June 19, 1867
Sept. 18, 1948
Buried New Union (Ditney) Cemetery, near Lola, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 8 July 2014.
John V. Bateman was the son of Samuel and Nancy C. (Vaughn) Bateman, who had married 16 Jan 1862 Crittenden County, Kentucky. The family moved to Randolph County, Arkansas, where they are found on the 1870 census living next to former Crittenden County residents, David W. Kimsey and his wife, Mary S. (Vaughn), and their children. 
The Bateman family eventually returned to Kentucky. John V. Bateman married his first wife, Martha Walker Davenport 4 September 1890 in Pope County, Illinois.  John V. Bateman's second marriage was to Delia A. Wright on 30 January 1898 in Crittenden County.  He married his third wife, Elizabeth Dycus, 1 August 1939 in Charleston, Mississippi County, Missouri. 
Although he had married in 1939, John V. Bateman was enumerated in the household of his son-in-law and daughter, Winfield M. and Vera Clopton in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky in 1940.
Bateman was a farmer and veterinarian.
John V. Bateman died in Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois on the 18th of September 1948 at the age of 80, according to his obituary in the Paducah Sun-Democrat on Tuesday, 21 September 1948. Survivors were his wife, Elizabeth; three daughters, a daughter in law, two sisters and two brothers. The funeral and burial were at Ditney (now known as New Union) Church and cemetery
 Kentucky County Marriages 1783-1965, Crittenden County 1862, Ancestry.com
 1870 Randolph County, Arkansas census, Current River, Roll M593_63, p. 427A, Ancestry.com
 Judy Foreman Lee & Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. Pope County, Illinois Marriage Register A-1 1888-1898, Vol III, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1992) 43.
 Kentucky County Marriages 1783-1965, Crittenden County 1898, Ancestry.com
 Missouri Marriage Records 18 05-2002, Mississippi County 1937-1940, Ancestry.com
 1940 McCracken County, Kentucky census, Roll m-t0627_01334, p. 2A, E.D. 73-19, Ancestry.com
Published 18 July 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/