Thank you for visiting my pages. I hope you find them enjoyable.

chris adkins - 12/05/00 02:53:03
My Email:caadkins@bright.net
Where are you from?: currently Ripley ohio, formerly of Galion Ohio

Comments:
I am the son of Isaac Harmon Adkins and Rhonda Lee Bates. Imagine my surprise when after doing a search on Martin Van Buren Bates (an ancestor of mine), I find this site that may even link my families together in more than one way. My mother is the daughter of Willie Bates and Ramie Bates. Both of whom are now deceased. My father's father was Leonard Harmon Adkins. All of whom were born in Ky. I'm hoping to get some feedback on anyway you may know of on how exactly I am linked to Martin Van Buren Bates and any other bloodlines I might have. I would just like to know where I come from. Thanks! Christopher Brent Adkins



Charles D. Adkins - 11/23/00 23:23:59
My Email:ljewelt.@cs.com
Where are you from?: MCROBERTS, KY

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Robin L. (Wright) Walling - 11/21/00 21:41:47
My Email:robinw@sonet.net
Where are you from?: Nauvoo, Alabama

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Willard M. Wright - 11/12/00 23:47:19
My Email:wmw1@bellsouth.net
Where are you from?: Knoxville, Tn.

Comments:
Hi cuz, just sent you an e-mail concerning Sara Jane Johnson and Lennard Kenny. enjoying your work very much..............Mack



George L. Holbrook - 10/02/00 00:09:24
My URL:http://myhomepage.com
My Email:jholbr311o@aol.com
Where are you from?: Ohio liveing in Georgia past 35 years

Comments:
I like your page a lot grate work keep it up



Thursa (Halcomb) Nunley - 09/17/00 00:58:13
My Email:thursa@globalsite.net
Where are you from?: Winchester, Indiana

Comments:
Wonderful! What more can I say... The photos are wonderful! I hope that other family members will share very old photos they have so we can all see where "those looks" come from. It's amazing to see your ancestors and put the stories with a face and put m re leaves on our oak tree... :)



Michael Day - 09/15/00 01:20:07
My Email:day@dhcd.state.md.us
Where are you from?: Kent Island, Maryland

Comments:
Martin Van Buren Bates is my great,great,great uncle. Martin H. Shaw from Cherry Lane, N.C. was my grandfather and named after Martin Van Buren. My brother and his son carry on the Martin name even today. Martin Van Buren Bates was the brother to my grea , great, great grandmother. I just thought it would be great to connect with distant relatives. P.S. - I work for the State Historic Preservation Office in Maryland and have visited the site of the Point Look Out prison where Martin V.B.Bates was held f r a time during the civil war. Thanks for letting me share.



Stacy Wright Hempill - 09/05/00 13:09:38
My Email:emka@zoomnet.net
Where are you from?: Portsmouth, Ohio

Comments:
Very nice! My seven year old daughter needed to tell about something very big for a school project so we came here to get information on Martin. Thanks for an interesting site and help with the homework!



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Darrel Phillips - 08/14/00 04:31:21
My Email:paddlefootie@aol.com
Where are you from?: Glen Burnie, Md

Comments:
Born in Seco, 1948. Lived in Neon from 1952-1961 Enjoyed your site - brought back memories.



Jacqueline Ruth May - 08/12/00 14:14:35
My Email:jrmay1835@aol.com
Where are you from?: McRoberts,Ky.

Comments:
It has been many,many years but still leaves me a little homesick.



Melinda - 07/23/00 23:49:02
My Email:mslk48@aol.com
Where are you from?: Kona Ky/Taylor Mi

Comments:
Hi,Just wanted to say I have enjoyed your pages and hope to come back and reread again..I am also related to "Bates" but as to which..I have yet to find out..Melinda



RONALD JENKINS - 07/23/00 21:26:55
My Email:RGJDDJ@AOL.COM
Where are you from?: ALEXANDRIA AL.

Comments:
I WAS BORN IN JENKINS IN 1945. MY FATHERS NAME WAS (JAMES) ARTHUR JENKINS. MY MOTHERS WAS (IDA) LUCILLE COLLINS. I'M TRYING TO FIND ANYTHING I CAN ABOUT MY FAMILY. BOTH PARENTS ARE DECEASED. MY FATHER WHEN I WAS ONLY 2 YRS. OLD. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING A OUT MY FAMILY OR LIVING RELATIVES PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANKS RON



Glenna DeAngelis - 06/23/00 03:14:58
My Email:Taostime@aol.com
Where are you from?: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Comments:
I grew up in McRoberts and 15 Hollow. I am the daughter of Russell and Margaret Fleming. I still have relatives in McRoberts which I see at our Family reunion every July. We have it at the Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonsburg. I have enjoyed the photos o much. We lived in Band Mill Bottom. until 1955 when we moved to Michigan



Karen Nelson Marcum - 06/20/00 13:55:47
My Email:kmarcum
Where are you from?: Prestonsburg

Comments:
You responded to an earlier message I'd posted on Lucille Anderson, and I really appreciate that. I have some infor on Lucy's descendants if you ever need it. Also, where did you find the info you sent me on John Rueben Anderson's family? Thanks



Karen Nelson Marcum - 06/11/00 18:33:02
My Email:kmarcum@setel.com
Where are you from?: Prestonsbirg, KY

Comments:
My g-g-g grandmother was Lucille Anderson who married John Fontaine Warrix in Letcher County in 1862 and who then moved to Floyd Co. I think that her mother was a Bates. An Aaron Anderson was a witness on her marriage license. Any help with these peopl will be appreciated.



