The African-American Battle and Arrington Families
I must first say that I am pleased to have stumbled upon this page!I have been very interested in finding out more of my family's history.My grandfather, James Battle, Jr. was born in October 24, 1936 in Red Oaks, North Carolina his parents names were James Battle and Beauther Arrington (Born July 17, 1917 to Willie Arrington and Esther Perry in Franklin County, NC). James and Beauther were married in 1932.They had several children, Jerry, Joseph, Hazel, Bettie Mae, and Earnestine.Their father, James, was shot and killed, I believe when my grandfather was about 7 or 8.With the exception of Joseph and Bettie Mae, they all migrated to Newark, NJ, including their mother, Beauther.My grandfather left NC and moved to NJ in 1953, I believe. Joseph and Bettie Mae are living in South Carolina.
Any information or leads that anyone can provide will be most helpful to me