Batson, George Washington

Birth Name Batson, George Washington
Gender male
Age at Death 77 years, 10 months, 15 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1885-10-07 Alabama, USA Birth of Batson, George Washinton  
Event Note

Born in 1888 according to the 1900 Federal Census, and family history information compiled by Robert Bradley. The latter gives his death date as November 1888.

Death 1963-08-22   Death of Batson, George Washington  
Event Note

Buried in Crystal River Cemetary, Citrus County, Florida, USA.

Robert Bradley info cites his death date as August 22, 1963.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Batson, David Sr.1845-12-301910-10-30
Mother Frazier, Arena1846-02-001916-12-20
    Brother     Batson, William 1866-10-00
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
    Brother     Batson, David 1871-06-00
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
    Brother     Batson, Lee 1876-02-00
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
         Batson, George Washington 1885-10-07 1963-08-22
    Brother     Batson, James J. 1886-03-00
    Brother     Batson, David P. 1890-01-00
    Sister     Batson, Alice Irene 1892-03-00


Family of Batson, George Washington and Dubose, Nancy L.

Married Wife Dubose, Nancy L. ( * 1884-07-21 + 1980-04-02 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1907-02-10 Covington, Alabama, USA Marriage of Batson, George Washinton and Dubose, Nancy L. "Annie"  
Event Note

Information from Myrtice Lucile Batson, courtesy of [Elliott], Private:

"...I did find a list of birthdates she [Myrtice] had written down and I thought your granddaughter might could use them. They’re correct, as far as I know.

Mama & Papa married 2-10-07
James Earl Batson born 11-29-07
Curtis F. Batson 9-17-09
Myrtice Lucile Batson 1-29-11
Ross Batson 3-4-14
Nola Vera Batson 12-20-16
Mildred Ellen Batson 8-6-18
Thelma Lessie Batson 12-5-19
Clara Mae Batson 6-15-21
Mattie Lucile Batson 5-10-24

She wrote this down in 1983; I guess they were having one of their discussions about age. She didn’t make note of the twins or the ones who died in infancy. I know Nola always claimed 12-10 and wasn’t sure of the year."

Event Note

Married February 8, 1907 in Covington County, Alabama by Elder R.R Bracewell. Information courtesy of Robert Bradley, who received it from Claudia Adams in Northwest Florida.

Divorce 1936   Divorce of Batson, George Washinton and Dubose, Annie  
Name Birth Date Death Date
[Living], [Living]
Batson, Beatrice
Batson, Lena Mae
Batson, Twin (Died at birth)
Batson, Twin (Died at birth)
Batson, James Earl1907-11-291982-09-00
Batson, Curtis Franklin1910-09-172008-05-20
Batson, Myrtice Lucile1911-01-291999-08-16
Batson, Ross Dewight1914-03-041970-02-13
Batson, Nola Vera1916-12-202010-08-26
Batson, Mildred Ellen1918-08-061955
Batson, Thelma Lessie1919-12-052010-05-00
Batson, Mattie Lucile1924-05-102009

Family of Batson, George Washington and Young, Bessie May

Married Wife Young, Bessie May ( * + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Batson, George
Batson, Richard Grady
Batson, Geraldine
Batson, James19311964

Family of Batson, George Washington and , Audrey

Married Wife , Audrey ( * + ... )


"...[Curtis Franklin Batson's] age seems right; his records show him as having been born in 1910, however, he claimed to have been born in 1909 and that the dates were mixed up. He never had a birth recorded until 1941 when he had to sign up for the draft in WWII. Of course he then had to get signatures to verify records, and many of them were guessed at. You know grandmother [Annie Dubose Batson] was a midwife, but very few records were kept back then. Grandmother could neither read nor write, she signed her name with an X. Did you know that her father was a French trapper and later a school teacher, who came through North Carolina and took a Cherokee wife, then moving on into Alabama? At one time they lived in Rome, Alabama, and also Atmore, Alabama. Grandmother had many of the Cherokee ways. She was the only "Doctor" our family knew until sometime in the 40s. I am sorry to say that I did not realize the importance of some of the herbs, salves, and other remedies that she practiced. Grandfather George's [George Washinton Batson's] father also was school teacher in Andalusia, Alabama. He served in the Confederate Army and lost an arm."

