, of near Hoskinsville, and Nellie and Amy, deceased. Mr. Walters died leaving Dorcas a widow. After a few years she married Levi Weekly and to them was born one daughter, Birdie L, wife of John Davis, of Caldwell. In a few years after the birth of the daughter, Levi Weekly died leaving, Dorcas a widow the second time. In about three years she married Sherman Ball and to this union one daughter, Viva, was born and is deceased. Sherman Ball did not live but a few years until he died leaving Dorcas a widow for the third time. Several years after she married Wesley Wickham and lives on Route 5, Caldwell, Ohio. She is a member of the Archers Ridge M.E. church and is a good christian woman
John Bates First wife died and wag buried in the old Nicholson cemetery south of Sarahsville. He was married to Margaret Magilton, Sept. 25, 1858, and to this union were born three children, Clamansa Inhelder, of Iowa, who has five children. Next was John Bates, Jr., of Nebraska. He has two children, and third, Iowa Seville, deceased.
Margaret, second wife of John Bates, died and was buried in the Nicholson cemetery by the side of his first wife. He was married a third time, Nov. 11 1865, to Nancy Spear. To this union were born twelve children: First, Frank Bates, he married Samantha Danford and lives near Mt. Zion in Buffalo Township; they have four children, one of them, Dwight Bates, is a teacher in the public schools; second, David, who married Hulca Matheny; they have four children and live near Mt. Zion; third is Margaret Cale, of Caldwell; she has two children; fourth and fifth Adam and Eliza, twins; Adam married Margaret Johnson and lives in Cambridge, and they have two children, Eliza, deceased; sixth, May married a Sigford and lives in Cambridge; have five children; seventh, who married a Steel and lives In Byesville; they gave two children; tenth, Chloe, who married a Bozwell and lives in Pleasant City; they have six children; Hattie married a Mackley and lives in Byesville and have six children; Daniel Harley married Minnie Tubles and lives in Byesville; they have two children.
John Bates, son or Isaac Bates, Jr., died Feb. 17, 1895, aged 71 years and was buried at Zion, Ohio. His widow, Nancy married John Reed and lives in Byesville. (1912)
Hattie I., daughter of John and Nancy Spear Bates, was born April 13, 1877 and died Sept. 1960. Her husband E. A. Mackley died in 1942. She had three sons, Foster of Canton, Ray and Ivan Bates, both teachers in Byesville, Ohio schools, and also three daughters, Mrs. Laura Basford, Beryl Allen and Mrs. Cuba Laughlin, all of Byesville, Ohio
At the time of this writing in 1960 there is one brother, Elsworth living it Byesville and one sister Mrs. Leota Moss of Cambridge. Hattie was buried in Enon Cemetery.
Adam, son of John and Nancy Spear Bates married Margaret Johnson. A son Lorren O. Bates was born April 12, 1896 In Pleasant City and died in 1960 in Cambridge Ohio. He had two sons, Tom R. and John F. Bates and a daughter, Judith Ann at the time of this writing in 1960. He was buried in Northwood Cemetery in Cambridge.
David, son of John and Nancy Spear Bates married Hulda Matheny and had four children. A son, Harry Earl Bates born Nov. 1892 in Noble County died in 1961 and left a daughter Mrs. John Helligas of Cleveland and four grandchildren. He was buried at Northwood Cemetery in Cambridge, Ohio
Anna, oldest daughter of Phebe and John H. Phelps, married D. M. Bates; Caroline J., second daughter, married James W. Ball and lives in Worthington, Ind.; Mary F., third daughter, married F. J. Bates; Jacob B., only son, married a Wickham. He was a preacher in the U. B. church and died May 12, 1906, leaving a widow and seven children; Minnie S. married Lemuel Thomas and lives in Zanesville; Unadilla B. married U. G. Weekly and to this union were born four children, three deceased; Earnest, oldest son, living in Aznesville; Ida F. married N. A. Smith and lives in Enoch Twp.
Isaac Bates, oldest son of Jacob and Jane Bates grew upon his fathers farm and married Miss Rachel Brothers. To this union were born nine sons and two daughters. The oldest, Daniel Webster, married Miss Elizabeth A. Devolld and to this union were born three sons and one daughter. Levi H. Bates married a Miss Floyd and lives at Pulaski, Mich. Linas D. Bates, second son, married Miss Rosa B. King and lives in Center Twp. Bertha Bates, only daughter of D. W. and E. A. Bates, married a Mr. Floyd Dunham and lives at Pulaski, Mich. Earl, the youngest son, is single and at home. D. M. Bates is a teacher in the public schools of Noble County and has been teaching nearly thirty years.
Jacob Bates, son of Isaac and Rachel Bates, grew to manhood on his fathers farm. Afterwards, he went to Pennsylvania where he worked on a dairy farm for a few years. Then he went to Oklahoma and Kansas and worked there for a few years. Then he came back to Noble County, where he married Miss Mary Kirkbride, and then bought a part of his fathers farm where he now resides.
John Bates, third son of Isaac and Rachel Bates, married Miss Margaret Harper. They went to Watonga, Okla., where John preempted a piece of government land, and went to work to make a home. But in spite of their camping out Margaret took consumption and they sold out and returned to Ohio where she died, leaving two little girls. After a few years he married Miss Nancy Stevens and they are now living in Pennsylvania.
Isaiah, fourth son of Isaac and Rachel Bates, married Miss Nancy J. Moore. They moved to Pennsylvania and worked there a few years and then returned to and live in Byesville. Mary J. Bates, oldest daughter, married Earnest Theodore Moore. Martin Bates, fifth son of Isaac and Rachel Bates, married a lady in Pennsylvania and make that state their home.
William, the sixth son., married Miss Effie Moore and lives on the Shankland farm in Marion Twp. Since then they have both died. Their daughter Martha Bates married Fred Fisher and now lives in Summerfield, Ohio. Another daughter Marie married Everet Bircher and lives in Summerfield. Their son Edwin Bates lives in California. one son James married Ruth Atkinson and lives In Florida.
Joseph Bates seventh son of Isaac and Rachel Bates, married Miss Rose Hague and had the following children; Wayne, Gilman, both of whom are home and single. Mary., who married Wilbur Oliver and lives in Summerfield, Ohio. They have these children. Paul, William, James. William married Jean Archer and has two daughters, Dixie and Vickie. Rose and Joseph had these other children also, Leona, Laura, Lucille, Opal, Louella.
At the age of 82 Joseph Bates was picking cherries in a tree, he fell and fractured his hip. He was sick over a year before he died then. Rose and two of her boys live out in the country on a farm.
James was the eighth son of Isaac and Rachel Bates.
Deborah, second dau. of Isaac Bates, married Hayes Carter and lives in Center Twp. where he is one of the school board.
Blaine Bates, the ninth son of Isaac and Rachel Bates, married a Miss White and he and his father bought a part of the Joseph Davidson farm in Center Twp., where they make their home.
Isaac Bates is six feet or more in height and he is called long Isaac. He and his wife were members of the Christian church. Rachel, wife of Isaac Bates, has been dead several years and Isaac later made his home with his son Blaine.
Catherine, the third daughter of Jacob and Jane Bates, married John Johnson before the Civil War. She had two little girls to care for while her husband went as a soldier in Company H. 161st Regiment O.V.I. After he returned from the war, they moved to Indiana where one child, a boy, was born. His name is John Johnson, Jr. He is married and lives at Ava, Ohio. The oldest daughter Jane, married Joseph Moore. Lucy is the second daughter.
The rest of the children of Isaac Bates Jr., Adam, Jacob, Julius and Susie, all deceased Lemuel, Jane, Mary and Elizabeth, living in Iowa. Isaac Bates, Jr. was a great worker for the church. He was a Methodist and cleared off the timber to build what became noted afterward as the Corn Pone meeting house, south of Fredericksdale The building is not there today. They used to have all day meetings there and people would come a long ways and bring their dinners and as there was a great deal of corn bread used in that day they would bring corn pone, as it was called. That is why they gave the church that name.
Isaac Bates, Jr. was the class leader there for several years and it is said that they had some powerful meetings. Isaac could neither read or write but his wife, Rhoda, could. She taught Isaac to sing one hymn, so he could line it off and then they would sing as only the pioneers could sing. The hymn was: Alas, and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die. They got the power and had great revivals in those days.
Usial Bates, son of Isaac Bates, Sr. , and Katie Moore Bates, was one of the boys that helped his father make a start in the heavy forest of this part of Ohio. Tie first assisted his father on the farm on Wills Creek and afterward near Sarahsville, and being in the timber so much he became a great hunter and killed a great many bears, wolves and other wild animals that inhabited the forest of this part of Ohio. There were but few men who exceeded Usial Bates in strength and he loved to hunt the bear and chase the deer and roam through the forests.
Usial Bates was married twice. His first wife was Rhoda Lincicome. To this union were born the following children: Isaac, Daniel, Sarah, Cyrus, Elizabeth, Jane and Phebe.
Rhoda, wife of Usial Bates, died and was buried at East Union, leaving with seven children, some of them very small. Afterwards he married Mahala King, who was a good woman and a Kind mother to Usial Bates seven motherless children. Mahala Bates died several years before her husband and was buried in the East Union cemetery. Then Usial Bates made his home with Elizabeth Butler, of Fredericksdale, where he lived to a good old age, a good, moral man. He had no children by his second wife. When he died he was buried in the East Union cemetery.
Isaac Bates oldest son of Usial and Rhoda Bates, married Mary Ann Archer and to this union were born eight children: Frank, Cephus, Sarah Ann, Daniel and Sham, all deceased; sixth was Willard Bates, who married Miss Ida Wells and who make their home in Zanesville; seventh was Martha, who married a Mr. Bailey and who lives in Zanesville; eighth is Hamilton Bates, who served a long time in the U. S. Army in the Philippine Islands. He married a Miss Wescott and makes his home in Caldwell. Mary Ann, wife of Isaac Bates, died and was buried at the Pleasant Hill M.E. cemetery. After a few years Isaac married Miss Sarah J. Cain and to this union one daughter, Ivy, was born. She is now a young woman and lives with her parents in Olive. Isaac Bates was a very young man. At the time when he got two bushels of corn to carry to mill, one and a half miles, Nathaniel Bates was standing by when he shouldered it and Isaac said, get on, Than. Than got on top of the sack of corn and Isaac just walked off with it up a steep hill about 200 yards without stopping. Then he let Nathaniel get off. Nathaniel was a young man at that time. Isaac Bates lived in W. Virginia a few years.
The people that knew him there told the writer that he could jump farther than any man they ever saw. It is said that he built more log cabins than any man in this part of Ohio. He would lease a piece of timberland to clear for three crops and then Isaac would proceed to cut logs and raise a log cabin by himself. He was familiarly known as Hunting Ike or Coon Ike, for he was a great hunter and could trap more foxes and catch more coons than any other man in this part of Ohio. Isaac Bates served as a soldier in Company 1, 176th Reg. O.V.I. He is past 82 years old (1910) and is very poorly at this time with heart trouble. He was a good, Christian man.
Daniel Bates, second son of Rhoda and Usial Bates, enlisted at the age of 18 years in Company C 25 Regiment O.V.I. February 29, 1864, and was mustered out with the company June 8, 1866, at Columbus. He saw hard service in the Civil War.
Daniel Bates, son of Usial Bates was called little Dan. After he came home from the army he married Miss Elizabeth A. Archer and to this union were born four sons and one daughter, Orange L., Annanias, Ulysses G., Lovett and Anna B. Daniel did a great deal of trapping and hunting in the winter time and was a good shot. He died March 23, 1875, and was buried in the Pleasant Hill M.E. cemetery. Elizabeth A., wife of Daniel Bates, died August 3, 1882, and was buried by the side of her husband, Daniel was 35 years old when he died and his wife was 42 years old.
O. L. Bates, oldest son of Daniel and E. A. Bates, was but nine years old when his father died and but little past twelve years when his mother died. Then he was bound out to James Ball until he was twenty one years old. Then he went to Michigan where he now makes his home. O. S. Bates has one son, Robert H. Bates, living. O. L. Bates has learned several trades that he works at and is what might be called a handy man. He built himself a fine residence and did all the work himself. His present home is Grand Ledge, Michigan (1910)
Ananias Bates, second son of Daniel and E. A. Bates, is a great man to travel. He is a kind of wandering Jew. The last heard from he was in Indiana.
Ulysses G. Bates, third son of Daniel and E. A. Bates, was a soldier in the Philippine Islands for several years. After being discharged he came back to America and married a lady at Falmouth, Kentucky, and to this union one son, Roderick, deceased, was born. U. G. Bates health failed and he traveled in the western states hoping to regain his health, but he grew worse. He then returned to Dayton, Ohio, where his wife had moved and died there.
Lovett Bates, fourth son of Daniel and E. A. Bates, married and now makes his home in Zanesville. Lovett and wife have six children,
Anna B., only daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth, married Dwight Baxter, and to this union were born two daughters, Wanita and Hannah. Anna R., husband and children make their home at Carrollton, Ohio
The oldest daughter of Usial and Rhoda Bates was Sarah. She married John McBride, who was a soldier in the Civil War. Sarah died in Washington County and John McBride moved to W. Virginia.
Cynthia, the second daughter of Usial and Rhoda Bates, married Barton Musser, who was soldier in the Civil War. They lived in Washington County.
Elizabeth, third daughter of Usial and Rhoda Bates, married Robert Butler, who was a soldier in Company G. 176 O.V.I. Robert has been dead several years. Elizabeth is living at Fredericksdale. Mrs. Butler had eleven children, nine living and two deceased.
Jane, fourth daughter of Usial Bates, married Robert Moran and moved to Jackson County, W. Va. Robert was a soldier in Company G 176 Regiment O.V.I.
Phoebe Bates, fifth daughter of Usial and Rhoda Bates, married Dilion Archer, who was a soldier in the Civil War.
Usial Bates two sons and five sons in law all served in the Civil War as volunteer soldiers. All of his children are deceased except Isaac and Elizabeth Butler. It is said that Usial Bates killed the last bear that was killed in Noble County. He killed it near the Archers Ridge M. E. Church.
Phebe Bates, only daughter of Isaac and Katie (Moore) Bates, was born on Wills Creek in Guernsey County, but is now in Seneca Township. Samuel Bates mother, Katie, died when he was only a few weeks old, leaving him without the care of a kind mother. Samuels father sold out on Wills Creek to Timothy Bates. Then he moved to near Sarahsville where Samuel grew to manhood. Then he went west and married and one child was born. The writer met one of his grandsons at Jefferson, Grant County, Okla. Samuel Bates lost his eyesight after he was advanced in years and was afflicted in other ways. He had a hard life. He was not as strong as some, of the other Bates, due probably to the fact that he was deprived of the care of a loving mother. He died in Kansas.
Richard Bates, oldest son of Isaac and Catherine Powell Bates was born in Noble County, and grew to manhood near Sarahsville. He was a carpenter by trade and a good workman. Richard married Miss Elizabeth Davison, a native of W. Virginia. To this union were born six children; Martha, Sarah, William B., Margaret, Mary E, and Robert H. Martha, the oldest daughter, married Richard Ireland and moved to Indiana, where she had both legs amputated. She was living the last heard of. We do not know how much family she had. The second daughter, Sarah, married William York. Then the next, William B., was a soldier in the Civil war and as he was living in the west we have no account of him after the war closed.
Margaret J., the third daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Bates, married James Byers. Then Mary E. and Robert H. married in the west and we have no further record of them. Richard Bates and all his family moved to Warsaw, Ind.
Richard Bates was over six feet in height and would weigh 280 to 300 pounds and a giant in size and strength. He could carry a load that three ordinary men could hardly carry. He was called Big Dick Bates. At one time Dr. M. H. Neville was Joking Richard about his being so large and he said, Richard, it would be cheaper for you to live than to die, for it would take so long to bury you. Richards reply was, Doctor, it would be cheaper for you to die than to live, for it takes so much to feed you.
Richard Bates helped his brother, Isaac Bates, Jr., build the Corn Pone meeting house. He done all the finishing work. People would say, that Richard Bates needed a very strong scaffold to hold him, while putting on siding. Houses were built much stronger then. The light frame building that is put up these days would be a little shaky with as large a man as Richard Bates working on it.
His wife, Elizabeth, died at Warsaw, Ind. Afterwards he married the second time and moved to Michigan, where he died.
The second son of Isaac and Catherine Powell Bates was Nathaniel. He went to Warsaw, Ind., but never married. He was a quiet, easy turned old bachelor and made his home at Warsaw the balance of his days.
The third son of Isaac and Catherine Bates was George. He went to Indiana and was married out there. We have no record of how much family he had. He made his home in the west the balance of his days.
Andrew, the fourth son, was born near Sarahsville, and was a teacher in the public schools. He taught one term at what was called the Patrick Finley school house, but now Mud Run school in Seneca Township. At that time there were several young men in the district that came to school and they were hard to control. Very few teachers could manage them, but Andrew Bates was no small kid, was over seven feet tall and a large boned man and the young men that had run other teachers off did not feel like tackling him, so Andrew Bates taught a successful term of school and then went west to Warsaw, Ind., where he married a lady of that place and to which union were born four sons, of their names and whereabouts we have no record. Andrew Bates died at Warsaw.
Katie Bates, daughter of Isaac and Catherine Powell Bates, went to Indiana and married a Mr. Muncie and lived at Muncie, Ind. They had some children born to this union, but we do not know how many. The writer saw a son and daughter of Mrs. Muncie in the fifties that were back to Ohio on a visit. Mrs. Muncie died at Muncie Indiana.
Margaret, the second daughter of Isaac and Catherine Bates, was born near Sarahsville and went to Indiana. She married a Mr. Scott. We do not know how much family they had. She died Indiana.
Sarah, the third daughter of Isaac and Catherine Powell Bates, was born near Sarahsville and went with her parents when they moved to Indiana. She married a Mr. Doan. We never learned how much family Mrs. Doan had. She lived near Warsaw, Ind., and suppose she died there. Mrs. Sarah Doan was the youngest of the thirteen children of Isaac Bates Sr. His descendants are many and they are scattered in different parts of the United States. We have followed them to Nebraska, Michigan, Iowa, California, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma, and W. Virginia.
We will take the family of Daniel Bates, Sr., son of Ephriam Bates Sr., who entered the land with his father where Sarahsville now stands for our next part. (See also pages 4)
DANIEL BATES, son of Ephriam Bates, Sr., was born in Pennsylvania and immigrated to Ohio with his father about the year 1805 and entered land near Sarahsville. He was married to Miss Mary Brothers and to this union were born eight children: Mary A., Jane, Margaret, Phoebe, William, John, Ephriam and Daniel Jr.
