Bates history, Hickman County
I'm looking for any information regarding my great grandparents Addie and Tommie Bates, parents of Jewel C. Bates (married Ethel Coates), all of Hickman County, TN. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Are you looking for Thomas Harvell Bates and Addie J Cotham?
Thomas was b. 28 May 1868 Tn m. 17 Dec 1889 to Addie J. Cotham b.25 Sep 1868 Hickman Co. Tn. I have Thomas's parents and Adie's parents if these are the right parents.
Bates History, Hickman County, TN
I think it is a very good possibility Thomas and Addie could be the correct ones. The time period is the same and I know they were from Hickman County, TN. I have one picture of them with the names "Tommie and Addie Bates". If you have any information, I would be very grateful. Thank you for you response and feel free to E-mail me.
Thomas Bates & Addie Cotham
Thomas Bates parents are Thomas Elijah Bates b. 22 Jun 1833 Tn m abt 1858 to Sarah Jane Gilmore. They had 11 children:
1)Atlantic b.1859 Tn
2)John Martin b.1861 Tn m. Sophron Bess Milum 1890 Lewis Co Tn
3)Eliza A b.1864 Tn
4)Grace A b.1867 Tn
5)Sarah E b.1866 Tn
6)Thomas Harvell b.28 May 1868 (this is your Thomas)
7)David b. 12 Dec 1869 Hickman Co Tnd. early
8)Marshall Johnson b. 15 Apr 1872 Hicman Co TN
m. Minerva Minnie Bates 2 Jul 1891 Hickman Co Tn
9)Timothy Bedford b. 14 Dec 1874 Hickman Co
m. Minnie Belle Beakley 17 Jan 1893 Hickman Co Tn
10) Martha b. 1 Jan 1876 Hickman Co d. early
11)Elias N. b. 14 Feb 1878 Centerville Hickman Tn
1860 11thCD Centerville Hickman Tn p 77 fam 429, Thomas is with 1st wife Grace A age 29 Tn with Atlantic age 1.
1870 11CD Centerville p578 fam 62 16 Jul 1870; 1880 11Cd Centerville Hickman p356 fam 48 2 Jun 1880
William M Cotham b. 1847 Hickman Co Tn d. bef 2 Mar 1891 Hickman Co m abt 1867 Hickman Co Tn Winnie Frances Warren b. 1849 Hikman Co Tn. They had 6 known children:
1)Addie J Cotham b. 25 Sep 1868 Hickman Co(*this is yours)
2)Dora Belle b. 17 Mar 1870 Hickman Co m Zachariah Bates
8 Jul 1890 Hickman Co
3)Alonzo Clagett b. 1876 d. early Hickman Co
4)Emma G b. 2 Oct 1878 Hickman Co m. James Lloyd Cotham 17 Dec 1891 Hickman Co
5)Archie b. 8 Apr 1880 Hickman Co d. early Hickman Co
6) Wille May (female) b. bef 1891 Hickman Co
1870 1stCD Hickman Co p472 fam 76 1 Jul 1870
Wm Cotham m 28 Tn farmer
WF ' f 20 Tn
AJ ' f 1'
D 'f 3/12 Tn
1880 Centerville Hickman Tn p240 fam 33 2 Jun 1880
William Cotham m 32 Tn Tn Tn
Fannie ' f 31 ' ' ' wife
Addie E ' f 11 ' ' ' dau
Dora B ' f 10 ' ' 'dau
Alonzo C ' m 3 ' ' ' son
Narcissa ' f 55 Tn Ky Sc mother
Hickman Co guardianship p416: Emma G Cotham minor heir of Wm M Cotham deceased to WD Warren, JS Prince and JN warren 6 Mar 1893 $650.00.
Hickman Co guardianship p 5: Emma G Cotham minor heir of Wm Cotham deceased to WD Warren, JS Prince and JN Warren 6 Mar 1893 $650.00.
Hickman Co Tn guardianship p9: Willie May cotham minor heir of Wm Cotham deceased to GS Stephens, G Fowlkes and JP Stephens 6 Mar 1893 $700.00.
