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Book Incidents in the life of C.W. Batchelor
Posted by: Bruce Griffis (ID *****3875) Date: June 17, 2007 at 20:23:52
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Please find some notes from the book: Incidents in the life of C.W. Batchelor as well as an addendum hand written by James M. Bond. I try to type it as it was presented in the book.
I hope this helps someone.
Best regards,

Typed by Bruce Griffis on 6-17-07
James M. Bond
Incidents in the Life of Chas. W. Batchelor
by Charles William Batchelor, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Published by Jos. Eichbaum & Co. 1887.
Given to Mrs. Marietta Handlin (Hanlon) December 1887.

Dedication to:
First: wife
Second: Daughter, Lillie B. Campau
Third: Brother’s and sister’s.
Lastly: Kindred and friends.

Page 5: Later part of the 17th century, Dr. Joseph Batchelor arrived from Ireland, and settled in Philadelphia, PA.
He married a widow: Sarah Young, whose maiden name was Sleigh. A Quaker by descent.

One child: Joseph S. ( S. is presumed for the Sleigh surname)

Joseph S. was an apprentice to the firm of Gilmore & Redsheats to learn cabinet making.

1810, when his father was twenty two years old, and his grandmother left Philadelphia in a wagon traveling across the mountains finally in that year settling in Steubenville, Ohio in October.

He bought a lot and built a one story log cabin and started making furniture.
On an opposite lot, he built a one story clapboard house.

Indian troubles in the spring of 1812 caused the formation of volunteers, to protect the settlement, by Capt. Nicholas Murray (mother’s brother) organized a company.

Joseph S. Batchelor was the orderly sergeant for the company and they marched and mustered under General Harrison.

Speaks on his Grandmamma Brown. Married 3 times. Died at the age of 94 and buried at the home graveyard in Steubenville.

Murray family: Scotland – great grandfather was Lord Murray, who bore the title of Earl of Ethol.

Capt. Nicolas Murray, his mother’s father. Sea Captain and married Temperance Bond of Baltimore, Maryland in April 1775.
       Seven children:
1.       Nicholas b. April 16, 1776 d. April 10, 1826.
2.       Benjamin b. October 18, 1778 d. July 1813.
3.       Ruth b.October 25, 1781 d. January 8, 1864.
4.       William b. March 1, 1784 d. September 4, 1823.
5.       Christopher b. October 26, 1776 d. January 23, 1852.
6.       Charles b. March 7, 1792 * went into the Army and disappeared from all knowledge.
7.       Kizia b. September 23, 1789 d. June 3, 1863.
8.       Sarah b. December 11, 1794 d, January 23, 1852.

Nicholas Murray, senior, d. April 10, 1812.
Temperance Murray, died April 20, 1828.

End of the third generation.

Assistance of Captain O.J. Murray of Georgia for information on the family.

Benjamin and Temperance Bond lived in Baltimore county, Maryland.
Benjamin Bond d. 1805.
Six children:
1.       Benjamin.
2.       Thomas.
3.       Temperance, who married Nicholas Murray, our grandfather.
4.       Phoebe, who married Nathan Cromwell.
5.       Ruth, who married Joseph Osborn.
6.       Elizabeth, who married Philemon Cromwell.

Joseph Batchelor married Sarah Murray.
1.       Edwin M. Batchelor b. April 28, 1813 d. May 12, 1878.
2.       Eliza Batchelor b. January 30, 1815 d. February 11, 1815.
3.       Alonzo S. Batchelor b. September 1, 1816.
4.       Francis Y. Batchelor b. November 16, 1818.
5.       Leonora N. Batchelor b. January 9, 1828.
6.       Charles W. Batchelor b. September 2, 1828.
7.       Joseph A. Batchelor b. October 23, 1825 d. October 1, 1843.
8.       James W. Batchelor, 1st, b. November 18, 1827 d. February 25, 1829.
9.       Stanton J. Batchelor b. December 24, 1831 d. February 17, 1879.
10.       Mary E. Batchelor b. October 1, 1835.