Mary A. married John Hilton, and to this union was born one son, William, who was a soldier in the 92nd Regiment O.V.I. and who died in a rebel prison. Mary A. died in Washington County.
The second daughter of Daniel and Mary Bates was Jane, who married Squire McCann and to this union were born Eight children. Jane and Squire McCann moved with their family to Guthrie Center, Iowa.
The third daughter of Daniel and Mary Bates was Margaret, who married Daniel Ball and lived near Sarahsville. To this union were born five children: Hester, Mary J., James W., Amy, and John E. Fester married Hezekiah Kaho and to this union were born six children. Mary J. Married Philip Nicholson and to this union were born the following children: John Nicholson, now married and living in Wichita, Kan.; George, who has served five years in the U. S. Army and has enlisted again; Hugh, who married Mahala Wells, and who is farming near Sarahsville; Arthur, who was a soldier three years and who is now in Montana; Josie, who is at home with her parents; Andrew who is now in Wichita, Kan.; Grover, who is single and at home; Lucy, who is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson live near Sarahsville.
James W. Ball, oldest son of Margaret Ball and Daniel, married Miss Caroline helps and to this union were born six children, John and Bertha, deceased; Wesley, who married and is living in Worthington, Indiana; Taylor, Harmon and Edith, of the home. James W. Ball and family make their home in Worthington, Ind. Amy, daughter of Margaret and Daniel Ball, married Alfred White and moved to Green County, Ind. To this union were born four children. The youngest son of Margaret and Daniel Ball was John E. Ball, who married Evaline Yoho and moved to W. Virginia.
William Bates, oldest son of Daniel and Mary Bates, married Jane Shields and to this union were born two children, Jane and Charles H. Jane married a Mr. Kennedy and went to Kansas. Charles H. was a soldier In the Civil War. After the war ended he came back to Noble County and married Miss Mary R. Borstock and to this union were born several children. Then Mary R., wife of Charles H. Bates died, leaving him with a family of small children, and he then moved with his children to Neodasha, Kan., where his sister, Jane Kennedy lives. William Bates and his wife both died in Ross County, Ohio
Ephriam Bates, son of Daniel and Mary Bates, married Phoebe Bates and moved to Iowa
John Bates, son of Daniel and Mary Bates, married a Thesler. They had two sons. One was Daniel Marion. John Bates and family moved to Osage City, Kansas where they were when last heard from.
Daniel Bates, Jr., youngest at son of Daniel and Mary Bates, was a soldier in the Civil War. He never married. He went to Guthrie Center, Iowa, where he died.
Phoebe Bates, one of the oldest daughters of Daniel and Mary Bates, died when a young woman. She is buried in the old cemetery on the William McWilliams place. After her death a meeting was being held at Mr. Arnetts place. It was near where Daniel Bates lived, and Mary Brown, daughter of Jerry Brown was attending and fell in a trance and lay several days. During this time she claimed that she had a vision of heaven and was permitted to see some that had died and gone there. Among them she was Phoebe Bates. Phoebe was always a good christian girl.
Daniel Bates, Sr., was a shrewd trader. He would buy and sell leases. He owned the land where Emmer Hedge now lives. He lived there a great many years. Then he sold out to Emmer Danford. After that he moved to Scioto County where he lived the balance of his days. He and his wife are buried in that county. Daniel and Mary Bates did not have as large a family as some of the other Bateses and what there were became scattered so that his descendants are now in several different states of the Union.
Timothy Bates, son of Ephraim Bates, Sr., was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, November 29, 1778, where he grew to manhood. Afterwards he went to the mountains of West Virginia where he spent most of his time hunting bears, wolves and other wild animals that were in the mountain forest at that time. Timothy Bates would come down to the flats of Graves Creek, on the Ohio River, and do his trading and get his supplies such as hunters needed, and while there he would cross over into Ohio and attend the parties that the young people had in those days, and very often some of the young men of Wheeling would go to these parties. The Wheeling boys would dress in the height of fashion. They had what was called store clothes in those days. Timothy Bates told the writer that he would wear his hunting clothes, and they would have bear grease on them, and he said pon my honor, the girls would rather talk to me than to the boys that came down from Wheeling and their mammies would look cross at them.
Timothy was one of the earliest settlers and most prominent men and the earliest permanent settler of the township. His father, Ephraim Bates, and several of Timothys brothers were pioneers in other parts of the county, and are elsewhere mentioned. Timothy Bates and his brother Isaac came from Captina Creek, near the Ohio River, as soon as they dared venture into the wilderness, on account of the Indians, and entered land on Section 24.
On February 4, Timothy Bates married Miss Ruth Moore, of Captina Creek, in Belmont County. Miss Moore was a native of Pennsylvania. To this union were born fourteen children: Susanna, Uzel, Mary and Abigail (twins), Bethel, Lavina, Lou Anna, Barna, Anna, Ruth, Timothy, Lafayette, Elizabeth and Nancy.
Timothy and his brother Isaac moved with their families, on Wills Creek and entered 160 acres of land, it being a part of section 24, in Richland township, Guernsey County, but now in Seneca township Noble County.
Timothy Bates kept the first post office that was in that part of the county. It was called the Batesville post office. Afterwards it was moved to Williamsburg in Beaver township. At the present time the village is called Batesville after Timothy Bates. C. H. Laws was the mail carrier in 1830. He afterwards had a store in Middleburg, and he told the writer that the first quarterly report that Timothy Bates made to the post office department was in these words, No letters, no papers, hope for better luck next Quarter. The mail route was from Barnesville, by way of Bates Mill, Sarahsville, Belle Valley, Hoskinsville, the Dye Settlement and Big Meigs Creek, to McConnelsville, in Morgan County. Mr. Laws said that he often carried the mail sack the entire distance without there being a letter in it. A letter mailed in one of the eastern states to Ohio would be from two to four weeks on the way, we would hardly read so old a letter, but in the days of the early settlers a letter was a rare thing, and the people were glad to get it even if it was a long time on the way.
Timothy Bates built a mill on Wills Creek where Timothy Bates Jr., next lived. It was run by waterpower and was a great help to the people for they would come several miles to the mill. People went to mill mostly on horses in those days.
The law allowed only one eighth for toll at the water mills. Some times the water got low in dry weather so that they could not grind. Then the people had trouble getting their grinding done. William Earhart had a steam mill between Whigville and Summerfield, to which the people went when water was low. They waited for their turn and as the mill ground very slowly, some had to wait a long time. The writer remembers taking, two bushels of wheat on a horse in the morning and not getting home till next morning on account of waiting for his turn to come.
Timothy Bates built a distillery on his farm and as he had his own mill to grind the grain he did a thriving business. People came for many miles after whiskey and bought it by the barrel. They did not have roads like they do now but paths were cut through the forest. To get their whiskey home they cut two poles and fastened them on their horses like shafts letting the big end drag on the ground. Then they bored holes in the poles and rolled on the barrel fastening it with pins.
Timothy Bates killed an elk on the creek above Carlisle, it was ever afterward called Elk Fork.
Timothy Bates wife, Ruth, was an expert in tanning deer hides, she could tan them so they were as soft as cloth. Then she would take them and make dresses for her older daughters and these girls would feel proud of their new buckskin dresses. They were strong and durable and we never heard of them tearing, their dresses on a barb wire fence, but if they would get them wet they would have to rub and work with them until dry for if they were allowed to dry without it they would be stiff as a board.
In 1851, Timothy Bates, Sr. went to California and took thirteen men with him and paid their way. They were to pay him back and give him a certain percent and as Timothy passed through Batesville, he told the people that he had thirteen disciples one more than the Savior had, and not one of them a Judas, but there were only three or four that paid him anything so it turned out that the most of them were Judases.
Timothy and his men went south to the Panama Canal and from there took a boat to California. He had great faith in his men when he started to California, but it was not so strong by the time he got back, but he made some money himself. He did not get it by digging in the ground, but he was one of the hardy pioneers of Ohio and knew how to make clapboards, and knew the miners wanted something to cover their cabins, so he made boards and sold them to the miners and made good money. He was about 73 years old at that time, so he would not chop the trees down for there was some very large trees, so Timothy would pay some man five dollars to cut a tree for him and it would take about all day to cut down one tree. He stayed in California about two years before he came back to Ohio. Timothy and his men would possibly have many stories to tell about hunting gold in the great gold rush in those days.
When Timothy first settled on Wills Creek with his brother, Isaac Bates, there was plenty of game in those parts and they did a great deal of hunting. There were also several friendly Indians, and Timothy had Indians at the dinner table several times.
One day, when they were out hunting, Timothy was ahead watching for deer and he heard Isaac shoot behind him. When he turned around large panther fell out of the, tree behind him. Isaac saw the panther in the act of springing down on Timothy and shot it and perhaps saved the life of Timothy.
At another time, when Timothy was out alone hunting with his dog, he ran on to a very large bear and shot it in a hurry, as he was so close, but he only wounded the bear enough to make it angry and it rushed at Timothy so he had not time to load his gun. He sprang behind a large tree and the bear after him. They had a race round and round the tree, the bear was too close to be pleasant, but Timothys dog got busy, he followed the bear and kept biting the bears hind legs until the bear turned on the dog, but the dog got out of the way for he could run faster than the bear and they soon got out of sight. As Timothys gun was empty he thought he would not follow for the dog had helped him. He had enough bear hunting that day.
Timothy did not hunt much more after that, but he settled down to farming and raising fine stock. He was the first man to get the Shorthorn Durham cattle in that part of the country. He also kept good horses, and had a stable horse that he called Tiposaib. He was a fine horse, not large but pretty as a picture.
Timothy rode the horse to Chillicothe, Ohio where he put up at a hotel. He gave the horse into the landlords care, then went into the hotel. They had a black man for a hostler and next morning when the darkey went to curry the horse and clean him the horse licked at the hostler and the darkey grabbed up a club and struck the horse and broke his leg. Timothy sued the landlord for the price of the horse and when the trial went off Timothy went too.
He was put on the stand and started to testify, he would begin to tell about starting, from home and where he was going. The court stopped him and told him to tell what happened in Chillicothe. Then Timothy says, Upon honor that was what I was going to do. Then they told him to go ahead and tell it. He began again about when he started from home and they stopped him again; then the landlords lawyer says, Dont you preach some Mr. Bates? He said Yes sir. Then the lawyer says, What denomination? Then Timothy says, Upon honor I dont belong to the bob tailed Methodist. They were at law over that horse a long time. The landlord lost everything out of his hands. Timothy won the suit and got a judgment against the landlord for $300.
Timothy Bates went to the Church of Christ, and helped to start the church Mt. Ephraim, Ohio, where he went to preach many times.
Timothy Bates, Sr. would have preaching at his place some times as his still house was a large building he used it to hold meetings in. They would arrange the barrels of whiskey in such a way that they could be used for seats, and in that place he would proclaim the gospel truths to the people. In these days people would not think of going into a still house to hear preaching but they did not think it was wrong at that time. Timothy was very strong in his belief and would tell the people that it was twenty miles nearer heaven through his mill dam than any other way.
A gimlet was a very useful tool to have in a distillery. Timothy had one and it got mislaid so it could not be found, but they found it at last in a peculiar way. Timothy was preaching in his own house, the distillery, and while he was talking he looked upward and saw the gimlet sticking in one of the joists. He stopped preaching and said, Pon my honor, Ruthie, there is that old gimlet now.
Timothy was a man that did not like people going in and out while he was preaching and would be sure to say something about it. One day when he was preaching at what was called the Hiram Danford schoolhouse, two young women got up and went out. Then he said, Those girls remind me of my experience in hunting an ax handle stick. I went out into the woods and looked around and found a small, straight hickory. It was smooth and beautiful on the outside, but when I chopped it with the ax it was hollow at the butt.
At another time he was attending preaching at Mt. Ephraim and he sat in the pulpit while the preacher delivered his sermon. He sanctioned what the preacher said but a number of girls kept going in and out. Finally he said, Hold on, brother, pon my honor, it must be water melon time. At another time he was preaching at a place and they had a spool of boss thread and he noticed it, then remarked that that was the biggest spool of boss that he ever saw bought for eleven pence.
Timothy Bates quit his distillery and went to doing something else. He would hire hands at forty cents a day to help drive, which was good wages then. Often they would have to do without dinner, and the boys would sing out, Sooboy, forty cents a day and no dinner. They would make the hogs swim the Ohio River as there was a poor chance to ferry them across, and it was expensive. Timothy would only get from nearly four hundred miles to Baltimore but the hogs were not so short and chubby as they are now. Some of them could run like a deer. There were a great many hogs raised in those days for they could live in the woods most of the time without being fed.
At one time when Timothy Bates was in Baltimore with a drove of hogs, he went into the pen to look at his hogs, and then wanted to go to the hotel. An omnibus came along and Timothy did not take time to clean his boots but hailed the driver and got in the bus. He was the only passenger for a short distance. Then a lady who was dressed very elaborately, hailed the driver and got in the bus. He was the only other passenger and in a short time the lady began to sniff the air and look around. Then she says to Timothy, Mister, can you tell me what that is that smells so badly? He says, pon my honor, I do not know unless its the driver. Then she says, I did not come in here to be insulted. He says, Neither did I and I move that we both get out. Timothy Bates, Sr. was one of the prosperous pioneers who got to be well to do by farming.
Timothys first wife, Ruth, died in 1860 at the age of 74 years. Then after a few years he married Mrs. Sarah Ann Hughes, of Barnesville. In the spring of 1867 he took a severe cold, while attending a public sale which caused pneumonia and on the 15th of June 1867 he passed over the river of death. He was nearly 90 years old. Then Sarah A. Bates moved to Quaker City where she died, January 15, 1871. Timothy Bates and his two wives were buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills Creek.
Susanna, the oldest daughter of Timothy and Ruth (Moore) Bates was born at Powhattan, Belmont County, Ohio, June 13, 1804. In 1805 her parents moved to the farm on Wills Creek where she grew to womanhood and being the oldest of fourteen children and a stout healthy girl, she did a great deal towards helping build up a home in the now country where her father had settled. Susie, as she was called, was one of the girls that wore buckskin dresses. She worked out a great deal. She helped clear the brush off the land, hoe the corn, milk the cows and feed the stock.
After growing to womanhood she was married at Cambridge, Ohio in August 17 (1), 1822 to Julius Rucker, who was born August 4, 1801 and who died August 17, 1870. He was a preacher in the M. E. Church and was a good man. To this union were born the following children: Eliza, Wyatt, Landen, Phoebe, Emma, Julius Jr., and Bethel D.
Susanna and Julius Rucker settled on a piece of land on Mud Run in Seneca Township where they lived a good many years and cleared the land and built a fine residence. There were a great many sugar trees on the place and every spring they tapped the trees and made what sugar and molasses that they would need. Often after they were through they would let some of the neighbors go in the sugar camp and make sugar and molasses while the sap would continue to flow.
Julius and Susie Rucker sold their land on Mud Run to their son, Wyatt, then they bought a farm near Mt. Ephraim, where they moved and lived several years. Then they bought a house and lot in the village of Mt. Ephraim and moved there. Their farm had a large orchard on it and there were, most every year, apples on the trees, Those Mt. Ephraim boys were very fond of apples and as there were a goodly number of boys there it took lots of apples to supply them, so Julius got a large buck sheep to watch his orchard and after he turned him in the boys were very careful about going in the orchard and if they got any apples they had to eat them on the run.
Julius Rucker died soon after the war at his home in Mt. Ephraim and was buried in the, M.E. Cemetery at that place. Their grave is directly behind the church building. After his death Susanna moved to Caldwell where she lived to a good old age. Aunt Susie was liked by all who knew her. She was buried by the side of her husband. She died 1889.
Eliza, the oldest daughter of Susanna and Julius Rucker, grew to womanhood on the farm on Mud Run. She married James Law and only lived a few years after marriage. We have no record of their children. Then Wyatt the oldest son of Julius and Susie (Bates) Rucker was born on the farm on Mud Run and grew to manhood there. His occupation was a farmer and he had the experience that farmer boys get on a new farm in clearing up the land and aetting it ready to raise a crop.
Wyatt, born July 29, 1823 was one of the young men that got the gold fever in 1851 and with his grandfather, Timothy Bates, and twelve other men went to California to seek his fortune. He worked in the mines several years and had pretty good luck, then he returned to Ohio, and paid Timothy Bates for taking him to California.
After returning he married Miss. Jane Morris and to this union were born six children. The first was Susanna, who married B. F. Young and lived near Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. The second was Sarah E., who died in Athens County, Ohio. , Third was William, who went to Knox County and married, where he made his home. The fourth was Rosanna, who married William T. Morrison. Afterwards she, went to Washington State where she was murdered by a man named Lewis Paul. The fifth was Bethel, sixth, Wyatt Jasper. The two last named went with their mother to the state of Washington where they had a great success and got to be very wealthy.
Wyatt Rucker died in Knox County, Ohio, and Mrs. Rucker died in Washington.
Landen, the second son of Julius and Susanna Rucker, was born on Mud Run and grew up on the farm. He was a good Christian and was the first one to start a Sabbath school in those parts, which was about 1850. Landen died when a young man and buried in the old Bates cemetery on Wills Creek.
The second daughter of Julius and Susie Rucker was Phoebe, born on the Mud Run farm where she grew up. She married William Michem, who was a minister. To this union were born the following children: Vesta, who married W. G. Young and made her home in Caldwell where they both died; then the next was Anna, who married Wil1iam King and moved to Nelsonville, Ohio. She died in Athens County, Ohio.
The next was Albert Michem, who is married and is a merchant in Nelsonville, Ohio
Then the fourth was Jessie Michem, who married John Schuler and are now living in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Phoebe Michem, is still living and makes her home with Mr. Schuler in Columbus.
The third daughter of Julius and Susanna Rucker was Emma, who grew up on the farm where she learned to do the work that is required of a farmers daughter. She married William Danford, of Belmont County, where they made their home while Mr. Danford lived. Mr. Danford was a minister in the Christian Church. Two daughters were born to this union; one married Stephen Mills Jr., and Moina is single and lives in Caldwell. After the death of Rev. Danford Mrs. Danford moved to Caldwell and made her home there, the balance of her days. She was a good christian woman and a liberal giver in support of the church.
