I am also reserching the Battle family, specifically in Edgecombe County, NC. There is a family history, The Battle Book, that is available in the Genealogy Library here. It may be helpful. I found the name of their Edgecombe County place was Cool Springs and information from the history correlates with the little bits of info I have from my family. I have also been able to locate some of my relatives in that area. Good luck.