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.