The John Bates Cemetery

      The John Bates Cemetery 

  If you would like information on the location of this cemetery email me: Kaye Nicholson

General John Bates

September 15, 1778----October 20, 1854

Barbary Crenshaw Bates

1779----July 31, 1848

John S. Bates

1843---1862 or 64  stone broken

Recently installed Confederate Stones

Pvt. Elias Nelson Bates

Co. A   34th Ga. Inf


Lieut. Julius R. Bates Jr.

Co. E   19th Alabama Inf.


Serg. L. Hulsey Bates

Co. E  19th Alabama Inf.



There has been a new discoveries, John S. Bates Stone was found on October 20, 2000 in the John Bates Cemetery.  I believe also that Napoleon B. Bates is also buried here.  It is not known how many people are buried here but the search continues as the restoration project of this cemetery goes on. I would like to thank everyone for the generous donations that was made to help with the restoration project and to the kids who spend many hours helping.  These kids are know as the Murray County Zoo Crew.