Jean Hodson - 05/13/00 18:10:44
My Email:hodsonjl@erols.com
Where are you from?: Virginia

Comments:
Hi Cousins! I'm a decendent of John Wallis Bates and Sarah Walthorp through their daughter Martha Irby Bates and Joseph Craft. Enjoyed your home page - always fun to read about some of the interesting Bates family members.



James w. wright - 05/07/00 19:03:49
My Email:TRAFECAF@AOL.COM
Where are you from?: VA BEACH, VA.

Comments:
VERY GOOD PATTY REMEMBER HOW WE USED TO PLAY AT AUNT ETTA HOUSE WHEN YOU VISITED GOOD DAYS HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON VISIT POODIE OFTEN <>



Rick Dutton - 03/25/00 19:44:55
My Email:rckldoit@home.com
Where are you from?: Nashville

Comments:
My grandfather was from blackye kentucky but his side of my tree is missing. No one knows him and i cant find his family anywhere out there. He kept it a secret from his only child, my father. Clarence Richard Dutton my grandfather,Pauline Luna Phillips-Nashville his wife was my grandmother.



Lisa Caudill Coleman - 03/24/00 16:14:28
My Email:lcoleman@wvsbdc.org
Where are you from?: Whitesburg

Comments:
So glad someone did this page!



CARL MAXIE - 02/26/00 21:09:25
My Email:CMMAX@ELLIJAY.COM
Where are you from?: KNOTT COUNTY/ NOW LIVE IN GEORGIA

Comments:
MY GREAT GRAND DAD IS ROBERT BATES. MY MOTHER IS DELLA (CALHOUN) MAXIE. SHE IS JOHN C AND AMANDA (BATES) CALHOUN'S DAUGHTER. AMANDA IS THE DAUGHTER OF ROBERT BATES. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR INFO. I HAD NEVER BEFORE SEEN A PHOTO OF ROBERT BATES. THANKS

Katharine Iona Griffith - 02/24/00 16:29:24
My Email:griffki@alumni.auburn.edu
Where are you from?: Originally- Letcher, KY

Comments:
According to my Uncle Dan Sexton, we are somehow related to Martin Van Buren Bates and I am in the beginning stages of researching our family history. My great grandmother married an Elkins and lived in Jenkins, Ky, where I also lived as a child. Great age!!



Kaye Urban - 02/11/00 14:36:21
My Email:mmepotts@swbell.net
Where are you from?: Originally MI currently TX

Comments:
I love your site. I am especially interested in information about the picture of the old Beefhide School. Thanks for doing so much work to make such a wonderful and informative site available to the rest of the world. Grins, Kaye



Pokey - 02/02/00 15:38:54
Where are you from?: Texas

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Linda Menke - 02/01/00 03:14:36
Where are you from?: Indiana

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Earnest R. Smith - 01/30/00 22:44:37
My Email:frankiesings@snowcrest.net
Where are you from?: Montague, CA

Comments:
Dear Cousin Patty, Have you discovered any information on my grandmother, Synthia Ann Wright's brothers, Charles and Britt Wright? Every day, I hope for a breadthrough in our search. Ultimately, I want to discover my grandmother's father's name. Thank you very much, Earnest R. Smith



Cindy Groshong - 01/26/00 18:51:39
My Email:groshong@specent.com
Where are you from?: Ohio

Comments:
My grandfather Henry Martin worked in Jenkins, KY in the mines. I was interested in learning about it



Marvin Hall - 01/23/00 06:02:36
My URL:http://www.reocities.com/Heartland/Park/5617
My Email:hallm@athenet.net
Where are you from?: Wisconsin

Comments:
I found the following articles in my searches through the old Kentucky newspapers. Couldn't find your email link, so I just put it hear. The Big Sandy Herald March 11, 1873 "Last week we had the pleasure of shaking hands with the "tallest of the tallest" of Kentucky's sons--we refer to Captain Martin Van Buren Bates, late of the C. S. A.--who stands seven feet seven inches in his socks and pulls down four hundred and ten pou ds. The Captain is on his way up Sandy, to pay a visit to his relatives, after an absence of six years, most of the time has been spent in Europe. Since we last had the pleasure of meeting him, he has visited England, France, Austria, Spain, Prussia, Denmark, etc. and can truthfully say more than most of men, outside of our State, that he has had audience with all the crowned heads of Europe. Her M jesty, Queen of England, presented him a most magnificent gold watch and massive chain attached, which we think is the finest rig, besides the largest watch, in America.. To judge from the beautiful diamond pin in his breast and the diamond rings on his f ngers, they must have cost about $3,000. Captain Bates was born in Letcher County, near Whitesburg, November 9, 1839 and is the youngest child among twelve children. While in Europe he married Miss Ann H. Swan of Nova Scotia, a lady just one inch taller than himself. They were married in the c ty of London at St. Martins, one of the oldest churches of England. Since his return to the United States, he has invested his money in Government Bonds and settle down in a quiet way on a beautiful farm near Cleveland, Ohio. He has our best wishes for a safe arrival among his friends in Letcher." Marv Hall



Beth MIddaugh - 01/22/00 01:49:50
My Email:middaugh@se-tel.com
Where are you from?: McRoberts,KY

Comments:
Very interesting pictuer's.



