Thomas Bates and Lydia his wife are listed in the 1860 Posey County, IN census in Black Township. I cannot find them or any the people living with them or around them after 1860. I wondered if Thomas owned any land or left any records that would tell me where they might have migrated to?
I have looked nationwide from 1870 to 1900 included. In the 1860 online from Ancestry the family is misidentified as Rates. There is one son in the home with an unusual name Grissem Lee Bates named for Thomas’ brother here in Cabell County, WV/VA. The English family next door I cannot tell what their name is for sure? I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you