Decendents of Thomas Jefferson Bates met at the Blue Lake Regional Park near Portland on June 15, 2013. About 50 of us were there. The similarities were striking. It was a wonderful day. Here are a few pictures.
This blog is for all the decendents of John Bates, Esq., of York, South Carolina. Any information about our family is welcome. Please post stories about your ancestors and your family. Photos are especially appreciated.
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Another thing I would like to do is post pictures of our families. I'll start by posting ours soon. Feel free to post pictures of your family as well.