The third son of Julius and Susanna was Julius Jr. He grew to manhood on the farm on Mud Run. His father had a saw mill that was run by water power and Julius Jr. ran the mill and did a great deal of sawing; after he grew up he was married to Miss. Rosanna Groves and to this union three sons and two daughters were born; the first, John, who is married but the, writer does not know his address; the second son, J. G. Rucker, who was married to Miss Anna Long and to this union were born two children, one son William and one daughter Okey, both of Caldwell. The daughter, Mary Okey, married George Frye and lives in Caldwell. A daughter of William Rucker, Eileen married Merwin Ball. They have three children, Nancy, age eight years, Peggy, age three, and Janet Lucille who died Feb. 1961 aged eleven years and five months. She died after a long illness with cancer and was buried In the Olive Cemetery.
J. G. Ruckers first wife died at Carlisle; afterwards he married Miss Mollie Hesson of Carlisle, he then moved to Caldwell, where he did a flourishing business with a flour mill.
The third son of Julius and Rosanna is Bethel, who married Miss Smith and are now making their home in Carlisle. Julius Rucker Jr. died near Renrock in Brookfield Township; after his death, his widow and children moved on Mrs. Ruckers fathers place and stayed there a while then she bought the Collins farm below Carlisle, where Rosanna died and was taken to Mt Ephraim and buried there. The 4th son of Julius and S. Rucker was Bethel D., who enlisted in 1861 in Co. D 42nd Reg. O.V.I. and served three years, then returned to Mt. Ephraim, took a college course at Pittsburg, Pa., where he married and returned to Mt. Ephrain and lived there a while, then moved to Sedala, Missouri where he was employed as engineer on the railroad a qood many years. His wife and family of children made thelr home at Sedila, Missouri. There was a large family of children and it is said that they grew up to be good men and wonen. Mrs. Rucker died at Sedala and the children are scattered. Bethel D. is staying at the Soldiers Home in Leavensworth, Kansas. (1910) He was a good soldier.
There are two daughters of Julius Jr. and Rosanna Groves Rucker; Sevilla and Dora Rucker. Bea is single and makes her home in Carlisle and Dora married Mr. Long and they reside at Tippicanoe, Ohio. The next oldest daughter of Timothy and Ruth Bates was Mary, who grew to womanhood on Wills Creek. She was born Feb. 8, 1807. She married John Rucker and to this union were born five children, two girls and three boys. The oldest girl, Louisa married Kinsey Johns and to this union two children were born. John W. who was a soldier in the Civil War and a daughter who married Nathan Wharton and moved west. The next daughter of Mary and John Rucker was Susanna, who married Nathan Pryer and moved to Indiana.
The oldest boy, Peter, son of John and Mary Bates Rucker, died when young. The second son was Sinclair, who lived to be a young man then died. The third son was Timothy B. He enlisted in Co. D. 42nd Regiment and after being discharged returned to Ohio and married Miss. Charlotte King and to this union several children were born. After living in Ohio a few years they moved to Indiana and then to Missouri, where he was the last time the writer heard from him.
John Rucker, the husband of Mary Bates Rucker died, then Mrs. Rucker married Samuel Askens for her second husband and to this union one daughter, Jane, was born. She is in Indiana.
Samuel Askens died and Mary Askens married Samuel Bowersock for her third husband. No children were born to this union. After they had lived in Ohio for several years they sold their land and personal property and moved to Green County, Indiana, where thev lived until Samuel Bowersock died. After his death Mary returned to Ohio, and died at her brothers Bethel Bates, and was buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery.
The third daughter of Timothy and Ruth Moore Bates was Abigail, who was a twin sister to Mary. We do not know which was the oldest. Mary was the larger of the two and has a mole on her cheek, which gave the writer a wav of telling them apart. Abigail was born Feb. 3, 1807, and grew to womanhood on the farm. She did not grow as large as some of the rest of the family, but she has the courage and vim to do her part. After Abigail Bates grew to womanhood she married John Stotts. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, Anna, who died when young; Julius, who died when but a child; Timothy and Jacob who grew to manhood on the farm. John and Abigail Stotts bought land on Wills Creek, part of it bottom land and very rich. They got to be well off. John Stotts was a noted muskrat hunter and killed more muskrats than any other man on Wills Creek. John wore a white wool hat a great deal when hunting and he said that the muskrats got to know him by that hat and he had to trade it off. John and Abigail sold their land and moved to Quaker City, bought property and made their home for a few years. Then they sold their property and moved to Kansas. They were both getting old and the change did not seen, to agree with them, so they did not live long after they moved to Kansas. They were both good citizens and ever ready to assist the needy.
The oldest son of John and Abirail Stotts was Timothy. He grew up on the farm and assisted his father until grown. Then he married Miss. Mary Long and moved to what was called the John Floth farm, but now owned by Hiram Groves, in Seneca Township. There he lived a few years and then went to California to seek a fortune, but had the luck that a great many others had, not to make a pile. Then Timothy returned to Ohio. Three children were born to Timothy and Mary Stotts. They were John W., Angeline and Frank. The last two are in W. Virginia. John W. lives on a part of the farm where his grandfather John Stotts settled. John W. married Miss Anna Jones and to this union were born the following children: Austen, who was a teacher in the public schools, a member of the Ohlo National Guard and a good Christian, who died when a young man and was buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery; Lennie or Lenna, Elmer, Jessie, Goldie, Dewey and Kenneth.
Timothy, son of Abigail Stotts, died in 1881 and was buried in the old Bates Cemetery.
Lenna Stotts later married William Parry and died in June 13, 1961 at the age of 82 years and was buried in Village View Cemetery at Sarahsville, Ohio. She left a son Harry Stotts and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also, at this time she leaves two brothers Still living, Dewey Stotts of Edison and Kenneth, Stotts of Alliance, Ohio.
Harry Stotts and his wife Dorothy live near Batesville. They had five children, among whom are Ruth, Keith, Thelma and Neil. Keith graduated from Harding College and at present is a preacher in the Church of Christ at Ashtabula, Ohio. Tie had one son, Clint Merrill.
Thelma, daughter of Harry and Dorothy Stotts, married Denver Moore, son of Earl and Ella Roe Moore, and have small children at this time in 1961.
Then, Jacob, son of Abigail and John Stotts, was born on the farm and grew to manhood there, after which he married Miss Rachel Potts and to this union were born Timothy, deceased; Margaret, of Kansas; Abigail, of Ohio; John, of Kansas; Zona, of Kansas; and Andrew, of California. Jacob Stotts was a sprinter and hard to beat in a foot race. He and Jacob McKain were a good match and would put up five dollars on a side and then set a time to run. Jacob Stotts was soldier in the Civil War. After returning from the army he lived on a farm along Wills Creek for a number of years, then sold out and moved to Kansas and lived there a few years, then moved to Oden, Ill. Rachel, his wife, took sick and he brought her back to her daughters, Mrs. Bethel Bates, in Seneca Twp. where she died. She was buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery. Then Jacob Stotts went back to Kansas and only lived a few years after his wife died. He was buried in Kansas.
Uzel Bates, oldest son of Timothy and Ruth Moore Bates, was born Jan. 15, 1806, and died March 1, 1806.
Lavina Bates, fourth daughter of Timothy and Ruth Moore Bates, was born April 2, 1812, died Jan. 2, 1885. She grew to womanhood on the old Bates homestead. She saw a great deal of the hardships or pioneer life and was one of the girls that wore buckskin Dresses. She married Abraham Danford, born Jan. 1, 1807, died Dec. 10, 1890. (He was born in Belmont County, Ohio). To Abraham and Lavina were born these children: Eli, Bethel, Elizabeth, Louanna, Isaiah, Ambrose, Nancy, Martha Ann, Henry C., Timothy B. and Rolland Danford. Abraham Danford and wife own a good farm on Wills Creek, where they lived to raise their family. Then they sold their farm and bought what was called the Fordyce farm at Campbell Station. (Now Lore City)., where they lived several years. Then they sold their farm and bought property in Quaker City where they spent the balance of their days. They are buried in the cemetery, at Quaker City.
Eli Danford, oldest son of Abraham and Lavina Bates Danford, was born and raised on Wills Creek, where he had the experlence of the farmer boy. In the early days of the settling of this country he was a good worker, but took time to go fishing some times. When he grew to manhood he married Mrss. Ann Yoho and to this union were I born six sons: Isaac, Ambrose, Isaiah, Doc, Gran, Abram and John.
The oldest son of Eli and Ann Yoho Danford, Isaac, married a Miss. Stilts. He taught school for several years, then was elected clerk of courts and served two terms in Noble County, after which he was appointed clerk in the state auditors offtre at Columbus, ond served several Years.
Isaiah, born June 27, 1841, died Sent. 13, 1922, married Eliza Ellen Groves, born Aug. 16, 1846, and their children are J. S. Danford of Burdette, Edwards County, Kansas: Matilda Ann, who married a Mr. Myers and lives in South Hutchinson, Kansas; Eli Franklin, who married a Miss. Crow and lives in 417 East Sherman St., Hutchinson, Kansas; Eli F. is worth forty or fifty thousand dollars; William Collins, who resides at Tomas, Okla.; Lavina Della, who married a Mr. Kent, and lives at Hutchinson., Kan.; Lewis Philo, of Hutchinson, Kan.; Mary Alice, who married a Mr. Maplin, and lives in S. Hutchinson, Kan.; Carrie May, who married a Mr. Carlisle , and lives at Elk City, Okla. ; Rosanna, married Pat Hamllton, and live in Kansas; Eliza Ellen, married a Mr. Kennedy and lives north of Hutchinson, Kansas, (all in 1910).
The wife of Isaiah Danford, Eliza Ellen Groves Danford died Nov. l, 1909, in Hutchinson, Kan. and was buried in that place. Isaiah Danford is still living, and makes his home with one of his children near Hutchinson. (1910).
The fourth son of Abraham and Lavina Bates Danford was Ambrose. He grew to manhood on his fathers farm on Wills Creek. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Bates. To this union were born four sons and one daughter, the oldest is Sorenzo Danford, who married a Miss Taylor, of Carlisle. Zoe, as he was known, taught school for several years, then he was a guard at the Ohio penitentiary for several years at Columbus. Tne last account of him he was keeping a furniture store in Columbus. The second son of Ambrose and Elizabeth Danford is Charles. He married a Miss Archer and lives in Carlisle, where he runs a store. The tnird son, Homer, is deceased. The fourth son, Leroy lived in Denver, Colorado. Then the only, daughter of Ambroge and Elizabeth Danford was Cora Danford. She married Forest Thompson arl lived at Carlisle. (1910).
Nancy Danford, the third daughtgr of Abraham and Lavina Bates Danford married Julius Groves and to this union two daughters and one son were born. Arizona m. E. G. Chamberlin, the once postmaster of Caldwell; 2nd daughter was Rose, Rile Groves, the only son married a Miss Phena Shafer of Mt. Ephraim. Julius R. Groves served as county commissioner of Noble County for two terms.
Martha Ann Danford, the fourth daughter of Abraham and Lavina Danford., died with diptheria. Then Hanry Clayton, fifth son, died with it also, this being the first cases of diptheria in that part of the county.
Martha and Henry C. are buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills Greek. Rolland., youngest son of Abraham and Lavina married Nancy Wilson and had children. One daughter married John Groves, Jr., and One son Married Tessie Bates. Their children are, Irma, Wayne and June. Wayne married Estaline Hardin.
The following is from the Groves and Danford histories; Louanna Danford, daughter of Lavina and Abraham, m. Lewis Groves, (John, Jonas) b. 24 June 1836
Elizabeth, b. 1857, m. first Simeon Martin, 2nd, Calvin Eagon
Abrahan Lincoln, b. 1859, m. Mary
John W. b. 1862, m. Mary E. Gilmore
Leota Campsidell, b. Mar. 12, 1860, m. Charles Wyscarver
Julius, b. Feb. 19, 1864, m. Minnie Eagon
Alfred Ambrose, b. Aug. 27, 1866, m. Anna Morris
Martha Matilda, b. June 16, 1869, m. Henry Mosburg
Eliza Ellen Grover (John, Jonas) b. Aug 16, 1846, m. on June 15, 1864 Isaiah Danford, son of Abraham, and Lavina
I. John Abraham Lincoln, b. July 11, 1866, m. Mary McKee
Matilda Ann, b. July 8, 1868, m. Ben Myers
Eli Franklin, b. Sept. 9, 1869, m. Elizabeth E. Crow
William Collins, b. May 25, 1871 m. lst, Cora Kent, 2nd, Edna ----
Lewvina Delly, b. Oct. 1872, m. 1st, L. S. Kenet, 2nd, Sylvester Dimmett
Lewis Philo, b. Jan. 9, 1874, m. Sally Wheeler
Mary Alice, b. Jan. 31, 1876, m. Arthur T. Maupin
Carrie May, b. Jan. 27, 1878, m. R. J. Carlisle
Rosannah, b. Aug. 17, 1880, m. J. F. Hamilton
Eliza Ellen, b. Oct 30, m. Woodard Dixon Kennedy
Rolen Jasper Danford, b. Monday, Apr. 10, 1854, d. Feb. 12, 1940, age 86 yrs., married Nancy Margaret Wilson, b. Oct. 5, 1855, d. Felb. 28, 1947, age 92. They were married Thurs., Sept. 2, 1875. Children: Dora Bell Danford, b. June 10, 1876; Alice May, b. July 1878 died July 22, 1954; Then Henry Abraham Garfield, b. Apr. 30, 1880, d. Feb. 24, 1955. Then Estell Jane b. Aug. 14, 1882. Then Blanche Eliz. b. May 1885, then Dulcie M. b. Feb. 11, 1888, then Mary Lavina b. Apr. 27, 1891, who m. Thoburn Britton.
Luana Bates, the fifth daughter of Timothy and Ruth Moore Bates, was born Mar. 28, 1813. She married Josiah Kent and to this union were born Israel, Abraham, William and Timothy B. Josiah Kent went to California in 1851 and stayed seven years, but did not have the luck to make a fortune. After he returned home he tried farming for a few years. Then his wife, Luana, took and sick and died and was buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills Creek. After her death he broke up housekeeping and stayed at different places for a few years. Josiah Kent was a good man.
Israel Kent, the oldest son of Josiah and Luana Kent, grew to manhood on the homestead on Mud Run. When the war broke out he enlisted at age 23 in Co. D. 42nd Reg., Aug. 13, 1862, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. After the close of the Civil War Israel married Miss Hannah Osborn and to this union were born the following children: William, Joseph, Ida, James, Mary, Albert, and Elmer. Israel A. Kent is still living and is making his home in Pennsylvania. (1910)
The second son, Abraham served three years In Co. D. 42nd Regiment O.V.I. and was in several battles.
After Abraham Kent was discharged from Co. D 42nd Reg. he returned to Noble County, and on Feb. 10, 1965, enlisted in Co. D. 195th Reg. and was discharged May 29, 1865 at Lexington, Ky., by order of the war department. He then returned to Noble County and married Miss Nancy Pettay, to his union one child Charles Kent of Sarahsville, and was born. Abram Kent made his home in Colorado. Charles, son of Nancy and Abram Kent married Emma Knox. He was born in Oct. 20, 1892 was a veteran of World War I. He never married and lives alone since the death of his mother in 1957. He died in April 1961 and was buried in Village View Cemetery. He left one sister, Mrs Henry (Rose) Gill of Caldwell, Ohio.
The third son of Louanna and Josiah Kent was William Kent. He grew to manhood on Wills Creek and at the age of 18 years enlisted in Co. G. 78th Reg. and served until the close of the war. He was with Sherman on his march to the sea, thence back by way of Richmond, Va., and on to the great review at Washington D. C. in the spring of 1865.
After Wm. Kent returned from the army he worked for his uncle, Timothy Bates, Jr., and whild working, there became acquainted with Sarah E. Ankrom, and in 1867 they were married. To this union ten children were born, four daughters, and six sons. Wm. Kent died at Lake City
, Iowa, April 7, 1906, and was buried in the Cottonwood Cemetery at that place. His widow, Sarah is still living (1910).
The fourth son of Josiah and Louanna Kent is Timothy B. Kent. He was born at the old homestead on Mud Run. His mother died when he was a small boy and his uncle, Washington Brown, took him and gave him a home until he grew to manhood. After that he took a trip to California, then he returned to Colorado and worked in the mines near Boulder City with Colonel W. G. Teeters for a few years. Then he returned to Ohio and married Miss. Rebecca Brown to which union two children were born, both dying, in infancy. Rebecca, wife of T. B. Kent died in 1904 and was buried in the Olive Cemetery near Caldwell. Then in 1908 T. B. Kent married Mrs. Maggie Barry. They make their home in Caldwell. Mr. Kent owned a good farm in Olive Township where he farmed a good many years.
Bethel, second son of Timothy and Ruth Bates, was born on Wills Creek, March 12, 1809. He grew to manhood on the farm and had the experience of a pioneer life from his boyhood days. He was brought up in the then thinly settled country after the manner of the children of the early settler, wearing buckskin breeches, his feet covered by moccasins in winter and bare in summer. In early life he assisted his father upon the farm and in the distillery. Since becoming of age he followed farming and dealing in stock, and was very successful in his undertakings.
In 1831 he married Mary Ann Meighen, daughter of John Meighan, an early settler who came from Fayette Co. Pa. and lived and died in Seneca Twp. They reared twelve children: Abraham, Hugh, Rebecca, Harriet, Simeon, Lewis, Patrick, Herman, Rosallne, Luana, Susanna, and Bethel. All were living in 1910 except Lewis, who was killed in a boiler explosion in a sawmill at Sarahsville, in the Spring of 1886. Four of the sons were in the service in the late war, Abraham, Lewis, Patrick and Herman. The descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Bates are very numerous, They had 111 grand and great grandchildren. Mr. Bates was very well and favorably known throughout the county. He served as township treasurer and member of the school board many years. He was elected to the legislature in the fall of 1870 and served two winters. He was formerly a Whig and later an earnest Republican.
The earliest school house in the Bates neighborhood was on the creek north of the present residence of Bethel Bates. James Tuttle was an early teacher there. His amourt of schooling was twelve davs, but he was a man that kept on learning and was a man that had a great memory and kept well posted on government affairs.
Bethel, when a boy, went with his sister, Susie, to see if they had trapped any turkeys in the pen that they had built for that purpose. They found some large, toms in the pen and Bethel would go in and catch them. Susie tried to keep him out but he would not listen to her so in he went but did not stay long for the turkeys whipped him and he came out crying. Tnen Susie went in with a club and was soon victorious, for she knew that to strike them on the neck would soon settle them. Bethel did not want to try it again.
