Monday, November 12, 2012

George Washington Bates - Civil War Vet

George Washington Bates
b - Aug 4, 1842
d - Sep 30, 1928

1st Wife
Nancy H Towner 1847 – 1906
Herman W. Betts 1868 – 1903
Gertrude Betts 1870 – 1950
Morrow Betts 1873 – 1958
Cortella M Betts 1879 – 1942
Circe Annette Bates 1881 – 1941
Earl M. Betts 1885 – 

2nd Wife
Emma C Erb 1863 – 1940
Grace Bates 1904 – 2000

Civil War Draft Registration 1863

Lists George "Betts" as single, farmer and 20 years old.

Other Betts/Bates family members are listed here as well, such as Reason Betts Jr., William Betts, and others. I would love to find out more about their service in this war. All 3 of these men survived the war.

George Bates (far right)

Robert Minnigh with Great Grandpa Bates

George W. Bates Civil War Buriel Card

Death Notice:

  • Birth: Aug. 4, 1842
    Crawford County
    Pennsylvania, USADeath: Sep. 30, 1928
    Crawford County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    PA--Meadville Tribune....03 Oct 1928
    GEORGE BATES: 86; WShenango, lifelong resi-dent & CivilWar Vet, died Monday[10-1] at his home after a long period of ill health. MrBates enlisted in the PA 14thCavalry in 1861, serving with meritorious record throughout the entire duration of the CivilWar. Returning to his home he soon became one of the twp's foremost farmers, retaining that position until a few years ago.
    Surviving are his wife Emma & the following children: Mrs Gertrude Bush-Williamsfld; Mrs Cortelle Sharp-Parkman; Mrs EO Minnigh-Con-neautville; Mrs Grace Williams-Jamestown; William Sponsler-Youngstown; Morrow Bates-Conneaut OH; Earl Bates-Denver CO.
    Service will be held Thursday [10-4] at State Line Church with interment in ParkLawn Cem

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