I just discovered your web site. I think I’m related to Martin Van Buren Bates through John Wallis Bates and Elizabeth Hall Bates — their son, Martin Van Buren Bates married to Henrietta Craft — their daughter (my great grandma), Mattie Bates, who married Leander Chambers — their daughter (my grandma), Hazel Chambers, who married John Wiley Wolfe — their daughter (my mother), Jorretta Wolfe Wilhelm.
Does this seem correct?
I read something about a terrible incident (retaliatory hangings) by Martin Van Buren Bates and brothers before they left Kentucky. Does anyone know more?