When father and mother were married, grandfather Murray lived on a farm in Virginia, just back of Freeman’s Landing, ten miles above Steubenville.

Jesse Haines married father’s half sister, Betsy Young.

C. W. and Mary were married 16 November, 1846.
C. W. Batchelor married Mary Vandergrift daughter of Capt. John Vandergrift (b. at Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa) and came to Pittsburgh in 1816 (son of Jacob Vandergrift of Holland and lived in Manhattan, New York and husband of English woman Mary Hart she being cousin of Capt. Soudder and Jesse Hart). Maria Vandergrift, John’s wife, was twice married, and she was the daughter of a sea captain Crissall. Her mother was French. Her first husband was Mortimer. She died in 1880 at 84 years old.

C.W. and Mary had a daughter after thirteen years of marriage- Lillie B.
Lillie B. married R. M’D. Campau of Detroit, Mich.
1.       Lillian.
2.       Vita.

Joseph Batchelor d. June 23, 1856.
Sarah Murray Batchelor d.23 January 1852.

History of James M. Bond
(Not dated: a typed addendum added to the front of C. W. Batchelor’s book)
James M. Bond was born at Buffalo Creek, W. Va. Opposite Steubenville, Ohio on September 4, 1812.
In 1829 went to Wheeling W. Va., to learn boiler making.
In 1832 went to Wheeling when Cholera was so bad and made breachings for steam boats.
1834 he took engines off the steamer Lachyboone and put them on the steamer Concord.
Captain Kelly owned by Hamilton Dobbs built at McMachum Creek WVa. And took charge of the engines that being his first experience as an engineer her run going from Pittsburgh to Louisville being a A 50 ton boat. The same year, he went on the steamer Mt. Pleasant, Capt. Bennington in command.
In 1835, he went on the steamer Canton, Capt. Dave Hamilton in command.
In 1838, was married to Lenora Batchelor, daughter of Joseph Batchelor, sister to C.W., T.Y., and J.W. Batchelor.

In his first trip to Cincinnati 8th street and Western known now as Central Ave. was the boundary line. He went to the woods above 8th street and took part of shooting matches.

He was at Cairo, Ills. When there was but one cabin there.

In 1844, he took charge of the engines, at the cotton factory at Steubenville, Ohio where remained for 8 years. He quit taking charge of the steamer Americus, Capt. C.W. Batchelor in command. Was on the steamer sp? Jouax during the civil war.
Other noted steamboat men he worked with include Dohomans, Tuller, Deviney and Batchelor.
In all of his engineering he never had an accident.
Living with his wife on a farm in Mt. Carmel, Clermont County, Ohio hale and hearty in his 83 year. Has been married 56 years and is the father of Thos. J. Bond a well known steamboat clerk and Captain and Charles and James well known steamboat engineers.
Some of the steamers he was engineer of:
Concord…..Capt Kelsey
Mt. Pleasant …….Capt. Bennington
Canoon…….Capt. Dow Franklin
Glaucester…….Capt. sp? Linlove
Bell of Red River…….
Roanoke……Capt. Mason
Ruffus Putnam…….Capt. Will Hicks
Garland……..Capt. Wash Thompson
Sandusky……Capt. Frank Dohoman

All these boats were built from 1834-1839 about 100 ton boats all had upper cabins divided rooms by curtains. The Concord had cabin lower deck. Steamers Utah, Robert Tulton, Del Americus, Castle Garden Grape shot the later, sank 4 times while he was on her. Iowa which went up Arkansas River was on Ark River when Ark post was taken. Emma Duncan, Darling Kate Robinson.
Some of the boats built at Steubenville, Ohio from 1818-1831:
Steamer Bazalee Wells, which had a brick chimney started on her trial trip and ran into the bank and knocked her chimney down.
Steamer Steubenville Capt. Rob Thompson which was the first boat to go up Ark River.
Steamer Auroza, Lady Baron, Talleyho, Chipewa, Andrew Jackson, Vanburan all built by Elijah Murray. His last steam boating was on the Kate Robinson, Capt. Milt Aiken when he lost his voice which he never regained.

Hand written:
Died Feb 26, 1901

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