Biography - T Battles

T. S. BATTLES, farmer, P. O. Nokomis, born in Philadelphia, Penn., January 19, 1803, only child of Nathaniel and Ellen (STEPHENSON) BATTLES; he, a sea Captain, born in New England, was lost at sea about the year 1802; his wife, born in Aberdeen, Scotland, died in Philadelphia, Penn. Subject was educated in his native city, and began life as a farmer, which occupation he has always followed. He has been twice married, his first wife, whom he married in Philadelphia, was Susan SNOWDEN, a native of that city; she died in Wayne County, Ohio, leaving four children - Rachel, William S., Johnson G. and Thomas. In Wayne County, Ohio, March 10, 1842, he married his second wife, Ann E. BRIGHT, born in Perry County, Penn., May 20, 1815, daughter of George E. and Barbara (BRUNER) BRIGHT; the children born from the second marriage are Philip M., Susan, Barbara E., Ursula, Hannah O. and Anna. Mr. BATTLES is a republican, and a member of the Methodist Church.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 311-312.

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