In the boyhood days of Bethel Bates, Sr., they would have religious services at private houses, and the mothers would dress their boys up in the style of those days and take them along so they would not be at home playing baseball while their parents were at church. They did not dress their boys up then like they do now by putting them in a fine shirt, collar necktie, knee pants and a fine cap or hat, but they used economy and dressed with a cheap suit of one garment and that was a long shirt that came down to the calves of their legs, that was their summer suit to go to church. They would not think of wearing shoes but going barefoot was their style.
Bethel Bates, Sr. said that he went to meeting at John Vorhies on Wills Creek with his parents a good many times with nothing on but a shirt and as seats were scarce the boys would squat down around the wall. He said he would have to be careful and keep his dress down. Bethel Bates, Sr. had the experience of helping catch a couple of bears and he went with his father, Timothy Bates, Sr. and his uncle Ephraim Bates, Jr. to cut a tree that had a bear in it, and they stationed Bethel beyond where the tree would fall to hold a large dog. When the tree fall he would let the dog go, and into the tree top rushed the dog, which was anxious for a fight, and he soon found one, as a large black bear met the dog, and he was a good boxer for it only took one stroke of that bears paw to knock Mr. dog out for he turned him head over heels in a ravine where he laid for a while, but Ephraim Bates soon got there with his gun and shot the bear, and looking around he saw another Bear coming, out of the tree top and he shot it also. So they had plenty of bear meat for awhile. As soon as Bethel got so he could carry a gun he would take his rifle and go around the corn fields and shoot the gray squirrels to keep them eating up their corn. The squirrels were very numerous in those days and at times there would be a dozen or more on one tree.
Bethel Bates and his wife settled on a piece of land that joind his fathers and there he and his wife, lived the balance of their days. They also had a boy Levi. Bethel Bates was a very successful farmer and raiser of stock. When he bough he aimed to get the best, then he would feed them good and when he would sell he would get the top price. He made a great deal of money in his time and helped all his children. There were twelve of them living and married. He was a man that treated everyone right; no one who was at his home at meal time went away hungry if Bethel knew it. He would feed the rich and poor alike, he gave hundreds of people a meal and still he had plenty. Bethel Bates lived to be about ninety years old. His life was spent, most of the time, within sight of where he was born. His farm had some of the Indian mounds on it and he used one of them to make brick to build a brick house. It has been built a great many years and it stands today which shows that the work was well done. The house was built in 1842 and it still stands today and is being lived in in the year 1961.
Bethel always kept his farm in good repair and what improvements he put on it was generally of the best and up to date. He died in 1898 and was buried in the Bates Cemetery. Mary A. Bates, wife of Bethel Bates lived five or six years longer than he did and when she died was buried by the, side of her husband ln the Bates Hill Cemetery.
Abraham Bates, oldest son of Bethel and Mary Bates, was born Sept. 6, 1832, and was brought up on the farm. After he grew to manhood was married to Miss Mary A. Morris, and to this union were born Anna, Rebecca, Moses, Patrick, Herman, Irena and Alice. Abraham Bates enlisted as a private in the 122nd Reg. O.V.I. and was discharged at Winchester, Va. in the spring of 1863. After he returned to Ohio he lived a few years ant then moved with his family to Indiana. His wife, Mary, died there. At the, time was written Abraham was living near Worthington, Green County Indiana. He is past eighty years old and is at this time a helpless invalid. He had to be lifted about like a child and when he sat up on bed it was necessary to prop him. He was taken care of by his daughter, Anna Philpot. (written in 1910 by Dighton Bates)
Anna, oldest daughter of Abraham and Mary A. Bates, was born in Noble County, Ohio and after she grew to womanhood she, with her parents, moved to Green Co., Indiana. She married John Pilpot and is now living, two miles south of Worthington, Ind.
Rebecca, second daughter of Abraham and Mary, married Simon Kelly. They had one daughter, Russia, who married and went west. Rebecca is deceased. (1910)
Moses Bates, oldest son of Abraham and Mary, married Lydia Stanley and to this, union four children were born. They are all in Montana.
Sumter Bates, second son of Abraham and Mary married a Miss Burch and to this union one child, Grace, was born. They are all deceased.
Herman Bates, third son of Abraham and Mary Bates, is married and has four children. He lives eight miles from Worthington, Ind.
Irena Bates, third daughter of Abraham and Mary Bates, married a Mr. Kidd and to this union were born three children.
Alice Bates, fourth daughter of Abrahan and Mary Bates, went to California and was married there and makes her home in that state.
Hugh Bates, the second son of Bethel Bates, Sr. and Mary Bates, was born Nov. 13, 1833, and was brought up on the farm where he learned to farm and now to take care of stock. After he grew to manhood he married Miss Catherine Meighan and to this union were born Bethel, Elizabeth J., Martha, Dora, Nora A., Francis, Grant, Lawrence, Willie J., Roma and Charles Bates.
Moses Bates, oldest son of Hugh and Catherine Bates, married and went to Amacortes, Washington, where he makes his home. Elizabeth Jane, oldest daughter of Hugh and Catherine, married John McVicker ard moved to Middlebourne, in Guernsey Co., Ohlo, where he got killed with a tree. They had seven children including Er. McVicker, J. Dewey, Bernice, two orher boys and two other girls. Er. McVicker was a coal miner near Senecaville. He married Martha Jane Neff in Dec. 1899 who died in 1955. Er. McVicker died in Oct. 1960 and was buried in Senecaville Cemetery. He left two daughters, Mrs. Grace Harding of Sdnecaville and Mrs. Myrtle Barnes of Cambridge; two sons, Gilbert and Haven, both of Cambrigde, Ohio. He also left 14 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Martha, second daughter of Hugh and Catherine Bates, married Albert Law and moved to Delaware, Ohlo. They have four children.
Dora Bates, daughter of Hugh married Samuel Rossiter and to this union were born five children, Hugh, Lucy, Laura, Dewey and Alpha. Samuel Rossiter and wife are living in Seneca Township, Noble County. Lucy, daughter of Samuel and Dora, is at present in 196l living in Caldwell, Ohio. She is a clerk on the County Draft Board.
Nora Alice Bates, fourth daughter of Hugh and Catherine, married John Bridgman and to this union were born six children, all of whom are grown to manhood. They live in Noble township, not far from Belle Valley (1910)
Francis Bates, fifth daughter of Hugh and Catherine, married John Dudley, Jr., and to this union were born three children: Ernest, Letha and Dorcas.
Grant Bates, second son of Hugh, married Rachel Tucker and to this union were born three or rather two children, Oma and Ian. Grant lived near Mt. Ephraim for several years, where his wife died. Then Grant sold his property and moved to Cumberland where he lived but a few years, then he died, leaving his son and daughter to mourn.
Lawrence Bates, third son of Hugh married, Miss Rosa Martin and to this union, one son Howard, was born, Jan. 13, l904. Lawrence Bates moved near Cumberland, where his wife died. Then he later moved back to the homestead on Mud Run. Howard, son of Lawrence and Rosa Bates was employed by Ohio Power for 34 years. He died in 1960 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery In Zanesville, Ohio. He left his wife Ruth, a daughter Mrs. Charles R. Fratts and two grand daughters, Linda Day and Barbara Ann Fratts, or Jackson, Miss. , and a step mother, Mrs. Nora Bates, daughter of Bethel Bates.
R Roma Bates, sixth daughter Hugh and Catherine Bates, died when a young woman and was buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery. Her grave had a stone with her picture on it under a glass cover. It was clear until the summer or 1960, when someone finally broke the glass. Hugh Bates owned a good farm on Mud Run and Wills Creek. He bought and shipped a great deal of stock to the Pittsburg market ana he did a good business farming. He was a good citizen and a member of the Bates Hill Church. He and his wife, Catherine, are both deceased and are buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery on his fathers farm.
Rebecca Bates, oldest daughter of Bethel and Mary A. Bates, was born April 26, 1835.When she grew to wornanhood she married Samuel McNutt. To this union were born seven children: Michael, Simeon, Elmer, Frank, Wm Ferm, Phebe and Rosa. Michael and Simeon are married and live in Brookfield Township. Elmer is married and lives in Morgan County. Frank marrito Sadie Belle Johns and they had one daughter, Beulah. Frank is a doctor. He practiced medicine at Mt. Ephraim a few years then he bought property at High Hill in Muskingum County and practiced there a few years when his health failed and he soon passed away. His widow died in Mt. Ephraim. Wm. Ferm McNutt married a daughter of Capt. Benjamin Clowser. Phebe is single and at home (1910) Rosa McNutt married Owen McGee. Samuel McNutt and Rebecca Bates McNutt owned a farm near Gibson Station in Guernsey County, Ohio.
Harriet Bates, second daughter of Bethel Bates, Sr., and Mary A. Bates, was born June 29, 1838. She married Moses Moore and to this union were born eight children. They are Bethel, Lewis, Frederick, William, Margaret, Emma, Hattie and Daisy. Moses Moore owned a farm on one branch of Salt Fork in Guernsey County, where he died. After his death his wife, Harriet Bates Moore, moved to Quaker Clty where she died.
William Moore, youngest son of Moses and Harriet Moore lives in Quaker Clty, Ohio and is one of the rural mail carriers from that place. At the time of this writing in 1961, William has died and his widow still lives in Quaker City.
Simeon Bates, third son of Bethel Bates Sr., and Mary A. Bates, was born Oct. 16, 1836, and was raised up on the farm. He married Miss Mary Kirkbride in 1861, and to this union were born fourteen children, twelve sons and two daughters. They were Robert, Sheridan, James, Irvin, William, Frank, Dock, Peter, Garfield, Clyde, Daisy, Ella, Ray and Harley. Simeon Bates owned a farm on Wills Creek, which was good rich land. He was a good farmer and raised all of his family up on the farm so that they knew how to farm and take care of stock. Simeon Bates and wife were good citizens and good clever neighbors. Simeon Bates has been dead several years. His wife, Mary, died Nov. 18, 1811 at the age of 67 years. They are both buried in the cemetery at Mt. Ephraim, Noble County.
Robert Bates, oldest son of Simeon and Mary married Miss Elizabeth Lent. He is forty nine years old (1910). They have two chIldren., one son Elmer, and a daughter, Bertha. Robert owned a farm near Gibsons Station.
Sheridan Bates, second son of Simeon, aged 47 in 1910, married Miss Minerva Moore and lived near Whigville. To this union were born ten children: Cleo, Stanley, Ray, Simeon, an infant daughter deceased, Glenn, Mary, deceased, Ralph, Myron, and Clyde, deceased.
James, third son of Simeon, was 45 years old in 1910. He married Miss Lou McCarty and lived near Sarahsville. His wife Eva Louvina or Lou was born Nov. 24, 1872 at Stafford and was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Camden McCarty or McCorty. She died in Oct. 1961, was a member of the Church of Christ and was buried in VillageView Cemetery at Sarahsville. In 1961 the children of James and Lou McCarty Bates are Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Harper of Pleasant City, Ohio; Mrs. Marie Kelley of Pleasant City R.D. #2; Mrs. Thelma Ann Steinbeck of Ravenna; John B. Bates of Akron; and William Harry Bates of Pleasant City. Also at this time there were five grandchildren and eight great grand children.
Irvin, the fourth son of Simeon and Mary Bates, married Miss Barbara Dailey and to this union four children were born: Lela, Chester, John and Pauline. He owned part of the old homestead, where he lived. He died in the year 1956 and was buried at Bateshill. His wife died several years earlier.
Lela married Robert Roe and had several children: Margie , Mary , Myrtle, Melba, Pauline, Charles and Dean. Myrtle, daughter of Lela and Robert, Married Donald Betts and live in Batesville, Ohio. Their children are Sandra and Charles. Melba married Jimmy Flood and also live in Batesville. They have three children, Dixie, Jeane and Debbie. Mary married Ralph Shepherd and have these children: Barbara, Penny, Gregory and Lynn. Margie is married and lives in Akron. Pauline married Hilmer (Bobby) Carpenter and lives in Summerfield, Ohio. Himler is the son of Alva Carpenter near Batesville, Pauline and Bobby have a fine gib home and have these children: Dennis, Richie, and Karen. Charles died in the service of his country in the Korean War when a young man and Dean is at home with his parents. They live near Kennonsburg, Ohio _(1962)
John, son of Irvin and Barbara, married Charlotte Robinson, and now live on the old homestead. The bottom lands are now covered by the new lake built by the government. The lake has completely changed the country and the old homes and covered bridges are gone. John and Charlotte have two daughters, Ruth and Jane. Ruth married Charles Hannahs in Feb. 1958. They have one daughter narred Patricia. Pauline, daughter of , Irvin and Barbara, married Rex Rich, Their children are Mary Lou, Carol Sue, Wilma Marie (Roe), Carl Denver and Don. Don was overseas in the army and married a girl from Germany, named Erica, and they have two children, Rex Michael, and a baby.
William, fifth son of Simeon, lived near Cumberland. He married, Miss Deobra Wentworth and to this union were born seven children: Hicel, Bacil, Carl, Leland, Albert, Jewel and Gladys.
Frank, the sixth son of Simeon and Mary Bates, is still living in 1961. He married Miss May Graham and to this union were born five children: Hayes, Farley, Mary, Denard and Ivy.
Hayes married Ollie Moore and have these children: Vivian, Buster, and Ronald. Vivian, married Ronald Feldner ard live at Caldwell. They have two daughters and one son. The daughter, Judy, married Charles L. Milligan in June 1961. The daughter Nancy, is at home. Buster is married and has a child, Alexander, and others. Ronald, son of Hayes, married Irene Sorg and have these children: Wayne, Danny and Beverly, and they live in Summerfield, Ohio.
Harley, son of Frank and Mary Bates, married Ellen E. Warner, daughter of James and Anna Roe Warner. Their children are Robert G., born March 1922, Roger T., born July 1930 and James, born Feb. 1935, and also Franklin. Robert married Laura Tolliver and they have six sons, the youngest Chris Martin, was born on New Years day in 1961.
Mary, daughter of Frark and Mary Bates, married Alva Clark and they have one son, Harold, who married Neva Leach, and have three children: Marcus and Brenda and a son.
Dock, the seventh son of Simeon and Mary, died at the age of two years. Peter, the eighth son is married and lives near Belle Valley. Peter married Miss Anna Martin and have two children, Raymond and Edgar. Edgar is married and lives in Belle Valley, He is a retired is farmer and School bus driver and now mayor of Belle Valley in 1961. James E., son of Edgar and Anna Bates, married Miss Barbara Butler Fluhardy in March of 1961 and they reside in Belle Valley, Ohio.
Garfield, the ninth son of Simeon and Mary Bates, lived in Byesville, Ohio. He married Miss Rosa Wilson and to them were born the following children: Eural, Shirley and Don, and also Edith.
Clyde, the tenth son of Simeon, lived near the old homestead on Wills Creek. He married Miss Nellie Stevens. Later, when Nellie died, he married a worman named Marie. Clyde lost one leg before he died in 1960.
Ray, eleventh son of Simeon and Mary, married Jennie McCarty and they have three children, May, Charles and Fay.
Daisy Bates, daughter of Simeon Bates and Mary was born March 8, 1884. She married Ernest J. Sayre and has two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Pauol and Mrs. Annabelle Spicer, both of Belle Valley. Also two sons, Robert of Malta R. D. #2, and Roy Sayre, in the U. S. Army. Daisy Sayres died in June 1958 and her husband died in 1956.
Ella Pearl Bates, daughter of Simeon died when only a few months old.
Harley, son of Simeon and Mary Kirkbride Bates, married Miss Maude Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Graham. Harley was born in 1888. He has spent his entire life here and is the youngest of the fourteen children. Maude and Harley were married on March 13, 1909 and observed their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, March 15, 1959.
Harley and Maude had four children, a son, Oather, Lola, Audrey, and Opal. They also have 13 grandchildren, six Great grandchildren and two grandchildren deceased. They are both members of the Bates Hill Church of Christ.
Oather H. Bates, son of Harley and Maude, married Elizabeth Scott on June 13, 1931. They had two sons, Jerry and Richard, a daughter., Mrs. Joanne Patterson, who is married and lives at Winterset, Route #1. Richard is married and lives at Newcomerstown and operates a jewelry store there. Oather and Elizabeth also had twin daughters who died soon. Oather was sick a long time and died in 1958. Be was buried at the Bates Hill Cemetery.
Lola, daughter of Harley and Maude, married Okey Hague. They had two sons, Terry and David, and Lola also helped Okey raise his two sons by his first wife, Frances, who died when the boys were little. Lola was a wonderful mother to them. Lola and her brother, Oather, both died at the age of 48 years.
Opal, daughter of Maude and Harley Bates, married Mr. Clarence 0. Moore, and lived at Sarahsville. They have some children, one is Darrell D. Moore, who is married and has a daughter, Connie, and also a daughter, Jennie Lynn, born in June 1961.
Audrey, daughter of Harley and Maude, married Mr. Ronald Allbritain.
All of Harley and Maudes children and their farmilies are members of the Bates Hill Church of Christ and are very faithful members. Maude is a wonderful person and has spent her life taking care of others who were sick and as far back as this writer can remember, she always had an extra person in her home to keep and care for when they were sick. She will really earn a crown in heaven for her kindness.
Lewis Bates, the fourth son of Bethel Bates, Sr. and Mary A. Bates, was born Jan. 10, 1840 and at the age of twenty one years he enlisted in Co. D. 42nd Regiment, O.V.I. He was in several hard battles. After serving three years he returned to Noble county and Married Sarah Kirkbride and to this union were born one daughter and eight sons: Bingham, Violet, Patrick, Eli, Sherman, Dennis, Leonard, Ernest and Homer.
Bingham, the oldest son of Lewis and Sarah Bates, married Miss Della Devolld and they made their home in Cambridge, Ohio. He has been running on the railroad for a great many years.
Violet, the only daughter of Lewis and Sarah Bates, married Sheridan Jeralds and they lived at New Concord, Ohio.
Patrick, second son of Lewis, married a Miss Barnes ard lives in Blissfield. Eli, the third son of Lewis and Sarah, married a Miss Hickman ard lived in Cambridge. Sherman Bates, fourth son of Lewis, is married and lived in Cambridge. Dennis, Leonard, Ernest and Homer were all married. Leonard N. was born July 17, 1876 in Mt. Ephraim. He married Rachael McConnel, who died in July 1958. At the time of this writing on Dec. 31, 1961 there were the following sons and daughters of Leonard and Rachael Bates: Leland D. Bates of Shadyside, Harry R. Bates of Byesville and William W. Bates of 802 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, Ohio, four daughters, Mrs. Harry Moore of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Earl Stillions of Shadyside, Mrs. Thomas Stillions of Centerville and Mrs. Beatrice Repasky of West Lafayette. Leonard also had 28 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. He was buried in Northwood Cemetery.
