Henry Borden Bateman

1841 - 1917

Henry Borden Bateman, born in 1841, was descended from Lord William Henry Bateman of Castle Hill, Hertfordshire, England.  His great grandfather, Hector Bateman, emigrated to Rhode Island where he homesteaded and raised his family.  Henry’s father, Luther, spent most of his adult years in the management of his father’s farm while his brother, Seth, acquired property in Newport and managed a very successful resort for the wealthy New England families.

Luther’s son, Henry B. Bateman, married Jennie M. Mason, herself from a pioneer family of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.    The Batemans lived for many years in Wisconsin, where he operated a mill.  Their three children, Luther, Henry W. and Elena were born here before the Batemans moved further west.

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