Dorcas Mahorn BATES


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1. Jonathan WALTERS

3. Sherman T. BALL
4. John Wesley WICKHAM

Dorcas Mahorn BATES 1 2

  • Born: 5 Apr 1855, OH 3
  • Marriage (1): Jonathan WALTERS on 30 Dec 1879 in Noble Co, OH
  • Marriage (2): Levi WEEKLEY on 3 Feb 1889 in Noble Co, OH
  • Marriage (3): Sherman T. BALL on 15 Aug 1894 in Noble Co, OH
  • Marriage (4): John Wesley WICKHAM on 28 Jan 1909 in Noble Co, OH 1
  • Died: 29 Apr 1913, Meigs Twp, Muskingum Co, OH at age 58 3
  • Buried: 1 May 1913, Barrys Ridge Cem, Center Twp, Noble Co, OH 3

bullet  General Notes:

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.
Fourth, Rhoda Ann, deceased, fifth and sixth, twin sons, deceased. Dorcus daughter of John Bates, has been married four times. Her first husband was a Walters and to them were born three children, Seth G. Walters, of near Hoskinsville, and Nellie and Amy, deceased. Mr. Walters died leaving Dorcas a widow. After a few years she married Levi Weekly and to them was born one daughter, Birdie L, wife of John Davis, of Caldwell. In a few years after the birth of the daughter, Levi Weekly died leaving, Dorcas a widow the second time. In about three years she married Sherman Ball and to this union one daughter, Viva, was born and is deceased. Sherman Ball did not live but a few years until he died leaving Dorcas a widow for the third time. Several years after she married Wesley Wickham and lives on Route 5, Caldwell, Ohio. She is a member of the Archer's Ridge M.E. church and is a good christian woman."

MARRIAGE RECORD: Dorcas' marriage to John Wesley Wickham was her 4th marriage.

OH DEATHS, 1908-1932: Dorcas Wickham; d. Apr. 29, 1913 in Muskingum Co.

DEATH CERTIFICATE: Dorcas Wickham died Apr. 29, 1913 in Meigs Twp, Muskingum Co, OH; b. April 5, 1855 in OH, 58 yrs. 25 days; married; father: John Bates who was b. OH; mother: unknown, b. USA; married; died 58 yrs, 25 days; died of aortic regurgitation; informant was J. W. Wickham of Freeland, OH. (Freeland is in Muskingum Co)


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.

6 OH Deaths 1908-1944.

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