Three Generations of Batsons - by Gail M. Walczyk


First Generation

1. John Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1652. In 1677 John Batson was on the list of Tithables under John Bellamy, on Colonel John Stringer's list (Bell 67).

He married Grace Satchell circa 1678. Grace was born circa 1660. She was the daughter of William Satchell and . In William Satchell's will on 27 January 1679 in Northampton Co., VA, Grace was named as an heir. It was probated 3 March 1679 (Marshall 111). In John Batson's will on 13 September 1704 in Northampton Co., VA, Grace was named as an heir. It was proved 28 September 1704 (176). On 11 February 1752 Grace Satchell Batson was appointed admtrx. of the estate of Jacob Batson (359).  (See John Batson's will here).

John was the defendant in a court case on 25 November 1699 in Northampton Co., VA ( Marshall 34). The text reads: "Judgement this day confessed by John Coles, John Batson, Morgan Poulden and Thomas Bushell defts. to Colonel John Custis for the sum of four thousand eigthy five pounds of tobacco & cask due by bond forthwith to be paid with costs of suit" (Orders & Wills 1699-1703).

John made a will on 13 September 1704 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated 28 September 1704 (Marshall 176).  An abstract of his will reads:

To my sons Francis and William Badson my 100 acre plantation where I now live. Remaining estate to my loving wife Grace Badson during her widowhood, and the to be equally divided by my wife and children. Son Francis extr. My friend Ralph Pigot, Hillary Stringer, and Benjamin Nottingham to oversee. Witt: Richard Carvy, Alie Sanders, Benjamin Nottingham."John died before 28 September 1704.   (176)

John Batson and Grace Satchell had the following children:

Thomas, John, Ralph, Jonah and Jacob were not named in John Batsonís will, but he did leave "the remaining estate to be equally divided by my wife and children" (Marshall 176). They were placed here because John Batson with wife named Grace are the first two Batsonís who left a paper trail in either Northampton or Accomack Counties and the ages of these five males are such that they could not be the grandchildren of this couple.

+ 2 i. Francis Batson was born circa 1680 and died before 8 March 1725 (Marshall 257).

+ 3 ii. Thomas Batson was born circa 1682 and died before 14 December 1725 (256).

+ 4 iii. John Batson was born circa 1684 and died before 8 July 1740 (306).

+ 5 iv. Ralph Batson was born circa 1686 and died before 8 November 1726 (259).

+ 6 v. William Batson was born circa 1693 and died before 18 October 1720 (236).

+ 7 vi. Jonas Batson was born circa 1695 and died before 13 December 1748 (324).

+ 8 vii. Jacob Batson was born circa 1697 and died before June 1720 (234).

 

Second Generation

2. Francis Batson (John) was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1680. In John Batson's will on 13 September 1704 in Northampton Co., VA, Francis was named as an heir. It was probated 28 September 1704 (Marshall 176). He married circa 1705. The name of his first wife is unknown.

He married second Anne circa 1711. She was the widow of John Elligood. Anne, was born circa 1687. She had married John Elligood circa 1705. Circa 1706 Anne, and John Elligood had William Elligood in Northampton Co., VA. In John Elligood's will, Anne was named by John to handle his estate on 14 May 1709 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated 30 May 1709 (Marshall 188). In John Elligood's will on 14 May 1709 in Northampton Co., VA, Anne was named as an heir. It was probated 30 May 1709 (188). In 1732 in Northampton Co., VA, Anne bought 150 acres (N45) from [a] John Elligood (Whitelaw 204).

