Birthabt 1896, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage17 Aug 1918, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseAda L. Pettit, 2C2R
BirthMay 1900, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1 Jul 1919, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Birth10 Dec 1920, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Birth22 Feb 1925, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Death27 Apr 2005, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Birth31 Aug 1940, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Death25 Nov 2005, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Notes for Garrett & Ada L. (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 11, p. 18, records the marriage on 17 Aug 1918 of Garit Bates, 22, born & residing in Rowan Co., son of E. M. & Rosetta Bates, to Ada Pettitt, 21, born & residing in Rowan Co., daughter of James & Lizzie Pettitt, at Morehead by Arthur Hogge, witnesses Harlan G. Cooper and Isaac D. Caudill.
In 1920 Ada is listed with her mother and stepfather, with her marital status given as married, while Garrett is listed with his parents, with his marital status given as divorced:
1920 census of Fleming Co., Ky, Plummers Landing, enumerated 14 Jan, lists on p. 5B as family #97:
Bates, Emery, 53, farmer; Rosa, wife, 46; Garrett, son, 23, divorced; Amanda, dau, 20; Robert, son, 19; Carrie, dau, 17; Lizzie, dau, 16; Lula, dau, 10. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1920 census of Fleming Co., Ky, Hillsboro precinct, enumerated 7 Jan, lists on p. 3B as family #55:
Pelfrey, Beveley, 62, farmer; Elizabeth, wife, 52; Leslie, son, 17; John, son, 23, married; Anna, dau-in-law, 23, married; Venton, grandson, 7/12; Petit, Nanie P., step-daughter, 15; Arnold, stepson, 12; Bates, Ada, step-dau, 20, married; Jessie G., dau, 6/12. All born Ky Ky Ky.
Garrett and Ada were probably just temporarily separated rather than divorced (either that or they remarried), because they continued to have other children.
1930 census of Highland Co., Ohio, Liberty precinct, enumerated 12 April, lists on p. 6A as family #151:
Bates, Tom G., 32, age at first marriage 22, tobacco farmer; Ada L., wife, 30, age at first marriage 18; Jessie G., dau, 10; James C., son, 9; Junior, son, 5; Virginia E., dau, 3. All born Ky Ky Ky.
This census suggests that Garrett’s full name may have been Thomas Garrett Bates.