Birth recorded in Slave Record Book – Births 1822-1864, container 92, Shirley Plantation Collection 1650-1888, Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Series K, microfilm. Daughter of Phillis. 14 MAY 1864 Letter of Fannie Nelson Carter to her sister states,”While Judy was sick one of the best servants Nancy, Wm. Bates sister, came in and offered to take charge of Mary for me as all work on the farm was suspended and she was so kind to her that I was sorry when Judy got well enough to come back into the house. Charles City County Historical Society Newsletter, No. 2 (MAR 1995). Nancy was a daughter of Napolean and Phylis Bates and a wife of Claiborn Carter. She gave and affidavit in the Widows Pension appication of Phoebe Ann Harris. U.S. Navy Widows #17389.