Whitelaw states:

1732 [a] John Elligood sold 150 acres which had been left to him by his father to William Elligood; a few months later William sold it back to John and then John then sold it to Anne Batson. 1749 Solomon Batson sold 100 acres to Littleton Eyre, saying it was where his mother Anne then lived and that it had bee left by his father Francis to another son Jonathan, upon whose death title had come to Solomon.  (204)

See the following wills:

The will of John Elligood of 14 May 1709 was probated on 30 May 1709.  An abstract of his will reads:

To my son John Elligood my plantation whereon I now live with that part of my land lying on the westward side of the new road. To my son William Elligood the other part of my land lying to the east of the said road. To my loving wife Ann Elligood. If my son John does not wish to live with his mother-in-law then John John Jacob to have him until 18. Phillip Jacob to have my son William until 18. Wife extr. and resid legatee. My brother-in-law Robert Widing and my friend Benjamin Nottingham to oversee. Witt: Alce Sanders, Benjamin Fathere, Benjamin Nottingham. Probate - The widow Anne Elligood petitioned the Court for her dower thirds through her attorney Andrew Hamilton.  (Marshall  *)

The will of Francis Batson of 22 February 1725 was probated on 8 March 1725.  An abstract of his will reads:

Of Hungars Parish. To beloved wife Ann the tract of land and my plantation whereon I now dwell during her widowhood and then to my son Jonathan. To my son Nehemiah that part of a tract of land called "Gaswells Branch" my part being the 150 acres on the north side of the road for which part a bond was drawn between John Allegood and Francis Batson. Sons to be of age at 18 and my daughters at 16. If my son Jonathan dies without heirs the 100 acre plantation whereon I dwell to my son Solomon. To my daughter Ann. To my daughter Barbara. My children Jonathan Nehemiah, Anne, Solomon and Barbara resid. legatees. Wife extr. Witt: John Batson, Nathaniel Powell, David Williams.  ()

On 14 March 1737 Anne was granted letters of administrtion.of the estate of Jonathan Batson (Marshall 279). Abraham Smith mentions Anne  (Mrs. John Elligood) in his will in Northampton Co., VA (326).  In Nehemiah Batson's will on 23 January 1752 in Northampton Co., VA, Anne was named as an heir. It was probated 11 February 1752 (348).

Francis witnessed the will of William Batson of on 24 September 1720 in Northampton Co., VA.  It was probated 18 October 1720 (Marshall 236).

Francis made a will on 22 February 1725 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated (Marshall 257).  An abstract of his will reads:

Of Hungars Parish. To beloved wife Ann the tract of land and my plantation whereon I now dwell during her widowhood and then to my son Jonathan. To my son Nehemiah that part of a tract of land called "Gaswells Branch" my part being the 150 acres on the north side of the road for which part a bond was drawn between John Allegood and Francis Batson. Sons to be of age at 18 and my daughters at 16. If my son Jonathan dies without heirs the 100 acre plantation whereon I dwell to my son Solomon. To my daughter Ann. To my daughter Barbara. My children Jonathan Nehemiah, Anne, Solomon and Barbara resid. legatees. Wife extr. Witt: John Batson, Nathaniel Powell, David Williams.  ()

Francis died before 8 March 1725 (Marshall 257).

Francis Batson and his first wife had the following children:

9 i. Jonathan Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1706. In Francis Batson will on 22 February 1725 in Northampton Co., VA, Jonathan was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall  257). Jonathan died before 14 March 1737. On this date Anne Batson was appointed admtrix. of his estate (279).

10 ii. Nehemiah Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1709. In Francis Batson will on 22 February 1725 in Northampton Co., VA, Nehemiah was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 257). He married Mary circa 1740. Mary, was born circa 1722. Her surname is not known. In Nehemiah Batson 's will, Mary, was named by Nehemiah to handle his estate on 23 January 1752 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated 11 February 1752 ( 348). In Nehemiah Batson's will on 23 January 1752 in Northampton Co., VA, Mary, was named as an heir. It was probated 11 February 1752 (348).

Nehemiah made a will on 23 January 1752 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated 11 February 1752 (Marshall 348).  An abstract of his will reads:

To my loving wife Mary Negro fellow Isaac and all my remaining estate with the following exceptions. To my honored mother Anne Batson Negro boy James. To my brother William Ellegood my fiddle that he once gave to me. Wife extrx. Witt: Southey Satchell, Richard Saunders, James Saunders.  (348)

Nehemiah died before 11 February 1752 (Marshall 348).