Brian Holbrook - 01/18/00 12:46:44
My Email:brianholbrook@mindspring.com
Where are you from?: LaVale,Md

Comments:
Love your site, I also am a descendant of Archelous. David L. and John Henry were my Great uncles.



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sue holder - 01/12/00 01:45:45
My Email:wilhold@se-tel.com
Where are you from?: Deane, Ky.

Comments:
It is great looking at these pictures and reading about the people who inhabited this area before us. Thanks so much!!!!



suzanne - 01/09/00 22:07:19
My Email:Jenna_13_14@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: neon

Comments:
hey I love your site I am the great niece of the Craft brothers. DAveL and John Henry Craft I have a picture of them. you did a great job putting all this together i have looked at it over and over and gave it too all my family thank you for all your hard work and sharing it with us suzanne neon,kentucky



charles - 12/28/99 01:40:42
My Email:free@setel.com
Where are you from?: neon

Comments:
i really enjoyed the page it was fun to look at how big neon actually was



jeanette brashear brant - 12/10/99 21:01:01
My Email:jlbbrant@aol.com
Where are you from?: madison ohio

Comments:
nice web site!!!!



Donnie Joe Hall - 11/09/99 19:47:27
My Email:donniefromneon@webtv.net
Where are you from?: Born at Deane,Ky live at Neon,Ky

Comments:
Enjoyed every time I visited your web sites,keep up the good work.



Jerry Couch - 10/14/99 00:14:09
My Email:jfcouch@mounet.com
Where are you from?: St. Paul, Virginia

Comments:
The WEB pages for Letcher County are wonderful. I believe my great-grandparents, Nancy Jane Blair Witt, and her husband, Eli Witt were Letcher County residents. They would have been born in the 1860's or 1870's.



sandra Rohn - 10/10/99 10:44:28
My Email:srohn68434@aol.com
Where are you from?: Goshen In 46528

Comments:
This is a WOW page i will be back soon, doing my family tree. Surnames are Sexton and Ratliff from whitesburg and all over ky i have fond. keep the good job up sandy



Billy Joe Reeves - 10/09/99 23:53:53
My Email:reevesbj@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: Winchester, KY

Comments:
Patty: I have looked at some of your site. You have done a wonderful job. I know the people that visit will enjoy. WELL DONE COUSIN!!



Sherri Eversole - 09/29/99 03:24:08
My Email:Severole@aol.com
Where are you from?: Cincinnati, Ohio

Comments:
My whole family ties to Letcher Perry County, Which include Adams, Hale, Honeycutt,Combs, Franklin, Stamper Smith. I would like more information on these family. This web site has already given me alot dates and times.Please feel free to send me any infor ation you wish. Sherri



Gloria Marcum - 09/27/99 21:50:51
My Email:rgmarcum@zoomnet.net
Where are you from?: South Shore, Ky

Comments:
Is there an Annie Bates in your line that married a Garfield Thornsbury. They were my grandparents. I don't know her parents names and I am trying to find that information. Gloria Marcum



Chris - 09/26/99 08:51:58
My Email:genhunter@webtv.net
Where are you from?: Oregon, now

Comments:
Thank you for providing all the old pictures of towns and places in Ky. It was nice to actually see places I'd heard about but never seen. Very interesting!



clyde earl clark - 09/04/99 20:40:30
My Email:cnnthia.clark@14gte.net
Where are you from?: mcroberts,she fork

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Tammy Noel - 08/16/99 11:15:02
My Email:tnoel00@ameritech.net
Where are you from?: Cleveland, Ohio

Comments:
My family roots are in Letcher County. I found your site, especially pictures, very interesting. I have visited a lot of places mentioned. I am currently researching my geneology from that area under the surnames of Holbrook, Noble, and Bentley. However, have found no links thus far to your family line. Keep up the good work!



Annette Bates Isaacs - 08/11/99 22:35:57
Where are you from?: Deane, Ky. 41812

Comments:
I would like to have Alfred Honeycutt`s death date. Thanks, Annette



Gina Bates - 08/05/99 22:47:23
My URL:http://www.freeyellow.com/members5/cissy67/index.html
My Email:SUNBIRD@UNFORGETTABLE.COM
Where are you from?: Northeastern & SOunthern Ohio

Comments:
I am related to the John Wallis Bates clan and am looking to get in touch with other fmaily members.



Candie Perry - 08/02/99 11:42:35
My URL:http://www.secocompanystore.com
My Email:webmaster@secocompanystore.com
Where are you from?: Seco, Kentucky

Comments:
This is a very nice site you have here! I'd like to link to you if I may, we are in the process of a genealogy site on the Seco page, need lots of pic and stuff. Thanks so much, keep up the good work!!!!!



Betty Nelson Quillen - 07/24/99 03:32:30
My Email:minesign@se-tel.com
Where are you from?: Haymond, Ky

Comments:
Patty Was i surprised to see your web site, i very much enjoyed the old pictures of Fleming. You did a really good job. Betty



rena harris - 07/23/99 14:26:57
My Email:mistake52@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: ecorse,mi.

Comments:
Brings back memories of where I grew up I lived there for 32 years.



