John E. Batchelder of The Plains, OH, seems to be the same John Ephriam Batchelder (his middle name is spelled that way and he signed himself that way on his WWII draft registration form, although other records give the traditional spelling) who is found in The Plains in 1941, working at a grocery store owned by Havilah Batchelder. He is said to have been born 7 October 1894 (citing WWI and WWII draft registrations).
His wife may be the Gertrude A[ckley] Batchelder who died Lucas Co., OH (although she was then a resident of Athens Co., OH) 26 June 1966 (citing Ohio Deaths)
He appears to be son of Nathan Freeman and Havilah (Doane) Batchelder of Athens Co., OH, she the daughter of James F. and Rebecca (Gadd) Doane of PA and Athens Co., OH.
His line is Nathan Freeman Batchelder, Ebenezer Batchelder, Ebenezer Batchelder, Zachariah Batchelder, Zachariah Batchelder, Daniel Batchelder, John Batchelder, John Batchelder, John Batchelder (died Salem, MA, 13 November 1675)whose wife was Mary.
The family moved from Salem to Beverly, MA, to Sullivan Co., NH, and then to OH, finally settling in Athens County.