Where would you want to start? Several generation's of Bateman's were born and raised on this island. And several other family's were also. Lot's of history to much to list here. Suffice to say that it started with John Mills Bateman
patriot veteran of the battle of New Orleans along with both his brother's Carlton and Noah. They went back north after and John settled on the Island.They ran grist mills on ell river. John raised sugar cane la. This is the basic's.