Lewis Bates, fourth son of Bethel Bates, Sr killed by the explosion of a saw mill boiler at Sarahsville in 1886. Sarah Bates lived with her son, Homer, in Cambridge.
Patrick, the fifth son of Bethel Bates, Sr. and Mary A. Bates, was born Dec. 17, 1841 and at the age of nineteen years he enlisted in Co. D. 42nd Reg. O.V.I. and served three years. He was in the siege at Vicksburg and several other battles. After he was discharged he returned to Noble County and was married to Miss Ellen Hughes. To this union were born two children, William Allen and Mary Ellen, both deceased. Ellen and both children died in 1869. Ellen Hughes Bates had cancer in her right shoulder, which caused her death. She was buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills creek. Patrick Bates worked for her father, for several years after the death of his wife, Ellen.
On Nov. 17, 1881, Patrick married Mary Morris (1857 1941) daughter of James and Catherine Shay Morris. To this union were born the following children:
Neliie Frances, born Aug. 18, 1884, died Feb. 10, 1885
Amanda M. born Dec. 23, died Jan 1947
Maggie, born Dec. 23, died May 13, 1950
Twin sons July 28, 1888, died Aug. 3, and Sept. 22 1888
Howard McKinley, born Mar. 1, 1896, died Jan. 10, 1936
Patrick, Abraham, Lewis and Herman, brothers, all served in the Civil War. Patrick was one of the trustees who had Bateshill Church building erected in 1885. He also had the deed to the church; the land was given to the church by his father, Bethel, Sr.
Patrick owned and lived on a farm joining the one where he was born and raised. Patrick Bates has the patent that was given by President Madiscn and Josiah Meigs in 1816, to David Watson of Guernsey Co., and being the northwest quarter of section 35, twp. 7, range 7. The deed was recorded in Monroe County, in volume one, page 52, fees, 31 cents, Cornelius Okey, recorder. Patrick Bates has a good house and his land rich and productive. Part of it lies in the Bottom between Glady Creek and Wills Creek.
Patrick Bates, died in 1929 and was buried at Bates Hill Cemetary. Mary died in 1941 and is also buried at Bates Hill.
Amanda Bates married Aaron Gregg and had four children: Mildred, Nellie William and Frank. Mildred married Blaine Day and lives on Wills Creek. Nellie married a Mr. Brill and has one son Evan. Evan is now married and lives in Columbus. William, married a Miss Williams and has several children, among whom is Dwain, a student at Annapolis School.
Maggie, daughter of Patrick, married Charlie Warner and had one daughter, Margaret, who married Ray Wentworth and have three children: Laverne, Donna ard a baby boy who died at the age of two years.
Howard married Anna L. Eschbaugh and to them were born the following children: Harry Quentin Bates, born Aprll 15, 1920, John Bates born Oct. 18, 1921, Olive M. Bates, born March 24, 1923, Mary Margaret Bates, born Dec. 5, 1924, Martha Mildred Bates, born March 15, 1927, Bonnie Jean Bates, born June 3, 1929, and Byron Leslie Bates, born Jan. 17, 1932.
Harry Bates, son of Howard ard Anna Bates, married Madge Evelvn Bates Aug 18, 1937 and to them were born the following children: Howard Franklin Bates, born June 2,1938 Gloria Jo Bates, born Aug. 2, 1941 and Jonnie Nolan Bates, born June 17, 1945. Harry Q. Bates served in World War II and Howard Bates, his son, is at the present serving in the U. S. Navy.
John Bates, son of Howard and Anna, died in the year 1927 at the age of six years. He died of Polio.
Olive, daughter, of Howard and Anna married Gene Starr, at present live in Zanesville, Ohio and have the following children at home: Susie, Sandra, Bobby, Orvil, Lea, and a baby daughter.
Margaret, daughter of Anna and Howard, married Elmer Yoho, and live at Wooster, Ohio, and have the following children: Carlin, Charles, Mary, Linda and Lorena.
Martha, daughter of Anna and Howard married Elvin Carpenter and they have the following children: Debra, Cathy, and Larry.
Bonnie Jean, daughter, of Howard and Anna married Donald McElfresh and have the following children: Harold, Theresa, Diane, Judy and Barbara.
Byron, son of Anna and Howard, married Donna Ritterbeck and have a daughter Lyn and a son Jeffery.
Rosallne Bates, the third daughter of Bethel Bates, Sr., was born July 14, 1843. After she grew to womanhood she married Samuel Steward; one son is living that was born to this union, Fern Steward. He is married and makes his home in Oklahoma City, Okla. They have two children. Rosaline and her husband, Samuel Steward, moved to Edgar County, Ill., where he died, then Mrs. Steward moved back to Ohio and married her second husband, Martin Snode, Jr., who only lived a few years after marriage. After his death Rosaline Snode went to her son in Okla.
Herman Bates, sixth son of Bethel and Mary Bates, was born April 10, 1845. He grew to manhood on the old homestead on Wills Creek and at the age of eighteen he enlisted in Co. G. 78th Reg., O.V.I. and serverd nearly two years. He was in Shermans march from Atlanta to the sea ard back by way of Richmond, Va. and on to Washington, D.C. After being discharged he returned to Noble Co. and then he went to Edgar Co., Ill. in the spring of 1866. In January 1870 he was married to Emeline Stewart and to this union were born six children, Robert B., Simeon, Samuel R., Cora, Myrtle and William F.
Herman Bates lived on a f arm near Redmond , Ill. , where he stayed for several years, then he moved to Paris, Ill., the county seat of Edgar Co. , where he was street commissioner a good many years. In 1896 he moved back to Noble Co. and bought a piece of land in Brookfield Twp. where he lived until 1899, then he sold out and bought land in Noble Twp.
Emeline, wife of Herman Bates went to Paris, Ill. to visit her children in the fall of 1905 and while there she became very poorly and on April 26, 1906 she passed away and vas buried in the cemetery at Paris, Ill. Herman Bates rented his land and has been making his home in Caldwell since the death of his wife. The oldest son of Herman and Emeline Bates is Robert Bethel Bates. He grew to manhood in Edgar Co., Ill. He was married to Miss Clara Canady and to this union was born four children, Ethel, Carl, Otto and Jessie. Robert B. Bates and family make their home at Galton, Ill. (1910)
The second son of Herman and Emeline Bates is Simeon. He married Miss Daisy Lackey, of Paris, Ill. To this union were born two children, Emla and Clarence. Simeon was on the police force in the city of Paris for ten years and he had the experience of arresting some noted characters at the time of the Worlds Fair at St. Louis. Simeon found seven hobos hid in a box car at Paris and he got his brother Samuel to light matches so he could see and Simeon went in among them and made them give up their weapons of defense. There was one of them that had a very large dirk and some had revolvers. One young fellow had an old rusty revolver. When Simeon got it and saw how it was, he asked the young man if he wasnt ashamed to carry such a thing as that, he says you ought to be for you could not hurt anybody with that. Simeon Bates and family were living in Paris, Ill.
Samuel, the third son of Herman and Emeline Bates, married Miss Nellie Osbern. They have two children, Deula and Charles H. Samuel R. Bates and family lives near Redmond, Ill.
Cora, oldest daughter of Herman and Emeline Bates, married Clifford Harris. To this union two children were born, Leonard and Bessie, and also Clifford, deceased. Cora Harris ard two children live in Paris, Ill.
Myrtle, the second daughter of Herman and Emeline Bates, married Charles H. McAlister, who was raised in Richmond, Va. They have no children. At the present time they are making their home in Pittsburgh, Pa.
William F., the fourth son of Herman and, Emeline Bates, married Miss Ula Quinn. They have one child and they reside in Paris, I11. (All of this was written in 1910)
Luana, the fourth daughter of Bethel Bates Sr. and Mary A. Bates, was born at the old homestead, Bates Hill, in Seneca Township, Sept. 1, 1847. After she grew to womanhood, she was married to John F. Groves of Seneca Township, and to this union were born ten children Zoa, Mary, Elwood, Effie, Charles, Emma, John, Carrie and Nettie, twins, and Ina, the youngest daughter. Luana and John F. Groves reside in Seneca Township where they have a good home and will always treat anybody white that goes to visit them.
Mary the oldest daughter of Luana and Frank Groves, was burned to death when a small girl. Zoa, the second daughter, married John West and they reside in Seneca Township. Zoa and John West were married Oct. 10, 1891. The ceremony was performed at the brides home by Rev. F. F. Mohn. The house was an old log house on what is now known as the Elwood Groves farm near Mt. Ephraim. At this time in 1961 they have three daughters, Ellen Martin, Ethel Mummey, both of Caldwell, Edna McVicker, wife of Ward McVicker, Summerfield, Ohio. Their only son, Virgil M. West, passed away on Aug. 27, 1960. On Oct. 10, 1961, they observed their 70th wedding anniversary at their home in caldwell. Their son, Virgil West, married Ann Stevens, and to tlriis union were born two sons, Donald and Bernard and one daughter, Darleen. He also left six grandsons, two granddaughters. His daughter married Thomas Edwards and lives in Minerva, Ohio, Route 3.
Elwood, the oldest son of Luana and John Groves, married Miss Edith Reed of Centre Twp. They own and reside on what is called the Adam Casner farm, at the mouth of Mud Run in Seneca Twp. Charles the second son of Luana and John married Miss Susie Shafer. They have several children. They live near Hutchinson, Kansas.
John Groves, Jr. married Miss Danford and resides on part of the old homestead. Effie and Emma are married. One of them married a son of Sylvester Reed, of Center Twp. and lives on a part of Mr. Reeds farm. Carrie, Nettie and Ina, the youngest daughter, were at home with their parents the last account of them (1910)
Suanna the fifth daughter of Bethel Bates Sr. and Mary A. Bates was born Nov. 28, 1849. After she grew to womanhood she married John Christopher and to this union six children were born., Three sons and three daughters. The oldest daughter, Forest Rose, married Danford Lashley. They have no children of their own, but have an adopted son, Frederick Lashley. They make their home In Caldwell, Ohio.
Rilla, the second daughter, is in the hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio (1910)
Leota, the youngest daughter, married Homer House. They have four children and reside at Batesville. Their children are Lulu, who married Harry Labor, Eileen, Irene, twins, and Virgil House, who died in Oct. 1958 of a heart attack.
Herman B. Christopher married Miss Emrra Graham. They reside in Caldwell and have two children, Jesse and John.
Willian H. the second son, married Miss Daisy Burson. They resided near Cumberland, Ohio and have four children. John Christopher, Jr., son of Susan and John Chrlstopher, died at the age of three years. John and Susanna Bates Christopher, owned a farm on Mud Run in Seneca Twp., but made their home in Caldwell.
Bethel Bates, Jr., son of Bethel Bates, Sr. and Mary A. Meighan Bates, was born January 15, 1852 and grew to manhood on the old homestead in Seneca Twp. He married Miss Abigail Stotts and to this union were born three daughters and one son.
Rosaline, the oldest daughter, married David Watson, of Seneca Twp. They had five children and lived near Spratt Station, in Muskingun Co. where he had been teaching school. At the presant Rosa is a widow and is living with a daughter at Zanesville in 1961.
Nora., daughter of Bethel and Abigail, married first Lawrence Bates, who died, then she married Charles Bates, who also died left her a widow. At the present in 1962, Nora is living in Caldwell at the age of 81 years and is a very busy and happy person.
Russia, or Mae as she was called, was married twice first to Wilbur Devold, at Caldwell and then to Kudley Hansom of Cleveland. At present she is liviniv at Phoenix, Arizona.
Bethel, son of Bethel Sr. and Abigail was born Oct. 4, 1886. He worked as a watch repairman. He had two children, Virginia and Sidney. Sidney died when a youing man and Virginia married a Mr. Deavers and lives in Mississippi. Bethel was buried at Mt. Ephraim.
Bethel Bates, son of Bethel and Mary A. Meighan Bates, lived on the farm that his father owned and in the same brick house. Bethel was a farmer. He served two terms as Commissioner of Noble County.
After the death of his first wife Bethel married Annie Smallwood Bates, widow of Moses. They lived together in the brick house for several years. This wrIter lived with Beth and Ann many months, as Ann was my grandmother. They lived very happily in the old brick house. Ann loved her canary and her flowers. They lived with the old oil lamp. In the evening all would sit around and read the papers and magazines and then about 8:30 out would go the lanp and everyone to bed.
Early next morning about six the cane would pound on the ceiling above, time to get up. Beth would get up and start the fire in the old coal stove in the kitchen and the old grate fire in the kitchen also in the wintertime. After the milking was done came breakfast. That was always so good because an appetite was worked up. The washing was done on an old wooden washer by pushing the handle back and forth but with good hot rain water and home-made soap of lye the results were very good. The hot soapy water was always carried out and thrown on the small apple trees in the yard to keep off the insects. Nothing was wasted in those days.
Of course the ironing was done by flatirons with handles that fastened on and off. The eating was wonderful, all kinds of jelly, homemade butter churned in the big wooden churn. As the butter churned it would come out the top of the churn which was washed down with a little water. As the cream was churned soon chunks of butter came to the top and we knew the butter was about ready. It was taken out and put in a bowl, then rinsed and worked with a paddle to get all the buttermilk out. The buttermilk was saved to drink. Bread was baked twice a week and cookies and pies baked on Saturday. On Sunday Ann baked the loaf to take to church. She took care of the lords Supper a good many years and was a very faithful Christian woman. Many times she would keep the preacher for a meeting. Bethel always followed politics and listened to the speeches on radio in later years. Even when he was way in his eighties he took care of his flock of sheep, turning them, out in the morning and taking them back to the big sheepbarn in the evening. He loved company and always invited people to stay for dinner or supper. He always gave thanks at the table before eating. People would also come to him for advice. Beth and his hired hand, John, who was Anns brother, worked very hard at putting up hay. Beth was always on top of the wagon loading hay till his very last years. Ann also raised little chickens and the outside yard was always full of chicken coops made of wire and boxes with one old hen and a bunch of little chickens. She also had a coop, to put old hens in to break them from setting when they wanted to set on eggs, instead of laying them.
Now in 1962 the people are gone, the chicken coops are gone, the old raspberry vines are gone, the grape vines are still there and one apple tree in the side yard is still there. The old pines are still in the front yard, but the wire fence is all gone, instead is a beautiful old home, which stands high up on top of Bates Hill looking down over the new lake and the Bates Hill Church which is a beautiful view with many memories.
Levi Bates, youngest son of Bethel and Mary A. Bates, was born Sept. 27, 1853 and died young.
The third son of Timothy and Ruth Moore Bates was Barna Bates He was born on the old homestead on Wills Creek July 15, 1815, and grew to manhood on the farm, where he had the experience of a pioneer life in helping clear up the land and get it ready to raise a crop, He helped in his fathers still house a good deal when he grew to manhood.
He was married to Miss Martha McWilliams, March 17, 1836, and to this union were born seven sons and six daughters.
Their names are John S., Hannah IV., Susanna R., Joseph, Dighton, Eliza R., Ruth, Timothy B. Julia Anne, Aaron v., Keller J., Finley J., and Nancy H. Bates.
Barna Bates moved on a farm of 80 acres at the head of Mud Run, in Seneca Township, where he raised tobacco, corn, wheat and hogs. He helped his father, Timothy Bates, Sr., drive hogs to Baltimore. Barna Bates was fond of hunting and generally kept some fox hounds. He had a gray horse that he called Celam and when he wanted a chase he would pet on his gray horse and call his dogs and then be off and when the hounds would start a fox Barney would follow on Celam through the fields and over the fences. The horse seemed to enjoy the chase as well as the rider.
In 1851 Barna Bates went to California in search of gold, and after he was there a while he hired to herd Sanish cattle at one hundred dollars per month and furnished a horse and provisions. He had to camp out every other night. He would bring in a herd of cattle every two days to butcher. There were plenty of Indians at that time where he had to herd cattle, and they always had plenty of dogs. One evening when he wanted to take in a bunch of cattle the Indians set their dogs after the cattle and scattered them. This provoked Barna and as he carried a good double barreled shot gun he used it by shooting some of the dogs which stopped their running, cattle. It displeased the Indians to have their dogs shot so they got another tribe of Indians that did not stay in that part of California to come and lay a trap for Barna. So they hid at a place where he was to drive the cattle. There was a large ditch that had been washed out and when he got to the ditch they were sure they had him, for they jumped from behind the trees and gave the war whoop which frightened the Spanish mare that he was riding. She leaped into the ditch and when she struck the bottom the arrows whistled overhead. But the Spanish mare was a good one for she fell on her knees and then raised and Barna ran her down the ditch and was out of their reach, and then the Indians ran up to the ditch and gave another war whoop.
After Barna escaped from the Indians he reported to the miners what had happened, so they gathered up a squad and followed the Indians for two days but could not overtake them, then the company of miners returned and went to the Indians that belonged there and told then, that if there were any more attempts to kill any one that they would kill every one of them. After that they were friendly and did not cause any more trouble. Barna continued to herd cattle until one of the cattle killed his horse, then tried to drive them on foot and in doing so he got too hot and took down with typhoid fever and go so bad that they thought he was going to die and they engaged men to dig, his grave. Word was sent back to Ohio that Barna Bates was dead, but it was the turning point in his sickness for he revived and from that on began to mend and when he got able to travel he returned to Noble County, having been gone eighteen months from the time he left Ohio and eight months of that time not able to work, so his California trip did not pay him, but Barna Bates owned 80 acres of the Noble County hills that he went to work on and made more clear money than he did in California.
At the breaking out of the Civil War Barna felt that it was his duty to fight for his country. So he enlisted in Company D, 42nd Reg. O.V.I. Sept. 17, 1861 as a private.
