BATES DNA SUCCESS STORIES
 
1.  DNA BRIDGED "PAPER GAP" PROVES DESCENT FROM JOHN BATES (1598-1666)
DNA KITS 12053, 10096, 9193, 5515, 5174, 4017, 3346 MATCH PAPER LINEAGE.
 
 2.  DNA BRIDGED "PAPER GAP" -  "WW" & "WE" BRANCH OF BATES MATCH
DNA KITS 2913 & 2038 (WW BRANCH) MATCH DNA KITS 2041, 3263, 3328 (WE BRANCH)
 
Descendants of William Bates d1811 of Wythe Co., VA. match EXACTLY with descendants of immigrant William Bates (c1646-c1684) of Essex Co., VA.
 
3,  DNA BRIDGED "PAPER GAP - "WM" & "JS" BRANCH OF BATES MATCH
DNA KIT 2040 (WM BRANCH) MATCH KITS 2055, 2371, AND 9628 (JS BRANCH)
 
Descendants of William Bates d1794 of Culpeper/Madison Co., Va. match EXACTLY with descendants of Reuben Bates (1731-1801) of Louisa Co., VA.
 
4.  DNA PROVED FOLKLORE -  1798 VA RESIDENT MATCHES EARLY NY RESIDENT
Kit 2787 (VA ancestor) & Kit 2762 (NY ancestor ) match EXACTLY. Tends to proves query published  in old "Bates Bulletin," which suggested that ancestors of Gilbert Bates of VA and IN originated in Cape Cod, MA.  Gilbert Bates married Rachel Covey in 1798 in Montgomery Co., VA.  DNA of descendant of Gilbert Bates matches DNA of descendant of Bates, who was born in New York in 1664.
 
5.  DNA DISPROVED PUBLISHED ANCESTRY
William Bates d1811 of Wythe Co., Va, and his brothers, do not descend from immigrant Clement Bates of Hingham, MA.  DNA disproved connection, which had been published in various publications to include book "Bates - Descendants of Bates Ancestors Who Lived in Virginia," dated December 1973, by Edward Everett Lanphere.
 
6.  DNA DISPROVED WIDELY HELD THEORY REGARDING JOHN BATES d1821 SC
John Bates d1821 in SC was not a descendant of immigrant John Bates (1598-1666). No breakthrough into ancestry of John Bates d1821, but a number of donors match his DNA.  See the several Kits that match Kit 3414.
 
7.   DESCENDANTS OF JULIUS BATES b1780 in SC MATCH BRITISH DONOR
Descendants of Julius Bates b1780 in SC match EXACTLY with British donor, reference Kits 2060 & 2642 match with 6122 (British donor).