Robert Bates
and Sarah C Lee

Robert Bates
Robert Bates - Photo From Bates Website

Robert Bates b 24 Aug 1825 KY d 25 Sept 1921 Knott Co KY; s/o John Wallis Bates and Sarah Sally Walthrop. Robert Bates m. 3 Mar 1869 to Sarah C Lee b 1842 d 1927 Vicco, Perry Co KY; d/o Martin Lee and Fanny Cook. (1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of Robert Bates and Sarah C Lee;

1. Amanda Grazella Bates b 24 Dec 1869 d 25 Dec 1945; m. 27 Jan 1887 Letcher Co KY to John C Calhoun

2. Theophilous Garrett Bates b about 1869 d 25 Jul 1884 Wise Co VA of flux.


Robert Bates
and Phoebe Lee

Robert Bates b 24 Aug 1825 KY d 25 Sept 1921 Knott Co KY; s/o John Wallis Bates and Sarah Sally Walthrop. Robert Bates m. VA 2nd to Phoebe Lee, d/o Martin Lee and Fanny Cook. Children of Robert Bates and Phoebe Lee;

1. William A Bates b about 1859 VA d Wise Co VA of flux; m. Martha J Vincey.

2. Martin Van Buren Bates b 1861; m. (1) Unknown. Martin Van Buren Bates m. 8 Apr 1891 Wise Co VA to (2) Mary E Lark.


Robert Bates and
Elizabeth Bentley

Robert Bates b 24 Aug 1825 KY d 25 Sept 1921 Knott Co KY; s/o John Wallis Bates and Sarah Sally Walthrop. Robert Bates m. 22 May 1888 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Bentley b 16 Dec 1870 KY d 6 Jan 1956 Letcher Co KY; buried Bates Cemetery, Colson, Letcher Co KY; d/o Aaron Rice Bentley and Dorcas Hall. Children of Robert Bates and Elizabeth Bentley;

1. Robert "Bobby" Bates b 5 Sept 1888 d 1924.

2. Eliza Bates b 2 Jan 1889 d 11 Feb 1969; m. 28 Jan 1909 to Ira Wilson Collins b 30 Jul 1891 Colson, Letcher Co KY d 15 Jun 1946, s/o James Jasper Collins and Nancy Collins.

3. Henry Bates b 5 Sept 1892 d 1 Jul 1974 buried Seco, Letcher Co KY m. Sept 1913 to Arminta Tolliver b 3 Nov 1901 d 9 Nov 1990 Seco, Letcher Co KY buried Seco, Letcher Co KY.

4. Ralph Booten Bates b 1 Apr 1894 d 18 Jun 1983 m. Lizzie Ethel Kiser b 16 May 1907 d 2 Nov 1948; d/o James "Jim" Kiser and Amanda Elizabeth Stidham.

5. Uriah Lee Bates b 25 Jun 1896 d 27 Oct 1879; m. Oct 1933 to Connie Johnson b abt 1909; d/o Samuel Johnson and Rhoda Jane Slone. Thanks to Maxine Bates Quillen for corrections for this family. Daughter of Uriah Lee Bates and Connie Johnson; i. Maxine Bates; m. Male Quillen.

6. Jesse Bates b 27 Feb 1899 d 12 May 1980; m. 12 Dec 1923 to Della Mae Stewart; d/o Thomas Marion "Babe" Stewart and Cora Ellen Kelly.

7. Beckham Bates b 18 Feb 1901 Democrat KY d 19 Mar 1985 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 29 Jun 1925 to Auda Everidge (aka Everage) b 11 Jan 1911 d 12 Feb 1998 Colson, Letcher Co KY; d/o William Everidge and Marguarite Pigman, buried 15 Feb 1998 Bates Cemetery, Colson, Letcher Co KY.