Sue(Clouse) Love - 07/21/99 00:35:59
My URL:http://www.flash.net/~casinos/index.html
My Email:casinos@flash.net
Where are you from?: LaPorte, Texas

Comments:
I was so glad to get this site. I love the pictures. I was born and raised in McRoberts, but left in 1963. I am always glad to hear from anyone from there. My parents lived there until their deaths and still have cousins that live there. Thanks so much fo this page.Makes you feel that you can always go back home. Sue



Darrell Wright - 07/17/99 22:46:32
My Email:darrellpw@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: McRoberts

Comments:
I really enjoyed your site. Especially the photographs. When I showed the pix to my neighbor, Woodie McKinney, he said one of 'em looked familiar. Billie then showed me an original, the one of Neon smouldering. Small world! The McKinneys are neighbors ow that I live in Fleming. Joel Martin Wright is my GGGrandfather.



Sheila B. Holbrook - 07/14/99 12:13:36
My Email:kenshe@tg.tel
Where are you from?: Neon, KY

Comments:
I was married to Bob Bates, son of Millard and Corsie Sexton Bates. I cannot wait to show this site to my children...Michael Bates and Lora Bates Combs who both live here in Letcher County.



Mr.Shirley E. Mason - 07/13/99 17:42:31
My Email:smasone@gte.net
Where are you from?: Wahiawa, Hawaii

Comments:
I now live in Hawaii, but was born in Fleming, Ky. in 1944. I left in 1963 and return now and then. This is a great history of the area and I remember most of it. Thanks!!



Wayne Doner - 07/11/99 01:55:07

Comments:
I forgot to say that Roach had a son named Cecil Thornsbury.Cecil's daughter Ann Thornsbury is my mother!



Wayne Doner - 07/11/99 01:49:23
My Email:wtdoner@netsync.net
Where are you from?: Silver Creek,NY

Comments:
This is a wonderful site.I only saw your guestbook and already picked up plenty of info.My great Grandmother was a Bates. Nancy Bates born August 24, 1879.Shew married Roach Thornsberry in 1899 i believe.She was the daughter of Jessie Bates,Who was thew s n of John Wallis Bates Jr. I will be going over this site with a magnifyer!! LOL Great site!!



Kristin Tyler - 07/06/99 19:47:31
My Email:ktyler@romac.com
Where are you from?: Louisville, Kentucky

Comments:
I am thrilled to find this website. I am a descendent of Samuel Wright--my maternal grandparents were William and Thelma Craft of Letcher County. My mother, Della Sue (Craft) Tharp was born in Letcher County (Kona, I believe) and moved away from this ar a upon the death of my grandmother.



gary m sams - 07/03/99 18:30:56
Where are you from?: lex., ky

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my grandmother was related to John Wallis b.NC



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Nancy Clark Brown - 06/25/99 01:25:43
My Email:swva@email.msn.com
Where are you from?: Virginia/Kansas

Comments:
Cecil and I really enjoyed your coal camps. Would you know the exact location of the CHESTNUT PATCH in McRoberts?



James bentley - 06/12/99 15:06:42
My Email:chaswillo@aol.com
Where are you from?: gardendale al.

Comments:
great i was born in Ky and lived at Kona and went to Kona grade school and went to Fleming high School the pictures were very good.



JOYCE Potter,Parkerson - 06/10/99 02:52:34
My Email:joysew1@gci.net
Where are you from?: Palmer,Alaska

Comments:
My cousin gave me this sight ! Iam A granddaughter of Isaac "Ikey"Potter & Didema "sissy" Bentley. I am new at this and find interesting !



Sharon Craft - 05/25/99 22:31:19
My Email:shdirk7@aol.com
Where are you from?: Clay County, KY

Comments:
Very interesting information, if you have any further information regarding the Craft-Bates connections please e-mail! Thank you!



earnest Earnest R. Smith - 05/18/99 02:05:55
My Email:frankiesings@snowcrest.net
Where are you from?: Montague Ca.

Comments:
I hear through the grapevine we are cousins.



Reva Csontos - 05/10/99 15:47:27
My Email:RevaLynn@aol.com
Where are you from?: Edgerton, Ohio..originally

Comments:
I'm a long lost relation through the Sarah Bates Lee b. 1846 line.



moselle dempsey collier - 05/09/99 18:39:10
Where are you from?: south shore, ky

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Gary Bates - 04/25/99 15:16:05
My Email:rbates5@bellsouth.net
Where are you from?: Millstone, KY

Comments:
I am doing a family tree and if you have any information on Landis Bates will be greatly appreciated.



Mickie Minor Welch - 04/24/99 03:13:04
My Email:welchua@planetc.com
Where are you from?: Morristown, Tn

Comments:
I was born and raised in Jenkins. I am very impressed with this web site. I sent it to all my family. R.C. Minor Family



Stacy Bates-Morris - 04/13/99 16:25:00
My Email:rbates5@bellsouth.net
Where are you from?: Whitesburg,Ky

Comments:
My grandfather was Landis Bates from Knott Co. I believe he is related to the Bates family listed. I don't know much more about him.



Dr. George Torok - 04/07/99 20:21:04
My Email:georget@epcc.edu
Where are you from?: el paso tx

Comments:
I am researching the history of several coal towns in Letcher County are. Pictures were interesting.



