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Re: Nathaniel Batson d. 1840
Posted by: Deborah Copeland (ID *****3896) Date: June 10, 2010 at 00:31:42
In Reply to: Nathaniel Batson d. 1840 by Karrie Lee Behling of 1086

Hi Karrie,

I don't know if you have the biography of Nathaniel Betson, son of Robert Betson and Mary Mount (& grandson of Nathaniel Betson, Sr - probably Nathaniel & Anna). Here is the link:

http://www.looktothepast.com/greenebios01.html

Just scroll down to Nathaniel Betson.

There's more

Samuel Batson aka Betson (dates further down) born in New Jersey, probably Mount Olive or Drakestown, Morris County, New Jersey, who lived in Liberty, Henry County, Indiana in 1830 (lived 1780-1833) is my gggg grandpa. His oldest son was named after his wife Esther Buckingham's dad, William Buckingham (her aunt was baptized in the Welsh speaking Welsh Baptist Tract Church in New Castle, Delaware. People from surrounding states went there. His 2nd oldest son was named Nathaniel, likely after his own dad. Samuel's parents were likely Nathaniel Batson aka Betson and Anna from the Thomas Batson family Bible. His likely brother, Thomas Batson also in Henry County, Indiana in 1830, was down as Thomas Betson in 1840 in the same county. Anyway, there is an unclaimed Nathaniel Betson who was listed in the list of ratables in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey in 1779 along with a John Betson with no other Batsons or Betsons listed that year. This John is likely the one who ended up with land in the area or at least his descendants did. I had to use stealth to get the google book search preview of the magazine to disclose enough information about the ratables by doing two searches (both links below come from the same page 29. It is possible they aren't related, but unlikely.

http://books.google.com/books?id=JRMUAAAAYAAJ&q=Nathaniel+Betson,+1779,+ratables,+New+Jersey&dq=Nathaniel+Betson,+1779,+ratables,+New+Jersey&cd=1

Note this says A LIST OF RATABLES OF ROXBURY, N.J., IN 1779

http://books.google.com/books?id=JRMUAAAAYAAJ&q=Nathaniel+Betson,+1779,+ratables,+New+Jersey&dq=Nathaniel+Betson,+1779,+ratables,+New+Jersey&cd=1

To verify for sure we'd need a copy of the magazine or would have to access Box 23 or 24 in the New Jersey archives.

I believe he is likely Nathaniel Batson who married Anna, because no one seems to have claimed him. Even the genealogy book about residents of the area of Morris County, New Jersey called Early Germans of New Jersey (which included Scotch-Irish) only lists Samuel Batson who died with a will in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey in 1814, and John Batson who died with a will in 1832 in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey as possible sons of the following Thomas Batson. Here's the link to that:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Q-r0DEsiLM8C&pg=PA255&lpg=PA255&dq=Sutton+NJ+Batson&source=bl&ots=LRhXoORiPe&sig=ceuh4WVn5KoRUdrrSqTbfpGsWmQ&hl=en&ei=ayzGS6PwBIr2MbOk3f0N&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Sutton%20NJ%20Batson&f=false

There is a Thomas Batson who sold 200 acres of land in Drakestown, Morris County, New Jersey called part of the Boynton Tract in 1749, and again a Thomas Batson sold 800 acres of land in the same area in 1771. A Batson home was built off Wolfe Road between Wolfe Road and Budd Lake in what is now Smithtown, Morris County, New Jersey (formerly part of Mount Olive also known as Drakestown, Roxbury) after the Revolutionary War. I don't know the exact date.

It is possible that this Thomas owning land in Morris County, NJ was the dad of this Nathaniel born 1741-1750 who married Anna (birth years from 1830 census where the older dad was living with Henry County Thomas Batson aka Betson), but it might be impossible to prove without a will for Thomas Batson born abt. 1720-30 who owned land in Morris County, New Jersey.

Anyway, also since my Samuel Batson is believed to be in Clinton County, Ohio in 1815 as Samuel Batson also called Betson accused in a court case, and in Vernon, Clinton County, Ohio in 1820 I suspect that Nathaniel who died in 1840 in Brown County, Ohio is his brother.

It looks like all of the possible brothers probably including John Betson who died in Montgomery County, Ohio in 1843 are living under their dad, Nathaniel Betson's roof in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania in the 1800 census.

