Facts and Events
Ephraim Bates was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Ephraim Bates in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- 1780 - Townsend, Ezekiel: 42 (acres) Back Creek, and cor. to Ephraim Bates- P. 1789. [Land Holdings in Highland County Around the Time of the Revolution]
- Vol. 1 - 1781-2. Petition for road from Levi Moore's, on Nap Creek, to Back Creek and up the Back Creek from William Green's to Crab Bottom, on head of South Branch Potomac. George Hoff, Ebrthe. Browner, Isaac Gum, Ebraham Ingram, James Patton, Peter Robertson, John Robertson, Back Calleway,
James Dunwoddy, William Dunwoddy, John Slavens, Ruben Slavens, William Slavens, Esiah Slavens, Bige Warrin, John Waid, Leonard Waids,John Denston, William Green, John Townsend, James Townsend, Hezekiah Stout, Ephram Bates, James McClaughlin.
- Page 248.--19th June. 1782. Joseph Wright's estate appraised by Alex. Hamilton, John Davis, Ephraim Bates.
- Vol. 1 - JULY 17, 1787. - (345) Following reported as refusing to give in their taxes to Commissioner: Archibald Armstrong, Rebecca Black, John Black, Ephraim Bates, Daniel Callison, Christopher Crummett, Frederick Crummett, John Cowgar, Owley Conrad, Sr. and Jr., Samuel Carlile, Wm. Guy, Joanes Henderson, Henry Hufman, Robert Hutcheson, John Hinsher, John Lambert, Jr., Nathan Man, John McCutchen, John McLaughlin. William Joseph Newton, William Sexton, Henry Smith, Leonard Simmons, George and John Simmons, Jacob Snider, Peter Sickafoss, Leonard Simmons, Jr., Henry, Mark and Michael Simmons, Edward Thompson, Francis Tackett. Michael Woolfong, Elihab Wilson, Christian Waggoner.
Information on Ephraim Bates
From Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records", Vol. 1, Wardell, pg. 55:
- Bates, Ephraim - entered service 1777 near Catfish Camp, Virginia (later Washington County); b. 5/24/1743 Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey; Pensioned Union Township, Ohio, 1833; died 1/3/1834; son Isaac 63 in 1833; Query letter in pension or bounty land record 1930 from descendant Mrs. Homer E. Apperson, Cambridge, Ohio; Query letter in pension or bounty land record states soldier died 6/17/1829, Howard County, Missouri, per family bible, & wife was Rebecca Wiley. R174.