Bates, DeWitt C.
Dewitt C. Bates was born on July 1, 1845 in Broome, Schoharie County, a son of Solva Bates and Violetta Goodfellow.
Marriage & Children
|Enlistment Date:||19 Oct 1863|
|Enlistment Place:||14th Congressional District, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Promotion Date:||21 Sep 1864|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Corporal|
|Wounded in Action on:||15 Jan 1865|
|Wounded at:||Fort Fisher, NC|
|Muster Out Date:||13 July 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||US Military Hospital, Albany, NY|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 19.; Substitute for Lucus Abele who was drafted on September 28, 1863; Born in NY, age 19 years, Farmer, Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Fair complexion, 5'5-1/2" tall.|
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the State of NY for the year 1900,|
Dewitt worked primarily as a farmer however in 1880 his occupation was recorded as a teamster.
After the Civil War in 1870 Dewitt was working as a farmer and living in Rensselaerville with a large extended family with names including Hagadorn, Moke and Fero. In 1880 he was married to Helen, living with his wife Helen and young son Channing, and working as a teamster. He continued to live in Westerlo in 1890. In 1900 and 1910 he and his wife Helen were living on a farm they owned without a mortgage and he was working as a farmer.
Dewitt died on January 22, 1917 at South Westerlo.
Additional Research Notes
BATES, DEWITT C. - Age 19 years Enlisted in Fourteenth Congressional District to serve three years and mustered in as private Co E October 19 1863 promoted corporal September 21 1864 wounded in action January 15 1865 at Fort Fisher NC mustered out Julv 13 1865 from hospital at Albany NY
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- US Censuses
- 1900 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
- 1880 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY Cite error: Invalid
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- 1890 US Veterans Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
- 1910 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com