Francis Batson and Anne, his second wife had the following children:

11 iii. Anne Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1712.  In Francis Batson's will on 22 February 1725 in Northampton Co., VA, Anne was named as an heir. It was probated 8 March 1725 (Marshall 257).

12 iv. Solomon Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1714. In Francis Batson's will on 22 February 1725 in Northampton Co., VA, Solomon was named as an heir. It was probated 8 March 1725 (Marshall 257).  Abraham Smith mentions Solomon Batson in his will in Northampton Co., VA (326).

13 v. Barbara Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1715. In Francis Batson's will on 22 February 1725 in Northampton Co., VA, Barbara was named as an heir. It was probated 8 March 1725 (Marshall 257).

3. Thomas Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1682.  He married Susannah Hanby circa 1710. Susannah was born circa 1688  (Colonial Residents 47).  She was the daughter of Daniel Hanby and Mary, his wife.  Thomas made a will on 4 November 1725 in 14 December 1725. It was probated (Marshall 256).  An abstract of his will reads:

To my son Daniel my plantation and all my land being 145 acres. My wife Susannah to have the use of my plantation and land and personal estate during her widowhood, and then the personal estate to be divided by my wife and all my children, viz., Mary, Alan, Peter, Susannah, Elizabeth and Thomas Batson. Wife extr. Witt: John Hall, Thomas Griffeth. Probate Mary, Peter, Susanna, Elilzabeth and Thomas were the only children to have the above devise.  (256)

Thomas died before 14 December 1725 (Marshall 256).  Thomas Batson and Susannah Hanby had the following children (Marshall 256):

14 i. Daniel Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1711.

15 ii. Mary Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1713.

16 iii. Alan Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1715.

17 iv. Peter Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1717.

18 v. Susanna Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1719.

19 vi. Elizabeth Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1721.

20 vii. Thomas Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1723.

4. John Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1684.  He married Ann circa 1707. Ann was born circa 1692. Her surname is not known. In her husband John Batson's will, Ann was named by John to handle his estate on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated 8 November 1726 (Marshall 306).

He witnessed the will of William Batson on 24 September 1720 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated 18 October 1720 (Marshall 236). In September court John Batson gave security for Tabitha Johnson Kendall Batson (Loose Papers 34).  John was the defendant in a court case In January 1724/5 Court in Northampton Co., VA (72).  The text reads:

Robert Warren complains against John Batson Sr. for violating the Act of Assembly providing that every male or mistress of a family should on the 10th of June yearly hand in a list th the Justices appointed, the names and numbers of all tithable persons abiding in or belonging to the family. If not done the master or owner will be judged a concealer and will forfeit 1000 pounds of tobacco for each name not given. The said Robert declares that the said John omitted Joseph Batson, a member of his family. Case Dismissed.  (72)

He witnessed the will of Francis Batson on 22 February 1725 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated (Marshall 257).

John made a will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated (Marshall 306).  An abstract of his will reads:

To my son Jonas. To my two grandchildren Benjamin and Grace Batson. To my sons Luke and William. To my daughter Grace Rhoan one shilling. Resid. legatees my children John, Mary, Luke and William Batson. Wife Ann and my son Jonas extrs. Witt: Southy Satchell, William Dolby, Elenor Dolby.  (306)

John died before 8 July 1740 (Marshall 306).

John Batson and Ann had the following children:

+ 21 i. Joseph Batson was born circa 1709 and died before 9 January 1738 (Marshall 302).

22 ii. Grace Batson was born circa 1711. She married William Roan circa 1729. William was born circa 1704. In John Batson's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, Grace was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 306).

23 iii. Jonas Batson was born circa 1714. In Joseph Batson's will, Jonas was named by Joseph to handle his estate on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall 302). In John Batson's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, Jonas was named as an heir. It was probated (306).  In John Batson's will, Jonas was named by John to handle his estate on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated (306).

24 iv. John Batson was born circa 1716. He witnessed the will of Joseph Batson on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA. it was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall 302). In John Batson's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, John was named as an heir. It was probated (306).

25 v. Mary Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1718. She witnessed the will of Joseph Batson on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA. it was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall 302). In John Batson's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, Mary was named as an heir. It was probated (306).

