David, My Father is John Clifford Batye the youngest of Lawrence and Stella's children. I have as well as my brothers and sisters, tried ot find out information about Lawrence Batye's family, but non of our Aunts that are still living know anything about him. They are only related by marriage to the Batye family. That is Myrtle Batye in Sumner(Floyd Batyes wife) and Mable Batye in Rothville.(Arly Ray Batye's wife) It's as if our Grandfather Lawrence Batye was from mars. Maybe it is a possibility that he two was an orphan and did not know his family history. But my mom always told us that the Batye name was French and that may dads name was spelled Johnt which is French and we have a photograph of our great grandfather holding a violin. On the back of the photograph it says Johnt Batye I think, My Sister Marsha has the photo at her home in Arkansas. I know that Stella has a brother named Dave who lived in Kansas, Maybe we should search the McCullum family history, we might be able to find out some information there.
My Address is: Mary Tyler 13862 Mitchell Rd. Corder, Mo. 64021
Please drop us a line sometime, I never really knew may of my cousins, mostly the second cousins, because they were all much older than me.
Hope to hear from you or Alan Corley or James W. Batye soon.