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Batterton, E. George

Born: 1814-06-26 Adair County, Kentucky

Died: 1906-05-30 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: 1820-1850 Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1818, Batterton moved with his parents and eight siblings from Kentucky to southern Illinois. In 1820, the family moved north to Sangamon County, eventually settling near present-day Salisbury. In 1843, George married Huberta Clark, and together they had ten children. In 1860, he was a farmer in southern Menard County, and he owned $2,700 worth of real estate. After the death of Batterton's father, George and his siblings retained Lincoln & Herndon in a dispute with the purchaser of part of the estate. On appeal, Abraham Lincoln argued the case before the Illinois Supreme Court.

John C. Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois, 100-102; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 16-17; Gravestone, Farmers Point Cemetery, Tallula, IL; Batterton et al. v. Yocum, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),,