Lewellyn BATES and wife Flavilla resided in Butler County (Pittsford Twp.) for at least five to fifteen years. He might have been born 1854 in MI and d. 9 Jun 1929 in Yankton, Yankton, SD. His wife was Flavilla Louisa Bates (maiden name) b. 13 Aug 1856 Jo Daviess Co., IL or Fayette Co., IA. They were married 1 Jan 1874 in Warren, Jo Daviess, IL; they had numerous children: Cora Belle, Bertha Mary, Shirley Phillman (male), Martha Ordalia, Sarah Mable, Iva Pearl, Lewellyn Otto, Leon Alva, Desa Flavilla, Hazel Rose and Marie Ethyl. The name of Lewellyn is spelled all kinds of different ways. Would appreciate any help in this matter. This family was found in the 1885 Iowa state census and the 1880 U.S. census in Pittsford Twp. They moved to Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota prior to their demise.