Born: 1801-12-14 Adair County, Kentucky
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Batterton moved with his parents from Kentucky to Madison County, Illinois, in 1818. Two years later, they moved to northwestern Sangamon County, then to the area around Salisbury in 1822. In January 1833, Batterton married Eliza Gaines, with whom he had twelve children. In 1850, he was a farmer in Sangamon County, and he owned $2,400 in real property. By 1860, he had accumulated $5,300 in real property and $1,200 in personal property.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 3 January 1833, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 246; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 328; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 100-1; Portrait and Biographical Album of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1891), 713.