Mouraine, I know you replied to a query of mine once before on Frank Batton (my g-grandfather.)You thought my Frank could be the Franklin Batton, b. 1866 in Spencer.I believe that's possible, especially since a later census lists Franklin as Francis, which we believed to be his name.I am not able to find any confirmation of this, though, nor any more information about Frank.I have called the NJ Historical Society to do a lookup on Retha Batten's genealogy as you suggested to another person, but have had no reply as yet.As you are revising your material (and you seem to have a lot), could you keep an eye out for anything further on Frank Batton (marriage, children, death, burial) which could help me to confirm whether or not my Frank is Wm. Batton's son, and maybe even find out what happened to him, since he seems to have been banished from the family at some point, and no one knows when he died or where he is buried. (or why he was banished, for that matter!)I appreciate any guidance you can give me.