William H Gilmore b. 1800 NC m. Sarah P Sugg b. 1802 Tn
8 known children:
1)James A Gilmore b. 1824 Tn m. abt 1850 Martha A Bates
2)Mary M Gilmore b. 1828 Tn
3)William T b. 1831 Tn d.bef 1879 Centerville Hickman Tn
m. Margaret M ? abt 1854 Tn
4)Matthew D b. 1833 Tn
5)Nancy Elizabeth b. 14 Jun 1835 Hickman Co Tn d. 25 Oct 1916 Hickman Co Tn m. Elias Bates abt 1857 Hickman Co Tn
6)Sarah Jane b. 6 Jan 1836 Hickman Co m. abt 1858 Hickman Co to Thomas Elijah Bates
7)Franklin L b. 1841 Hickman Co m. 7 Mar 1868 Hickman Co Tn Mary C Flowers dau of John Littleberry Flowers (brother to my G Grandfather Valentine Flippen Flowers and Louiza Curl)
8)Newton C Paul b. 11 Sep 1842 Hickman Co d. 23 Jan 1929 Hickman Co b. 9 Jul 1864 Hickman Co Elizabeth Nee Peeler
1850 Hickman Co p4 fam 60 27 Aug 1850
William H Gilmore m 50 Nc
Sarah ' f 48 tn
Mary M ' f 22 Tn
William T ' m 19 Tn
Matthew d ' m 17 '
Nancy ' f 15 '
Jane ' f 12 '
Franklin ' m 9'
Newton ' m 7 '
1860 11CD Centerville Hickman Tn p 81 fam 482 7 Jul1 860
William H Gillmore m 59 Nc $700 real estate
Sarah ' f 57 Tn
Sarah J Mumford f 22 '
(received some information from Ann Burks 12/18/1997)
1880 12 CD Hickman Tn p360 fam 117 14 Jun 1880
Frank L Gilmer m 38 Tn Tn Tn widow
John W ' m 11 ' ' son
Sarah L ' f 9 ' ' 'dau
Mary J ' f 6 ' ' dau
Nancy A 'f 1 ' ' dau
Sarah P ' f 73 Tn ?? mother
1860 11CD Hickman Tn p 76 fam 401 18 Jun 1860
James A Gillmore m 36 Tn farmer $5000/$3379
Martha A ' f 24 '
James R ' m 8 '
SN ' m 3 '
Sarah MA ' f 1
Franklin ' m 20 Tn farm laborer /$170
1880 11CD Centerville Hickman Tn p360 fam 115 14 Jun 1880
James A Gilmer m 59 Tn Tn Tn
Martha A ' f 49 Tn Tn Tn wife
Samuel N ' m 23 ' ' 'son
Sarah M ' f 21 ' ' 'dau
Martha A ' f 16 ' ' ' dau
William Cotham b. 31 Oct 1790 Farmington, Franklin, Ma d. 1847 m. abt 1808 Hickman Co sarah Sally Shipp b. 16 Jan 1792 Stokes Co Nc. They had 9 known children:
1)Elijah Cotham b. 10 Nov 1810 Hickman Co m. 16 Jan 1836 Lucinda Irwin
2)Josiah b. 31 Oct 1816 HCT(Hickman Co Tn)d. 8 Mar 1879 Centerville HCT m. Elizabeth Narcissa McClanahan
3) Martha b. 6 Jan 1823 HCT d. 1 Aug 1908 m. abt 1847 Henry G Darden
4) Mary b. 1824 HCT m. Billy Claud
5) Nancy b. 1826 d. May 1879 m. Peter Simmons Mayberry
6) Adeline m. 22 Mar 1828 HCT d. 3 Aug 1887 HCT b. Milam Cem, HCT
7) Elizabeth b. 1829 HCT
8) Emaline Sarah b. 1828 HCT d. 28 Mar 1862 HCT m. abt 1857 HCT Amos Anderson Jenkins
9) Catherine Cotham b. 1833 HCT d. 1896 m. 1865 HCT Amos Anderson Jenkins
I have more information on the Cotham line. A cousin of mine wrote 3 books on the Curls, Cothams and Flowers. She died this January. If you are interested, I can send addt'l information. I'm still trying to research the McClanahan line. A William McClanahan b. 1789 Va married Nancy Flowers
b.1791/1800. Nancy's father is William Flowers, who is my 3rdGGG Uncle.
