Nephi James Bates

18 November 1848–5 September 1921 (Age 72)
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Nephi James

When Nephi James Bates was born on 18 November 1848, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, his father, James Bates, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Jones, was 31. He married Sarah Sprague on 4 June 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 5 September 1921, in Clark, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Nephi James Bates
Sarah Sprague
Marriage: 4 June 1870
Mary Ann Bates
Nephi James Bates Jr.
Thomas Bates
Charles Harvey Bates
Sarah Lillian Bates
Clara Rebecca Bates
Mabel Bates
Solomon Lee Bates
Myrtle Electra Bates
Edna Belle Bates
George Sprague Bates
Marion Bates

Spouse and Children

4 June 1870
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 12

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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Story Highlight

Reflections of Thomas Davies and Mary Ann Cooper, by their son, "Ren" Lorenzo Snow Davies

Reflections of Thomas Davies and Mary Ann Cooper By Their Son, Lorenzo (Ren) Snow Davies [The following is some reflections on Thomas Davies and Mary Ann Cooper, written by their second youngest son, …

Sources (3)

  • Nephi Bates in household of Maria Bates, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nephi Bates in household of Maria Bates, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nephi Davies in household of Thos Davies, "United States Census, 1860"

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