John Bateman was born in March 1827 in Ireland. He arrived in the USA in 1852 at age 25.
The next year, 1853, he married Margaret Clarke, born in Ireland in March 1826 and also arriving in the USA in 1852.
John donated the land for the site of Quarry Chapel. His descendants still live adjacent to the chapel.
They had five children:
Mary Bateman (1885-
Martha Bateman (1858-
Clark Goodham Bateman (1861-1931)
Elizabeth A Bateman Rowley (1866-
John Stephen Bateman (1869-
John died in 1900 and Margaret died in 1918 and both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier, Ohio.