Moses Batson, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Henry County, Ind., February 27, 1840, and is a son of Samuel and Lucinda (Robinson) Batson, the father born in Ohio and the mother in Indiana. Samuel Batson was born June 3, 1814, came to Huntington County, January, 1841, and settled in Lancaster Township, where his death occurred, December 22, 1861. Mrs. Batson was born on the sixteenth day of June, 1814, and is still living. They are the parents of three children, to wit, Amanda, born February 27, 1840; Moses, whose birth is given above and John, born October 16, 1849, died December 22, 1861. The subject of this sketch was raised on the farm, where he now resides, and in the country schools enjoyed the advantages of a practical English education. He began life as a farmer taking charge of the home place, the greater part of which he now owns. This farm consists of 320 acres of valuable land, which under Mr. Batson’s successful management has been made one of the best places in Lancaster Township. Mr. Batson in 1880, was elected to the office of a Constable, the duties of which position he has discharged, until the present time. His marriage with Miss Augustine C. Milner of Fayette County, Ind., solemnized May 20, 1858, has been blessed with the birth of the following children, viz: John S. W. R. M., born May 12, 1859, died April 25, 1886; Moses J. A. B. born April 20, 1861, died January 15, 1873, and Luciuda M. E. A., born July 24, 1863. Mrs. Batson was born on the 15th day of June, 1840. Mr. Batson is one of the leading citizens of the township, alive to every interest for the general welfare of the community. He is a Democrat in politics, and was formerly an active worker in the Grange movement.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Lancaster Township, p. 700/1.