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.
Kenneth and Doris Lillian Jackson Maudlin when they visited Sunlight Baptist Church during a homecoming event in 1957. They would visit Grandma Lillie and go to church with the family. Doris is the daughter of Fred A. Jackson and Martha Louella Bates Jackson.