Last revised: 21 Feb 2014
(1737 – 1811)
Born 1737 Orange Co. (now Montgomery Co), Virginia
Died 1811 Wythe Co., Virginia
William Bates helped gain American Independence while acting in the capacity of Patriot by signing a petition making Watagua Settlement into Washington Co., North Carolina. He also served as an Ensign in the 3rd Virginia Continental Line.