Raymond Lee Polly - 03/31/99 23:27:34
My Email:Louanneray@webtv.net

Comments:
I am so glad that part of our culture is being preserved. How our people overcame so many obstacles is a tribute to their root stock.



paul a. pondish - 03/24/99 23:00:23
My Email:ppondish@deerparktx.org
Where are you from?: Pasadena, Tx.

Comments:
Hi, I was born in Jenkins on 10 Jan. 1945. My Dad was Mgr. of National Mines Service Co.. My Mom was the former Lucy Howington. I have an Aunt, Pauline Banks who resides in the house that I was raised in at 425 Wrights Hollow. I have really enjoyed lookin at the old pictures.



Angela Bates - 03/10/99 16:12:10
My Email:a@cdc.net
Where are you from?: Tennessee

Comments:
Can you PLEASE put dates on the people in the photos? We have some of the same family line, but there were three Marthas, and I can't figure out which one she is =) THANK YOU FOR THE PICS!!!!!



Alice Waddles Hagins - 03/01/99 20:54:28
My Email:allece@meginc.com
Where are you from?: Knott Co., KY

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Doug Blair - 02/06/99 03:36:06
My Email:ultradma33@msn.com
Where are you from?: Nashville, Tn.

Comments:
I recognize most of the names and places as I am from eastern kentucky myself. Enjoyed it very much.



Steve DeGenaro - 02/05/99 21:34:17
My Email:sdegenaro@aol.com
Where are you from?: Poland, OH (near Youngstown)

Comments:
Thanks so much for creating this page. I found the article on Martin Van Buren Bates very helpful as I'm researching the man and his life in Seville Ohio. I have a vintage photograph of him, along with Anna Swan, his wife. I would appreciate it if you ould let me know if there is any other information on him available on www, or historical societies anywhere. Thanks again.



Gina Bates - 02/05/99 19:26:36
My Email:sunbird@unforgettable.com
Where are you from?: Apple Creek, OH

Comments:
I'm related to John Wallis Bates and other people mentioned in your website. My relatives came form Kentucky and most of them now reside in Guernsey Co., Ohio. Would you happen to be familiar with any of them? I'd be glad to have any information on the Ba es family. Thank you.



DAVID A TUNNELL - 01/11/99 22:09:54
My Email:tunnelld@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: Wise,Virginia.

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blair and trev williamson - 12/23/98 21:28:12
My Email:tbasales@mb.sympatico.ca
Where are you from?: reston man. canada

Comments:
Hello Patty. Received your letter and picture last week. It was nice to hear from you again. We are surfing,hoping to find more about our Porter/ Williamson family. Trev is my brother and this is his Email address. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and we w ll be in touch in the new year.Blair



Sheila Trent - 12/16/98 04:54:30
My Email:richie@bbtel.com
Where are you from?: Irvington, Ky

Comments:
Looking for information on Fred Burns Jr. Sisters names are Lucy , Irene, Violet, Conie or Cona. Any information would be appreciated



Kevin Bates - 12/14/98 07:08:27
My Email:kbbate01@athena.louisville.edu
Where are you from?: Louisville, KY.

Comments:
Martin Van Buren Bates is a relative of mine. My aunt followed our family tree back to him, but I never got a chance to see it. I'm trying to put one together myself



janice bentley - 12/13/98 00:38:19
My Email:frazier@bellsouth.net
Where are you from?: seco, ky

Comments:
Born in 1937 in Seco. Father is James Bentley and Mother is Frances Ricketts. Any information on Seco Bentley's, please E-mail me.



Gordon R. Blair - 12/03/98 22:57:06
My Email:gmblair@bellsouth.net
Where are you from?: Newnan, GA

Comments:
Family was from Pike, Floyd and Johnson County My Wife is Milda Little Blair Her family was from Letcher county..Bates and Thornsberry



MARCIE BRANHAM KELLY - 11/18/98 00:49:36
My Email:21MKN@GTE.NET
Where are you from?: MARTIN, KY CURRENTLY LIVING IN LEXINGTON, KY

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George McPherson - 11/17/98 01:00:46
My Email:gmcpherson@datasys.net
Where are you from?: Georgia

Comments:
Great site, Born in McRoberts, Ky. on Chopping Branch and lived in other areas of Ky. for short period of time until about four years of age. Folks then moved to Dickenson, Co. Va. and that's where I grew up. Left there over forty years ago. Seeing the pictures of these communities/Camps really roused old memories. Have been back there over the years several times. As they say back there still have kin in Kentucky and Virginia and do get back on occasion. Would love to have more photo's of that area. Can you he p? Looking forward to hearing from you. G. McPherson



BRAD REYNOLDS - 11/02/98 06:41:22
My Email:BReyno4217@aol.com
Where are you from?: whitesburg ky,athens ga, new york city new york

Comments:
DOES ANYONE KNOW THE STORY ABOUT THE PRESPRETIRIAN CHURCH IN WHITESBURG AND THE MAP OF ITALY MADE OF STONE?



AlaMae Skaggs Stein - 11/01/98 04:50:14
My Email:amstein@home.com
Where are you from?: Neon

Comments:
Your site is outstanding! You have truly given viewers an insight into the past. I was born in Neon, KY 1940 but my family moved when I was little so I don't know much about Kentucky. My father was a dentist in KY, his name was Dr. Elbert Skaggs. I am researching my roots and hope to visit KY soon. Thanks for sharing.



