My husband recently did a DNA test and came up with a match for a second cousin, Clarence Delle Bates. I have traced the Bates family back quite some way but have a missing piece in the puzzle. My father in law was born on Guam in 1949. Although he never knew his father, he has been told that his name was John Bates. Having followed the line back, the first person that connects Clarence and my father in law is George Bates born in Louisiana in 1879. George married Rosetta and together they had 8 sons and 13 grandsons. This is where the missing piece must be and the person in question must have been on Guam at the beginning of 1949 (possibly Navy). If any one can help with any further information that would be great!