|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1822, England|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1897|
Minerva Gaunt was born in Penistone, Yorkshire, England - to the best of our information. She was the second of the nine children of Joshua and Ann (Hinchliff) Gaunt and grew up in the factory district of Lancashire. At a very early age, she went to work in a woolen mill where she was a bobbin winder.
On June 1, 1844, she was married to Robert Bateman. After their first child, Anna, was born and she was expecting their second child, the decision was made that Robert would go to America, find work and send for his family. Arriving in New Orleans about the end of June, 1851, with her daughter, mother and other family members, Minerva stayed there until her second child, Edna, was born. Minerva re-joined her husband and they lived on a small farm near Hamlet, Mercer County, IL.
After Robert returned from service in the Civil War and after their girls were grown and married, the family moved west to a farm near Clifton, Washington County, Kansas. It was there that Minerva passed from this life and was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery north of Clifton. In addition to her husband, two daughters and two sons-in-law, she left to mourn her passing several grandchildren and seven siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Joseph.
Robert Bateman (1821 - 1906)*
Anna Bateman Dunn (1847 - 1919)*
Edna Bateman Fittel (1851 - 1917)*
Clifton IOOF Cemetery
Created by: Wenona Dunn
Record added: May 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36974787
We remember, great-grandmother, even though we never met!|
Added: May. 11, 2009