Nathaniel Batson, Sr. aka Nathaniel Betson with consistent ages for all people is found in the following places in the US Census:
1779 Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey ratables as Nathaniel Betson with neighbor John Betson)
1800 Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania as Nathaniel Betson
tally is
2 free white males ages 10-15 (born 1785-1790)
3 free white males ages 16-25 (born 1775-1784) (probably my Samuel below, his probable brothers, Thomas below, and either William below or other unknown brother)
1 free white male age 45 and over (born before 1755)
1 free white female age 45 and over (born before 1755)
1810 Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania as Nathl: Batson (abbreviation for Nathaniel Batson) as a neighbor to Nathl: Batson, Jr.
tally is
1 free white male age 10-15 (born 1795-1800)
2 free white males ages 16-25 (born 1785-1794) (as expected no count for my Samuel or his probable brother Thomas or probable brother John - they were already in Ohio)
1 free white male age 45 and over (born before 1765 - we know it is before 1755 from previous census)
1 free white female age 10-15 (born 1795-1800)
1 free white female age 26-44 (born 1766-1784)
1 free white female age 45 and over (born before 1765 - we know it is before 1755 from previous census)
Note: It looks like a widowed daughter-in-law is living with them
1820 Vernon, Clinton County, Ohio as Nathaniel Betson
1830 Marion, Clinton County, Ohio as Nathan Betts with neighbor Nathaniel Betson (probably not him unless he moved in 1830 to Henry County, Indiana)
also in 1830 Henry County, Indiana as 80-89 year old male living in Thomas Batson household
Supposedly headed back to a previous home east of Henry County, Indiana, and either died before reaching his destination or after, but before the next census.

His son, Nathaniel Batson, Jr. aka Nathaniel Betson, Jr. who died with a will dated 27 August 1840 proven 23 October 1840 as Nathaniel Batson in Brown County in 1840, is found in the following places in the US Census:
1770-1775 born in New Jersey (probably Mount Olive aka Drakestown very near Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey)
1800 Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania as Nathaniel Betson
1810 Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania as Nathl: Batson Jun. (Nathaniel Batson, Jr.)
1820 Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania as Nathaniel Batson
1830 Marion, Clinton County, Ohio as Nathan Betson with neighbor Nathan Betts (probably not him unless his dad moved to Henry County, Indiana in 1830)

His son, Robert Batson, is found in the following places in the US Census or according to his son's biography:
abt. 1795 born in New Jersey according to 1860, 1870 Census
living under household of dad in 1800, 1810 Census
1820 Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania as Robert Batson
1821 Clinton County, Ohio (where son, Nathaniel Batson, was born) - Note: he moved here about the same time my Samuel Batson aka Betson moved from Vernon, Clinton County, Ohio to Henry County, Indiana (maybe there was room opened up for him by Samuel, a possible uncle, moving westward - it looks like grandpa Nathaniel Batson, Sr. was already there)
1824 moved back to Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania
1830 Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania as Robert Batson
1833 moved back to Clinton County, Ohio (according to biography)
1840 Jefferson, Cllinton County, Ohio as Robert Betson
Fall of 1840 moved to Greene County, Missouri settled in Pond Creek (according to biography)
1850 Polk, Greene County, Missouri as Robert Betson with misspelled neighbor Nathanie Batson
1860 Pond Creek, Greene County, Missouri as Robert Batson
1870 Pond Creek, Greene County, Missouri as Robert Betson

His son, Nathaniel Batson, is found in the following places in the US Census:
20 December 1821 born in Clinton County, Ohio (according to biography)
living under household of dad in 1830, 1840 Census
1850 Polk, Greene County, Missouri as misspelled Nathanie Betson with Robert Betson as neighbor
1860 Pond Creek, Greene County, Missouri as Nathaniel Batson
1870 Pond Creek, Greene County, Missouri as Nathaniel Betson
1880 Center, Greene County, Missouri as N. Batson


On 11 May 1812 there was a Release of Claimants for E. Lands - Released by Brown (not sure if that is a name or Brown County as in Brown County, Ohio) - by Samuel Batson attorney for Anna Batson. I suspect this is for Anna the wife of Nathaniel Betson, Sr. known as Nathaniel Batson in the Thomas Batson Bible who was born 1741-1750 according to the 1830 Henry County, Indiana US Census. I'm not sure what it means. Anyone know of a case this goes with?

My gggg grandpa Samuel Batson aka Betson was on the board of justices from 1824-1827. He was also fined for assault and battery of a guy who was using vulgar language towards him (I think in court if I remember right). Both were fined.

