The Battle Book

A Genealogy of the Battle Family in America.

 

 

The Battle Book A Genealogy of the Battle Family in America was organized by two of my great uncles,

Herbert Bemerton Battle, and William James Battle (my namesake), and Lois Yelverton.

 

The Battle Book is available below, eighty-six years after the book was published. To download, click on a chapter, 

the key to the genealogy tables, a group of genealogy tables, or the entire book at the bottom of the page.  Once

the chapter or book appears in your web browser, you may save it to your computer for quicker retrieval.

 

The “key to the genealogy tables” is a chart showing the Battle genealogy and how The Battle Book genealogy

section is divided into books.  The chart was too big for my scanner, so I took a picture. Hopefully, I’ll

update the chart soon.

 

In 2001, George Hackney Eatman published The Battle Book Updated, to provide current information on James

Smith Battle (1786-1854) and descendants.  This book covers genealogy tables 63, 64, and 59.  See

www.thebattlebook.com.

 

If anyone has updated information on other Battle genealogy books, I’d be glad to link to your website from this website.

 

To send questions, email thebattlebook.com@gmail.com.  George Eatman responds to the emails.  If it’s a

technical question, George will forward it to me. 

 

My goal is to continue to improve the format and available information on the Battle family.

 

William Battle (Bill) Mebane

 

i. Down load The Battle Book

 Click Here to down load the 1930 The Battle Book A Genealogy of the Battle Family in America. 

This will take a while as the file is 36MB.

 

 

 

Click here to down load the Genealogy Chart linking all the Tables. 

 

It is not included in The Battle Book download.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on a link (chapter) below to download part of The Battle Book.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Cover to Table of Contents

 

Chapter I.   Westward Ho! ……………………………………..............................................      1

 

Chapter II. Historical Sketch of the Battle Family to 1820

by William Sumner Battle …………………………………………..…...        4

 

Chapter III. Memoirs of the Battle Family to 1820 by Dr. Jeremiah Battle ………………        11

 

Chapter IV. The Battle Arms and Crest by William James Battle  ………………………..        17

 

Chapter V.  Some Old Public Records; Land Grants; Deeds; Wills …………………….…        22

 

Chapter VI. Pioneering Memories

  1. Reminiscences of a Pioneer in Louisiana by Mrs. Martha Philips Martin..       51

  2. Early Days in Bowie County, Texas, by Mrs. Miriam Fort Gill …………       62

  3. Pioneer Days in Texas by Josiah Battle Fort ……………………………..       66

 

Chapter VII.         Some Old Letters ………………………………………………………….     74

 

Chapter VIII.        Cool Spring by George Gordon Battle …………………………..………      89

 

Chapter IX. Senlac by William James Battle ……….………………………………………  ..    97

 

Chapter X. Songs of Senlac ……………………………………………………………….. ..    119

 

Chapter XI. President Kemp Plummer Battle by William James Battle ……………………    145

 

Chapter XII.         Matters of Various Interest

 1. Records of Colonial and Revolutionary Service..........................................     168

 2. A Short History of the Church at the Falls of Tar River by Elder Joshua

     Lawrence………………………………………………………………………    171

 3. A History of the Rocky Mount Mills by Kemp Davis Battle ………………    177

 4. The Hymn Book of the Rev. Elisha Battle ………………………………….    182

 5. Mrs. Charles Phillips by Mrs. Lucy Phillips Russell………………………..    185

 6. A Southern Hero of a Northern University……………………………….…    186

 7. Three Colored Friends

Allen Battle by Thomas H. Battle………..…………………….…………    190

Margaret Selby by Ivey F. Lewis……………..……………….………….    190

Maria Syme by Mrs. Nell Battle Booker……….…….……….…………     191

 8. Agencies for Maintaining Family Interest ………….……………..…………    192

 9. Battles at the University of North Carolina. 1798-1930…..……..………...     193

 

Chapter XIII.        Genealogical Tables……………………………………...................................   