26 vi. Luke Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1720. In John Batson's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, Luke was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 306).

27 vii. William Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1723. In John Batson's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, William was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 306).

5. Ralph Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1686. He married Abigail circa 1713. Abigail, was born circa 1694. Her surname is unknown.  Ralph made a will on 16 April 1724 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated ().  An abstract of his will reads:

To my daughter Sophia Batson my great Bible. To my daughter Abigail Batson. To my daughter Amy Batson. To my godson Mathew Batson. Remaining estate to my lawful wife Abigail during her widowhood and then to be equally divided by her and my three children. Wife extrx. Witt: Thomas Dell----, John Luke, Benjamin Dunton Jr., Matthew Harmanson.  Codicil - 6 May 1726 - [Oral] To my son born since the writing of my will, a horse, saddle, and bridle worth £10. Witt: Thomas Teague, John Lucar.  (259)

Ralph Batson and Abigail had the following children (Marshall 259):

28 i. Amy Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1715.

29 ii. Abigail Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1718. She married Henry Stott circa 1736. Henry was born circa 1711.

30 iii. Sophia Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1722.

31 iv. Ralph Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA before 6 May 1726. He married Sarah Waterson circa 1754. Sarah was born circa 1733. Ralph made a will on 19 January 1764 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated 14 February 1764 (Marshall 399).  An abstract of his will reads:

To loving wife Sarah Negro wench Merere and child she goes with. My plantation to be sold at my death except 1 acre called "New Town" where Frank andrews lives. The one acre at New town to leased for 6 years. My Negro boy Hanover, Negro girl Judith, and 1/2 my little sloop to be sold. To Martha Jacob Negro boy Joe. Wife, Amy Grice's children and Ralph Stott the son of my sister Abigail and Henry Stott resid. legatees. To brother Elias Stott all he owes me. To Anne Scott wife of Caleb Scott L5. Wife and Zerobabel Downing extrs. Witt: Zerobabel Downing, Henry Stott, Thomas Grice, David Stott Sr.  (399).

Ralph died before 14 February 1764 (Marshall 399).

6. William Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA, circa 1693. In John Batson's will on 13 Septmeber 1704 in Northampton Co., VA, William was named as an heir. It was probated 28 September 1704 (Marshall 176).

The cattlemark of William Batson was recorded on December 1707 in Northampton Co., VA: (Cattle Marks 28). The text reads:

Mr. William Batson his mark for hogs and cattle is a followeth given to him by his mother Grace Batson and recorded for him vizt. cropt on the left ear and underhalved and over halved on the right ear.  (28)

He married Elizabeth circa 1718. Elizabeth, was born circa 1700. Her surname is unknown. In William Batson's will, Elizabeth was named by William to handle his estate on 24 September 1720 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated 18 October 1720 (Marshall 236). In William Batson will on 24 September 1720 in Northampton Co., VA, Elizabeth was named as an heir. It was probated 18 October 1720 (236).

William made a will on 24 September 1720 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated 18 October 1720 (Marshall 236).  An abstract of his will reads:

To my loving wife Elizabeth my land and moveables for life, and then to my son Francis the land whereon I now live. My son not to disturb his mother. Wife extr. Witt: Argoll Harmanson, John Battson, Francis Battson.  (236)

William died before 18 October 1720 (Marshall 236).  William Batson and Elizabeth had the following child:

32 i. Francis Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1719. In William Batson's will on 24 September 1720 in Northampton Co., VA, Francis was named as an heir. It was probated 18 October 1720 (Marshall 236).

