Jeremiah Hatfield Genealogy Indiana
George Washington Hatfield and Elizabeth Hatfield's son:
Jeremiah Hatfield m Matilda Lamb.
Jeremiah "Jerry" Hatfield and Family -
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Matilda Lamb Hatfield
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One of the best known and highly esteemed citizens of
Hatfield, a Civil war veteran and a sturdy
He was born in
Jackson township, this county, on January 10,
being the son of George W. and Elizabeth (Snyder)
natives of Tennessee, having come to
Indiana with their parents
when still children. When George W. Hatfield came to
things were still in their primitive state -- the land was
uncleared and the forests were full of wild game of all kinds.
He cleared a tract of land in
Jackson township, built himself a
log cabin with his own hands, and soon made a good home for himself
In conjunction with the farm work, Mr. Hatfield did some gunsmithing,
at which he was quite skillful. At other times he performed work
as a blacksmith, being himself an adept in his trade. He and Mrs.
Hatfield were members of the Christian church and were the parents
of nine children. The first born, Rachel, is deceased; Nancy married
Jackson township; Joel is in charge of the old
Jeremiah, our subject, was next in order of birth; Jasper was a
of the Thirty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and died in Texas;
John is following farming in Illinois; Armsted, who followed mining,
is now deceased; James is engaged in carpentry, and has his home in
Lawrence county; Martha married Alonzo Jackson, of Jackson township;
Martin is engaged as a farmer in this county also.
Jeremiah had but a limited education, but acquired the valuable
trait of self-reliance, which has been one of his prominent
characteristics. He took an active part in clearing the farm and
remained under the parental roof until his marriage in November,
to Matilda Lamb, a native of Greene county and the daughter of John
Patsy (Green) Lamb, both natives of
This union has been
blessed with the following family: John A., a blacksmith of
and who married Ella Strosnider and has a family of six children
Stella, Ruth, Ruby and May. The second in order of
birth, Laura, became the wife of Oliver Rush, of
is the mother of four children -- Rollie,
and Wayne. The
follows railroading and makes his home with his parents.
Otto, the fourth, is also at home; Nora is the wife of Marion Dugger,
Nannie is the wife of Blaine Workman, of
is the mother of one child, Nora L.
In August, 1861, Mr. Hatfield enlisted in Company H, Thirty-first
Volunteer Infantry, at Owensburg. He went immediately into service
took part in many of the famous conflicts of the war. He
at the battles of
and others, and was with
on the march to the sea. At
he sustained the loss of his left forearm. It was borne off by
a shell and he was consigned to a hospital, being later discharged,
November 18, 1864.
His recovery was very slow, but he ultimately regained
his health and became engaged in farming, continuing at this in
township, this county, until 1894, at which time he removed to
Since then he has
carried on gardening and has made some investments in
rental dwellings. For a number of years he served as chief of police
the city of
and has taken an active part in such organizations
as the Grand Army of the Republic and Odd Fellows. For a number of
Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield have been members of the Christian church, and
many ways they have contributed generously to the welfare of the
Source: "Biographical Memoirs of
with Reminiscences of Pioneer Days", B.F. Bowen & Co.,
The Masonic Lodge
was organized about the year 1865. John Potter was W. M.; Dr. N. W.
Williams, S. W.; E. Edington, J. W. ; William Hert, Secretary; and
Samuel Graham, Treasurer. They and the following were charter
members: Ale Hatfield, Mitchell Noel, Abe Shankliri, L. C. Price,
Elijah Edington, Jacob Miller and Reuben McCormick. The membership
reached about sixty. A building was erected, which burned down.
Trouble arose, and the charter was surrendered and the lodge went
down in 1881. The Odd Fellows organized a lodge in April, 1879, with
the following charter members and officers: W. S. Dye, N. G.; John
A. Pate, J. G. Hert, Secretary; J. W. Graham; Charles Graham; W. H.
Dowden, V. G.; J. C. Blalock, S. M. Hitchcock, P. Lancaster, W. M.
Dobbins, Jerry Hatfield, W. B. Mitchell and T. 0. Daggy. The present
membership is about thirty. The lodge owns the upper story of the
Dobbins & Mitchell building. The present officers are Charles
Graham, N. G.; Ed Strosnider, V. G. ; Marion Graham, R. S. ; F. M.
McCurdy, P. S. ; M. S. Hitchcock, Treasurer; John Graham,
Jerry Hatfield and William Dobbins, Trustees. The lodge
number is 545.
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