David Cogdell Oates and Malinda Pennington Oates
David Cogdell Oates (1802-1875) and Malinda Pennington Oates (1836-1919)
Malinda Pennington Oates (1836-1919)
Grandmother of Edwin, Jethro, Lillie, John Martin Oates on their father’s side
Sons of David Cogdell Oates and Malinda Pennington Oates
(Photo taken about 1868)
Left- David Jethro Oates (1855-1914), Right- Jethro William Oates (1858-1887)
No known photo exist of daughter, Susan A. Oates (Perrett) (1857-1887)
John (“Big John”)Alexander Oates (1833-1901)
half-brother to Jethro W. Oates and David J. Oates by first wife.
Elected Sheriff of Sampson County, N.C. three consequtive terms, beg. 08-20-1860.
Elected Trustee of Sampson County, July 24, 1865.
Buried – Greenwood Cem., Blk.B, Lot #57, Dunn, N.C. (unmarked)
Portrait of John Alexander Oates
in the Sampson County Museum
“Big John” as he was known was Sheriff of Sampson County during the Civil War