I realize what you mean about only having mothers info. I don't have any information other that my father and grandfther. James Wiley Bates owned property in vigo county in early 1900's had one son my father. Since my father was 45 when I was born all ancestors were gone that could give min information of bates line. My fathers father james sr. died in about 1920 and his wife Maude Feadler Bates was buried in Terre Haute Indiana in Vigo county. I received info check post from swatous1202. That may be the link to my grandfather no proof yet. My cousin went to school with Harrisons in Green County Indiana check phone directories in all areas and counties near you for surnames. Check local courthouses for marriage, birth, death records,of Gaiter's surname.
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