10/26/98 10:18:27
Name: Bad Bunny My URL: Visit Me
My Email: Email Me

Comments:
Just surfing. Thanks.



ANN BENTLEY COLLINS - 10/20/98 00:17:09
My Email:acollins@willapabay.org
Where are you from?: Neon Junction,Kentucky

Comments:
i think your pagges are wonderful keep up the good work and i am related to halls and holbrooks and bates i dont know which ones but my grand parents was preston bentley and wife lara bentley and great grandpa burned to death that is some of what i know t anks very much ann bentley collins



Larry Collins - 10/19/98 01:47:22
My Email:laros@conninc.com
Where are you from?: Lenoir, NC

Comments:
Enjoyed your site I grew up in Dunham, Ky., and went to school in Jenkins



Roy Curry - 10/13/98 23:52:17
My Email:roycurry@kih.net
Where are you from?: Jenkins, Ky

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Really enjoy your sight. I was born and raised in Wheelwright, Ky (Floyd) county. If my information is correct, my Gr Gr Gr.Grandmother was a sister to Martin Van Buren Bates. Her name was Margaret. My daughter is also doing a lot of research and keeps me informed on what she has discovered to date. Thanks



James Yaple - 09/30/98 06:50:48
My Email:buffalojim@compuserve.com
Where are you from?: Portland, OR

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I sure need to get some documentation on the parents of Joseph Harvey Bates. Beleive he is the son of Robert Bates who is the son of William Bates ( d 1811) Wyeth Va.





Randy Nichols - 08/15/98 22:48:36
My URL:http://www.rpn@mail.istal.com
My Email:www.rpn@mail.istal.com
Where are you from?: Florida

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I'm the G.G.Grandson of Robert"Robin"Bates. and on Martin V.Bates website you have him born in 1937. Maybe you would like to change this to 1837. I'm looking for information on Robert Bates for I am in the Sons Of Confederate Veterans. Any and all thing a e needed. For A FREE South, Randy Nichols

Randy Nichols - 08/15/98 22:42:50
My URL:http://www.rpn@mail.istal.com

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Deborah Keser - 08/13/98 16:12:49
My Email:deboraht@aros.net
Where are you from?: raised in Iowa

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I am descended from John Wallis BATES through Elizabeth BATES, daughter of John Wallis BATES Jr., who married Harrison HALL. I have the Bates genealogy back two more generations from John Wallis BATES Senior. My father was born and raised in Knott County entucky and I also have much more Knott County Kentucky genealogy.

raymond mark isaacs - 07/21/98 01:44:39
My Email:misaacs@aol.com
Where are you from?: colson (letcher co. ky.)

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Son of Raymond and Annette (Bates) Isaacs Great,Great,Great,Nephew of Martin Van Bueran

Kara Townsend - 07/03/98 06:06:23
My URL:http://www.dynamicSex.com
My Email:dwebmistress@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hi! I was surfing through GeoCities and saw your page. Pretty Cool! My name is Kara. I am 24 years old and live in San Diego, CA. I have been teaching myself HTML for the last several months. Please visit my site, Kara s dynamicSex and tell me what you think of it. I will be adding pictures of myself within the next couple days. I would love to exchange links with you!

Hilma J. Cornett - 06/13/98 03:19:29
My Email:joecornett@worldnet.att.net
Where are you from?: Herndon, Va.

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First lived in Chez Fork, then McRoberts, then Millstone until I was thirteen. Then my grandfather Ed Hughes, formerly Southeast Coal Co. moved all of us Cornetts to Spotsylvania, Va. in 1954. Nice to see some of the old pictures of Letcher County. I s ill have memories of how it was in the days of, as Tenessee E. Ford would sing 'I owe my sole to the company store'.

Hawaii - 06/07/98 06:02:34
My Email:hawaii@lava.net
Where are you from?: Neon

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Aloha, I really enjoyed your site. I don't remember a whole lot, but I do remember my Mom shopping at "Dawahare's" and a few other places on Main St. Would love to see more pictures! Mahalo, Hawaii

Denise Graham - 06/05/98 04:03:05
My Email:dgraham@darientel.net
Where are you from?: Georgia

Comments:
Thanks for your help

James Richard Bates - 05/29/98 10:42:51
My Email:James.Bates@aviano.af.mil
Where are you from?: Huron Soutn Dakota

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I am interested in developing a family tree for my branch of the "Bates" family. Due to deaths in the family, we have lost info. If you might know something of the S.D. Bates branch please e-mail. Thanks

Robin Thornsberry - 05/26/98 01:30:57
My Email:robint@tgtel.com
Where are you from?: Kite, KY Knott County

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This is a very interesting web site. I will be back to visit often.

Robin Thornsberry - 05/26/98 01:27:54

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Kenneth R. Brown Sr - 04/25/98 01:34:40
My Email:alpine@ramlink.net
Where are you from?: Greenup,Ky

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Hi Nancy found your page by accident,really interesting.we have some real characters in the family.

Vickie Cassady - 04/24/98 02:06:05
My Email:ccass28869@aol.com
Where are you from?: Louisville,Ky

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Enjoyed your page..John W. and Sarah are my 3rd greatgrand parents..do you have a picture of their grave..I want there last summer and climbed the hill to see and take pictures..would be glad to share.

