Born into the family of a Tobolsk nobleman, chief officer Stepan Gerasimovich Batenkov (c. 1738 – 1808), mother – nee. Urvantseva. He was brought up in the Tobolsk military orphanage department, as well as in the public school and gymnasium. Member of the Patriotic War of 1812 and foreign campaigns. On December 17, 1813, he was promoted to second lieutenant for distinction. On January 20 (February 1), 1814, he was awarded the Order of St. Vladimir of the 4th degree with a bow – for the difference in the battle at the village of Larotier. In the battle of Montmiral on January 30 (February 11) 1814 he was wounded (received 10 bayonet wounds) and was taken prisoner, in which he was until February 10 (22), 1814. From September 1814 he served in the 27th artillery brigade , from January 11, 1816 – in the 14th battery company of the 7th brigade. May 7, 1816 dismissed from military service for health reasons (the consequences of injuries).
He passed the exam at the Institute of the Corps of Railway Engineers, and from October 5, 1816 he was appointed an engineer of the 3rd class in the X (Siberian) district, on February 2, 1817 he was approved with the rank of lieutenant (with seniority from December 17, 1813). Batenkov’s activities were only good for the city. The certificate issued by the governor before leaving for Tobolsk said that Batenkov “in a short time showed the benefit of the city of Tomsk quite success by his diligent diligence, always active occupations and art.”
From 1819 to 1821 – the closest assistant to M.M. Speransky on the management of Siberia. On April 17, 1819 he was promoted to captain, on June 20, 1821 – to major.
In 1846 he was exiled to Tomsk. He showed himself as an architect. The most indicative of the dacha complex for the wine merchant Stepan Yegorovich Sosulin in Krasnoyarsk according to the project of Batenkov in 1854-1858. the building of the Noble Assembly was built. The building project was completed at the request of the Decembrist V.L. Davydov, who lived in a settlement in Krasnoyarsk.
After a general amnesty (1856) he left for the European part of Russia. He lived on the estate of Petrishchevo, Belevsky district, Tula province. Died of pneumonia. Buried in the village. Petrishchevo.