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William P Batson

William P Batson

Posted: 1351812061000
Classification: Query
Hello i am trying to trace family of my GG/Grandfather born Orleans New Orleans Louisianna 1847. His father was William Batson married Grace ??. I live in Australia & have no idea where or when they arrived in U.S.A.. I do know they ended there lives in England.
Williams siblings are as follows(not all went back to england):
John E B abt 1840
Joseph W 1838
Mary E 1847
Sarah Ann 1837
Grace Louise 7th Dec.1844
Mary Jane 16th May 1843
Hoping for any possible help. My father(Colin Paine Batson)is now in his mid 80's & would love to go to his maker at least knowing a little of his Family.Thanking all

The 1850 Fed Census has their home as New Orleans Municipality 2 Ward2, Orleans Louisiana

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351816623000
Classification: Query
What was your great-great-grandfather's name?

Why do you think his parents weren't born in the US?

What is the source for his parents' names?

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351823003000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1351905287000
There was a marriage in 1860 for a Sarah A. Batson to a Sewell Warner in New Orleans

This looks like it may be the same family in 1871 back in England
It looks like Sarah died between 1871 and 1881.

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351831451000
Classification: Query
My G G Grandfathers name was
William Paine Batson
B: 12 march 1847 New Orleans, Orleans Louisiana....
Lived: 1850 census New Orleans Municipality2,Ward2 ,Orleans, Louisiana....
American Passport ..... issued New Orleans 1873 wine & tobacco merchant.
Died .......1896 Toxeth Park Liverpool Lancashire England.

My G/Grandfathers marriage certificate showed William Paine Batson Hotel owner Liverpool,as his Father. I searched back from there finding him born in U.S.A., Birth index showed
William Batson & Grace Baker as his parents.
Thank you xx

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351832367000
Classification: Query
Thanking you so much i shall try going from there.

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351877713000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Batson, Warner
I am not kin.

Have you seen the following:

Source: The Liverpool Commercial List comprising Liverpool, Runcorn, St. Helen's, Warrington, and Widnes. 1884-1885. Nineteenth and Twentieth Years.
By Seyd and Co
Pg. 43
WARNER AND BATSON - Ship brokers &c. Sewall Warner,
William Paine Batson. Business by Sewall Warner, under the style of Sewall Warner and Co. 14th January 1870.

Source: The Liverpool Commercial List, 1871-1872, Sixth and Seventh Years.
By Estell & Co.
Pg. 31
WARNER AND BATSON - 14 New-quay, ship brokers &c. Sewall Warner, William Paine Batson. Debts received and paid by Sewall Warner, who will in future carry on the business on his own account, under the style of Warner and Co. 14 January 1870.

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351878744000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1351879509000
Surnames: Batson, Mathison
Also, these:

The London Gazette
Bankruptcy of William Paine Batson
W. M. Mathison, Trustee

~February 10, 1880
Page 673
~December 14, 1880
Page 6768

Also, this from 1866
Pg. 2988

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351900276000
Classification: Query
Some of the children’s birth records are listed in the Orleans Parish birth index. The parents’ names are listed as William Nicholas Batson and Grace Baker.

Birth certificates can be ordered from the Louisiana State Archives with the information below:

Grace Louise 7 Dec 1844 Volume 8 Page 161
Sarah Ann 5 Oct 1840 Volume 8 Page 160
Mary Jane 16 May 1843 Volume 8 Page 160

Birth certificates from that time period weren't quite the same as the ones we have now. They generally included the parents' names and the country of birth (sometimes the city of birth), and sometimes included the address of the parents.

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351901037000
Classification: Query
I also found obituaries for Grace Louise and Mary Jane. The print isn't the clearest, but I can email you a .pdf copy of it if you want. Here's what it says:

19 March 1848 The Daily Picayune New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana

On Sunday evening, the 12th instant, at half-past 5 o'clock, of scarlet fever, MARY JANE, second daughter of Grace and William N. Batson, aged 4 years and 10 months.

Also, on Saturday, the 18th instant, at noon, of scarlet fever, GRACE LOUISE, third daughter of the above Grace and William N. Batson, aged 3 years and 3 months.

The friends of the family are requested to attend the funeral This morning at 10 o'clock, from the corner of Race and Religious streets.

Re: William P Batson

Posted: 1351902224000
Classification: Query
Grave photos are on Find a Grave. Here's a link to the Find a Grave memorial for Grace Louise/Louisa:

Here's the link to Mary Jane's:

Here's the link to the one for their brother Joseph Albion:

Here's the link to the one for their father, William Nichols (not Nicholas):

Here's the link to a John Batson, age 42, buried in the same tomb:

Here's the link to James Batson, John's son:

Here's the link to Joseph Norris Batson, John's son:

This is Sarah Nichols Batson, buried in the same tomb, age 62:

This is Mary Ann Batson Norris, age 28, wife of William Norris (buried in the Batson tomb):

Here's the one for Ada Batson, 21 yr. old daughter of William & Grace:

Joseph Batson Norris, age 44, also buried in the Batson family tomb:

There are photos on the site and you can download them. They're pretty good, but if you'd like more I'd be happy to take them.
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