Margie...my Richard Battles is a different one evidently. Here is a little more info:
He is supposed to be the son of Franklin Battles and Sarah. His siblings are Jane, James, Lela and Della according to several census listings. He was born Jan. 1869 in AL. He married Rosa L. Hewitt and at his death she married a Mote.
Children were Robert, Arthur, Walter and Minnie.
We are hoping to connect Franklin back to the Noel Battles line...possibly through William...but still have some dots to connect.