Slavery and the Making of the University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Manuscripts Department Slavery and the Making of the University

Lucy Martin Plummer Battle was the daughter of Kemp Plummer and Susanna Martin, prominent citizens of Warren County. Lucy married William Horn Battle in 1825 and was the mother of ten children, including Kemp Plummer Battle. Her grandson William James Battle described Lucy as "petite, vivacious, musical, very fond of hearing and telling good stories, but for all that she had a strong mind and will and was an admirable mother of a family and manager of a household of many children and slaves and much company." Image from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.

Lucy Battle