My gggg grandpa Samuel Batson aka Betson is found in the following places in the US Census* or tax lists or other records:
1 September 1780 born in New Jersey (probably Mount Olive aka Drakestown very near Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey
1800 living under probable dad's roof in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania
1 April 1805 daughter Hannah born in Pennsylvania
1806 son William R. (Robert?) born in Pennsylvania
1807 daughter Phebe aka Phoebe born in Ohio
25 Jan. 1808 Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio tax list as Samuel Betson with neighbor Thomas Betson (where part of Samuel's wife's family was migrating)
24 Feb. 1808 son Nathaniel Batson born in Clermont County, Ohio
25 June 1808 Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio voting for Ensign as voter 12 Samuel Betson listed with voter 8 Thomas Betson
18 Aug. 1808 Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio tax list as Samuel Betson neighbor Thomas Betson
9 Jan 1810 Clermont County, Ohio land records as Samuel Betson/tax collector - A. J. Williams to Samuel Betson 95 acres
16 Sept. 1812 daughter Jane born in Ohio
11 May 1812 Release of claimants for E. Lands by Brown - by Samuel Batson attorney for Anna Batson
abt. 1813 son Thomas Batson born in Ohio (lived with parents, mom in 1840, died before next census)
3 Jun 1814 son Samuel Batson Junr. born in Ohio
6 May 1815 Clinton County, Ohio a Samuel Batson aka Betson accused in court case for being in a group who abused Capt. Peter Peyton for their color
10 March 1817 daughter Eliza Ann born in Ohio
* 1820 Vernon, Clinton County, Ohio
2 July 1821 son Andrew Jackson Batson, M.D. born in Clinton County, Ohio
later in 1821-mid 1822 hosted first election
June?1822 hosted first election for Henry County in his home, and was elected first Justice of the Peace
8 Aug. 1822 apology to court for assault & battery - I think it was for hitting or spanking a guy who was using foul language in court at the time he was called Judge Samuel Batson, but I can't find the specifics for the case since we say the details mentioning him as judge, and it happening in court during travels to Henry County, Indiana in the 1970's - can only find the date of the decision, decision, apology, fine he had to pay, both he with 2 counts against him, Solomon Byrkey with 1 count, and Peter Smith with 1 count were fined
31 March 1823 on first traverse jury of Henry County, Indiana as Samuel Batson
* 1830 Liberty, Henry County, Indiana
11 August 1833 first in Liberty Township, Henry County, Indiana to die of cholera after visit to Ohio

Probable brother to Samuel ->
Thomas Batson in the Batson Bible is found in the following places in US Census:
8 December 1782 born in New Jersey (likely Drakestown aka Mount Olive, very near to Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey
1800 (unless there is one more unknown brother) he was living under likely dad's household in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania
28 July 1803 marriage to Ruth Casto aka Casteau in Virginia
25 June 1808 Columbia, Hamilton, Ohio in election of Ensign as voter 8 Thomas Betson listed with voter 12 Samuel Betson
18 Aug. 1808 Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio tax list as Thomas Betson neighbor Samuel Betson
1810 ?
1820 ?
1830 Henry County, Indiana as Thomas Batson with older 80-89 year old male in household and neighbor younger Stephen Batson
1840 Henry County, Indiana as Thomas Betson
1850 Howard, Howard County, Indiana as Thomas Batson
1860 Howard, Howard County, Indiana as Thomas Batson
1 October 1862 died in Howard, Howard County, Indiana as Thomas Batson

Probable older brother of Samuel & Thomas - >
John Betson is found in the following places in US Census:
19 October 1774 or 1779 (most likely 1774 looking at ages of Martha Todd's family) in Morris County, New Jersey
abt. 1800 married Martha Todd of Morris County, New Jersey, daughter of David Todd & Margaret King (according to Early Germans of New Jersey: Their History, Churches, and Genealogies - which includes Scotch-Irish)
1800 possibly living under likely dad's roof in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania but unlikely (rather more likely there is another unknown brother about John's age living with their dad)
13 November 1801 in Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey
1803 when daughter Margaret K. Betson Small was about 11 months old
1808 Hamilton County, Ohio tax list as John Betson
1809 Hamilton County, Ohio tax list as John Betson
1810 Hamilton County, Ohio
1820 Liberty, Butler County, Ohio
1830 ?
1840 Montgomery County, Oho
28 March 1843 died

Probable brother of Nathaniel Batson, Jr. - >
William Betson is found in the following places in the US Census:
1776-1794 born in New Jersey (probably Mount Olive/Drakestown, Morris County, New Jersey)
1800 living under probable dad's roof in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania
1810 living under probable dad's roof in Morris, Greene County, Pennsylvania
1820 Vernon, Clinton County, Ohio as William Betson

Well, sorry about writing a book. I hope this helps.

Debbie


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