7. Jonas Batson was born circa 1695.  He married Tabitha Johnson Kendall, the widow of William Kendall Jr. after 23 December 1719 in Northampton Co., VA (Loose Papers 35). Tabitha was born circa 1700. She was the daughter of Edmund Johnson and Ann his wife. She married William Kendall Jr circa 1717 in Northampton Co., VA. Circa 1719 Tabitha and William Kendall Jr had a child, John Kendall, after Williamís death in Northampton Co., VA. In September Court 1722 Jonas Batson, John Batson and Nicholas Powell gave bond for Tabitha Johnson Kendall Batson (Loose Papers 34).  The text reads:

William Kendall Jr. by his will directed that if his wife and extrix. Tabitha should intermarry afther his death, she should give suffcient security to keep the plantation and houses whereon the testator lived in good repair until her son John Kendall comes of Lawful age. At which time the obigation to be void. (34)

In October Court 1722, Jonas Batson and his wife, Tabitha Johnson asked the court for her share of her parents estate (Loose Papers 34). The text reads:

In this complaint in chancery, Jonas Batson and Tabitha his wife one of the daughter of Edmund Johnson asks for share of her parents estate. The said Edmund had by his wife, Anne several children: Kelly, Edmund, Elizabeth, Febee, Jonathan, Jeptha, Sarah and Ann and The Oratrix Tabitha. Soon after the death of her father, Tabitha applied to his extr. Kelly Johnson for her share of the dec'd estate. She was informed that her father has omitted to make any mention of her in his will. He had left his whole estate to his wife Anne and the children named above. The Oratrix charges that she, living at distance and the others being present, took advantage of their father's weakness and infirmity and looked to their separateinterests without reminding him of his dutiful daughter, Tabitha. The Orators futher show that the said Edmund left his wife a considerable estate which was to be divided upon her death. However, the wife has since died without a will and a division never has been made. The brothers and sisters have posessed themselves of their mother's estate pretending it is according to their Father's will. The Oratrix asks the court to have the children and the extr. Kelly answer as to why she wasn't given a share of her Mother's estate, why they allowed their father to omit her from his will & give an account of the Mother's estate. She petitions for her fair share.  (34)

Tabitha was the defendant in a court case in October Court 1722 in Northampton Co., VA (Loose Papers 35).  The text reads:

Alexander Bagwell complains against Jonas Batson and Tabitha his wife. He stated that Tabitha while sole, became indebted to him on 16 June 1719 for £1.11.3.  She did not pay the debt nor has Jonas since his marriage with the said Tabitha.  "A small piece of paper shows -----.   The debt was for wheat and corn by the bushel.  An even smaller slip records ----.  A request to Alexander Bagwell dated 23 December 1719 to send 1 bushel of wheat signed your friend Tabitha Kendall."  (35)

In Jonas Batson's willTabitha was named by Jonas to handle his estate on 12 August 1744 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated (Marshall 324).

Jonas Batson was mentioned in court In September Court 1722 in Northampton Co., VA (Loose Papers 34). In September court Jonas Batson of John gave security for Tabitha Johnson (34). Jonas Batson was mentioned in court In September Court 1722 in Northampton Co., VA (34).  Jonas was the defendant in a court case in October Court 1722 in Northampton Co., VA (Loose Papers 35).

In Abraham Smith's will on 13 January 1743 in Northampton Co., VA, Jonas was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 326). Abraham Smith mentions Jonas Batson in his will in Northampton Co., VA (326). Jonas wittnessed the will of Abraham Smith on 13 January 1743 in Northampton Co., VA. it was probated (326).

Jonas made a will on 12 August 1744 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated (Marshall 324).  An abstract of his will reads:

To my son Thomas 130 acres where my father John Batson did live, 30 acres thereof having been purchased from Abraham Smith. To son John 130 acres lying in the Old Town. To my wife Tabitha 1/4 part of my personal estate during her life and then entire personal estate to be equally divided by my six children, viz., Thomas, John, Leah, Rachel, Bridget and Ann Batson. Wife and son Thomas extrs. Witt: Stephen Dolby, William Batson, Joseph Jefferys.  (324)

Jonas died before 13 December 1748 (Marshall 324).

Jonas Batson and Tabitha Johnson had the following children:

33 i. Thomas Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1722. On 9 May 1758 Thomas Batson was appointed administrator of the estate of Jonas Batson (Marshall 324.)

34 ii. Leah Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1725. In Jonas Batson's will on 12 August 1744 in Northampton Co., VA, Leah was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 324).

35 iii. Rachel Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1727. In Jonas Batson's will on 12 August 1744 in Northampton Co., VA, Rachel was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 324).

