Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Henry C. Bates.

Henry C. Bates.

Birth: Sep. 22, 1837, Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Death: Aug. 22, 1920, Oakland County, Michigan.

Parents: Vrelon Bates (1805 - 1871), Eunice Wilhelm Bates (1818 - 1909).

Wife: Jennett C. Negus Bates (1849 - 1939).

Sibling: Henry C. Bates (1837 - 1920), Mary A. Bates (1847 - 1917).

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, Butler County, Kansas.

H. C. BATES, farmer and stock raiser, Section 9, P. O. Augusta, is a native of Michigan, and was born in Washtenaw County, September 22, 1836; was educated and reared in his native State. Early in the war, he enlisted in the Fourth Michigan Infantry, Company K, in 1861, for three months; the first call. In 1863, he enlisted in the navy, being stationed at Erie, Pa., for a time, and afterwards in the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter. He was married, in Michigan, to Miss Jennett Negus. In 1871, came to Franklin County, and in March, 1872, came to Butler County, being among the early settlers in the locality where he now resides.

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