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Transcribed biography of Charles Battye

CHARLES BATTYE was born in Yorkshire, England, January 3, 1821, and is the oldest of seven children born to William and Grace (Hobson) Battye; his parents were born, reared and married in England; his father was a weaver, at which he worked many years (also as a bookkeeper) before coming to this country, in the year 1854, and to Proter County in 1857, where he resided until his death, in 1872; he and his wife died within thirty hours of each other. Both are buried in Michigan City. Charles Battye came to the United States in 1848, and worked in a carding establishment at Lowell, Mass., until 1857, when he came to Porter County and purchased eighty acres of woodland. After building a cabin and clearing for a year, he returned to Lowell and resumed carding, continuing until 1867, when he again came to porter County and remained, engaged in farming and stock-raising. On October 9, 1842, he was married to Eleanor Harrison, born March 7, 1820, in England, and died December 13, 1879, leaving one child - Uriah H., now in Massachusetts. In Politics, Mr. Battye is a Democrat.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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