Here is all the information I have on the Battersby Line of NJ & England, please let me know if anyone has connections and if you can fill in some of my blanks:
Abraham (could be Abram) Battersby - abt. 1844; England, d. abt. 1896; England - m. Sarah Unknown
Children I know of: William Harry Battersby b. 1872; England - d. 1950; resided in Paterson, NJ - m. Eleanor Gee - b. 1875 England - d. 1939 - buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ.
William and Eleanor's Children: William Henry (Harry) - see next generation down for info. Alice - married twice:1st Ralph Allen 2nd Ralph Newcomer last known residence; Paterson, NJ d. 1971 Walter - married twice:1st Unknown 2nd Lena Unknown last known residence; Florida Abe (the florist) - m. Alice Unknown last known residence; Wayne, NJ Frank - m. Alice Unknown d. 1974 John - m. Grace Unknown last known residence; Florida Ruth - m. Arthur Beegan (Scotish descent) - they had 12 children. Arthur
First 3 children were deaf mutes
William Henry Battersby (Harry):b. July 25, 1894 Paterson, NJ - d. April 12, 1969 Saddle Brook, NJ. m. Goldie Lawrence Sheppard b. July 19, 1897 Salem, NJ - d. Feb. 27, 1972 Bridgeton, NJ - they were married April 19, 1922 at St. Ann's Church for the Deaf, NYC, both are buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ - both were deaf mutes.
Children of William and Goldie: Geneva Mildred - b. Nov. 5, 1923 - still living. William Harry- b. March 2, 1927 - d. 1930.
This information was provided by Geneva who is my grandmother.I will be uploading a family tree in the next week, I am going to try to put it here as well, but, you will be able to view all the information I have at ancestry.com for sure.Please let me know if any of my names match any of yours!