John Battist served as an Indian Ranger in Jacob Bayley's American Company during the Revolution 1780-1781 as did John Sabattis and Joseph Sabattist. This is only a guess on my part and not a proven fact, but I think John Sabattis and Joseph Sabattist were brothers and one the father of my John Battist. I also think there was a third brother called Peter Sabattis who came from St. Francis and settled in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Peter also served in the Revolutionary War but I do not have his records. Below is a bit of history and bio on General Jacob Bayley of Vermont.
General Jacob Bayley Birth: Jul. 19, 1726 West Newbury Essex County Massachusetts Death: Mar. 1, 1815 Newbury Orange County Vermont Burial: Oxbow Cemetery Newbury Orange County Vermont Revolutionary War General. He moved to Hampstead, New Hampshire,
and was a Captain with the British in the French and Indian War, later receiving promotion to Colonel. He settled in Newbury, VT in 1764 and was one of the founders of the town, serving as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace. In 1776 he was named to Vermont's Council of Safety and appointed Brigadier General of the Vermont Militia. That year he began work on the famed Bayley-Hazen Military Road to connect Newbury to St. Johns, Quebec. Later in 1776 Bayley was appointed Commissary General of the Continental Army's Northern Department. He was friendly with the St. Francis Indians, who provided him important intelligence on Burgoyne's army during its invasion. This enabled Bayley to keep Generals Schuyler and Gates informed about the size and movement of Burgoyne's force, which played a key role in Continental Army's victory at the Battle of Saratoga, where Bayley commanded a division. During and after the Revolution, Bayley continued his involvement with Vermont's government, by serving as Newbury Selectman and Town Meeting Moderator, Orange County Probate Judge, Chief Judge of the County Court, and member of the Governor's Council. He died in modest financial circumstances, never receiving compensation for the personal expenses he incurred in support of the Revolution. (bio by: Bill McKern) ***** Bayley Hazen Military Road From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Bayley-Hazen Military Road runs directely through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. It starts in Newbury (town), Vermont and proceeds to the north 54 miles to Hazen's Notch near the Canadian border. The Bayley Hazen Military Road was built between 1760-1779. It was to be used by General Benedict Arnold to move his troops from Southern VT into Quebec for a proposed second assault during the later part of the American Revolution. During the war it was used little, but helped shaped the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Bayley Hazen Military Road gets its name from Col. Jacob Bayley and Gen. Moses Hazen. Col. Jacob Bayley worked on the road during the French and Indian War in 1760 and Gen. Moses Hazen continued the work 19 years later in 1779. There were hundreds of men at work to construct it, and in 1779 it was completed. General Hazen then went on to the Siege of Yorktown. (Bayley Hazen Military Road From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)