DURING THE WAR YEARS
Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates (1731-1800) headed the
only Bates family located in Louisa Co., VA from
1775 until 1800.
He, and three of his sons served in the Rev. War from
Louisa Co., VA.
1. Reuben Bates Sr. (1731-1800)soldier whose pay was picked
up by his neighbor ex-officer William Duval, who lived
in Louisa Co., VA from 1781 until October 1783 per
his pension application
2. Son James Bates (1762-1825, resided in Louisa Co., VA.
engaged as a substitute for a period of
18 months. He had previously served for three years
in the 14th VA Regt., Continental Line. He was
described as six feet, one inch tall,with black
hair, grey eyes, and a dark complexion .
3. Son William Bates (1764-1846)Pension application,
rejected because he failed to prove 6 month service
4. John Bates - Louisa Co., VA records - Certificate
authorizing pension for Catherine Bates, widow of
John Bates, drummer in the 3rd VA Regt.
To answer your question.
The DAR has RECANTED their original rejection of the
applicants documentation back to Rev. War Soldier
Reuben Bates Sr. (1731-1800). No problem there.
DAR moves the goal posts.
According to the DAR, the LAST HURDLE was to identify
the Mister Duval who picked up soldier pay due Rev. War
Soldier Reuben Bates. That was accomplished, according
to his pension, ex-officer William Duval was one and the
same as MISTER DUVALL, who picked-up doldier pay due his
neighbor Reuben bates of Louisa Co., VA.
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