Son of Isaac Batey and Hannah Bickett. husband of Margaret Jane Todd. father of Nancy Jane Batey.
Peter lived in Vermilion County, IL in 1850, District 21. In 1860, the family was residing in Drummer, Ford County, IL. (Peter, age 30, his wife, Margaret, age 25, Nancy Beaty, age 7, and Mary, aged 4.)
He married Margaret Todd on January 19, 1853 in Vermilion County when he was 25 years old. The union produced a daughter, Nancy J. Batey in 1853. It is unknown if she lived to marry or when she died. A second daughter was born in June 1856 in Illinois, Mary E. Batey. He passed away on January 8, 1929, in Rock County, Minnesota, at the age of 72. Peter's wife Margaret passed away on March 21, 1902, in Bellflower, IL, at the age of 66. They would have been married 49 years.