My great-great grandfather was John Bates who was born 9 Oct 1816 in Abbeville, South Carolina and died on 1 May 1879 in Marlin, Texas. He married Lavinia Grimshaw (1837-1892) whose parents were George Grimshaw and Rachel Graves. Their daughter, my great-great grandfather was Frances Ann Bates who first married a man named Parker before marrying my great-grandfather Krouse Sewall.
Any information about the ancestors (or other descendants) of John Bates (1816-1879) will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.