DAR HOLDS BATES IN LIMBO Despite irrefutable evidence, DAR continues to withhold honors due Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates Sr (1731-1800) of Louisa Co., VA.
1 Page 94 War Vol. 4(Service Record) Bates, Reuben - Soldier of the Infantry - paid byMr. Duval on March 4, 1783 -36.0.0
Mister Duval, who picked up pay due Reuben Bates in 1783, was the only Duval in Louisa Co., VA in 1783 (per Tax Record sent to DAR)
2. Quoting DAR Web Site "Service probably belongs to this man's (Reuben Bates, Junior) father."
3. In the time frame (1775-1783), only four (4) Bates named Reuben in Virginia.
a.Reuben Bates Senior (1731-1800) of Louisa Co., VA, (Duval picked up his pay)
b.Reuben Bates, Junior (1771-1853) of Louisa Co., VA (descendant DNA donor)
c.Reuben Bates (c1768-1814) of Culpeper Co., VA.(descendant DNA donor)
d.Reuben Bates (conjured-up but disowned by DAR) from Loudoun Co., VA
CONCLUSION:Reuben Bates, Sr (1731-1800) was the only possible Reuben that fits the above Service Record
In view of the above irrefutable facts, request Reuben Bates, Sr. be released from Limbo, and his service record be honored
lIFTED FROM DAR MESSAGE TO WAYNE WITT BATES
DAR DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION, THEY CLAIM?
There are three genealogists on our staff who are very knowledgeable about Continental Line service and the records concerning this service. Tom Ragusin is one of them and he is the person who is assigned to the paper. I asked the other two to review the service as submitted. They all agree that we just don’t have enough information