Benjamin Franklin Battles born 10-16-1878 dies on 1-11-1934 he was born in Etowa county alabama. he moved to carnigie oklahoma and married Mollie Utollie Jones and in 1911 moved to springfield, colo. During the year 1930 he again returned to Oklahoma and was married to Bertha Trotter (My great grandmother)he lived in cache and later came to the home of his mother in Carnigie where he died. He is survived by his wife, mrs. Bertha Battles, two daughters, Mrs. Viola Whiteker of Wichita, Kansas. (Is she still alive?)>>> And little Nora Jane Battles, and mother, Mrs. T.E.Battles <<(Tabitha Elizabeth Smith.) Battles was her married name. and five brothers: Jim,Togan,Sam of springfield, colo., and Jessie and Grover of Carnegie also others that I will list later in this message. here is Benjamins brothers and sisters and dates. James M b/sep 1874, Edgar F b/oct 1876, Benjamin F b/Oct 1878, Eula B b/1879, Jessie M b/Jan 1882, L.N.Battles b/Apr 1883, Grover b/Jan 1886, Togan ???? Sam ???? I have no spouses or descendants of those listed. and Don't know the nameL.N.Battles.or what L.N.stands for. Benjamins parents were>> Wesley J. Battles and Tabitha Elizabeth Smith. According to my information his father was b/1850 in St. Clair Co, Al or Etowah Co, AL. I have no parents for Tabitha. Presumably Wesley's parents were Caswell Battles (1810,Tn-1881 Greensport beat, St. Clair Co, AL. and Mariah Stovers (1812, GA-1870), Caswell's parents were Noel WIlliam Battles also known as William Noel Battles. 1754, VA-1840 St. Clair Co, AL. and Elizabeth Hopper CA 1740 VA-Bef 1840 AL. Noel Williams son is Samuel B/CA 1785 who married Nancy Wright.
Here is a little info about myself and family,. my name is carol longan (married name ramos) my mother is norma J. Caudill 8-26-49 my grandmother is Nora J Battles 10-9-1932 to 6-11-1966 died in stanislaus california born in oklahoma. her mother was Bertha J Trotter 7-17-1917 or 1918 to 11-29-1998 she married Benjamin in the 30's in Oklahoma. let me know if there is a connection. thanks carol email@example.com