The regiment went into Camp Chase to drill and after being there a few months they gave Barna a furlough to come home for a short time At that time Swift Foreman was a United States Marchal and when coming up opossum Creek near Robert Thompsons in Seneca Township he overtook Barna while he was talking and when Swift saw him he thought it was to his duty to find out about Barnas furlough, so he said., Barna, isnt your furlough about out? Let me see your furlough. Barna reached in his pocket and pulled out a navy revolver and pointed it at Swift Foreman and said, This is my furlough. As it did not look good to Swift he passed on without parleying any more about the furlough. After Barna went back to his regiment it was sent to Kentucky and was, at Cumberland Gap in 1862, thence back to the Ohio River, thence down the Mississippi and in the siege of Vicksburg. Wile down there he was transferred to the First Wisconsin battery as veterinary surgeon and being a stranger to most of the battery boys they thought they would have some fun by making sport with Barna. He did not pay much attention to them at first but they kept it up until he got tired of it, so one day he loaded up his revolver and hid it under his coat and started for a walk through the camp, but he had not gone far until the battery boys gathered around him to have some fun, but their fun did not last long, for when they began to make sport of him he pulled out his revolver and cocked it and told them he would shoot them and the boys all ran for their tents. Barna went to his tent and took the loads out of his gun In a few minutes they sent a guard and arrested him and took him to headquarters and there they wanted to know what he was doing and why he was going to shoot. He told the officer that his revolver was empty and that the boys were making sport of him and said that he wanted to see what cowards they were, and 13 the guards took the revolver when they arrested him, and finding it empty he was sent back to his tent without doing anything with him. The battery boys let him alone after that. After than Barna got sick and was taken to a hospital in New Orleans where he was discharged April 25, 1864 on a surgeons certificate of disability, having served about thirty-two months in the Civil War.
Barna Bates was 46 years and 2 months old when he enlisted and was nearly 49 years old when he was discharged. After returning home his health continued to get worse and on Dec. 19, 1869 he died and was buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills Creek.
Martha McWilliams Bates, widow of Barna Bates, was left with four children under sixteen years of age. She did not get any pension, but managed to keep the children together until they were grown up. She took sick on January 9, 1886, died and was buried in the new cemetery at Mt. Ephraim, where a marble slab marks the last resting place of a war widow and one that endured many hardships with out receiving, any help from the government that she was so loyal to support and suffer for.
John S. Bates oldest son of Barna and Martha Bates, was born May 6, 1837, died June 24, 1837 and was buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills creek.
Hannah W., the oldest daughter of Barna and Martha Bates, was born on the old homestead at the head of Mud Run, July 4, 1838, and grew to womanhood on the farm. Hannah, being the eldest child living of the family had to endure many hardships during the Civil War, when her father and brother were in the army. She worked on the farm and received a share of the crop. She did the plowing and all the hard work, then the smaller children helped her hoe the corn.
On Feb. 9, 1865, Hannah was married to Peter T. Patterson, a native of West Virginia, and to this union were born two daughters and one son, namely Martha Elizabeth, Mary Susanna and Ira. After Hannah and Peter Patterson lived in Guernsey County for several years they moved to Reno County, Kansas, and homesteaded 160 acres of land in Kingman County on the Ninesan River and built their home there, but it was a very droughty spring and they became discouraged and sold out and moved back to Edgar County, Illinois, where they worked hard for several years before they got another home. They bought property Just outside of the corporation of the city of Paris, Edgar County, Ill. On June 12, 1912 Hannah died at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 8 days and was buried in the cemetery near Paris, Ill. leaving her husband, one daughter and one son, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren to mourn their loss. Peter Patterson, husband of Hannah Bates, is still living on Rt. No. 11 near Paris, Ill. (1910) He served as a private in Co. D. 42nd Regiment O.V.I. three years and was mustered out with the company at Camp Chase, Ohio the last of Sept. 1862.
The oldest daughter of Peter and Hannah Patterson is Martha E. She married John W. Murray, a native of Kentucky and to this union were born five daughters, the oldest is Effie; she married Hoesa Irwen. They have two children and make their home in Douglass County, Illinois, The second daughter of John and Martha Murray is Mortella. She married Charles Fox, and lived near Redmon, Ill. They have one Boy, Frank Fox. The third daughter of John and Martha Murray is Estella. She married Earl Fite or Fife and lives near Bronxton, Ill.
Then the fourth daughter of John and Martha Murray is Nellie, who was single and at home at the time of this writing. (1910) The fifth daughter of John and Martha is Della. John and Martha Murray lived on a farm in Douglas County, Ill.
The second daughter of Peter and Hannah Patterson was Mary who died when young and is buried in the Clark Cemetery below Middletown on the National Pike in Guernsey County, Ohio. The only son of Peter and Hannah Patterson is Ira. He was born in Guernsey County, Ohio and went with his parents to the west when a small boy. Ira Patterson grew to manhood in Edgar County, Illinois. He married Miss. Mary E. Hawley of Edgar County and to this union were born six children, two boys and four daughters. The eldest was a boy, he died when sixteen days old and had not been named; the second child of Ira and Mary is Goldie, age 11 years; the third is Lafern or Lavene, age 9 years; the fourth is Genive, age 6 years; the fifth is Orval, age three years; the sixth is Dorthea, age 1 year. (1910)
Ira W. Patterson and family owned a small farm ten miles south of Paris, Ill, where they lived.
Susanna was the second daughter of Barna and Martha Bates. She was born June 27, 1940 In Seneca Township and grew to womanhood on the old homestead at the head of Mud Run. On Oct. 24, 1858 she was married to Nathan J. Stephens and to this union were born the following children: Martha, Sarah C., Elmer E., John IN., Samuel Do, Timothy B., Adaline and Nettie. Nathan J. enlisted in Co. D. 42nd Reg. O.V.I. August 13, 1862. Transferred to Co. I Sept. 1864. In Nov. 1864 he was transfered to the 96th O.V.I. and served until the close of the war. After Nathan J. Stephens Was discharged he returned to his family in Noble County, then he moved to Monroe County where he lived a few years, then back to Noble County near Mt. Ephraim, where he farmed a few years on William Shafers place, from there he moved to Guernsey County, where he bought land and was appointed postmaster of the Sutton post Office, then bought property in Washington, Guernsey County and on Dec. 9, 1911 he died at the age of 70 years. Susanna Bates Stephens is still living and makes her home in Washington Guernsey Co., where she, has one daughter living.
Nathan J. Stephens is buried in the cemetery at Washington. He and his wife, Susanna, were members of the M. E. Church. The oldest daughter of Nathan and Susanna was Martha, born in Noble County. After she grew to womanhood she married Linley Rossiter and they had eight children two boys and six girls. The oldest is Mancil. He married a Miss Davis of Senecaville and they have one child. The second is Chloe, who married Otto Foraker, of Salesville, and they have three children. The third child of Martha and Linley is Susie. She married Stanley Hale of Senecaville and they had one child. At this time Luella is single and is a teacher in the schools at Senecaville. The sixth child of Martha and Linley is Nellie, and Nathan and Iva are are at home. Mr. and Mrs. Rossiter own a farm in Guernsey County on Salesville Rfd. where they reside.
The second daughter of Nathan and Susanna Stephens is Sarah C., who was born in Noble Co., and after she grew to womanhood married Charles Shafer of Mt. Ephraim and to this union were born these children: Howard, who was a soldier in the Philippines for about three years, is married and lives in California; Chloe, married a Mr. Osborne and have one child. They live in California. The other children are Clarence deceased, Milton and Timothy.
Elmer Stephens is the oldest son of Nathan And Susanna Bates Stephens. He was born in Ohio and married Mary Aduddle and had four children, Carrie, Ray, Inez and Stanley.
Susanna Stephens died Jan. 24, 1933.
The fourth daughter of Nathan and Susanna is Nettie, who married Morgan Paden. Ira Morgan Paden was a son of William and Margaret Anderson Paden, and was born July 8, 1873. He died in 1960 leaving his widow, Nettie. They had been married 65 years before. He also had two daughters, Mrs. Clara Olden of Cambridge R.D. 4 and Mrs. Gertrude Thompson of Cleveland; three sons, Lt. Col. K. W. Paden (retired) of Napa, California, Richard Paden of Pennville, Ind., and Glenn S. Paden of Cambridge. He also left five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was buried in old Washington Cemetery.
John W. Stephens died in 1938 at his home in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 73 years of age and a former resident of Guernsey County. He was a son of Nathan and Susan Stephens, deceased, and was born in 1865 at Calais, moving with his parents to Senecaville when a child and resided there for a number of years. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Clara Mercer, of Senecaville, and to this union two sons were born; Howard, of the home and Atty. Earl Stephens, Los Angeles. In 1910 he moved with his family to Los Angeles, entering business in that city. Until two years before his death he was active, but was forced to retire on account of declining health.
Surviving were his widow, Mrs. Clara Stephens, and two sons,
Howard and Earl; one grandchild and the following brothers and sisters: Samuel D. Stephens of Azusa, Calif., Elmer E. Stephens of Hollywood, Calif., T. A. Stephens of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs Martha Rossiter, Cannonsburg, Ohio, and I. M. (Mrs.) Paden, Old Washington Ohio. John W. Stephens was buried in Forest Lawn cemetery, Los Angeles.
The second son of Barna and Martha Bates was Joseph, who was born July 9, 1842 on the headwaters of Mud Run. He died July 28, 1851 age nine years and 19 days and was buried in the old Bates cemetery on Wills Creek. The third son of Barna and Martha Bates was Dighton M., who was born May 9, 1844 at the head of Mud Run in a log cabin with a clapboard roof and a puncheon floor where he lived until he was 12 years old. When he was twelve his father built a frame house. In those days the lumber was sawed with an up and down saw and it sawed very slow, then all of the lumber was dressed by hand. The head carpenter went in the woods and cut down straight oaks, then scored and hewed out the sills and plates and all except the studding and rafters; then Barna got Peter Barnes, who was a fine workman, to make all the window sashes, the doors and mantel. It took a long while to build, generally one year after the lumber was sawed to finish a house.
Dighton M., was the oldest boy living and had the experience of helping clear and pick brush and working in tobacco until he was eighteen years old, then he enlisted in Co. F. 116th Regiment O.V.I. Oct. 1, 1862. When he was transferred to Co. E. 2nd O.V.I. and was discharged August 7, 1865 at Richmond, Va., by order of war department, having served two years, ten months and seven days and was in sixteen battles. A part of the battles were Winchester, in June 1863, then in 1864 there were New Market, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Fall Town, Opeqann Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek Snickers Ferry and in the spring of 1865 at Hatches Run. The charge on Fort Gregg in front of Petersburg, Virginia.
D. M. Bates was wounded in the mouth the fifth day of June 1864 at Piedmont, Va. After he returned he worked on a farm two years. In the fall of 1867 he went with a party to Missouri to hunt. They did not stay there long for the weather was bad. He returned to Illinois and worked for $20 a month, near Millersville and during the summer of 1868 he became acquainted with Eliza A. Brain, who was born at Fairmont, W. Va., and on Sept. 29, 1868 they were married. Five children were born; Joanna, Aug. 1, 1869 and died in Illinois Jan. 1872; Elmer born Jan. 16, 1872 and died Aug. 1873.
In the winter of 1874 D. M. Bates drove a team through to Reno County, Kansas and homesteaded 160 acres of land in the Arkansas Valley there. Three children were born there; John Edgar, Jennie Maude and Charles H. Bates. Eliza, his wife, died at Argonia, Sumner Co., Kansas and is buried near that place. D. M. Bates went to Colorado and worked in the mines two and a half years. He returned to Ohio. John E., the second son of D. M. and Eliza, was born April 16, 1874 in Kansas and made his home there for two years. John E. Bates was a great hunter and hunted in the winters. Game was plentiful such as deer, wild turkey, prairie chickens, quail and wolves. The Indians did not like for white man to hunt there, but became friendly with John. When the Cherokee strip opened he was in the race. He went in to see the fun for there were 75,000 in the race and it was a great sight. John rode a gray horse and kept in the lead a long way. He was not twenty one yet so did not try to get a claim but wanted to see how anxious people were for land. After this he went to Calif. and worked for his uncle, Rufus Brain, on an alfalfa ranch near Redding, Shasta County.
In the fall of the year John would go to the mountains to gather up cattle and hunt bear and deer. He had the luck to kill a large mountain lion that measured nine feet in length. The lion was near the cabin where they corralled their cattle. After, working a year or so on the ranch he left and went to Minersville in Trinity County, California to work in the gold mines. When he applied for a job they asked him if he was a miner and John told them that he was, so the boss Put him to striking drill which he could do with any of them on the work. He remained with them until the water supply from the melting snow gave out and they shut down for the season. Then he went to Redding and worked in a stone quarry for the California Construction Company who had the contract for building several light houses on the Pacific coast. After he worked there for a while he went back to Sites to work for the Pacific Bridge Co. in a stone quarry. Then he went back to Redding and worked on a fruit farm a short time. Then his grandmother, Joanna Brain, who resided in Calif. became sick and wanted to go back to Kansas, so John returned to Kansas with his grandmother. Then he went to Argonia, Kansas and from there he went to Wood, now Alfalfa, County, Okla., where they remained about four years and farmed A. B. Cooks place. John became acquainted and married to Miss. Rosa Esther Rexroot and to this union were born three children. They are Cecil E., Earl D. and Hazel E. John was married Sept. 23, 1900 and in 1902 when the big land drawing went off in Okla. John was one of the lucky ores and got a good claim near Eakly, Caddo County. He moved onto it, built a house and improved his farm of 160 acres and now has a good home on Route 2, Lakeby.
The second daughter of Dighton M. and Eliza A. Pates was Jennie Maude, born Feb. 14, 1877 in Haven Township, Reno County, Kansas and was married to Marshall Henderson, of Argonia, Kan. and to this union were born four sons, the oldest died in infancy. The second is Herman Albert, aged 11 years, the third, Glenn, aged 9 years and the fourth Orlan Bates, aged 7 years. (1910) Marshall and Maude Henderson make their home in Cherokee,, Alfalfa County, Okla. Mrs. Henderson is a chiopractic doctor.
The third son of Dighton M. and E. A. Pates is Charles F. born Sept. 17, 1879 in Reno County, Kansas and at the age of fifteen years was graduated form the high school at Argonia. He then went to Alfalfa County, Okla. and went to the Territorial Normal at Alva, Wood County. After that he taught school several years in Alfalfa County. He was married to Miss Alice Dow and to this union were born three sons; the oldest, Charles Eugene, born Sept. 12, 1905, the second is Richard Ellsworth, born Sept. 26, 1908, and the third is George, born Nov. 24, 1911; all born in Alfalfa County. Charles F. Bates and family moved to Bucoda, in the spring of 1912, where he bought land and is making him home.
Dighton M. Bates returned to Ohio from Colorado in the fall of 1863. On April 23, 1884 he was married to Anna Phelps and to this union were born three sons and three daughters. They are Aaron D., Phebe J., Elvin G., Minnie B. and Mary Caroline. The oldest daughter is Phebe Jane. She was born Jan. 26, 1885 in Noble County, and was married to Joseph Ball June 10, 1903 and to this union were born one son and one daughter; Olan, aged 8 years and Gladys, aged 4 years. (1910) Phebe J. and husband owned property on Caldwell R.F.D. #1, where they make their home. She he was a member of the Pleasant Hill M. E. Church, Berne Circuit.
The eldest son of D. M. and Anna Bates is Aaron D., who was born Feb. 12, 1867 in Enock Township, Noble County, Ohio. He lives on a farm near Caldwell, Ohio. He was raised on a farm until he was 18 years old, then went to Zanesville, Ohio, where he worked for three years then came back to Noble County and farmed for a season, then went to Caddo County, Okla, where he stayed nineteen months. On Oct. 21, 1009 he was married to Miss Irria Smith, a native of Cumberland County, Kentucky. To this union were born two sons; Willard Maston, born Sept. 10, 1910, and Calvin, born August 13, 1912. Aaron Bates owns 40 acres of land in Enoch Township, Caldwell, Route 1. At the present 1962 Aaron still lives at the same address. Willard Bates lives in Cambridge, Ohio. Willard Bates has two sons, Sammy N. Bates and Vence Bates. Sammy Neil Bates married Miss. Sandra Sue Richcreek and they have one son names Randy Van. Vance Bates is married and they have a daughter named Judy Eileen. Vance also has a son named Jerry Linn, born Sept. 1958. Vance lives at Willoughby, Ohio. Other children of Aaron are Laura, Glendon, Donnie, and Ambrose.
Glendon Bates, son of Aaron, has a son Larry A. Bates who married Diane Lee Ogle. Glendon also has brothers Gary and Terry and a daughter named Lucinda.
The second son of D. M. Bates and Anna is Elvin G., born May 3, 1889 in Enoch Township, Noble County, Ohio. When 17 years old he went to Zanesville and worked for two years then, after making two trips to Caddo Co., Okla., he returned to Ohio in Sept. 1910 and on
Dec. 20, 1911 he was married to Miss. Mary A. King. They reside on Caldwell, Route 1. They have several children. They are Alfred, (Archer), Dighton, Orlan, Olen (twins), Blanche, Ronnie, Annie, Goldie (Carter); Ronald, son of Elvin and Mary married Miss Annette
Marie Periard They live in Seattle, Wash. Beulah, daughter of Elvin has a daughter, Jean, who married Bill Oliver, mentioned elsewhere in this history.
The third son of D. M. Bates and Anna is William McKinley, born June 7, 1891, in Center Twp., Noble Co., Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He later became a minister in the Methodist Church. He now lives at Lake Worth, Florida and has a son Lindon Bates In Texas.
Another daughter of D. M. Bates and Anna was Verna D. She married W. A. Stevens and lived in the Zanesville vicinity for over 54 years; was a member of the Free Methodist Church in that city. Her husband died in 1931. Verna died at the age of 78 in the year 1958. She had two sons, Cecil Stevens, of the Adamsville Rd., Zanesville, and Clarence F. Stevens, of Zanesville. She was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Zanesville.
Another daughter of D. M. and Anna Bates was Minnie Belle, born March 14, 1894 in Center Twp. She was married to Robert R. King, Sept. 7, 1910 and they had these children: Freda (Wharton), Harold, Carl, Lelia, Glenna, Ancil, Mary Lou, Paul, Jean, Arthur.
Freda, daughter of Minnie, was married first to a Mr. Henry and they had two children or three, Charles, Loretta and Paul. Harold and his wife have several children, among them is Connie, Carl, son Minnie married Shirley Wickham and have one daughter, Lorainne.
Minnies husband Robert died and left her a widow. She then moved to Summerfield to live and her son Paul lived on the farm. Minnie is a wonderful person to know, she is always smiling and a very jolly person to know and a wonderful mother.
The third daughter of D. M. Bates was Mary Caroline, who was born Feb. 9, 1897.
Three of the sons, Charles H., Aaron and Elvin are over six feet in height.
