NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The immigrant ancestor of the Bateman family settled in Concord, Mass. Some of the family lived in Charlestown, Mass. Before the revolution Batemans settled in Berkshire county, Mass., and Ebenezer Bateman was a soldier in the revolution in a Berkshire county regiment. A branch of the family was early at Fairfield, Conn., but only one Bateman was in the revolution from that state, John Bateman.
In 1790 there were only two heads of family of this surname in Connecticut, Benjamin and Stephen Bateman, and according to the census of 1790, there were also two heads of family of the name in New York, George Bateman, of New York City, and a Job Bateman in Albany. There was also a Job Baterman in Washington county, and it is surmissed that the name is a variation of Bateman. In 1790 Luther and Thomas Bateman had families in Berkshire county, Mass., at the town of Lenox; William Bateman lived at Bethlehem and John Bateman at Washington, Berkshire county. The family has never been very numerous in this country.
(I) Adam Bateman was probably born in Herkimer county, N.Y., a descendant of the old Massachusetts family. He removed to Martinsburg, Lewis county, N.Y. He married Ann Peebles, who came of a Scotch-Irish family that settled among the first in Hampshire and Berkshire counties, Mass. He was a shoemaker by trade.
(II) John P., son of Adam Bateman, was born in 1827 in Martinsburg, N.Y. He was educated in the public schools and learned the trade of harness maker, which he followed at Martinsburg until the civil war. He enlisted Dec. 31, 1863, in Company I, Fifth Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, and served to the close of the war, being mustered out July 19, 1865.
After the war he returned to Martinsburg, and followe dht business of harness making as long as he lived.
He married Ferocia, daughter of Guy Miner.
Carroll, Henry, Russell E., mentioned below; Anna May, Melville L.
(III) Russell E., son of John P. Bateman, was born in Martinsburg, June 2, 1858. He attended the public schools of his native town. In 1874 he became clerk in the general store of R. J. Easton & Son, and remained in this position for six years. During the next two years he was clerk in the store of W.T. Brooks in the same line of business. He entered into the firm of Bateman, Mills & Company in March, 1882. He formed a partnership with Amasa S. Stoddard, June 22, 1889, under the firm name of Stoddard & Bateman, and the firm has become of the best known and most successful in nothern New York. The store is in the town of Lowville, and the firm carries a large stock of dry goods and general merchandise of all kinds.
Mr. Bateman is an active and useful citizen, of wide influence and much public spirit. He is a member of the Presbyterian church of Lowville and is a member of the board of trustees.
In politics he is a Republican. He married, July 30, 1884, Fannie E. Pierce, of Watertown, Jefferson county, N.Y.
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