Hopefully, I haven't confused you. If it weren't for my computer, I would probably be lost!
Two cousins, who have since died, wrote wonderful books on my lines. I have tried to follow all lines, especially those who stayed in Hickman Co. Their names were JV(Jarrot Valentine) Flowers and Verby Lee Cotham Balinas. JV's book is still available through his widow Marilyn Flowers, who lives in Az. Verby Lee's books are no longer available but they both have copyrights. When someone is interested in Verby Lee's, I call one of the sons.
Hopefully, I have been able to help you. Sincerely, Eva
I have Minnie Bates married to M. Johnston Bates. How were they related before marriage ? I also show Minnie Bates parents were John Bates and Frances Peeler, all from Hickman County, is this correct ?
Thank you! I had found Willie Mae Cotham and John Church Rhoades marriage, but it was listed as Mai, and I didn't know who she belonged to! Now, I can close that question. I found them in the 1910 Hickman census with Albert 1 9/12 yrs old. Do you know Lenora's (Lu) parents names? I have William Leek b. 1815 Tn and Margarette ? b. 1817 Tn. She was listed in the 1860 Hickman Co as Nancy L age 1; Lenora 12yrs (hard for me to read writing) in the 1870 census p500 fam 40, and L. 22yrs in 1880. Marriage date for William Cotham to Lu Leek is 2 May 1886 Hickman Co.. Leona Leek b. 2 Oct 1858 Hickman Co d. 11 Aug 1898 Hickman Co. buried in Stephens Cem, Hickman Co Tn.
I have more Cotham lineage if you are interested. A late cousin, Verby Lee Cotham Balinas, wrote 3 books. I got her last one after communicating with her in the early 1990's. I was sad to hear of her passing this January. She was a great source of information, and I always enjoyed talking with her. She copyrighted her books, so I can't copy, but I can call one of her sons to get permission.
When was your grandmother Hattie born? I don't have her in my Hickman Co database. I do have her marriage to WJR O'Guin, but didn't have her parents. Now I know who her parents are.
This has been great to fill in missing pieces!
Thank You Again!
W.M. Cotham married Leona Leek May 1886. They were the parents of Willie Mae Cotham. After W.M. Cotham died, Leona or (Lu) married G.S. Stephens May 1889. This is why George Sydney Stephens was granted guardianship of Willie Mae Cotham. Willie Mae was a step sister to my grandmother Hattie Stephens O'Guin. Willie Mae married Church Rhodes and moved to Ark. I appreciated all the Cotham lineage
Lu Cotham Stephens died in Hi. Co 1898 and is buried beside G.S. Stephens
Minnie Bates & marshall Johnston Bates
Minnie Bates b. 1875 Centerville, Hickman m. 2 Jul 1891 Hickman Co, Tn Marshall Johnston Bates b. 15 Apr 1872 Centerville, Hickman.
I can't answer how they were related before their marriage, but I can tell you who their parents were.
Marshall's are Thomas Elijah Bates b. 22 Jun 1833 Tn & Sarah Jane Gilmore b. 6 Jan 1836 Hickman Co Tn.
1860 11CD Centerville Hickman Tn p 77 fam 429 2 Jul 1860:
Thomas E Bates m 26 Tn farmer $1500 real est/$756 pers prop
Grace A Bates f 29 Tn( don't know last name)
Atlantic ' f 1 Tn
1870 11CD Centerville Hickman Tn p 578 fam 62 16 Jul 1870:
Thos bates m 35 tn farmer $3500/$200
Jane ' f 32 Tn
Atlantic ' f 12 '
JM ' m 9 '
EJ ' f 7 '
SE ' f 5 '
GA ' f 3 '
Thos ' m 1 '
1880 11 CD Centerville Hickman p356 fam 48 2 Jun 1880:
Thos Bates m 46 Tn Tn Tn
Jane' f 43 Tn Tn Tn wife
Atlantic ' f 21 ' ' ' dau
John M ' m 19 ' ' ' son
Eliza A ' f 16 ' ' 'dau
Sarah E ' f 14 '' 'dau
Grace A ' f 13 ' ' dau
Thomas H ' m 11 ' ' ' son
Marshal J ' m 7 ' ' ' son
Timothy ' m 5 ' ' 'son
Elias N ' m 1 ' ' 'son
Minnie Bates parents are James Martin Bates b. 1849 Hickman Tn & Agnes J Chessor b. 5 Aug 1854 Centerville Hickman Tn.