 

                   Chart linking all the Tables

 

1.       Explanation, Abbreviations, and Table 1 – Table 15 …………………….     197

Table 1: Descendants of John and Elizabeth Battle

Table 2: Descendants of John Battle and Sarah Brown

Table 3: Descendants of Jesse Battle and Margaret Riddick Drake

Table 4: Descendants of William Sumner Battle and Sarah Whitehead

Table 5: Descendants of Joseph John Battle and Rhoda Henrietta Whitehead

Table 6: Descendants of Arthur W. Battle and Louisa Middleton

Table 7: Descendants of Bennet Smith Battle and Emmeline M. Lowry

Table 8: Descendants of John Randolph Battle and Mary Ann Lucinda Brown

Table 9: Descendants of Jesse Brown Battle and Martha Battle Rabun

Table 10: Descendants of Henry Laurens Battle and

(1) Mary E. Pierce, (2)  Anna M. Chambliss,(3) Julia Mary Polhill

Table 11: Descendants of Sarah Whitehead Battle and Christopher Anthony Carter

Table 12: Descendants of Jesse Mercer Carter and

(1) Joanna Ann Brooks, (2) Mrs. Kate G. (Courtney) Driver

Table 13: Descendants of Mary Anthony Carter and John Stocks Bledsoe

Table 14: Descendants of Milton Carter and Sarah A. Davis

Table 15: Descendants of Joseph John Carter and Jane Elenor Agnes Anderson

 

2.        Table 16 - Table 30  …………………………………………………………    266

Table 16: Descendants of John William Battle and

(1) Elizabeth Atkinson, (2) Miss Asbury, (3) Sidney Ann Tuggle

Table 17: Descendants of Susan Battle Mercer and Samuel Clayton

Table 18: Descendants of Serena Ragan Battle and William Stroud

Table 19: Descendants of Sarah Battle Stroud and Calvin Jones Fall

Table 20: Descendants of Susan Faucette Battle and William Henry Long

Table 21: Descendants ofWilliam Henry Long II and Sarah Mott Warthen Taylor

Table 22: Descendants of Selina Countess Battle and Albert George Bunkley

Table 23: Descendants of Mary Battle and William Rabun

Table 24: Descendants of Lazarus Battle and

(1) Miss Cook, (2) Mrs. Margaret (Porter) Fannin

Table 25: Descendants of Reuben Taylor Battle and Bethia Alexander

Table 26: Descendants of Amanda Malvina Fitzallen Battle and

Eugenius Aristides Nisbet

Table 27: Descendants of Sarah Battle and

(1) Jacob Hilliard, (2) Henry Horn II

Table 28: Descendants of Jethro Battle Fort and Sarah Hill

Table 29: Descendants of Josiah W. Fort and

(1) Diana Coleman Ligon, (2) Mrs. Montgomery

Table 30: Descendants of Mary Smith Fort and John William Nicholas Arthur Smith

 

3.        Table 31 – Table 45 …………………………………………………….……    341

Table 31: Descendants of Milberry Horn and Joseph Philips

Table 32: Descendants of Martha Philips and Thomas Martin

Table 33: Descendants of Margaret Thomas Philips and Josiah Frederick Williams

Table 34: Descendants of Milbrey Horn Williams and Orville Ewing

Table 35: Descendants of Joseph Philips Williams and

Sarah Magdaline Ann Pennington

Table 36: Descendants of Henry Philips Williams and

(1) Frances Brennan, (2) Nannie Haskins

Table 37: Descendants of Whitmil Hill Fort Dorothy Wimberley

Table 38: Descendants of Joel Battle Fort and Nancy Carr Metcalfe

Table 39: Descendants of Selah Horn and (1) Lemuel Sugg II, (2) Josiah Fort

Table 40: Descendants of John Battle and Frances Davis

Table 41: Descendants of Ann Davis Battle and Henry Lyne Martin

Table 42: Descendants of Josiah Davis Battle and Mary Eliza McCrary

Table 43: Descendants of Harriet Newell Battle and Amos Randall Johnston

Table 44: Descendants of Elizabeth Battle and Josiah Crudup

Table 45: Descendants of Mourning Crudup and William Fowler

 