Dighton M. Bates was a licensed minister of the M. E. Church and later was a minister of the U. B. Church. This Dighton is the man who.... (there seems to be an unfinished paragraph here. L. B.)
The third daughter of Barna and Martha Bates, Eliza R., was born August 13, 1846, in Seneca Twp., Noble County and grew to womanhood or the farm. She was married to James Yoho Jan. 29, 1865 to this union were born the following children: Isabelle, Albert, Martha, Malinda, Jacob, Benjamin, James and Reuben.
After Eliza and James Yoho were married they lived in Noble County a few years, then moved to Green County, Indiana, where they bought a sawmill. After working in the timber a few years he sold his mill and land and moved to Edgar County, Ill. and from there to Christian County, where he farmed for many years, then moved to Missouri and stayed for two years. They returned to Christian County, Ill. where he farmed for several years, then moved to Stephens County, Kan. and homesteaded 160 acres of land. After living there a few years Mr. Yohos health failed so that he proved up, on his homestead and he and his wife started back to Ohio. They stopped in Ill. to visit their children living there and grew worse and never returned to Ohio. On April 5, 1912 he passed away at the age of 74 years and one day. James Yoho was a soldier In Co. E. 43rd Reg. O.V.I. He served three years and was in several battles and Was a good soldier.
Eliza R. Yoho, widow of James lived in Owanece Ill., where she owned some town property. James was burled at Owanece, Illinois.
The oldest daughter of James and Eliza Bates Yoho was born in Noble County, Ohio. After she grew to womanhood she was married to James L. Rape, in 1865, in Christian County, Ill. and to this union were born seven children. They are William, Dallis, Richard Ellsworth, Ola Myrtle, Roxie Etta, Arther (deceased), Alta Elva and Hazel Edna Rape.
William D. Rape, the oldest son of Isabelle and James Rape, married Matilda Durbin of Christian County, Illinois and three children have been born. Richard Ellsworth Rape, second son is single and Ola Myrtle, the oldest daughter is single; Roxie Etta Rape married Jacob W. Watson ard they have one son, Jacob Alvin. Arthur Rape, the third son is deceased. Alta Elva and Hazel Edna are single and with their parents in Christian County, Ill. (1910)
The second daughter of James and Eliza Bates Yoho is Martha, who married Benjamin F. Rape, of Christian County, Ill. and six children were born. The oldest, Akwilda, married Wm. Scott and they have three children. The second is Charles C., third James R., fourth Joanna, fifth, Sherman Lee and Sixth, Eliza Jane. B. F. and Martha Rape make their home at Oklone, Miss.
The third daughter of James and Eliza Yoho is Malinda, who married for her first husband, Marion Stevens, and their children are Melvin and Mont who are living there. Marshal and Gladys are deceased. Malinda Stevens married for her second husband James Hawyer and to this union two children, James Glendell and Mildred Bernice, were born. James and Malinda Howyer live near Taylorsville, Illinois (1910)
The second son of James and Eliza Yoho is Jacob. He married miss Minnie Durbin and to this union were born seven children. The first two are deceased. The third, Fay, is about nine years old, the fourth, fifth and sixth are deceased, the seventh is Fern Yoho. Jacob Yoho and family reside at Millersville, Ill., where he owns property.
The third son of James and Eliza Yoho is Benjamin, who is single and made his home with his mother at Owanece, Ill. The fourth son of James and Eliza Yoho is James H., who married Mae Hill of Stevens Co., Kansas. They have one daughter, Georgie Lee. James Yoho and family reside in southwest Kansas, where he owns 160 acres of land. His address is Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. The fifth son of James and Eliza Yoho is Reuben, who married Ella G. Hensley of Kansas. They have two sons, Albert Lee, and James Robert. They make their home at Millersville, Ill.
The fourth daughter of Barna and Martha Pates was Ruth, born Noble Co. Dec. 18, 1848 at the head of Mud Run in Seneca Township, After she grew to womanhood she married Harvey Scott, of Washington County, Ohio on May 7, 1873. Two sons and seven daughters were born. They are Lillie Mae, Martha, Mary, Anna, Nannie Clara, Daisy, Aaron F. and Craig. Ruth and Harvey Scott own Property and live in Pleasant City, Ohio. Their oldest daughter Lillie Mae married James Garber Sept. 13, 1896 and live in Texas and have two sons Earl and Grant. Their address is 1112 Belle St., Austin, Texas (1910)
The fourth daughter of Barna and Martha Bates was Ruth, born Dec. 18, 1848 at the head of Mud Run (see above)
The second daughter, Martha, married Jesse Vermillion. They have two daughters, Fanny and Bernice, and live in New Concord, Ohio
The oldest son, Aaron Franklin, married Della Hipsley. They have three sons, Ellsworth, Homer and Ross, and live In Pleasant City, Ohio. The third daughter, Mary, died at the age of 23 ,years in Texas and was brought home and buried in the Pleasant City Cemetery. The fourth daughter, Anna, married Ross Manor. They had no children. Anna died in Penn. at the age of 28 years and was buried at Pleasant City, Ohio. The fifth daughter, Nannie, married Harry Stone and they live in Chicago., Ill. and have no children. The sixth, Clara, married Joseph Rush, lives at Blue Bell, Ohio and have no children. The seventh, Daisy, married Wallice Cater, lives in Austin, Texas and have no children. The second son and youngest child, Craig, married Miss Jane Enochs, lives in Pleasant City and have no children. (All written in 1910 by Dighton Bates.)
The fourth son of Barna and Martha Bates, Timothy B., was born Feb. 7, 1851 in Seneca Twp. , Noble Co. , Ohio and grew to manhood on the farm. He was married to Martha Shafer Dec. 3, 1874 and to this union three sons, John L., Homer L., and Harold were born. Timothy Rates owns 80 acres of land in Brookfield Twp., where he resides, The oldest son, John, was born near Mt. Ephraim, Ohio and grew to manhood on the farm, passed teachers examination and taught school a few terms then went to Marietta Business College and graduated there. He married Carrie McElroy in 1898 and three daughters were born. The oldest, Zola Olive, died in infancy, Glenna is 10 years old, and Beulah Is 8 (1910). They moved to Penn. and lived there two years and then returned to Ohio and moved to Byesville where he bought property. The wife, Carrie, died June 27 1911 and was buried at Buesville. John Bates was paymaster for the Wills Creek Coal Co. and his office was in Cambridge.
The second son, Homer L., was born Oct. 16, 1877 near Mt. Ephraim and grew to manhood on the farm. He received a teachers certificate and after teaching school a few years, went to Scio College and graduated from there. He is now superintendent of the high school at Hartford, Trumbull Co., Ohio. It was formerly the Hartford Academy. his salary is $130 per month. He was married to Miss Della Spiker Dec. 5, 1898 and two children were born, Lela is 12 years old and Clarence died at Magnolia, Ohio April 16, 1907 and was buried in the Olive cemetery near Caldwell, Ohio.
The third son, Harold, is 16 years old and is at home with his parents near Cumberland Ohio (1910)
The fifth daughter of Barna and Martha Bates was Julia Ann, who was born August 12, 1852 in Seneca Twp., Noble Co. After she grew to womanhood she married Luther Barnes. To them five sons and one daughter were born; Magie B., William, Dighton L., Otto, Francis L., and J. B. Harrison. Luther and Julia Barnes farmed on Wills Creek a few years then moved to Kansas and preempted 160 acres of land on the Ninescah River and built a house, but they soon became discouraged and sold out and returned to Ohio. After farming a few years in Monroe Co. they bought property near Caldwell and moved there, where Luther Bates took sick and died and was buried at Summerfield, Ohio After that Julia Barnes lived in different places for several years and finally moved to Cambridge where she died of consumption on Feb. 19, 1897 and was buried there. Maggie, the he oldest daughter was born Sept. 11, 1874. After she grew to womanhood she married Frank Lucus of Guernsey Co. , Ohio and to this union were born Miley F., Clyde A. Carrel, Daisy B., and Audrey. Miley was a private in Co. A. 17th U. S. Infantry and was stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Clyde, Carrel, Daisy and the father, Frank Lucas, are in Columbus, Ohio. Audrey died at Cambridge and was buried in the Northwood Cem. there. The oldest son William Barnes, died of Consumption in Monroe County.
Dighton Luther, the second son, was born in Reno County, Kansas Sept. 17, 1879. He grew to manhood in Noble Co, and married a lady near Lewisville, Monroe Co. and two sons were born. They lived near Lewisville. Otto, the third son., was single ard lived in Cambridge, Ohio. The fourth son, Francis Leslie, married Miss. Edith Jones of Cambridge and they reside in Zanesville, Ohio. The fifth son, J. B. Harrison, is single and lived In Portsmouth, Ohio (1910)
The fifth son of Barna and Martha Bates, Aaron V., was born at the head of Mud Run, Feb. 8, 1855 and grew to manhood on the farm. He was married to Miss Francina Shafer Dec. 12, 1872 and to this union were born six daughters and one son. The oldest, Mattie, died when about two years old. The second daughter, Hattie, Married John Thornton and they have two children, Lillian and Harry Thornton. They own property in Paris, Ill. The third daughter, Effie, married Nixon Oliver and resided in Phoenix, Ariz.
The fourth daughter of Aaron and Francina Bates, Jarrie grew to womanhood near Mt. Ephraim,, then went to Byesville. She married George Karnes of Hartford Guernsey County, where they live. They have one son, Clarence, 9 years old. The fifth daughter, Ora, married Ola Corwin and have two daughters. The sixth child, Homer Bethel died at the age of eleven years and was buried at Mt. Ephraim. The youngest daughter, Esta, married Franklin Burt and they live at Byesville. Aaron Bates died near Mt. Ephraim, Dec. 4, 1896 and is buried at Sarahsville.
The sixth son of Barna and Martha Bates, Keller J., was born July 9, 1857 on the old homestead and grew to manhood there. He married Miss Mary Barnes Oct. 11, 1877 and four sons and four daughters were born. They are Angie Belle, Aaron W., Etta Florence, Blanche Mae, Luella and Ernest Roy. One son, Mella, is deceased. After K. J. Bates was married he farmed in Ohio a few years then moved to Reno County, Kansas, but did not stay there long. He was one who made a run for land when the Cherokee Strip opened for settlement and after having a contest over a quarter section he had the luck to gain the suit and then he filed on his 160 acres and began to improve his land. His contest cost him quite a good deal and he had a few years of crop failure, but finally had a good crop and built a new house. After he had gotten straightened up his wife took sick and died and was buried one and a half miles from the homestead. Mollie, wife of K. J. Bates was a good Christian woman. K. J. Bates land is in Grant County, Okla., five miles west of Medford, the county seat. His address was Medford, Okla., Route 4.
The oldest daughter of K. J. and Mollie Bates, Angie Belle, married Joseph Glahn and lives in Enid, Okla. They have six children: Mae, Joseph, Herman, John, Leonard and Philip Leo. The second child Aaron W., is single and owns land in Okla. His address is Yelton, Okla. The second daughter, Etta Florence, married Charles Bluebaugh and their address is Medford, Okla. They have four children, Charles, Marion, Lawrence and Marie. The third daughter, Blanche Mae, married Andrew Anderson and they have three children; Geneva, Minnie and
Viola. Their address was Medford, Okla. The second Mellie, died in Ark. when 2 years old. The third son, Kelley M., married Etta Burkholder and is living in Minneapolis, Kansas. They have one child, Kenneth B. The fourth daughter, Luella, is single and a teacher in the public schools in Harper County, Kan. The fourth son, Ernest Roy, is not married and was a soldier in Troop D 13 Cavalry U. S. Regular Army and is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. (1910)
The seventh son of Barna and Martha Bates, Finley J., was born March 1, 1860 in Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio and grew to manhood on the old homestead. He was married to Mary F. Phelps Oct. 11, 1881 and seven sons were born. They are Jacob, Joseph Taylor, John, Dighton, Everett, Ira Elvin and Edward Lawfence.
The oldest son of Finley and Mary Bates, Joseph T., was born in Seneca Township, Noble County and after he grew to manhood was married to Estella Dever, of Zanesville. They have two boys, Keller and Harold, and reside in Enoch Township, Caldwell R. 1. The second and third sons, William D. and Everett E., are Butler, Ohio, and he fourth, Ira E., is in Mt. Vernon., Ohio. The youngest, Edward L., is near Zanesville.
The oldest son, Jacob, died In 1884 at the age of two years and was buried at Mt. Ephraim. The third son, John, died at Peoria, Ill., and was buried there. After J. T. Bates was married he farmed the old homestead a few years then sold his stock and farming tools and moved to South Dakota, where his wife took sick and they returned to Ohio, then went to Green County, Ind. where they stayed several years, afterward golng to Jasper then to Crawford Co., Ill. and after staying there several years he sold out and returned to Ohio, then going to Miss.
The youngest daughter of Barna and Margha Bates is Nancy H. born in Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio in Sept. 18, 1865. After she grew to womanhood was married to Joseph Stevens August 14, 1886. To them were born two daughters. The first, born in Oct. 1888 died
in infancy and was buried in Archers Ridge Cemetery. The second, Goldie, was born Feb. 12, 1895 in Byesville, Ohio. She graduated from high school at Byesville at the age of 15. Her parents owned property on Railroad Street in Byesville.
The sixth daughter of Timothy and Ruth Bates was Anna, who was born on the old homestead on Wills Creek and grew to womanhood on the f arm. She married Dighton Moore and ten children were born: John, Abigail, Lafayette Barna, Ruth, Salvana, Abraham, Nancy, Martha and Amanda J., who died April 25, 1856, aged 3 years and 18 days. After Anna and Dighton Moore were married they lived on a farm in Seneca Township. They sold their land and bought land in Center Township near Sarahsville and after living there for several years they sold out and bought land in Galia County, Ohio, near Crown City, where Anna and Dighton Moore died and were buried. Their oldest son, John, grew to manhood in Noble Co. and enlisted in Co. D 42nd Reg. O.V.I. in 1861 and served three years. After he was discharged he returned to Noble county and married Miss. Clementine Stotts and six children were born, one deceased. They moved to Gallia County, where the wife died.
The oldest daughter of Dighton and Anna Moore, Abigail, married, Uriah Tuttle and five children were born: Dighton, deceased, Rozila, deceased, Lafayette, who married Arie Craft, John, who married Miss. May Solliday and lives in Sarahsville, and Anna, who married U. H Shadwell and one daughter, Pearl, was born. She married a Mr. King. Anna Shadwell died in Sarahsville.
Uriah Tuttle was a soldier in the 176 Reg. O.V.I. He and his wife lived in Sarahsville, Ohio. The second son, Lafayette, was a soldier in Co. H. 116 Reb. and served three years. Afterward he married Miss Wilma Rossiter and eleven children were born: Monzona Levada, Alpatha, Alminta, Minnie, Ida, Ollie, Ola, deceased, Jesse, Seldon and Stanley. Lafayette Moore owned land in Gallia County where he and his family reside. The third son, Barna, enlisted in Co. H. 116 Reg. O.V.I. IN 1863 and served until the close of the war. After returning to Noble County he married Mary F. Brown and one son, Charles, was born. He lived In Zanesville. Barna was married a second time to Rachel Dalripple and eleven children were born: Abner, John, Simon, Hattie, deceased, Martha, Ruth, Sarah, Mary, Clementine, Truman and Wilma. Barna Moore moved from Noble County to Gallia County, Ohio, where they lived several years and farmed then moved to W. Virginia where they lived.
The second daughter of Dighton and Anna Bates Moore was Ruth, born in 1846. Ruth went to Gallia Co., Ohio where she married Charles Lewis and had four children: Dighton, John, Isaac and Joyce. Dighton married find lived at Pacific, Mo. He was a night watchman at St. Lewis and one night he was shot. John is married and lives at Pacific Mo.; Isaac N. is in Arkansas. Joyce died in Gallia Co. Ruth then married Charles Watson of Gallia Co. No children were born to them. Mr. Watson died in Gallia Co. Mrs. Watson was staying at H. G . Youngs later.
The third daughter of Dighton and Anna Moore is Salvania. She never married. The fourth son of Dighton and Anna Moore is Abraham, who was then he was born in 1850 in Seneca Twp. and qrew to manhood went Gallia Co. near Crown City, Ohio. The fourth daughter of Dighton and Anna is Nancy. She was born in Noble County and married Albert Harris and to them seven children were born; Lafayette, Leonard, Irvin, Ruth, Etta, Robert H., Raymond and Almeda. The fifth daughter was Martha. She married James Runyen. To them seven children were born; William, Leslie, Ola and Ora, twins, Rosa, Stella, and Michael. Martha died near Rome, W. Va. on the Little Kanawha River.
Ruth was the seventh daughter of Timothy and Ruth Bates. She was born on the old homestead. She married John Bowerstock and to them were born the following children: Ruth Ann, Abigail, Susanna, Samuel, Timothy B., Sarah Ellen, Walter M., Luana Catharine and Nancy J.
John and Ruth Bowersock lived in Beaver Twp. for several years after they were married. Then they sold their land and bought in Seneca Twp. at the head of Mud Run, where Ruth died and was buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills Creek. In 1865 John Bowersock sold his land in Noble Co. and moved to Allentown, Allen Co., Ohio, where he bought and lived for several years, and was buried in the cemetery at Allentown.
Abigail, the second daughter, born and went with her father to Allen County, where she married Killian Deffenbugh (baugh) of that county. They had one son and one daughter. The son, Samuel, is single and at hone; the daughter is married.
The third daughter of John and, Ruth is Susan, who was born in Noble Co. and at Allen County she married Benjamin Bowersock. They have several children. Benjamin Bowersock and wife own land between Lima and Allentown where they resided. Ben was a twelve toed man, six on each foot so he wears a broad toed shoe. Samuel, the oldest son of John and Ruth married and lives near Allentown. His son was one of the rural mail carriers out of Lima and Samuel was an assistant. The second son is Timothy Bates. He, was born in Seneca Twp. and went with his father to Allen County, where he married and has one daughter and several boys. Then his wife died. Afterward he married his second wife. His daughter, Cora, has been a teacher in the he
public schools of Allen Co. for several years. One son of T. G. Bowersock was deputy sheriff in Allen County.
