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05-Leticia E Shotwell

Birth: 22 Oct 1847, Madison Co, VA

Death: 30 May 1927, Madison Co, VA- age 79- Cert  1927011218

Burial: Shiloh Cemetery

Mother: Judith S Garriott

Marriage: 26 Dec 1866

Spouse: Churchill Blakey BATES 
Birth: 29 Apr 1836, VA

Death: 15 Jan 1916, Syria, Madison Co, VA- age 79

Burial: Criglersville Cemetery

Occupation: Farmer

Military: Confederate Army, Pvt, 4th Cavalry, 1861-1865, surrendered 1965

Father: Simeon Bates

Mother: Elizabeth Clark

     CHILDREN: Lutitia and Churchill had children:


06----MARTIN LUTHER BATES [b. 11 May 1870, VA; d. 20 Sep 1943, Madison Co, VA- age 73, bur. Criglersville Cemetery], m. Rubina "Ruby" Yowell HERNDON on 11 Nov 1916, District of Columbia, had daughter:

     07----VIRGINIA LETETIA BATES [b. about  1920, VA], m. Robert Price EDDIND [b. about 1912] on 14 Oct 1944, Criglersville, VA, son of Thomas Conway Eddins and Martha Elizabeth Graves;

     07----THELMA BATES [b. 1925, Madison Co, VA; d. 9 Sep 2014, VA- age 89], m. Richard Lewis SANFORD (see obituary);

06----BESSIE BATES 1875

06----MARY F BATES 1883



     1850 Madison Co, VA census: has (all b. VA) William Shotwell 40, Farmer w/ $1,000 RE; Judy S Shotwell 38; William R Shotwell 17, Laborer; Ethelbert L Shotwell 15, Laborer; George C Shotwell 14; John H Shotwell 11; Mary E Shotwell 8; Reuben H Shotwell 6; Albert D Shotwell 4; Lucetta L Shotwell 3; and William L Shotwell 6/12.
     1860 Madison Co, VA census: has (all b. VA) William Shotwell 49, Farmer w/ $2,500 RE; Judith Shotwell 47; George Shotwell 23, Carpenter; John Shotwell 20, Laborer; Reuben H Shotwell 16, Laborer; Albert Shotwell 14; Lucetta E Shotwell 12; Wilson L Shotwell 10; Thos N Shotwell 8; and Sarah F Shotwell 8.

     1870 Robertson Dist, Madison Co, VA census: has  (all b. VA) Churchill Bates 33 , Farm Hand; Letitia Bates 21; Seldon Bates 2; Luther Bates 2/12; Cora Johnson 13 (Domestic); and Elizabeth C Bates 60, Farmer (Mother).

     1880 Robertson Dist, Madison Co, VA census: has (all b. VA) ​Churchwell Bates 44, Farmer; Lutitia E Bates 32; Seldon Bates 11; Luther Bates 9; Bessie Bates 7; Wilson Bates 5; and Carence Bates 1.

     1900 Robertson Dist, Madison Co, VA census: has (all b. VA) Churchill B Bates 65, Farmer; Leticia E Bates 51 (8 children-7 living); Bessie Bates 24; Mary F Bates 17; William L Bates 14;  and George C Bates 4.
     1910 Robertson Dist, Madison Co, VA census: has (all b. VA) Martin L Bates 38, Farmer-General Farm; Letitia Bates 68 (Mother); Churchwell B Bates 74 (Father); and Mary F Bates 28 (Sister).

     1920 Robertson Dist, Madison Co, VA census: has (all b. VA) Luther M Bater 48; Rubie Y Bater 27, Farmer-General Farm; Lelitie E Bater 71 (Mother); and Virginia L Bater 0. Many Shotwells live close by.
     1930 Robertson Dist, Madison Co, VA census:
has (all b. VA) 
M Luther Bates 59, Farmer-Own Farm; Ruby Y Bates 37; Virginia Bates 10; Marvin Bates 7; and Thelma Bates 4.
     1940 Robertson Dist, Madison Co, VA census: has (all b. VA) Luther Bates 69, Farmer-Own Farm; Ruby Bates 47; Virginia Bates 20; Marvin Bates 17;  and Thelma Bates 14.

     2014 OBITUARY: daughter of Martin Luther and Ruby Herndon Bates, wife of Richard Lewis Sanford, From Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, VA:
     Thelma Bates Sanford, 89, of Orange County died Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014, at Dogwood Village of Orange. She was the daughter of Martin Luther Bates and Ruby Herndon Bates of Madison County.

     She is survived by her husband, Richard Lewis Sanford, to whom she was married for 66 years; a son, Stephen Sanford and his wife, Norma, of Orange; a daughter, Cynthia Webster and her husband, O. Thomas, of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Anita Naff, Nathan Webster, Richard Sanford, William Sanford, Stephen Sanford and David Sanford; and five great-grandchildren, Ryan Sanford, Emily Sanford, Anna Sanford, Colton Naff and Carter Naff.

