Alexander F. Batcheller
4-May-1847, RI

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ALEXANDER FREELAND BATCHELLER, born 4-May-1847 in Burrillville, Providence county, RI;
son of Alexander F. BATCHELLER born 1811 & Keziah WALLING born 1815;
died 28-Jan-1911 in Council Bluffs, IA.
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Married (1) 8-Sep-1867/68 to Adelaide (Addie) M. MARCY;
born ____ in _____;
daughter of _____ Marcy & _____ _____;
died ____ in _____.

Children of Alexander & Adelaide:

  1. Evelyn Batcheller, born 9-Jul-1869 in Cedar Falls, IA; married _?_ LEE;
  2. Nettie Adelaide Batcheller, born 7-Mar-1872 in Norwich, CT; married Arthur Clifford SMITH; resided in Haiwarden, IA;

Married (2) 20-Mar-1879 in Cedar Falls, IA to Mary Childs Celicia BALLOU;
born 19-Dec-1847 in North Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA;
daughter of Eddy B. BALLOU born 1811 & Mary C. SAUNDERS born c1812;
died 19-Aug-1914 in IA.

Children of Alexander & Mary:

  1. RedBullet  Mary Keziah Batcheller, born 10-Jan-1880 in Finchford, IA; married Ralph E. ROOT, 4 children; died 10-Oct-1966 in Lexington, MA.
  2. Martha Walling Batcheller, born 10-Sep-1881; married Fred MELLMERLING;
  3. William Earle Batcheller, born 25-Apr-1884; married Effie OSBORN;
  4. Emma M. Batcheller, born 1-May-1888; married Andrew NIELSEN; died c1962 in Los Angeles, CA.

Photographs:


Alexander F. Batcheller
tintype c1880
 

A. F. Batcheller Family, c1890

Biographical Notes:

"Alexander F. Batcheller was born in Providence, Rhode Island, son of Dr. Alexander F. Batcheller and Kezia (Wallen) Batcheller, who later became residents of Iowa, where their last days were spent. [. . .]

"Alexander F. Batcheller was a young man when his parents moved to the Cedar Falls neighborhood and he began farming there, making his home there until he came to Plymouth county and bought an eighty-acre homestead right to a tract of land in Portland township, on which place he made his home for twenty years, at the end of which time he moved to Council Bluffs, where he spent his last days. Alexander F. Batcheller was twice married. On September 8, 1867, he was united in marriage to Addie Marcy and to that union two children were born, Evelyn and Nettie A. Upon the death of the mother of these children, Mr. Batcheller married, March 20, 1879, Mary C. Ballou, who was born in 1847, and to that union four children were born, those besides Mrs. [Mary Keziah] Root, the first-born, being Martha W., William Earl and Emma M. Mrs. Mary C. Batcheller died on August 19, 1914."

"History of Plymouth County", 1917, Iowa; p452


Sources:

  • Family group record information from Olive R. Meader and living relatives;
  • Personal photograph album of Mary Keziah Batcheller;
  • "Batchelder, Batcheller Genealogy", Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1898,
    Chicago, IL: pg 521, #1681;
  • "History of Plymouth County", 1917, Plymouth County, Iowa;

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