Biography - William Bateman

William L. BATEMAN, lawyer, Raymond, was born in Knox County, Ohio, October 13, 1858, son of Luther and Mary Jane (SHURTLIFF) BATEMAN. Luther, born in the same house in which his son William L. was born, June 7, 1833 is a farmer by occupation. He moved to Montgomery County in March, 1867, and located on a farm near Raymond, where he remained until the spring of 1870, when he moved to Walshville, and there engaged in the carriage and wagon painting business. In the spring of 1873, he left Walshville and moved to Litchfield, where he continued the same business; also doing house painting and sign writing; left Litchfield in 1877, and returned to Walshville, where he remained but a short time; then moved to Hillsboro, where, in addition to painting, he carried on the manufacture of carriages and wagons. In 1880, he removed to Raymond, where he carried on business until 1882, when he sold out to Isaac DUDSON, and is now engaged as traveling salesman for J. S. CULVER, Taylorville, Christian Co., Ill. His wife, born in Hebron, N. Y., October 2, 1835, is the mother of two children - Nettie and William L. Subject attended school in his native town, in Knox County, Ohio, and finished at Litchfield, Ill. After the completion of his education, he commenced the study of law under the instruction of Judge Jesse J. PHILLIPS; was admitted to the bar at Mt. Vernon, Ill., in February, 1880, and entered upon the practice of his profession at Raymond. He is a supporter of the Republican party, and is correspondent for a number of newspapers.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 211-212.

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