John Bateman was a local tanner who had his house, storehouse, and workshop on this site. The house now located at 440 South Main was built circa 1869 by Joseph Haines, a carpenter who built a number of Springboro homes in the mid and late 1800s. …
Warner Bateman, nephew of the village founder Jonathan Wright, was an "agent" on the Underground Railroad. An "agent" was one who provided assistance to runaway slaves on their way to freedom. As an attorney, Bateman was in the difficult position …
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