Born: 1796-11-05 Adair County, Kentucky
Died: 1840-12-24 Menard County, Illinois
Batterton moved to Madison County, Illinois, with his parents in 1818. Two years later, he moved to Rock Creek. He married Nancy Yoakum, with whom he had eight children. Batterton earned the rank of 1st lieutenant in the Black Hawk War. After David's death in 1840, Nancy Batterton retained Abraham Lincoln to represent her in a case settling her husband's estate.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 100-1; Gravestone, Batterton Cemetery, Salisbury, IL; Batterton v. Batterton et al., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis, et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2nd edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138179.