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John Bates
Born 1833
JOHN BATES, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 4; also has land on Sec. 5; P.O. Langworthy; born in New York in 1833, Fulton Co., town of Oppenheim; came to Jones Co. in 1856. Was in the late civil war, a member of the 2d I.V.I.; was enrolled October 11, 1864; discharged in the middle of July, 1865; was in Co. C; was wounded in the shoulder and taken prisoner at Macon, Ga., while out foraging; was paroled and sent home and then discharged; was in Andersonville Prison about two weeks, and a prisoner also at Macon four months; he was in the last lot of men that were discharged from the prison at Andersonville. He has been Township Clerk, and is now a member of the Board of Supervisors. His wife's maiden name was Helen Thompson, a native of Delaware Co., N.Y.; they were married in 1865; have two children—Charles and Chauncey. Mr. B. is a Republican. Owns 150 acres.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 621.

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