36 iv. Bridget Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1730. In Jonas Batson's will on 12 August 1744 in Northampton Co., VA, Bridget was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 324).

37 v. John Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1732 (Colonial Residents 7). In Jonas Batson's will, John was named by Jonas to handle his estate on 12 August 1744 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated (Marshall 324). John died before 9 May 1758. On this date Thomas Batson was appointed administrator of his estate (324).

38 vi. Ann Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1734. In Jonas Batson's will on 12 August 1744 in Northampton Co., VA, Ann was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 324).

8. Jacob Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1697.  He married Barbara circa 1710.  Barbara was born circa 1692. Her surname is known. In Jacob Batson's will, Barbara, was named by Jacob to handle his estate on 4 March 1718 in Northampton Co., VA. The will was probated (Marshall 234).

Jacob made a will on 4 March 1718 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated (Marshall 234).  An abstract reads:

To my wife Barbary 75 acres during her widowhood and then to my son Jacob during the time of the lease. To my son Mordica. To my son William. Thomas Harmanson and Francis Batson to oversee. Wife extr. Witt: Edward Lofley, Ann Holt, Andrew Smaw.  (234)

Jacob died before June 1720 (Marshall 234).  Jacob Batson and Barbara, his wife had the following children:

39 i. Jacob Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1711. In Jacob Batson's will on 4 March 1718 in Northampton Co., VA, Jacob was named as an heir. It was probated (234). Jacob died before 11 February 1752. On this date Grace Satchell Batson was appointed admtrx. of his estate (Marshall 359).

40 ii. Mordicai Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1713. In Jacob Batson's will on 4 March 1718 in Northampton Co., VA, Mordicai was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 234). Thomas Westerhouse mentions Mordicai Batson in his will in Northampton Co., VA (286).  He married Sarah Westerhouse circa November 1734 in Northampton Co., VA (Marshall 287). Sarah was born circa 1716. She was the daughter of Thomas Westerhouse. In Thomas Westerhouse's will on 4 October 1734 in Northampton Co., VA, Sarah was named as an heir. It was probated (286).

41 iii. William Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1716.  In Jacob Batson's will on 4 March 1718 in Northampton Co., VA, William was named as an heir. It was probated (Marshall 234).


Third Generation

21. Joseph Batson (John, John) was born circa 1709. Joseph Batson was mentioned in court In January 1724/5 Court in Northampton Co., VA  (Loose Papers 72).

He married Ann Johnson circa 1730. Ann was born circa 1709. She was the daughter of Samuel Johnson and [-----] Stratton, a daughter of Benjamin Stratton. In Joseph Batson's will on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA, Ann was named as an heir. It was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall  302).

Joseph made a will on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall 302).  An abstract of his will reads:

To my daughter Grace Batson. To son Benjamin silver shoe buckles and if he dies under 21 then to my father. My father and mother to keep my daughter Grace until she comes of age and to give my son Benjamin to his uncle Benjamin Stratton but to live this year with his grandfather. Remaining estate to be divided by my wife and daughter Agnes Batson. My brother Jonas extr. Witt: John Batson, Mary Batson.  (302)

The cattlemark of Joseph Batson was recorded on 26 August 1737 in Northampton Co., VA: (Cattlemarks 35).  The text reads, "Joseph Batson his mark of cattle, jogs etc. cropt and underbitten and a hole in the left ear."

Joseph died before 9 January 1738 (Marshall 302).

Joseph Batson and Ann Johnson had the following children:

42 i. Agnes Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1731. In Joseph Batson of John's will on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA, Agnes was named as an heir. It was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall 302).

43 ii. Grace Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1733. In Joseph Batson's will on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA, Grace was named as an heir. It was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall 302). In John Batson's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, Grace was named as an heir. It was probated (306).

44 iii. Benjamin Batson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1735. In Joseph Batson's will on 24 February 1737 in Northampton Co., VA, Benjamin was named as an heir. It was probated 9 January 1737 (Marshall 302). In John Batson 's will on 23 March 1740 in Northampton Co., VA, Benjamin was named as an heir. It was probated (306).

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