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
Monday, August 26, 2013
Three Generations Descending from Thomas F. Bates
Sarah Elizabeth Ward Bates (Big Granny) is the wife of Thomas F. Bates (son of Charlton and Nancy Bates). Here, she is pictured with her daughter-in-law Lillie (Grandma) Bates, who is the mother of the children shown: Cora, J.B. (Jay), and Mary Bates (circa 1914).