Vickie cassady - 04/24/98 02:00:45

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Rhonda Mullins Durant - 04/17/98 20:51:49
Where are you from?: Wise,Va.

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Don Adams - 04/07/98 14:06:24
My Email:YSEB71B
Where are you from?: Orlando, Fl.

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Thanks for the visit. My family research all begins in Letcher County. I didn"t know this until I started my search. Your Home Page adds to my travels back in time. Don Adams

Mark Fleming - 04/06/98 20:04:01
My Email:flem6557@aol.com
Where are you from?: Chattanooga Tennessee

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Loved the info. on Fleming. I, myself am a Fleming and have or should I say had wondered about the origination of Fleming, KY. Thanks so much for the info. Have you submitted this to the Kentucky Explorer? I read this also and have hoped to find this ut one day. Thanks again. Mark Fleming

Pat Owen Breeding - 04/01/98 23:10:03
My Email:wa4aaa1@aol.com
Where are you from?: Louisville,Ky.

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Absolutely stunning in all respects. Many thanks.

Joyce Bryant - 03/29/98 05:35:31
My Email:LWBRYANT.11
Where are you from?: Clarksville, Tn.

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My mother Kathryn Peters was the second of twelve children born to Dewey M. and Ada Gertrude Hensley Peters in Norton, Va. We have Hensley & Peters Family Reunions every two years. My grandfather Dewey M. Peters had a cabin on the High Knob and we enjoye our summers visiting Norton. Surnames - Peters, Hensley, Vermillion, Salyers, Castle..etc. I also have a nephew who was raised in Dorton, Ky. by his paternal grandparents Ellis & Ruth Osborne. He now also lives in Clarksville. I enjoyed your web site very much!!

Joyce Bryant - 03/29/98 05:31:10
My Email:LWBRYANT.11
Where are you from?: Clarksville, Tn.

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My mother Kathryn Peters was the second of twelve children born to Dewey M. and Ada Gertrude Hensley Peters in Norton, Va. We have Hensley & Peters Family Reunions every two years. My grandfather Dewey M. Peters had a cabin on the High Knob and we enjoye our summers visiting Norton. Surnames - Peters, Hensley, Vermillion, Salyers, Castle..etc. I also have a nephew who was raised in Dorton, Ky. by his paternal grandparents Ellis & Ruth Osborne. He now also lives in Clarksville. I enjoyed your web site very much!!

floyd craft - 03/23/98 02:19:54
My Email:RCDYOLF@aol.com
Where are you from?: plainfield in.

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love letcher co. histroy. I'am a direct decendent of Archelous Craft

Sandra Bates Ellenburg - 03/19/98 17:35:08
My Email:lsbte@swbell.net
Where are you from?: Cedar Park,Tx

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Dropped by hoping to locate my family! Looking for a Benjin/Benjamin & Mary Bates parents of William b.-1850. I enjoyed looking through your info and pictures.

John Isaacs - 03/13/98 06:48:36
My Email:jkisaacs@earthlink.net
Where are you from?: Alta Loma, California

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Very nice web site.

J. Melissa Mullins - 02/23/98 19:14:59
My Email:melissa.mullins@millerbuilding.com
Where are you from?: Haysi, Va

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Gary Bates - 01/30/98 17:13:10
My Email:garybates@worldnet.att.net
Where are you from?: Irving, TX

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I enjoyed my visit to your sight. I was born in Fleming, KY and graduated from FN High School. It was nice to see some of the old pictures to get an idea of what the area looked like prior to my birth in 1956. Thanks for putting all of this together.

Alice Waddles - 12/29/97 20:54:57
My Email:aprille@tgtel.com
Where are you from?: Topmost, Ky. Knott Co.

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I really enjoyed your Page, very impressive. There are some typing mistakes in the years. My gggrandmother was Eliza Bates m. Marshall Hall. Do you have any other information on this family?

Mary Donna Ratliff Foley - 12/20/97 13:15:21
My Email:mdfoley@duo-county.com
Where are you from?: Russell Springs, KY

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Enjoyed this site. Working on Ellen Sanders that married Devil John Wright.

Deborah Thornsbury - 12/02/97 01:05:24
My Email:deboraht@aros.net
Where are you from?: Utah

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I have a photocopy of Martin Van Buren Bates' death certificate. It states his parents' names as John Wallis Bates and Sarah Waltrip. States Sarah Waltrip was born in England.

Deborah Thornsbury - 12/02/97 00:39:28
My Email:deboraht@aros.net
Where are you from?: Utah, Iowa

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My dad born, raised in Knott Co KY. Am researching his line which includes Bates through his mother who was a Hall. I have lots of Bates info for anyone interested.

brian craft - 11/17/97 22:23:43
My Email:brian.craft@ds.lmco.com
Where are you from?: Atlanta now

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do you have any info on the crafts in murdered cemetery (John Henry Craft and David l. Craft) Please send me any info that may help. I am decendent from Archelous Craft and his son John Craft and then John Linville Craft

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Lillian Hollon Rucker - 11/17/97 01:08:55
My URL:http://www.aol.com
My Email:Lrucker 1 @aol.com
Where are you from?: Summerville S.C.

