Biographical sketch extracted from:
Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. p. 814.
BENJAMIN C. BATSON is a native of Wells County, Indiana, born in Jackson Township, November 14, 1847, son of Nathaniel and Nancy (Ralston) Batson. He was reared in his native township, on the home farm, his youth being passed in assisting with the work of the farm and attending the district schools. March 7, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Davis, a native of Highland County, Ohio, born November 5, 1847, a daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Cloud) Davis. Of the four children born to this union one son, Lewis Benjamin, is deceased. The names of those yet living areHenry S., James C. and Alice Emily. Mr. Batson lived on the old homestead with his parents for eight years after his marriage, when he settled on his present farm on section 11 of Jackson Township. His land at that time was in a wild state, heavily covered with timber, and entirely unimproved. Of his sixty acres he has cleared about thirty-five acres which he has brought under cultivation, and has erected his present residence and other buildings besides making other substantial improvements on his place. Mr. and Mrs. Batson are members of the Christian church. In politics he casts his suffrage with the Democratic party, his father having also been a life-long Democrat.