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Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Posted: 4 Jul 2009 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bates, Waller
My grandmother was Tennie Bates the daughter of William Thomas Bates and granddaughter of Francis Marion Bates. This Francis Marion Bates had a brother named Christopher; mother named Mary Polly Bates. It appears that both brothers were illegitimate. When the boys were young, Mary Polly Bates married Egbert O. Waller, but both boys kept their mother's last name. Some believe that Christopher's father was Indian but we do no know his name as far as I know. Does anyone out there know the name of Francis Marion Bates' father or Christopher's?

Re: Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Posted: 6 Jul 2009 10:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you know who Mary Polly Bates's parents were? Was she born in Ohio? If it's the same person I have her ancestry, we might be able to help each other find more of her descendants.

Re: Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Posted: 7 Jul 2009 12:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
My Mary Alice "Polly" Bates was born 1818 in Louisiana and died around 1851. I do not know who her parents were. It is so weird how I keep running into a brick wall with this one. Thanks for being willing to help, though. Good luck with your searches.

Re: Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Posted: 7 Jul 2009 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, too bad not the same. We both have brick walls with the Bates family, maybe some day we'll break it down. Good luck to you, too.

Re: Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Posted: 8 Jul 2009 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
I do not know her.

Re: Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Posted: 2 Dec 2011 12:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mary Alice Polly Bates is the daughter of Ephraim Bates, the first Bates settler in Miss. My husband is a descendant of Francis' brother Chris. I have lots of Bates information; would be willing to copy and share. Can reach me at 251-866-0109 after 7:00 p.m. each night.

Re: Francis Maryland "Marion" Bates

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 1:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow! After all this time, I have a connection. I am so excited. I don't like to bother people on the weekend, but will call you early next week. I will be happy to pay for the costs of copying and mailing the information. This is a great Christmas present.
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