Zebulon Baird Bates

Brief Life History of Zebulon Baird

When Zebulon Baird Bates was born on 11 May 1842, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, his father, Bazzel B Bates, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Baird, was 35. He married Martha Jane Tidwell on 19 March 1865, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Smith, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Civil District 15, Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 22 January 1926, in Littlelot, Hickman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hickman, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zebulon Baird Bates
Martha Jane Tidwell
Marriage: 19 March 1865
Sarah Bates
John Oliver Bates
Georgia Ann Bates
Archibald A Bates
Baby Bates
Alonzo L. Bates
Jenevie Nena Bates
Elena Bell Bates
Thomas Bazeel Bates
Child Bates
Child Bates
Child Bates

Sources (18)

  • Zebulem B Bates, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Zebalon B Bates, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Zeblin Bates, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bate with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also common in Ireland.

Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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