- Batson, [Private]


"...I believe he worked as a realtor in Crystal River, in Citrus county and I understand he was well thought of there. He divorced my grandmother and married a lady named Bessie. They had several children, and one of them was or is named George. I met them once as a child and at that time they lived in Jay, Florida. George was then about my age....4th or 5th grade. Bessie died a few years afterward. I met George again, much later, maybe 5 or 7 yrs ago at a family reunion in Baker, Florida. He was not in good health at the time, but I liked both him and his wife. Grandpa George died the same year your mother was born, 1963. I was supposed to go to the funeral with my dad, but was unable to go. He said he thought Grandpa George had remarried. Your Uncle Charles visited the grave site in the cemetary at Crystal River where he is buried." - Batson, [Private]


Listed on 1920 Federal Census as a "Farmer."


I have found several persons online who list George Washington Batson's ancestors as:

David Batson (b. 1845-01) and Serena (Arena, Rena, Irene) Frazier (born 1846-02)

David's parents were: William Batson (b. 1793, d. 1886} and Phebe Mahon

William's parents were: William Batt, (b. 1760, d. 1824) and Lucy Outlaw (b. 1765, d. 1835)

However, I have found no clear link that would establish David and Serena as parents of George Washington Batson.

There is a "George" listed as the son of David and Serena on the 1900 Federal Census, but his birthdate is listed as 1888-11 and not 1885-10 and his parents are said to have been born in Virginia while both of George Washinton Batson's parents were down on the 1920 Federal Census as being born in Alabama. Therefore, I do not feel comfortable adding these people as ancestors at this time.

- Gorden, [Private]


Batson families resided in Green Bay
From the Andalusia Star News and written by Curtis Thomasson

A search for the burial site in Covington County of a Confederate veteran led to this feature on the Batson family.

Although this name is practically nonexistent in the county today, there was a large family who resided here after the end of the War Between the States.

Prior to moving to Covington County, several Batson families resided in Coosa County in 1850 and later in Jefferson County in 1860.

Their ancestors had lived previously in Virginia and then South Carolina.

The earliest one identified is William Batt (Batson) who was born in 1760 in Virginia and died in 1824 in Chesterfield, S.C.

He was married to Lucy (Outlaw) (1765-1835), and they had a son, William Batson, born in 1799 in Culpepper, Va., who moved to Jefferson County.

William Batson was married to Pheobe Mahon (1805-1880), and they reared a large family. Various records indicate they may have had the following 14 children: Nathan, b. 1822, d. 1870; Rebecca, b. 1822, d. 1915; John R., b. 1823, d. 1901; George Washington, b. 1827, d. 1904, m. Mary E. Sewell; William H., b. 1828, d. 1920, m. Mary Kelly; Phoebe Pluby, b. 1830, d. 1865, m. William Vessel; Charles, b. 1833, d. 1925; Zilphia, b. 1835, d. 1919, m. Charles Gilliland; Mary, b. 1835, d. 1864; Elizabeth, b. 1836, d. 1910, m. Nicholas Jordan; Arena “Irena,” b. 1836, d. 1900, m. H.G. Harden; Zilpher, b. 1838; Benjamin Franklin, b. 1840, d. 1862; and David, b. 1845, d. 1910.

There is some question as to whether Charles, Mary and Zilpher were indeed the children of William and Pheobe.

The older children of William and Pheobe were born in Milledgeville, Ga., before the family moved to Autauga County before 1850.

Several of the sons served in the Confederate Army – Nathan possibly with a Mississippi Company, George W. and David in the 28th Ala., and William in the home guards.

As the children were beginning to settle into their own homes, several of them moved into Florida, and their descendants have an annual family reunion there.

David Batson enlisted for service first in 1863 in Jefferson County, and he then reenlisted in 1864 at Dalton, Ga.

He was assigned to Company G, 28th Ala. Infantry Regiment.

He served with his unit at Corinth, Munfordville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign and Ezra Chapel.

While on picket duty on Aug. 10, 1864, near Atlanta, he was shot in the left arm.

He later contracted gangrene, which caused his arm to be amputated just below the shoulder.

He was in the Floyd House and Okmulgee Hospital in Macon, Ga. on Oct. 3, 1864.

He was retired from service on Dec. 20, 1864, and he began his long trip home.

His brother, George W., continued serving in the same unit.

At least three of the sons purchased government land in Covington County where they settled.

In 1895, David homesteaded 160.24 acres in the Horn Hill community. In 1897, William J. homesteaded 120.18 acres in the New Hope community.

In 1910, George W. homesteaded 40.92 acres of designated railroad land in the Horn Hill area.

David Batson was the descendant to bring his family to Covington County during the late 1860s after he was released from service in the Confederate Army.

He was born in 1845 in Coosa County and lived until 1910.

At his death, he was buried in the Enon Cemetery in the southeast area of Covington County. His grave has been located, and it has a nice headstone with appropriate dates.

It is hoped that in the future a marker designating his Confederate service will be placed at the site.

