I have traced my roots to Lewis Jasper Batts (1780-1853). There were several "Nathan Batts" among his descendants. There is (was?) a historical marker near Elizabeth City that read "The home of Nathaniel Batts, first permanent white settler in NorthCarolina, built as early as 1657." I have some history book pages that refer to this Nathaniel Batts; however, I have not been able to confirm the family lore that Lewis Jasper Batts was a descendant of this Nathaniel Batts. Let me know if you want the info that I have about Lewis Jasper Batts. Would appreciate any info you have about Nathaniel.
...alice forry (firstname.lastname@example.org