Described in William Bates 1823 will, "My yellow man Matt, about 32 years of age" Granted his freedom upon the death of William Bates. Went on to assist in Underground Railroad activity in North Bend.
Place of birth
Slaveholder(s): Bates, William
Boone County Will Book B, page 422
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|1818--Matt Bates Excluded Due to Underground Railroad Involvement||Event|
|1823--Freedom for Matt Bates||Event|