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the letcher co. is the best i live in MC/ROBERTS KY. 46 years i am the daughter of Willie 7 Loulia Hollon had 7 brothers a few of them were GOFF & GUY & LEONARD & LEO I do enjoy your page a lot love the pictures Lillian



Harold Bates - 11/12/97 20:11:15
My Email:HBates@Vines.etn.com
Where are you from?: Athens, AL

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Thelma Sisley - 11/10/97 05:25:44
My Email:thelma@preferred.com
Where are you from?: Elizabethton,Tn.

Comments:
Great site.I wish the Mullins had one like yours. One problem,did you take Letcher County Beginings off?I could not access it ,was told it could not be found.I am from Letcher county,what was Burdine,still have a lot of cousins there.Still I enjoyed the s te very much.Loved the pictures.

C Cremeans - 11/08/97 00:25:44
My Email:ccremeans
Where are you from?: Deming, New Mexico

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Eloise T.Adams Sakmar - 11/03/97 20:43:44
My Email:esakmar@aol.com
Where are you from?: Born at Halo Ky

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I have connections to this family thru my Mother. Her parents Hiram Isaac and Martha Elizabeth Johnson. Martha Elizabeth parents Elisha Johnson and Liza Bates a gg granddaughter of John Wallis Bates.

yvonne e schwartz - 11/02/97 20:19:09
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/in/yeschwartz/blink.html
My Email:755552.2076@compuserve.com
Where are you from?: Goshen, IN

Comments:
Nice page would like to link from mine to yours. let me know if you do not want me to.

Patsy Clouse Good - 10/12/97 03:09:40
My Email:trishgood@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: texas

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I was born and raised in McRoberts and left there in 1964. I still have my father, Lige Clouse there besides an aunt, Pearl Barnett. I know so little of my grandparents and their heritage that I enjoy sharing family history of other people through this page. It was wonderful to find my tiny hometown on the Internet. Thanks for a wonderful gift of the photos. Always a mountain girl.

Newt Lamb - 10/09/97 18:51:41
My Email:Newt1@worldnet.att.net
Where are you from?: Texas

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Interesting Page....Cousin! John Wallis Bates and my GGG-Grandfather Thomas were brothers.

Nancy L. Abbott - 10/06/97 02:14:07
My Email:NLA7320@AOL.Com
Where are you from?: MD

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Will have to reread everything! Learned abt this from Witt Bates on the AOL Chat Room last night. Am a John Bates (Imigrant) to York Co, VA descendent...just found out abt my Bates ancestry in 1991--my gggg g'father was James Bates, sheriff of Halifax Co & State legislator....

Betty G. Schimpf - 10/03/97 01:47:37
My URL:http://www.reocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/5350
My Email:bettyg@wcoil.com
Where are you from?: born in Knott Co., Ky. Live in Lima, Ohio

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Really enjoyed your Letcher County pictures!!

Jim H. McIntire - 09/22/97 02:24:29
My Email:jimbo@siscom.net
Where are you from?: Centerville, Ohio

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My mother (Flossie Versal) was a Bates. Her father was Robert Bates. His father was William Ben Bates (I believe he is Benjamin Emmett Bates who married Margaret Lucas). His father is Jesse Bates (brother to Martin Van Buren Bates). His father is John Wal is Bates.

Annette Castle - 09/03/97 02:59:18
My Email:11071,1462@compuserve.com
Where are you from?: Lexington, KY

Comments:
Your work sure is impressive. You've done a great job!!

Duane Hall - 09/01/97 02:43:17
My Email:whyplan@sierra.net
Where are you from?: Truckee, California

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I'm descended from John Wallis Bates with my dad's family being long-time residents of Knott County (Hollybush, Pippa Passes). Excellent pages about the Bates. Thanks for your hard work. :)

Natalie Matthews - 08/22/97 01:04:57
My Email:matthews@westol.com
Where are you from?: originally from Lawrenceburg, Anderson co., Ky.

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Ron "Holbrook" Black - 08/17/97 16:27:27
My URL:http://www.willapabay.org/~semperfi
My Email:semperfi@willapabay.org
Where are you from?: Pacific Co. Washington

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My family has lived in Letcher county and Wise Co Va. for over 200 years.. I notice that some of the counties have the same names as some of my early ancestors. I often wonder if there is a connection..It is difficult to do research from here in Wa. Nice web site, I am being asked to be the coordinator for the Wash GEN WEB for this county, but I don't know how involved it will be Take care and god bless..Ron

Diane Bates - 08/16/97 03:17:43
My Email:DianeBates@worldnet.att.net
Where are you from?: Milton, Florida

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The best pages on the internet!!! You are all to be commended on a job well done. Diane.

Jerry Mullins - 08/14/97 22:22:11
My Email:Jerry3411@aol.com
Where are you from?: Pound, VA

Comments:
This is a fantastic page. Sure wish the Mullins had a page this good...heck, I wish they had a page! Thanks for allowing me to visit.

Nancy Wright Bays - 08/14/97 11:55:53
My URL:http://www.geocites.com/Athens/Delphi/2839/
My Email:olgenny@ramlink.net
Where are you from?: Greenup, Ky.

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I love your whole page but "Letcher County Beginnings" is my favorite! Well done Patty!

Brian K. Caudill - 08/13/97 22:33:53
My URL:http://webpages.metrolink.net/~bcaudill/kygenweb/letcher.htm
My Email:bcaudill@metrolink.net
Where are you from?: Malabar, FL

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Very nice Web Page!

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