b. circa 1838, d. 9 August 1862
- Father: John Batts b. 11 September 1814, d. 19 May 1878
- Mother: Mary Livingston b. 23 April 1815, d. 6 November 1898
- William Batts was born circa 1838 in Georgia.
- John Batts and Mary Livingston appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Lee County, Georgia. Other members of the household included William Batts, Eliza J. Batts, Amanda Batts, Nancy Batts, Joseph L. Batts, Mary M. Batts and Joel Walker Batts. At the time of the 1850 census, John Batts owned 12 slaves, 4 of whom were age ten and under.
- John Batts and Mary Livingston appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Lee County, Georgia, enumerated next to their daughter Amanda Ladd.. Other members of the household included William Batts, Joseph L. Batts, Mary M. Batts, Joel Walker Batts, Marguretta D. Batts, Gertrude Orisco Batts, John G. Batts, Mitlina B. Batts and Tallulah O. A. Batts. Also in the household was John E. Heisler (age 7). At the time of the 1860 census, John Batts owned 35 slaves, 14 of whom were under the age of ten, living in six slave houses.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- He served as a private in Company A, 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment, CSA. He was enlisted for the war on 15 June 1861 in Sumter County, Georgia. He was wounded in the Battle of Allegheny Mountain in Pocahontas County, Virginia, on 13 December 1861, and again in the Battle of McDowell in Highland County, Virginia, on 8 May 1862.
- William Batts died on 9 August 1862 during the Battle of Cedar Run, Culpeper County, Virginia.
- In January 1864, John Batts was paid by the treasury department the amount owing to his deceased son William, $111.30.
- Last Edited: 21 May 2012