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BATES Elizabeth[1]
Female 1750 - 1846

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  • Birth  1750  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Betsey Bates 
    Name  Elizabeth Bates Wells  [2
    Died  04 Oct 1846  Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  St Johns, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I44937  Brasfield-Brassfield Genealogies
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 
     
    Family  WELLS Lewis,   b. 22 Jun 1750, Edgefield District, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1846, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. WELLS Elijah,   b. Abt 1784, Edgefield, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1868, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. WELLS Giles,   b. 15 Apr 1799, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1894, Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1570  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • "...It must have been about the time of the Revolution that little Elizabeth Bates was stolen by the Indians. She was 12, the oldest of five children. Her parents had gone to a clear spot in the South Carolina wilderness where they had raised a crop. The group was preparing to return to the settlement, fearing an Indian attack. The father was helping the mother mount a horse when a war whoop broke the stillness.

      Mrs. Bates begged her husband and neighbor to run. the women and children were taken prisoners. In camp, in the evening, some of the tribe brought in scalps. Elizabeth knew by the color of the hair and the bloody clothes that her father and his helper had met their deaths.
      A little baby brother was born after that. then the Indians continued to retreat with their captives and in attempting to ford the swollen Roanoke River, the baby was drowned. The rest of the family were prisoners about a year.
      Finally the whites and Indians exchanged prisoners and the Bates family went back to the home settlement."
      Source: Perry Co., Illinois web-site
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S456] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online..
      Record for Elizabeth Bates

    2. [S455] Web: Illinois, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Database online..
      Record for Elizabeth Bates Wells