8. Sam J Bates b 19 Nov 1902 d 30 Jul 1963; m. Elizabeth Sowards.

9. Joe Bates b 26 May 1904 d 1956 never married.

10. Lola Bates b 28 Mar 1906; m. 1928 to Roosevelt Honeycutt b 15 Dec 1903 Omaha, Knott Co KY; s/o Grant Honeycutt and Mary Ann Polly Stamper.

11. Tandy Bates b 23 Dec 1908 d 26 Sept 1937; m. Unknown Bates.

12. Manerva Bates b 8 Feb 1911 d 6 Jan 1983; m. to (1) James Curtis Holbrook. Manerva Bates m. to (2) Luther Hampton.

13. Mildred Cleo Bates b 11 Sept 1912 d 25 Feb 1991; m. 7 Oct 1932 to Luther Baker; s/o Buddy Baker and Hortense Lee Friley.


Sarah C Lee and
Samuel Miles Cook

Sarah C Lee b 1842 d 1927 Vicco, Perry Co KY; d/o Martin Lee and Fanny Cook. Sarah C Lee m. 23 Jan 1909 Knott Co KY to 2nd Samuel Miles Cook b Aug 1850 Russell Co VA d about 1922 Lothair, Perry Co KY, s/o John Anderson "Ance" Cook and Drucilla "Ciller" Huffman. Children of Sarah Lee and Samuel Miles Cook;

1. Rude Cook b 1884 KY d 30 Jul 1919; m. Clarinda Hall b Aug 1888, d/o Willie Bales Hall and Susan Johnson. Children of Rude Cook and Clarinda Hall;

i. Myrtle "Mert" Cook b 1907 d about 1940; m. Johnny Harris one child Cloe Harris {daughter};

ii. Dave "Little Trapper" Cook b 7 Aug 1908 d Apr 1996, Topmost, Floyd Co KY

iii. Ellen "Ella" Cook b 1913 KY d about 1945 cause of death fire; m. Delza "Dale" Harris

iv. Cora Bell Cook.

2. Joseph R Cook b 1879 Floyd Co KY d 4 Jul 1922; m. Ella Hall b 1886 d 1916 Wheelright, Floyd Co KY; d/o John H Hall and Unknown Little.

3. Jerome Cook

4. Elizabeth Alice Cook.

5. Unison Cook.

6. Rosey Cook.

7. Townville Cook.

8. Miles Cook.

9. Besse Cook.

10. Colonel Cook.


Samuel Miles Cook
and Clarinda Roark

Samuel Miles Cook b Aug 1850 Russell Co VA d about 1922 Lothair, Perry Co KY; s/o John Anderson "Ance" Cook and Drucilla "Ciller" Huffman. Samuel Miles Cook m. 6 Feb 1867 to (1) Clarinda Roark b May 1847; d/o James Roark and Elizabeth Mullins. /p>


Short Bio of Robert Bates

Robert Bates was a captain in the 7th Cavalry, CSA and was captured, along with his brother, Martin Van Buren Bates by the 39th KY Union Cavalry and taken to Camp Chase OH. He was state representative from Letcher Co KY between 1880 and 1884. While serving as a state legislator, he pushed through the bill establishing Knott Co as a separate county from Letcher, Perry, and Floyd Counties.  


1900 Letcher Co KY Census
48 48 Bates Robert Head W M 1828 72 M 13 KY KY KY
48 48 Bates Elizabeth Wife W F 1870 30 M 13 KY KY KY
48 48 Bates William Son W M 1888 12 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bates Lizza Daughter W F 1892 8 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bates John H Son W M 1894 6 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bates Buton Son W M 1896 3 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bates Eurias Son W M 1896 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bates Jesse J Son W M 1899 1 S KY KY KY
48 48 Pratt Linsey Boarder W M 1882 18 S KY KY KY
48 48 Smith John Boarder W M 1840 60 S VA VA VA
48 48 Hall Darkus Servent W F 1847 52 S KY KY KY


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