Bates, John (1)
Bates, John (1), an Irish Wesleyan minister, was born at Ballymore, County Wexford. The years of his probation were spent in the north of Ireland, where his self- denying labors were remarkably successful. He was an affectionate and assiduous pastor. On account of failing health he became a supernumerary in 1862, still laboring, however, as strength permitted in his native county and at Cashel, where he settled, and where he died in 1865, in the thirty- second year of his age and the eighth of his ministry. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1866, p. 43.