Hello everyone, tonight i'll focus on my paternal Grand Mother Mrs. Velma Gates Chatman Family.
She was born in Rusk County Texas September 1917 to Mose and Jewel Gilmore Gates.
Mose was Born in Desoto Parish Louisiana in Grand Cane around 1886.
His Parents were Rev. Robert and Sissie Ann Dunn Gates. Rev. Gates was born in Louisiana in 1865. First Lady Gates was born in 1872. Mose wasn't their only child and i will get to them in my next post.
The Gates family moved to East Texas in the late 1800's Rev, Robert Gates founded a Church Gates Chapel baptist Church the in the East Texas town of shelbyville. Still in operation today.
Here's a Picture of my Grand Mother Mrs. Velma Gates Chatman and historical information on Gates Chapel.
Thanks For Your interest.
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GATES CHAPEL, TEXAS. Gates Chapel is a small, predominantly black community on Farm Road 417 two miles south of Shelbyville in southern Shelby County. It began as a church and school community. The settlement grew up around the Gates Chapel Baptist Church, which was organized in 1913 and named for Robert G. Gates, its founder and first pastor. The community's school had been consolidated with a neighboring district school by 1938. In 1981 Gates Chapel consisted of the church, a small cemetery, and widely scattered houses.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Hello all, My mind is racing. The ancestors are taking to me from all directions and, i don't know who to listen to first.Wow it's kind of overwhelming to say the least i have to start somewhere but the voices in my head. Anyway i started my blog with the Heath's i want to say a few thing s tonight about my My Paternal GrandMother Velma Gates Chatman.
I have been Blessed to find a relative of her's a niece that i met on facebook. She came up to Dallas today and she shared what she had on the Gates family. I have to sort through it all.
So i'm happy i will get it all together soon.
I'll Be Back:
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I Have been Searching for the name of my 3x Granddaddy's name for about a year and i have found it!!. variations on surname spellings are very important that's how i found him. Also with the help of my new found cousin who told me the name of her Daddy which happens to be my 2X Granddaddy Monroe Chatman's youngest brother. 3X Granddaddy Si spelled his name chapman some family Members spell Chatmon and now the spelling is Chatman. This my Daddy's side of the family. I'm going to focus on my Mama's family the Heath's for now and go from there i just wanted to tell everyone about this find. Oh if you notice my 2x Granddad Monroe signed the death certificate.