|Dorcas Mahorn BATES
WILLIAM BATES AND DESCENDANTS: "John Bates, oldest son of Isaac was a stone mason by trade. He lived at Soakum, south of Caldwell, better known now as East Union. (this is an error, Soakum was originally Matron; and East Union was, McCleary; L. Blake, 1981) As there were several John Bates, he was called Soakum John. He was married three times and fulfilled the command that the Lord gave Noah and his sons when they came forth from the ark, for he was the father of twenty four children. His first wife was Miss Ru Amy Fogle and to this union were born nine children. John was married to Miss Fogle Sept. 9, 1846; the children were: first, Nancy Jane, deceased; second and third, Isaac and Eliza, twins; Isaac is married and has five children, and lives in Nebraska; Eliza is deceased.
Dorcas married Jonathan WALTERS on 30 Dec 1879 in Noble Co, OH.
Dorcas next married Levi WEEKLEY on 3 Feb 1889 in Noble Co, OH. (Levi WEEKLEY was born on 21 Feb 1823 in Belmont Co, OH,4 died on 13 May 1893 in Noble Co, OH 4 and was buried in Simon Cem, Caldwell, Noble Co, OH 4.)
Dorcas next married Sherman T. BALL on 15 Aug 1894 in Noble Co, OH.
Dorcas next married John Wesley WICKHAM, son of Henry WICKHAM and Vilinda HARBIN, on 28 Jan 1909 in Noble Co, OH.1 (John Wesley WICKHAM was born on 16 Aug 1858 in OH,5 died on 24 Dec 1929 in Salt Creek Twp, Muskingum Co, OH 6 and was buried on 26 Dec 1929 in Sugar Grove Cem, Salt Creek Tp, Muskingum Co, OH 5.)
1 Noble Co, OH Marriage Records.
2 1925 IA Census.
3 Death Certificate of Dorcas Wickham.
4 Find A Grave.
5 Death Certificate of John Westley Wickham.
OH Deaths 1908-1944.