I'd like to step back, and write a little about John and Rebekah Bates' children, as well as the son of John and Ms. Kennedy.
John Bates and Rebekah Beall children:
John C. Bates, born about 1778. Married Edna (Edney) about 1820. Migrated to Spalding Co. Georgia about 1827. Died about 1854 in Georgia. They had 7 children.
Mary Bates, born in 1780 in Maryland. Married Robert Ellis on 11 Sep 1807 in York, S.C. This was his second marriage. They had two children. Date of death unknown, but she was living in York County in 1830. William G. Bates reports she died about 1853 in York County.
Zachariah Bates, born about 1781. Married Lavina around 1819 in York, S.C. Died in Arkansas before 1872. They had 8 children.
Thomas A. Bates, born about 1784 in New Acquisition, Craven, (later York Co.) S.C. He enlisted in the War of 1812. Thomas never married. He lived with his single sister Elizabeth in 1850 in York Co. He died about 1862.
Robert Bates, born about 1791 in York, S.C. Died in 1821.
Alenna Rene Bates, or Allie, was born 1 May 1794 on the Main Fork of Fishing Creek, York, S.C. She married Richard Lawson Reeves in 1814 in Odgen, York County. They had 8 children. She died on 16 Feb 1887 in Milam, Sabine County, Texas.
Twins Dicey and Isis were born in 1799 in York County, S.C. Dicey married Robert Chambers around 1816. They migrated to Georgia. She died before 1883.
Isis never married. She stayed on the homestead with her father until he died. John left Isis the homestead, because "all her sisters had left." It was through the probate of Isis' will in 1872 that we learned the names of her living brothers and sisters.
Elizabeth, or Betsey, was born around 1800 on Main Fork of Fishing Creek, York County, South Carolina. She never married, but lived on a farm nearby with her brother Thomas A. She died in York County about 1857.
Allen Bates was born 23 Oct 1803 on the Main Fork of Fishing Creek, York County, S.C. He married Letitia, Lettie, White in 1827 in DeKalb County, Georgia. They had 13 children.
John Bates and Miss Kennedy Child:
David Kennedy Bates, born in 1809, in York, S.C. He married Mary Elizabeth McHood around 1830 in York Co. He died about 1870, and was buried there. They had 7 children.