Publisher: San Francisco: Bench and Bar Pub. Co. Publication date: 1912 Subjects: Lawyers Judges Courts Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
Bates, An Ancient Family Name, is a historical narrative of one branch of the Bates family. It begins in AD 1245 and follows the Clement Bates family branch to the present. The second half of this book deals with the military experiences of Clement Bates’ direct descendants, Robert S. Bates in World War II; the years between 1945 and the Viet Nam War of Robert Bates’ family and the life and military experiences in Viet Nam of Robert’s son, Thomas. The narrative is a monologue of Thomas in his later years to his four grandsons two of whom are on the verge of starting out on their own life adventures.
Issachar Bates (1758-1837) was a Revolutionary War veteran in rural upstate New York who, at the age of forty-three, abruptly turned from his family life to become a celibate Shaker. He immediately became instrumental in Shakerism's westward expansion, and his personal charisma, persuasive preaching, and musical talent helped stimulate the movement's growth. Bates drew "western" converts in abundance, profoundly changing the character of Shakerism by increasing its geographic reach. He also helped shape the Shakers' unique theology and hymnody through his many influential texts and songs.