1870 9CD Centerville Hickman Tn p554 fam 25 16 Aug 1870:
JM Bates m 26 Tn farmer $100 real est.
AJ ' f 16 '
ST ' f 1 '
1880 9CD Centerville Hickman Tn p334 fam 16 3 Jun 1880:
James M Bates m 34 Tn Tn Tn farming
Agnes J ' f 34 ' 'wife
Sarah A ' f 10 ' ' dau
Mary E ' f 8 ' ' dau
Minerva L ' f 5 ' ' dau
G Washington ' m 1 ' ' 'son
John Bates b.1827 Hickman Co Tn m. abt 1863 Frances Cordelia Peeler b. 2 Jan 1847 Hickman Co Tn. They had 8 known children, one a Mattie J. Bates b. Jan 1875- m. 14 Jul 1891 - Newton F Gilmore b. 23 Apr 1867 Centerville Hickman Tn;
1900 Centerville Hickman Tn p26 fam 493 28 Jun 1900:
NF Gilmore m 33 Tn Tn Tn m. 10y b. Apr 1867
MJ ' f 28 Tn Tn Tn m. 10y b. Jan 1876
John W ' m 7 ' ' ' son Jan 1893
Ernest ' m 5 ' ' ' son Dec 1894
Jessie ' m 1 ' ' ' son Feb 1899
Mattie Bates is a child living with her parents in the 1880 census Hickman Co p356 fam 54 2 Jun 1880;
John Bates m 43 Tn Tn Tn
Francis C ' f 32 Tn Nc Tn wife (Francis Cordelia Peeler)
Terry A ' f 16 ' ' ' dau
Maria ' f 14 ' ' dau
Emma ' f 12 ' ' 'dau
Jesse T ' m 10 ' ' 'son
Lavica ' f 8 ' ' 'dau
*Matta ' f 5 ' ' ' dau
James D ' m 3 ' ' ' son
Andrew W ' m 8/12 ' ' ' son b. Sep
On the same page are Francis's brothers John C Peeler, fam 51, and Jacob Peeler as well as her parents Jesse C Peeler b. 7 May 1788 Rowan Co, Nc d. 30 Aug 1883 Hickman Co Tn and Margaret B. Giles b. 7 Apr 1817 Tn.. Jesse and Margaret were m. 14 Feb 1839 Hickman Co, Tn..
1880 fam53 p356:
Jesse C Peeler m 92 none Nc - -
Margaret ' f 63 Tn Nc Nc wife keeping house
Jacob Peeler m 26 Tn Nc Tn married farming
Mary Jane ' f 22 Tn Ky Tn wife mar. wife housekeeping (Milum)m. 3 Aug 1872 Hickman Co Tn.
Betty T ' f 5 Tn Tn Tn dau
David D ' m 3 ' ' son
Chasey? A ' f 2 ' ' dau
James M ' m 2/12 ' ' ' son Mar
If it weren't for my computer, I might be lost in keeping track of all these Bates families, as well as all my entries for my Hickman Co database. I have over 27,000 names entered. Hopefully I haven't confused you. With help from a lot of people, census records, cemetery records, LDS Church IGI records and online research done by myself, I have been able to gather this information. My goal is to help others find their ancestors.
I want to thank you for all the information. I am connected to the Bates through my Aunt who married a Bates.
I was born in Centerville, and most of my immediate family are from Hickman County. Some of my Bates are married into the Peeler family and Sisco's, but haven't had time to do the research on them yet. Thanks again.
I am a descendent of a Cotham; my gggrandmother was Catherine Cotham, b. 1833, d. 1896 (and m. to Amos Anderson Jenkins, Hickman Co., TN) How would I go about finding the book(s) your cousin wrote on the Cothams?
Thank you, Karen Pace Maino.