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
Friday, August 16, 2013
Viola Pruitt and Johnny Smith
Viola Pruitt Smith with her husband Johnny Smith, who was Lillie Smith Bates' brother. Lillie, Johnny and their many siblings were born in the late 1800s and early 1900s to Savannah Bates and Alexander Newton Smith. They are all mentioned in our book, Angels Among Us.