Bates, Esley H. (Easley) Promoted from First Sergeant-12/12/61(MR) Promoted Lt.-5/62 First Lt.(MR) Detached by General Walker to General Pillow-9/12/63(CSR) Hospital Meridian, Mississippi Wounded-1/65(CSR)
Esley Hunt Bates was born on 25 Dec 1837 in Greenville, SC. He died on 3 Jul 1892 in Pickens Co., SC.
Esley married Mary Jane Burdine, and they had two children, Ida and Fannie Bates.
Esley Bates was the son of: William M. Bates Born: February 8, 1795 Died: May 18, 1850 Married: Jane Hunt Born: September, 11, 1801 Died: May 6, 1862 Children: Esley H. Bates JB
Lt. Bates as he appeared in the Wallace House photo at right.
Masonic Honors of Lt. Bates
1868 - Member Ebenezer Lodge 101, Marietta 1868 - Senior Grand Deacon, S.C. Grand Lodge 1872-1874 - Master - Keowee Lodge, Pickens, S.C. 1875 - Master - Bates Lodge, Easley, S.C. 1876 - See 1875 1877 - See 1875 1880 - See 1875 1883 - See 1875
1876 - South Carolina House of Representatives. 1879-1872 - Church Clerk, Cross Roads Baptist Church
Acknowledgments: Janette Bryant, Bates Lodge, Easley, South Carolina and Howard Gillison.
In the early days of Easley, the Masonic lodge hall was upatairs over the Smith drug store, now Frierson's drug store. Pictured front row from left: Mart Couch, Marion Day, Elias Day, Squire Barton, Mr. Glazener, Mr. Cureton, Mr. Pickens, Chief Smith, John Jamieson, Ernest Hamilton, Walker Ford, Lawrence O'Dell and Captain Hudgens: Second row from let Gransy Satterfield, John Sitton, Tera Bowie, Andy Hamilton, Mr. Langston, Mr. Galger, Mr. Holcombe, Laban Mauldin, Dr. Russell, and L.J. Smith.
Photo maybe found in the Pickens County Historical Museum and Bates Lodge A.F.M., Easley, S.C.