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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sam and Amanda Smith Bates (Charlton and Nancy O'Kelly Bates Grandson)

Sam Bates was born July 7, 1874 in Hall County, Georgia. He is the son of Mary Bates. Grandson of Charlton and Nancy O'kelly Bates. Sam married Amanda Elizabeth Smith, the sister of Newton Alexander Smith. She was the daughter of James and Mary Ann (Polly) Hovis Smith. They had seventeen children among them. His grandchildren said that he was a rounder and she was a God-fearing Christian. They are both buried with a daughter in unmarked graves to the right of  the Bates lot in the New Home Baptist Church cemetery.

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