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Bates, John

Born: 1811-01-01 Ohio

Died: 1883-10-26 Coles County, Illinois

Flourished: Coles County, Illinois

In 1824, Bates moved from Kentucky to settle in Coles County, Illinois. In 1832, he married Amanda Phipps. In 1850, Bates was a farmer near Charleston, and he owned $1,500 worth of real estate.

The History of Coles County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 231, 292; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Coles County, 5 February 1832, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Charleston, Coles County, IL, 37; Amanda Phipps Bates Gravestone, Bethel Cemetery, Coles County, IL.