George Washington Hatfield
Facts and Events
Greene County, Indiana, 1840 census:
- Hatfield, G. W. (agriculture = 2)
- 20-30 = 1
- 30-40 = 1
- under 5 = 1
- 5-10 = 1
- 20-30 = 1
Greene County, Indiana, 1850 census:
- Hatfield, Washington 37 yrs Farmer (real estate = $400) b. Tennessee
- Elisabeth 30 yrs b. Tennessee
- Rachel 16 yrs b. Indiana
- Nancy 12 yrs b. Indiana
- Joel 9 yrs b. Indiana
- Jeremiah 7 yrs b. Indiana
- William J. 5 yrs b. Indiana
- John W. 2 yrs b. Indiana
- Hatfield, Elisabeth 62 yrs Widow b. Virginia
- [his mother, Ale's widow]
- Cox, Floyd 40 yrs Farmer b. Virginia
Greene County, Indiana, 1860 census:
- Hatfield, Washington 45 yrs Farmer (real estate = $1,000; personal estate = $600) b. Tennessee
- Elizabeth 44 yrs b. Tennessee
- Joel 19 yrs Farm Laborer b. Indiana
- Jeremiah 17 yrs Farm Laborer b. Indiana
- Jasper 14 yrs b. Indiana
- John 12 yrs b. Indiana
- Armstead 9 yrs b. Indiana
- Martha 7 yrs b. Indiana
- James 3 yrs b. Indiana
- Martin 2/12 yrs b. Indiana
Greene County, Indiana, 1870 census:
- Hatfield, Geo. W. 58 yrs Gun Smith (real estate = $1,200; personal estate = $300) b. Tennessee
- Elizabeth 57 yrs b. Tennessee
- Martha 16 yrs b. Indiana
- James 14 yrs b. Indiana
- Martin 11 yrs b. Indiana
Greene County, Indiana, 1880 census:
- Hatfield, Washington Head 67 yrs Gun Smith b. TN (parents, b. VA) (cannot read/write)
- Elisabeth Wife 68 yrs Keeps House b. TN (parents, "not known") (cannot read/write)
- James Son 24 yrs Farm Hand b. IN
- Martin Son 20 yrs Farm Hand b. IN
- Fultz, Rebecca Jane Domestic 23 yrs Housekeeper b. IN (parents, b. OH)
The community of Owensburg mourns the loss of Uncle Wash Hatfield, who fell dead on Saturday evening, May 31. He had been in bad health for a long time, but able, a great portion of the time to go about and to do some work in the shop. He was always cheerful even under circumstances that would have broke the spirits of others. His wife has been afflicted, being entirely helpless for many years. This gave Uncle Wash many anxious cares, which, no doubt, wore upon his constitution. He ate his supper as usual and went to help about the cows and while engaged fell dead. The deceased was born in East Tennessee, about the year 1812, and came to this state when young. He entered the land and made the farm on which he has lived for about fifty years. About fourteen years ago he selected his burial place about two hundred yards east of his dwelling where he was consigned to the tomb, to await the resurrection of the just, a large concourse of people anxious to pay him a tribute of respect, being present. His funeral was preached at the grave, by Elder Charles Graham from the scripture, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord," yes henceforth saith the spirit they shall rest from their labors and their works do follow them. The works of this good man will follow him. It was his good fortune to be surrounded by kind children, who were always ready to supply every want. All the children were present except, probably, four that were in the west part of the county.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Grave marker, Armstead Hatfield Cemetery, Owensburg, Greene County, Indiana.
"G. W. Hatfield / Jan. 16, 1812 / May 31, 1884." Grave located on his farm in Section 23, Jackson Twp, in NE corner of the section, south off County Road 500S, 1.5 mi east of Sexson Spring. It's a very isolated single grave with a good-quality headstone.
- ↑ Greene County, Indiana. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 116.
- ↑ Greene County, Indiana. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Jackson Twp, p. 299, house/family 281/281.
- ↑ Greene, Indiana, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 800, house/family 1482/1482.
- ↑ Greene County, Indiana. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 361, house/family 225/225.
- ↑ Greene, Indiana, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 306, p. 170, house/family 31/31.
- ↑ Greene County, Indiana. The Bloomfield News. (Bloomfield, Indiana).
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