It is believed that his wife is buried next to him, but there is no headstone.

It is also understood that several other family members are buried there without any headstones.

David was married 1861 to Serena or Arrena “Reaney” Frazier, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Gay) Frazier. Serena was born in 1846 in Georgia and died in 1916 in Covington County.

David supported his family by farming and working as a schoolteacher.

It is believed that at one time he was a member of the local board of education.

They mostly resided in the Green Bay community where David was appointed registrar for Covington County in1903.

David and Serena had 11 children, with 10 of them reaching adulthood.

These included the following: William J., b. 1866, d. 1940, m. (1) Georgia Anna ? (1867-1904) (2) Leona Fannie ?; David Jr., b. 1871, d. 1957, m. 1895 Amanda Jane Livings (1878-1967); Benjamin Franklin “Frank,” b. 1872, d. 1920, m. Susan Cassidy; Abbey, b. 1874, d. 1955; Robert Lee, b. 1875, d. 1964, m. 1898 Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rebecca Turbeville (1881-1963); Thomas Jefferson, b. 1878, m. Adaline ?; James J., b. 1886, m. Lanie ?; George Washington, b. 1888, d. 1963, m Nancy E. Dubose (1884-1980); Asbury “Berry” Price, b. 1889, d. 1962, m. Liddie Lavonia Turbeville; and Alice, b. 1892.

The oldest son, William J. Batson, and his first wife, Georgia Anna, had the following children: Melinda “Linnie,” b. 1891; Luna B., b. 1892; Milton, b. 1895, d. 1963; and Dewey, b. 1900, d. 1964. William and his second wife, Leona Fannie, reared the following three children: Iler, b. 1906; Dempsey, b. 1908; and Winifred, b. 1910.

The second son, David Batson Jr., was married in 1895 to Amanda Jane Livings, daughter of Robert Wesley and Mary Mollie (Catrett) Livings.

In 1930, they were living in Avon, Fla., and had the following children with them at the time: David J., 17; Arthur, 16; and Comer A., 14.

The son, Benjamin Franklin Batson, was a farmer, and he was married to Susannah “Susan” Cassidy.

They had the following children in their home in Green Bay when the 1910 census was enumerated: Emma Mandy, 15; Minnie B., 12; Charlie L., 9.

They also had a grandson, Hardie L. Johnson, living in their home. Ten years earlier in 1900, they had an older son, Jose P., 8, at the time. In 1930, Susannah was a widow living in the McRae precinct.

The son, Robert Lee Batson, was married to Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rebecca Turbeville, daughter of James Monroe and Mary Frances Ameta (Mitchell) Turbeville. In 1910, they had the following children: Pearlie, 10; Mark H., 9; Amie Ruby, 7; John D., 3; and Willie 4 months.

Ten years later, they had two additional children, Rutha and Frances.

The son, Thomas Jefferson Batson, and his wife, Adaline E., resided in the Cardina community in 1920 and had the following children at the time: Fannie L., 15; Wade or William F., 12; Homer H., 9; and Lizzie, 5.

The son, James J. Batson, and his wife, Lanie, lived in the McRae Community and had the following children in 1920: Harvey, 10; Bessie, 9; Carlus, 6; James S. 4.

The son, George Washington Batson, was married to Nancy E. Dubose, daughter of Jeptha James and Elizabeth “Betty” (Butts) Dubose. In 1920, the family resided in Opp and had the following children in their home: Early, 11; Curtis, 10; Myrtis, 8; Posey, 5; Nalia V., 3; Mildred E., 1; and infant Thelma. A couple of years later they had Clara M.

The youngest son, Asbury “Berry” Price Batson, and his wife, Lydia “Liddie” Lavonia, had a son, Walter, 4 months old in 1910.

His parents, David and Serena, were living with them in the George precinct.

Sources for this writing include, census records, Wyley’s Ward’s Original Land Sales and Grants in Covington County, Alabama, and information provided by Dennis Murphy.

Some of this data is not as complete as desired, but anyone who has a correction or additional information on this family is requested to contact this writer.

He hopes that someone in the family will continue to compile Batson genealogy and make it available to those with interest.

Contact him, Curtis Thomasson, at 30357 Blake Pruitt Road, Andalusia, AL 36420; 334-222-6467; or email:


Note from Batson, [Private] about this article in the Andalusia Star News:

Gorden [Private], one of my cousins sent the following attachment to me. I know that some of it is factual, but I also saw that in my grandfather's case, the children are not listed as I know them to be. I found the locations named to be in line with what I think are correct... If you are still pursueing the geneology this might help if compared to other info that you may have. Love, Batson, [Private]