The fourth daughter of John and Ruth Bates Bowersock was Sarah Ellen, who was born in Noble County and went to Allen Co. with her Father, then returned to Noble Co. and lived with her uncles, Bethel Bates, Sr. and Timothy Bates, Jr., for a few years, then returned to Allen Co., where she married Wm. Sareff Several children were born, one of whom married and lives with his parents, and is a great poultry man. They owned a good farm and resided near Lima, Ohio
The fifth daughter of John and Ruth Bowersock, Diana Catherine, went to Allen County where she married and went to Montgomery County, Kansas, where she died and was buried. The third son, Walter M. was born in Seneca Twp., then went to Allen Co., then to Kansas, where he married. He owns oil land and is worth $50,000 or more. His address was Wayside Station, Kan. (1910)
The sixth and youngest daughter, Nancy, was born in Seneca Twp. and died when but a few years old and was buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills Creek.
The eleventh child and fourth son of Timothy and Ruth (Moore) Bates, Timothy, Jr., was born on the old homestead on Wills Creek, Noble County, Dec. 9, 1821 and grew to manhood on the farm. He was a man of good strong constitution. He married Miss. Sarah Jane Heighan in August 1843 and nine children were born. They are Lavina, Wyatt, Samuel, Louisa, John Henry, Susanna, Hugh and Moses. After Timothy Bates and Sarah Meighan were married they moved to the farm where the old Bates Mill was, where he farmed and ran a grist mill. It was run by water power and when the weather was very dry they could not grind. The grain had to be carried in the mill and up some steps to empty it in the hopper for a good many years and it was pretty hard work when people would go to mill in a wagon and fill their sacks full.
One John Dearth on Mud Run would go to mill with two large sacks that would hold four bushels and would put them in his wagon and fill them full and drive to mill so that Timothy had to carry them in the mill and up the steps to empty in the hopper. Timothy told Dearth not to fill them so full or he would have to carry them in himself, but Mr. Dearth said, you get the toll and you may carry them. The next time he came he filled the two gib sacks again and called for Timothy and when Timothy saw the sacks he said John, you carry one and I the other., so he took the sack up the steps and waited for Dearth, but it was quite a while before he would shoulder the sack and carry it up the steps. In doing so he very nearly fell with his load, but he got there and not in very good humor, so he said to Timothy, I can throw you down. Dearth was a heavy set man and would weigh the more, but Timothy was hard to throw and threw Dearth so quickly and he fell so hard that he had enough of wrestling.
The mill burned down and Timothy Bates, Jr. build a new mill which was a great improvement over the old one. He ran it for several years before he decided to tear out the dam and quit milling. The land along the creek was very rich and valuable for farming and the dam caused the water to flood the land and often destroyed the crops.
Sarah Bates died March 1, 1907 at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 21 days. She was buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery. She was a good Christian and lived so that she was a blessing to all who knew her. At the present in 1810, Timothy Bates Jr. is the oldest Bates living. (Timothy Bates died on Nov. 1915 it the age of 94 years. He was buried at Bates Hill Cemetery, where he and his brother, Bethel have identical Large stone.)
The oldest daughter of Timothy and Sarah J. Bates, Lavina was born July 7, 1844. After she grew to womanhood she married Lewis Moore in 1868. After living in Seneca Twp. a few years they bought land on Glady Creek in Marion Twp. and moved on it. They had no Children and were members of the Christian Church. He enlisted in Co. D. 92nd Reg. O.V.I. August 6, 1862 and was mustered out with his company in 1865. Lavina Moore died Sept. 24, 1884, aged 40 years, 2 months and 17 days. She was buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery.
The oldest son of Timothy and Sarah, Eli Bates, was born on Wills Creek Sept. 6, 1845 and grew to manhood on the farm. In 1864 he enlisted in the 194th Reg. O.V.I. After the war he married Miss Jane Seviers. No children were born. He bought land on Mud Run in Seneca Twp. and built a house, where he and his wife lived. He died Nov. 6, 1896 and was buried in Bates Hill Cemetery.
The second son, Wyatt Bates, was born Jan. 19, 1847, on the old farm on Creek, where he grew to manhood. He married Miss Craig near Whigville, Ohio and two sons were born. The older, William, is married and lives at Trail Run, Guernsey Co., Ohio. The younger, Frank, is in Okla. Wyatt Bates first wife died and he married Miss Maria Clreary. One son and one daughter were born, Jacob C., the older, married Miss Cora Rossiter and have two children, William and Wyatt. They live in Seneca Twp. The daughter Jan, married Irvin Powell and live in Cambridge, Ohio. Wyatt Bates and wife lived on Wills Creek in Marion Twp., where they owned land. They are both buried in the Summerfield Cemetery.
William Bates, son of Jacob Claire, married Marie Graham, have two sons, and live near Columbus, Ohio. Wyatt is living on the old homestead with his father. His mother, Cora, died a few years ago. (1962)
The third son of Timothy Bates, Samuel, was born Nov. 8, 1849 and grew to manhood on the farm. His first wife was Miss. Lydia Moore, of Kennonsburg,, Ohio. The following children were born: Charles, William, Garfield and Jessie and Tessie. Charles is married and lived in Guernsey Co. William married a Miss. Wyscarver and lives an Beaver Creek in Noble Co. Tessie married Garfield Danford and they have several children, June and Wayne.
Samuel Bates wife, Lydia, died and he married Mary Ann Bodkins of Batesville, for his second wife. Two sons were born, Edward and Peter. Samuel Bates built a big house on Glady Road. Edward Bates and wife Velva have several children, among them are James, Elmo and Dorothy and Roger. Elmo and wife live at Cambridge, Ohio and James is a doctor at New Philadelphia. Velva and Edward also had a son Harold, who had a daughter Barbara Sue. Edward Bates, or Eddie as he was called, hung himself and in later years Velva moved to New Concord., where she lives today in 1962. Peter, or Pete, son of Samuel and Mary married Bernice McVicker and they had two children. One son, Herbert, of Cleveland, one daughter, Mrs. Don (Kathleen) Speaks of Rocky River, Ohio. Pete Bates was born May 9, 1896 and died in 1961.
The next child of Sarah arid Timothy Bates, Louisa, was born April 19, 1851 and died May 18, 1962, aged 11 years and 15 days. She he was buried in the old Bates Cemetery on Wills Creek. The next daughter Susan, was born Sent. 25, 1853 and died Aug. 19, 1854 and was also buried in the old Bates Cemetery.
The next child of Sarah and Timothy Bates, John Henry, was born June 2, 1855 and died at the age of 2 years, 7 months. The next son, Hugh was born Mar. 13, 1856 and died at the age of 5 years, 1 month and 15 days.
The next son and youngest, Moses M., was born Mar. 14, 1859 and grew to manhood on the farm. He married Miss. Anna Smallwood and the following children were born: Ernest, Sarah Jane, Timothy, Grace, Madge and McKinley Roosevelt. Moses Bates was six feet 4 inches in height and weighed nearly 200 pounds. He was a farmer and lived on the old farm where Timothy Bates, Sr. and Isaac Bates, Sr. first entered on Wills Creek.
The oldest son of Moses and Anna Bates, Ernest, grew to manhood on the farm. He has been teaching school for several years and was once superintendent of Crooksville High School and principal at Akron where he taught. He married Hannah Franklin of Pleasant City and had two sons, Franklin and Victor. Hannah died and Ernest married a Wilda and had a daughter Martha Ruth, who died young and Ernest married Gertrude. Ernest died of a heart attack. He is buried in Akron.
The second son of Moses Bates, Timothy Bates, married Miss. Mae Long and they had several children: Dallas, George, Gordon, Fred, Doris and Inez. Dallas married Jane Stiles of Mt. Ephraim. They have several children, among whom are Susan and Timothy.
George and his wife Ann live at Cambridge, Ohio. Gordon, and his wife Reah live near Mt. Ephraim. Fred also lives near Mt. Ephraim, Ohio. Doris married Leroy Miller and they run a grocery store at East Union, Ohio. Inez, daughter of Timothy and Mae Bates married a Mr. Clyde Finley and they had two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Foster of Canton and Rita Sue, who married Larry Thompson at Canton, Ohio. Inez died at the age of 30 years of an illness resembling skin cancer. She was burled in the Mt. Ephraim Cemetery.
Sarah, the oldest daughter of Moses and Ann Bates was born Aug. 5, 1886 on Wills Creek. She married George Compton and had the following children: Pail, Madge, Bruce and Marlon. When she was a girl, Sarah Jane was a great horse woman and owned her own horse. She also liked music and played the piano and guitar. She loved flowers, her yard and garden were full of them, especially petunias arid marigolds, planted in big beds. She was also a great reader, did a little painting and had many hobbies. She also collected antiques, which she loved. Sarah worked hard all her life and died on January 3, 1958 at the home of her daughter, Marion at Canton, Ohio of cancer. She was buried at Bates Hill Cemetery.
Paul Bates, son of Sarah, married Miss Helen Hull and they have two daughters, Carolyn and Kay. Carolyn married Clarence Brown and they live in Quaker City, Ohio. Kay is a beautiful girl and won a beauty contest for Miss Southeastern Ohio at Quaker City, Ohio. She married John Ferguson of Cambridge and they have, two daughters, Melissa arid Melanie Ann.
Madge Bates, daughter of Sarah, was born July 4, 1917 at Pittsburgh, Pa. She married Harry Quentin Bates, son of Howard and Anna Bates. They have the following children: Howard Franklin, at present in the U. S. Navy and in the Navy he has been in all parts of the world, also a daughter, Gloria Jo, who married Charles Ray Keylor. At present they live in Roseville, Ohio in 1962. Madge and Harry Bates also have a son, Jonnie Nolan, who is at home and is a student in high school at this time.
Bruce, son of Sarah and George, married Virginia Moon and they have two children, Gordon and a girl, Michael. They live in Nashville, Indiana, Route 4.
Marion Beebe, daughter of Sarah was born Oct. 28, 1926 at Willoughby Ohio. She is at present living at Canton, Ohio and is working in the office at Hercules Motor Corporation.
Mary Ann Grace, daughter of Moses and Ann Bates was born April 2, 1891. She married John Ranker and they lived on the Timothy Bates farm. To them were born three children; the eldest deceased, Homer and Lillian. John Renker died a few years after they were married and Grace and the children lived on the farm till the government bought all the land around to build the present Seneca Lake. Grace, Homer and Lillian at present live in Cambridge, Ohio. Grace later married Louis Renner, who also died a short while after they were married. Grace raised the children on the farm and had I very hard time. She rented most of the land such as corn ground and hay, but raised pigs, cows, and sheep. This writer lived with her part of the time and when fixing fence to keep the pigs in or when chasing pigs she would get the giggles and that made the jobs lighter. When about ready up sometimes the giggles made now courage and jobs were finished more easily.
The youngest son of Moses and Ann Bates, McKinley Roosevelt Bates was born Sent. 2, 1900. Tie married Miss Mary McVicker and to then were born the following children: Max and Evlyn Bates.
Max married Shirley Blake and at present they both teach school in St. Louis, Missouri. They have two children Sammy and Mary Elizabeth.
Evlyn is still single and works at Cambridge at the Ohio Fuel Gas Co.
Moses Bates died of a heart attack in 1925 and was buried at Bates Hill. Ann later married Bethal Bates and she died in 1951.
The fifth and youngest son of Timothy Bates Sr. and Ruth (Moore) Bates, Lafayette, was born on the old homestead on Wills Creek and grew to manhood there. Tie married Miss. Lettice Long and eight children were born. They were David, Mary Ruth, Julius; Lamden M., Reuben N. , Elsie, Isiah D., and George. Lafayette Bates lived on the home farm for several years, then moved to Ross County and farmed, but was not satisfied, so returned and lived on his fathers farm. After a few years he moved on an 80 acre farm on Glady creek, where he stayed the rest of his days. He loved a fox chase and would follow the hounds all day. He was sick a great deal and died Mar. 2, 1868, aged 43 years, 7 months and 21 days. He was buried in the old Bates Cemetery, and his wife died April 27, 1870 and was buried by his side.
Their oldest son, David, was born on Wills Creek and grew to manhood there. He married Miss Mary Warehime and nine children were born, They are Isaac, William, Bessie, Rosie, Maude, Charles, Foster, Emma, and Margaret Ann , who died when small. Isaac married Miss Bertha Steward and they have one son living, one child deceased. The second son, William, married Miss Hesline Larrick and four children, one deceased, were born. Living are Pearl, Olive and Elsie. William Bates and wife own land in Buffalo Twp., where they reside.
Bessie Bates married Joseph Delong and five children were born. Two are deceased, David, Glenna and Willard are living. Foster Bates married Bertha Donley of Pleasant City and three sons were born. Foster was killed in a coal mine. Maude Bates died when a young woman. Charles was killed near Pleasant City by being thrown from a horse. Emma married Walter Helms of Cambridge and had two children. Rosa is single and making her home with her grandfather, Isaac Warehime, near Salesville, Ohio. David lived in Byesville a number of years and died there July 22, 1911, after a lingering illness of dropsy. He was buried in the Bates Hill Cemetery. His widow, Mary A. Bates, made her home with her father, Isaac Warehime near Salesville.
The oldest daughter of Lafayette Bates and wife, Mary, was born in Noble County and after she grew to womanhood married Hanabel Scott. Their children were Ida, Elsie, Martha J. and Mancel E. Hanabel and Mary Scott moved to Byesville, where they bought property and lived for several years. Mr. Scott was kicked by a horse and killed. His widow, Mary Ruth Scott, is living In Byesville (1910)
Their oldest daughter married James Walters and six children were born, one deceased. Living are Lewis H., Ray, Mancil, Hazel M., and Pearl. Elsie Scott, the second daughter, married George Milton and to them were born Fay, Hallie and Mary. George and Elsie Milton make their home in Byesville.
Martha J. Scott married John Kildow and one child, now deceased, was born. They reside in Zanesville, Ohio. Mancil Scott, the only son, married Miss. Bertha Weekly and to this union were born four children, Ancil, Carlos, Dwight and Beulah.
Elsie Bates, the second daughter of Lafayette and Lettice Bates, was born in Noble County, and after she grew to womanhood she married John Rossiter and two children, Ollie and John, Jr. were born. Ollie married Charles Osler and has four children. John Rossiter, Sr. and John, Jr. are deceased. Elsie Rossiter Was married a second time to Solomon Brill and they had four children. Two are deceased and the two living are Wilbert and Edna. The youngest son of Lafayette and Lattice Bates, George, was born In Wayne Township and after he grew to manhood married Estella Rose of Guernsey County, Ohio and to this marriage were born four children.
Descendants of David Bates, son of Timothy Bates and Ruth Moore Bates, and David is wife Mary Ann Warehime Bates may find a complete genealogy through Marys mother Margaret Ann Wells who married Isaac Warehime, back to Tunis Wells in Penn. about year 1785 and also a complete genealogy to the year 1550 in England through the Warner History, written by Harold Osler in 1935. (John Warner m. Charity Wells)
George and Estella Bates children are Rodney, Altona, Harry and John George Bates lived at Salesville, Ohio, where he was postmaster for a few years. Next he was a mail clerk on the railroad at Huston., Texas. His wife and three of the children lived at Urichville, Ohio. The oldest son, Rodney, married a lady in Dennison, Ohio. They have three children and live at Salesville, Ohio. Altona, the daughter, married Orton Benebum and has one child, Gertrude. They reside in Urichville. Harry and John Bates are single and living in Urichville.
Lamden Bates, son of Lafayette and L. Bates, died in 1850, aged and 6 months and 29 days. Reuben N., died in May 1852, aged 6 months and 8 days. Julius died in Jan. 1861, aged 5 years, 3 months and 25 days. Isiah D. died March 15, 1861, aged 1 month and 6 days. They were all buried in the old Bates Cemetery in Seneca Township, on Wills Creek in Noble County.
Elizabeth Bates, the 13th child of Timothy and Ruth Bates, was born on the old farm on Wills Creek and died when small and was buried in the old Bates Cemetery. The 14th child, Nancy, was born in Seneca Township and grew to womanhood on the farm. She married Reuben Hague. No children are living. After they were married they farmed the old homestead for several years, then bought the Hathaway farm in Marion Township, where he farmed extensively for a few years. Nancy Hague died in Kennonsburg and was buried in the Bates Cemetery After her death, Reuben Hague sold out and bought a farm in Christian County Illinois, where he farmed for a few years, then sold out and went to Segwick Co., Kansas, where he stayed a few years, then to Kingfisher, Okla., where he died.
Polly, daughter of Ephraim Bates, Sr., married John Vorhies and lived on Wills Creek. One of his sons, Ephraim Vorhies, was the founder of Mt. Ephraim in Noble County. Aaron Vorhies, Sr., son of John and Polly Vorhies, married and had several children: Ibba, who married William Shafer, Sr. and raised a large family of children: They are Aaron, Barbara, James, Mary, William Jr., Austin C., Zunigles, Isabelle, Francina, Eli and Charles. James, Austin, Zunigles and Charles are in California, William lives in Mt. Ephriam. Francina is in Byesville. (1910) She married Wesley Garrett. Aaron, William Jr. and Austin Shafer were soldiers in the late war. William Shafer and wife are deceased.
Polly Vorhies, daughter of Aaron Vorhies, Sr., married Irvin Shafer. She is deceased. Aaron Jr., Peter, Stephen, Nathan and Josiah, sons of Aaron Vorhies, Sr., are all dead but Josiah, who lived in Kansas.
Anna, daughter of Ephraim Bates Sr. , married William Dilley and moved north about Cleveland. We do not know where any of their descendants are.
We will say at the close of the history of the Ephraim Bates branch of the Bates family that there are many other Bates of different branches.
The following was written by Dighton Bates at the close of his Bates History: Some time in September 1913 we will have a reunion of the Bates family at some place in Southeastern Ohio at some town where we can get an invitation. It will include the Bates and all descendants. In conclusion will say that Ephriam Bates, Sr. was a Revolutionary soldier and was one who helped to make America free and also one of the pioneers that first cut his way through the wilderness to get to Noble County and open up this country that it might become great. Ephraim Bates, Sr. was a grand old man. He died at the age of 90 years, and was buried in the, McWilliams Cemetery. (This place of burial is on past the present cemetery on 147 in Sarahsville, on the town, turn up the hill towards Mt. Ephraim, down over the hill, there is a big house on the right, about one half mile beyond the house to the left of the road is a wooded knoll., there is where Ephraim is buried. )
There he has been buried 78 years without any monument. We ask the friends and relatives to contribute something toward getting a suitable monument for Ephraim and Susanna Bates, send all contributions to D. M. Bates, route 1 Box 49 Caldwell, Ohio and the amount will be properly applied for the purpose stated. (1910)
This is the finish of the History started by Dighton Bates and finished by myself. May this help someone else and more may be added later. written by Madge Bates, Summerfield, Ohio 1962.