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* The Bateman Fisk Family of Louisiana and Texas*

Updated December 20, 2003

I am researching my great grandparents, the BATEMAN FISK family. Bateman was born on 5 May 1824 in Louisiana, maybe in Orleans Parish. He married Catherine Elizabeth GILKEY, daughter of Alfred GILKEY of SC>MS>LA>TX and MESSINAH {--?--}of SC on 7 APR 1850 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA. Sometime around 1855/1859 the family moved to Texas as they appear on the 1860 Henderson Co., TX Census. They are not to be found in the 1870 Census, yet, but reappear on the 1880 Lavaca Co, Tx Census in Pct #3 (Sweet Home). By 1900 they owned The Fisk Hotel in Rock Island, Colorado Co., TX where Bateman died on 27 DEC 1902 and is buried there in the Myrtle Cemetery beside his wife, Catherine, who died on 28 Jan 1920 in Alvord, Wise Co, TX. Her body was shipped by train from Alvord to Rock Island for burial.

Speculation is that his father's name might have been Benjamin Fisk and Bateman states on each census that his father was born in Vermont and his mother was born in Virginia. His mother's name was Martha Sarah Harrison


Bobbie Lorayne Tolleson Brune

P O Box 195
Palacios, TX 77465-0195
United States

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