Another Clue in the Bateson Tree

A gentleman commented on the blog.

The Rev. Christopher Bateson is my great, great, great, Grandfather. I have be working on the family history for a number of years. have a letter from Thomas Bateson, of Savannah,Ga. written to his uncle Henry in England on April 23, 1873, on the business stationary.
In this letter he says he has taken over the business from his father, and that he has three children, Alice, Georgina Agnes, and Thomas Remington.
I am trying to find out more about this branch of the family. I am visiting in Florida this winter and am planning a trip to Savannah.
Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

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Well, this is big news! Sugar and I didn’t know that Georgia’s middle name was Agnes, and that Thomas’s middle name was Remington.

So I went to the ancestry.com tree and edited Georgia Bateson’s name to “Georgia Agnes Bateson”. (“Agnes” as her middle name completely makes sense to me. Her mother’s mother was Agnes.)

And I search ONE MORE TIME.

And there she is.

There’s a family tree online with her name as Georgia Agnes Bateson Lengnick.

And a photo! She belongs to a nice lady in Texas.

Georgia Agnes Bateson Lengnick.

Georgia Agnes Bateson Lengnick.

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The last record I had found on Georgia Bateson was in 1880 when she and her sister were in the Episcopal Orphan Home, and also in the Hartridge household that same year. We wondered why the girls didn’t go live with their grandmother Agnes Mann in Beaufort. On the 1880 census, Agnes Mann had grandchildren living with her. Why not these Bateson girls?

We knew, since Georgia and Alice were not buried in the family plot at Laurel Grove, that perhaps they lived. My worry was that they died and there was no one to pay for their interment, and they were lost to a pauper’s grave.

The last record I had found for Georgia’s sister Alice was in the Savannah City Directories in the 1890s, so I thought that Georgia might have died in the 1890’s. Where was she?

Savannah City Directory, 1893, before cropping.

Savannah City Directory, 1893, before cropping.

The 1893 Savannah City Directory. Alice Bateson, boards at 37 Anderson.

The 1893 Savannah City Directory.
Alice Bateson, boards at 37 Anderson.

Now that I know that Georgia was not deceased until 1956, and that she married a man named Albert C. Lengnick, where is she in 1893?

Albert C. Lengnick, bookkeeper for the Mutual Co-operative Association. Resides at 37 Anderson.

Albert C. Lengnick, bookkeeper for the Mutual Co-operative Association. Resides at 37 Anderson.

Why, she’s at 37 Anderson, of course…

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