Barnabas Bates

15 July 1815–19 December 1869 (Age 54)
Wills Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of Barnabas

When Barnabas Bates was born on 15 July 1815, in Wills Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, Timothy Bates Sr., was 38 and his mother, Ruth Moore, was 28. He married Martha Ann McWilliams on 17 March 1836, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Seneca Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Wayne Township, Noble, Ohio, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 19 December 1869, in Seneca Township, Noble, Ohio, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Wills Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States.

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Barnabas Bates
Martha Ann McWilliams
Marriage: 17 March 1836
John S Bates
Hannah W Bates
Susanna Bates
Joseph Bates
Dighton Moore Bates
Eliza R Bates
Ruth Bates
Timothy B. Bates
Julia Anna Bates
Aaron V. Bates
Keller James Bates
Finley John Bates
Nancy H. Bates

Spouse and Children

17 March 1836
Guernsey, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Indiana is the 19th state.
1816 · Constitutional Convention Held

Age 1

A constitutional convention was held on June 10, 1816, at Corydon to discuss statehood. Thirty-four delegates, with Jonathan Jennings presiding, passed a resolution to proceed writing the state’s constitution. The constitution was completed on June 29, 1816, and became effective on the same day.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Bate ( see Bartholomew ).2 Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barna Bates, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Barney Bates, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barny Bates, "United States Census, 1860"

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