4.        Table 46 – Table 60 …………………………………………………………    411

Table 46: Descendants of Mary Louisa Crudup and Solomon Ruffin Perry

Table 47: Descendants of Elizabeth Battle Perry and Williamson Harris

Table 48: Descendants of Harwood Pope Perry and Mary Ann Earl

Table 49: Descendants of Josiah Crudup II and

(1) Mrs. Anne Maria (Davis) Brickell, (2) Mary Elizabeth Boddie

Table 50: Descendants of Elisha Battle Ii and Sarah Bunn

Table 51: Descendants of Sarah Battle and Jesse Andrews

Table 52: Descendants of William Battle and Charity Horn

Table 53: Descendants of Charity Ann Horn and Martin Clark

Table 54: Descendants of William Martin Clark and

(1) Mary Elizabeth Blackman, (2) Susan Blackman

Table 55: Descendants of William Mayo Battle and Sarah Jane Smith

Table 56: Descendants of John Smith Battle and Martha E. Gant

Table 57: Descendants of Joel Allen Battle and

(1) Sarah Searcy, (2) Adaline Sanders Mosely

Table 58: Descendants of Joel Battle and Mary Palmer Johnstone

Table 59: Descendants of William Horn Battle and Lucy Martin Plummer

Table 60: Descendants of Amos Johnston Battle and Margaret Hearne Parker

 

5.      Table 61 – Table 75 …………………………………………………………    524

Table 61: Descendants of Catharine Ann Battle and John Wesley Lewis

Table 62: Descendants of Laura Caroline Battle and Charles Phillips

Table 63: Descendants of James Smith Battle and

(1) Mrs. Temperance (Battle) Fort, (2) Sally Harriett Westray

Table 64: Descendants of Turner Westray Battle and Lavinia Bassett Daniel

Table 65: Descendants of Jethro Battle and Martha Lane

Table 66: Descendants of Elizabeth Battle and Jacob Geraldus Fort

Table 67: Descendants of Orren Datus Battle and Sarah Coleman Fort

Table 68: Descendants of Elizabeth Ann Hilliard Battle and

Charles Erskin McCutcheon

Table 69: Descendants of Robert Jeremiah Battle and

(1) Susan Green Fort, (2) Mrs. Louise Lee

Table 70: Descendants of James William Battle and

(1) Coleman Fort, (2) Mrs. Mary Ligon Fort

Table 71: Descendants of Julius Datus Battle and Jane J. Sticklin

Table 72: Descendants of Joseph Sumner Battle and Mary Ann Horn

Table 73: Descendants of Demsey Battle and Jane Andrews

Table 74: Descendants of Mathew and Anne Battle

Table 75: Descendants of William Battle and Mary Capell

 

6.        Table 76 – Table 87 …………………………………………………………    562

Table 76: Descendants of William Battle II and Mary Ann Williams

Table 77: Descendants of Thomas Battle and Mary (“Polly”) Baker

Table 78: Descendants of Martha Elizabeth Battle and

(1) Needham Ruphert Bryan, (2) William Asbury Banks

Table 79: Descendants of Nicholas William Battle and Mary Ann Cabaniss

Table 80: Descendants of Mary Ann Battle and Alexander Middleton Speer

Table 81: Descendants of Lawrence Battle and Martha Arrington

Table 82: Descendants of William Battle III and Chloe Crudup Boddie

Table 83: Descendants of Larkin Battle and Sarah J. Sills

Table 84: Descendants of Frederick Battle and Temperance Perry

Table 85: Descendants of Mary Ann Williams Battle and Henry Watkins Collier

Table 86: Descendants of Ephraim Battle

Table 87: Descendants of Lott Battle and

(1) Boneta ________, (2) Nancy U. Goodhue

 

Index of Illustrations……………………………………..……………………………........      711

 

Index of Names..……………………………………...........................................................     715