Finis L. Bates

Finis L. Bates

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Finis Langdon Bates was a Memphis, Tennessee, lawyer and author of The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth. In this 309-page book, Bates claimed that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, not only was not mortally wounded by Union Army Sergeant Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett on April 26, 1865, but that Booth successfully eluded capture altogether, and lived for many years thereafter under a series of assumed names, notably John St. Helen and David E. George. Bates was born on a plantation in Itawamba County, Mississippi, in 1848. He was the ninth of 12 children of planter Henderson Wesley Bates and Eliza Elvira Jarratt Bourland. Finis Bates studied law in Carrollton, Mississippi, and in the 1870s he and his family moved to Texas, where he met John St. Helen. Bates returned to Mississippi, then moved to Memphis, Tennessee, after the death of his first wife and his subsequent marriageshow more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136731711
  • 9786136731711