Biography of George Batty
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Batty, George, was born in Tompkins county, December 6, 1857, was educated in the public schools, and reared on the farm. When he grew to mature years he learned the butcher's trade and began business for himself, first in Enfield, and later in Jacksonville, in which he has been a success from the first. January 29, 1887, he married Emma, adopted daughter of William Booth, of Jacksonville, by whom he has two children: William H. and Mildred M. Mr. Batty's father, Charles, was born in Lincolushire, England, about 1825, and married Susan Gilbert, of his native county. Of their ten children, two were born in England: John T. and William W. died at sea; William W. 2d, as above: Charlotte, Mary A., John T. 2d, Katie M., Emma J. and Susie. His father died April 7, 1877, and his mother survives. Soon after the death of his father, Mr. Batty took entire charge of thefamily until they were able to care for themselves. Through energy, thrift, and sobriety he has accumulated a good property. He is a Prohibitionist in politics, and is class leader in the M. E. church.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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