     She graduated from the public schools of Madison County and returned there to begin her teaching career, which spanned of 28 years. In 1947, she earned a degree in English and science from Mary Washington College and later earned a master's degree in educational counseling from the University of Virginia. She was a licensed counselor for the state of Virginia. After teaching in Madison County for five years, she was employed as a teacher and guidance counselor at Orange County High School for 18 years. Prior to her retirement in 1981, she had moved into the position of curriculum coordinator and guidance counselor at what was then known as Piedmont Technical Education Center in Culpeper County.

     During her retirement years, she continued to support her interest in education by becoming an active member at the local, district and state levels of the teachers' retirement organizations. She served as a vice president and as a treasurer of the local group in Orange County. She was a member of Orange Presbyterian Church for 60 years, faithfully participating in and supporting the work of the church in many ways. She served as an elder and was the church historian for five years. She also was a member of the Orange County Historical Society, the James Madison Museum and the Friends of Montpelier.

     A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 am Saturday, Sep 13, at Orange Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private. The Rev Dr Denise Hall, pastor of Orange Presbyterian Church, will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately after the memorial service at the fellowship hall of the church. At Thelma's request, in lieu of flowers, any memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands, Box 545, Wythville, VA 24382; or to Orange Presbyterian Church, 162 W. Main St., Orange, VA. 22960.

[courtesy of  findagrave.com]

     "In 1880, the heirs of Simeon and Elizabeth C Bates deeded the stone house and 306 acres of land to James M Graves. James M Graves (20 Aug 1824- 11 Dec 1895) and his wife, Almira A Wilhoit (8 Jun 1827-1907) lived at Mountain View, the present home of Elvin Graves. They had three children: James Thomas (28 Jan 1855-17 Mar 1864); Robert Alexander (28 Apr 1857-14 Oct 1933) married Laura Belle STRICKLER (15 Oct 1858-9 Dec 1937); and Turner Ashby (19 Nov 1861-?), unmarried.61
     "Robert Alexander (Strickler) and Laura Belle Graves lived in the stone house for a few years after they were married before moving to Mountain View. Five of their nine children were born in the stone house: Robert Strickler (19 Aug 1882-19 Feb 1964) married Annabel DYE; James Irvin (13 Apr 1884- 26 Nov 1921), unmarried; Moser (21 Jul 1886-24 Oct 1886); Lester Eugene (9 Feb 1888-) married Sarah EARLY; Turner Ashby (27 Apr 1890-9 Jul 1975) married Talmah Hastings WEIKEL; Sarah Almira (19 Aug 1893-) married Walter WYATT; Francis Madison (11 Nov 1895-) married Anne FRAY; Elvin (17 Dec 1901-) married Kate CHARLTON; Elizabeth (12 May 1904-30 Jan 1960) married Harry B SMITH.
     "Turner Ashby Graves, Jr and his wife, Margaret LOHR Graves, daughter of Robert Emmet and Mary Virginia Clore Lohr, have lived in the stone house since the late 1940s. They have four children: Harry Franklin (Frank) married Nancy FROST of Pittsburgh, PA; Mary Talmah married William McKnight HODGE; Candace Jane; and William Lohr (Bill).
     "The stone house is built in a style typical of 1840 or 1850 vintage homes with a center hallway and two rooms on each side, first and second floors. Each room has a fireplace and a plain mantel. The stone walls are eighteen inches thick .61
     "Originally the house had a separate stairway to each of the two second floor bedrooms. The stairway in the dining room has been removed and a door cut on the second floor.
     "Additions include the present kitchen and basement, and a family room on the northwest side of the original house. These additions are also of stone."

[photo above courtesy of Vee Cove] 61
     "The home of Turner and Margaret Graves, owned by RS Graves Brothers, dates prior to 1830 and to the family of Colonel Robert Hill. Information on Colonel Robert Hill could not be located. In 1830, Edmund J and Frances R Thompson of Albemarle County conveyed their interest as children of Colonel Robert Hill, deceased, to William H Hill. This was land on which William H Hill lived. Edmund J Thompson married Frances R Hill on November 24, 1824.
     "Then in 1835, William H and Sarah Hill, Robert C and Jane Hill, and Mary B Hill deeded the house and 306 acre tract to Simeon Bates. Robert C Hill, son of Colonel Robert Hill, married Mary Jane Hume, daughter of Elizabeth Hume, on August 23, 1832.
     "An older house, possibly a summer kitchen or a residence, stood in the back yard. It is not known whether the present stone house was the home of the Hill family or whether Simeon Bates built the present stone house.
     "Simeon Bates married Elizabeth BLAKEY on April 5, 1826. There were four children: William N SMITH, son of Fielding and Rhoda Smith, married (1) Elizabeth F Bates on December 20, 1855, and (2) Mary E BERRY, daughter of Elisha Y and Sophia S Berry, on March 19, 1881; Churchill B married Lutitia B SHOTWELL, daughter of William and Judith S Garrett Shotwell, on December 26, 1866; Martha A married BS SMITH; and Robert A married Mary J (maiden name unknown) and lived in Rappahannock County.