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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN W. BATEMAN, a native of Amherst County, Va., was born November 26, 1825, the eldest of five children born to Alexander and Susan (Phillips) Bateman, who were natives of the Old Dominion. In 1811 this family removed to Kentucky, where the father followed farming until his death in about 1836. The mother departed this life some four years later than her husband. John W. received only a limited education, and until the close of the Mexican war followed farming in Kentucky. In 1849 he removed to Warrick County, Ind., with his brother and three sisters, and purchased eighty acres of land a few miles west of Boonville, where he has resided up to the present time, farming and dealing in tobacco. He has been uncommonly successful in this combined business, and is the owner of about 600 acres of good land in different portions of Boon Township. March 28, 1850, he was united in matrimony with Elizabeth Gray, of this county, by whom he is the father of ten children, named Susan A., now Mrs. Wyatt Pace; Alexander M.; William J.; Samuel H.; Mary J.; John W.; Joseph H.; Sarah Ambrazilla; Ulysses S. Grant; and Benjamin K. Mr. Bateman served in the war with Mexico as Second Musician, and during the Rebellion took strong grounds in the support of Lincoln’s administration. He is a Republican, a member of the I. O. O. F., and he and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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