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Bates Family

The Bates family has 19 children and 25 grandchildren from parents Gil and Kelly Bates. They have been the subject of two television shows, United Bates of America, which aired on TLC in 2012, and Bringing Up Bates, which aired on UPTV from 2015 to 2021. Members of the Bates family have also appeared on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting. Parents William Gilvin "Gil" Bates - born on January 1, 1965 Kelly Jo Callaham - born October 26, 1966 Gil is the owner-operator of Bates Tree Services, the pastor…

The Bates family blog

Welcome to the Bates family blog! Gil and Kelly have been married since 1987 and have nineteen children. Eleven of their children have been married with one is about to get married in October 2023. They have twenty-five grandchildren with two due in September and December 2023 and one due in March 2024. They have four children and six grandchildren in heaven.

The Bates family blog: 2023

We have a new photo of the two youngest grandchildren of the Bates. Lily and Ryker are almost a month apart in age.

Bringing Up Bates 19 Children in 2022: New Babies, Pregnancies, Marriages & More!

Bringing Up Bates’ fans were ecstatic with the news of the show’s renewal for its 11th installment which was previously scheduled to air in February. Unfortu...

Miracle Baby Paine on the Way

Holland Paine, Chad Paine, Erin Paine, Everly Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Carson Paine Erin and Chad Paine are expecting something that was completely unexpected. Erin is due with Baby #5 in January 2022! Back in February, the mom of four told fans about the surgeries she had had to remove one ovary and most of the second. At that point, she and Chad thought it would not be possible to become pregnant again. For that reason, we know you will be rejoining along with Erin and Chad at the news of…

Heartbreaking Update

We have some sad news to share with you all. Whitney's father has passed away. We ask that you all pray for Whitney's mom, Zach, Whitney, and the kids. Here is a statement from Whitney I can’t thank all of you enough for taking the time to pray for my daddy and for my family. Around 2:00 am Saturday morning, Daddy went to be with Jesus. There has never been a better, more loving, more forgiving, happier, Christ honoring father than my dad, JC Perkins. He loved me and mama more than anything…

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A tribute to author V. Ed Bates, Author of "In Search of Spirit, A Sioux Family Memoir". This video has photos of Mr. Bates Lakota family from 1800 to 1914, and historical images from the Wild West Show which they performed in. Marianne painted several portraits of Mr. Bates family, and fondly remembers Mr. Bates and his family.
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