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 Gallatin, Illinois, 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.
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 .