I am researching Angeline McClanahan Smith, who may be related to Martin Bates b.1814 in Rutherford Co. NC D. Polk Co Tn. Angeline is listed as a neighbor to John and Mary Bates children of Martin in the 1870 census for Polk Co. TN.
M.AngelineMcClanahan b.06/08/1845 d. 05/0/1875 was married to John Smith Jr. in McMinn/Polk Co.,Tn 12/13/1866. The only reference to her is in the Smith family Bible and in the 1870 Polk Co.,Tn census
John Smith 26
Martha J. 1
There seems to be a reference to her as a Bates (maiden name)so McClanaham might be her married name.
Does anyone have any information that might connect these families. Since she is close in age to John and Mary Bates I thought their father Martin might be her uncle. I am looking for her parents.