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Bates, William Thomas - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry

WILLIAM THOMAS BATES
1st TENNESSEE MOUNTED INFANTRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 18 January 1846 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 26 April 1904 in Wilson County, Tennessee
Buried: Bates Family Cemetery, Wilson County, Tennessee
Parents: Benjamin and Teresa (Scudder) Bates

Married: Permelia "Melia" Bartlett on 17 March 1869 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 6 March 1848 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 2 May 1938 in Wilson County, Tennessee
Buried: Bates Family Cemetery, Wilson County, Tennessee
Parents: Joshua and Anna Meador (Anderson) Bartlett

Children:

  1. Isaac Bates
  2. Joshua Bates
  3. Martha Bates
  4. Mary F. Bates
  5. John C. Bates
  6. Bethel Bates
  7. Thomas Bates
  8. Virgil Bates

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

MILITARY INFORMATION

1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry
Company G
USA

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 4 February 1864 at Alexandria, TN
  • Mustered In 21 March 1864 in Carthage, TN
  • Age: 18
  • 30 Apr 1864: Present
  • May & June 1864: Present
  • Sep - Dec 1864: Present
  • Mar & Apr 1865: Mustered out of the service April 1865
  • Mustered out of the service 18 Apr 1865 by reason of expiration of term of service
  • 21 Apr 1865: Detachment Muster Out Roll
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Light
  • Born: Smith County
  • Author Notes: The 1st TN Mounted Infantry has two Bates Men Enlisted in Company G: Thomas Bates and William B. Bates. They are 19 and 18, respectively. Both were born in Smith County. It is believed that William B. Bates is the correct man. In his pension application, Willliam Thomas Bates states that he was a Private. Thomas Bates was promoted to Corporal. William B. Bates remained a Private.

US PENSION APPLICATION

Pension Application:

  • Filed 1 August 1890
  • Invalid: 844356; Certificate: 991902
  • Widow's Application Filed: 31 January 1905
  • Widow's Application: 821120, Certificate: 599796; XC2676085
  • Click Here to Download Application

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 355
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 66 (Listed as Thomas Bates and is living with his grandfather Mathew/Mathias Scudder)
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 184
  • 1880 Census:
  • 1900 Census: Sevier County, UT, Page 78B