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Male James A. Bates Click to view James A. Bates in the family tree

James A. was born on February 1st, 1845 in Macon County, North Carolina.  James A.'s father was William Bates and his mother was Christeena Carpenter. He had five brothers and three sisters, named John G., Robert W., William J., Jefferson Nelson, Henry H., Charity Louisa, Nancy C. and Mary Elizabeth.  He died at the age of 86 on October 30th, 1931 in Macon County, NC.  He was buried on November 30th, 1931 in Coweeta Baptist Church Cemetary, Macon County, NC.1 

James A.'s family with Mary M. Henson

‌James A. and Mary M. were married in a religious ceremony on January 30th, 1879 in Macon County, NC by F. Poindexter, J.P..  They had two sons and a daughter, named Robert L., Harley Anderson and Emma E..

1 1930 US Census
2 World War I Draft Registration Card
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1880 US Census

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