Where the Bates family gathers online to share information about our ancestry. Starting with our earliest proven ancestors, Charlton Bates and Nancy Kelly (O'Kelly) Bates, this blog and its accompanying book includes personal stories and photos shared by Bates descendants.
Oh, Come Angel Band ~ The Living Genealogy of the Charlton Bates Family authored by Yvonne Perry and Jenny Bates Meadows-Sauls is available for Purchase on CreateSpace Purchase on Amazon.com
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Dr. T.J. Vansant of Woodstock, Georgia (c. 1940-50)
Dr. T.J. Vansant and his wife Birdie came to Woodstock about 1910. He was the only doctor in town. During the 1940s and 1950s, he delivered babies for the Bates family and made house calls throughout the county. We had no phones, but he always came when he was summoned in person.