|In a continuing effort this Family Tree is published to share research done by my Uncle, John Martin Oates, Jr. (Jack).Information has been taken from Roots, Seeds, and Other Things.|
It is believed, by various people who share common Oates ancestory, working both individually and in concert, that our ancestors landed upon the shores of England with William the Conquerer, who led the Norman invasion of that country in the year 1066A.D.
To date, this research has been unable to establish a positive, direct, link between our known first ancestor in America and any given family in England.It is believed, by some, that these ancestors could have come to America by way of the Island of Barbados in the British West Indies.
The researchers were all working with, basically, the same materials, wills, land deeds, family Bibles, etc., therefore they are in near agreement as regards their final conclusion.
Feel free to contact me with information, also I am willing to share information that I have.
|Oates Family etc.,|
Updated May 14, 2002