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I Discovered My Great Uncle Was a Giant

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Martin Van Buren Bates and Family, The Kentucky Giant

The link below will take you to the website collected and researched by Ira Bates about his lineage and the Kentucky Giant and the Bates lineage.  Hope you enjoy!


I Discovered my Great Uncle was a Giant


{Did you know Kentucky has the distinction of having the only county in the United States that is named after a President and the county seat is named after that same President’s Vice-President?}   Monroe County is named after James Monroe and the county seat is Tompkinsville named after Monroe’s then Vice President.


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