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.
The Grogan Brothers, Stedman, Paul and Tommy with J.B. (Jay Bates) in front of the Grogan Homestead. They all were friends growing up. Tommy became Jay's brother-in law when he married his sister, Vada Bates.
The Bates and Grogan cousins having fun in front of 625 State Street. Photographed is Janell Grogan, Katherine Grogan, Barbara Bates with Floyd Bates and Patricia Grogan in the front row. This is after Martha and Fred Bates moved and Vada and Tommy moved in when they moved to Atlanta.