Prepared by Laurence C. Hatch
Originally based on charts and trees prepared in 2000, 2002, and 2003
Revised: 12/26/2008, 6/1/2010
- familysearch.org. 2000-present.
- Hardyman, Jean. 2000. Personal email communication to L. Hatch.
- Ancestry.com . Message
- Hatch, Hope. 2000-present. Personal communication to L. Hatch
- Brill, Jim. 2000. Message reply to L. Hatch on ancestry.com
- Rootsweb.com. 2008-present. Message boards.
- Oakey, Charles Cochran. 1908. Greater Terre Haute and Vigo Co. (available free on Google Books)
Staggs (1767or1770 or 1772-after1816) + ?Phebe Howell (c.1769) - her
William Howell who died in Allegheny, MD. Lived Mason Co. KY
1795 with a William Staggs late 1790's, Butler Co. OH 1805 or
Vigo Co. In 1816. He may have been born in KY but there is record of a
James Staggs born in MD c. 1767 married to Phebe Howell so perhaps they
meet in that state and only later arrived in KY? Perhaps
he has also been confused with a James Staggs born in Mason Co, KY c.
1774 and married to a Sarah Beard with his father being Joseph Staggs.
This man was born in Maryland c. 1774 and died in Fleming Co, KY on
October 28, 1850 but in my opinion has no trace to our Elijah
- Athel (Anthel) Staggs - ordained Baptist minister in 6/2/1834, served at
Honey Creek Church, Clay Co. IN, died in 1870 of "cancer on his face",
leaving a widow and six children. He also served in the Indiana State Senate
Elijah Staggs (3/18/1795-3/24/1871) + Nancy
(1790or1808-1849) - married 12/25/1823 or 1826 in Prairie Creek, IN. He
was also married to Perlina Fears (years unknown). FamilySearch records
an Elijah Staggs married to Nancy Thompson, born about 1790 in
Maryland. However the text of the following obit says he was born in
Mason Co, KY.
|OBITUARY FROM SIGNS OF THE TIMES|
Copied from microfilm in the
Baptist Library Carthage, Illinois
By request I send for publication
the obituary of our esteemed Bro. Elijah Staggs, who departed this life Mar. 24,
1871. He was born March 18, 1795 in Mason County, Kentucky, and moved with his
parents to Butler Co., Ohio, in the 10th year of his age, where he remained with
his parents until he grew up into manhood. He them came with some of his friends
that were moving to Vigo Co., Indiana and was one of the first
In 1810 he united with the church on profession of his faith in
Christ. All was peace and love until the missionary spirit made an appearance
among us, and he was among the first to oppose it, and was often engaged in
pointing out the anti-Christian spirit. He was a good disciplinarian and
unshaken in the faith.
I visited him a few days before he died and found
him free to talk, but too weak to talk much at that time. He said he had been
confined to his bed for several weeks although he didn’t suffer much pain, that
his confinement had given him a good opportunity to examine his little hope and
the system he had contended for so long: and said he, the longer I examine it,
the brighter it seems. I am not one bit afraid to trust it, for it is the only
system that can reach a poor helpless sinner. It is enough to die on.
this belief, he died in his sleep in Jesus without a murmur, ending 76 years and
6 days old .
Yours in Gospel Hands,
|SIGNS OF THE TIMES|
Vol. XVII #4 p.31
Feb. 15, 1849
Although my mind is
greatly troubled and tossed with tempests and not comforted,, I wish to inform
you that it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from me, by death, my dear
companion, Mrs. Nancy Staggs. Se died on the 23 inst. In the 42d of her age. She
was confined on the 16th, and about 11 O’clock p.m. on the 23rd her eyes were
closed in death. I am now left with 10 children to mourn our loss. We have lived
together 23 years.
Two prominent traits of her character were to sooth my
sorrows and check my vices, in mildness and moderation.
attached herself to any church, but she was a particular friend to the Old
School Baptist cause.
For years she cherished a little hope, but was
afraid she might dishonor the cause which she so highly esteemed if she made
public profession of religion by joining the church.
She retained the
full strength of her mind throughout her illness to the last. Six hours before
her demise, she called me to her bedside and spoke of the purpose of God in
bringing us into existence and taking us out of this world, and remarked that it
was all right, and that it was our duty to submit to the sovereign will. She
then related her travel of mind, and asked what I thought of it.
she had always thought that when she came to this point, she should find her
mistake, but said “that little hope” is now so enlarged that it braces me on
every side. I have nothing to fear.
She then called her children and gave
each one of them her farewell address, according to their capacity. She then
again addressed me and said, Our parting is attended with some sorrow, but it is
the will of Him who doeth all things right, and I know that we shall have a
joyful meeting in the mansions of the eternal day. And that will more than
all our suffering here.
While conversing with as much
composure as she ever did, her countenance flushed suddenly with an unwonted
beauty and she inquired if we heard the beautiful music? Being told that we did
not, she said it was in the mansions above, and continued to converse about it
in as great an extacy of joy as any human being could express, about 10 minutes,
then she said it had stopped – she could no longer hear it.
She was the
daughter of Nicholas and Rebecca Thompson and sister of Elder Wilson Thompson of
There has been a strange fatality among the heads of families in our
land for about two months. Heads of families have been falling on every hand and
the moans of orphans is heard all around us. Twenty- nine children of my nearest
neighbors are left fatherless or motherless within the last month.
brother in hope of immortality,
- James Staggs
- Franklin Staggs (3/7/1827-12/18/1898) + (Mary) Rachel
Reece (8/27/1832-7/20/1902) - married 12/8/1850 in Cory or Cary, Clay CO, IN. His
Brother James married Rachel's sister Susan Reece.
- Benjamin Franklin Staggs
- Effie Staggs
- Mary Elizabeth Staggs
- Elijah Staggs
- Nancy Staggs
- Reece Staggs
- John S. Staggs
- Susannah Moredock Staggs (4/14/1869-11/8/1917) + Ennis Tucker -
married 3/3/1890 in Perry Township, Clay, IN
- Roy Tucker (aliases: Marion Carl Lake, Leroy Taylor, Donald R.
Smith, Walter Scotch, Donald M. Lake) + Ida Elsie
(1902-1974). All their children were given the Lake name at birth. He
was also married to Francis Ruth Murray (1894-1910), fathering children
Pauline Isobel Tucker, Clara Blanche Tucker, Dorothy Maybelle Tucker,
and a fourth, unnamed child. Roy was "on the run" for years because his
wife's father reportedly considering their union to be illegal though
in 1922 Ida would have been 20 years of age. Reportedly, the famous and
infamous Pinkerton Agency was set on the track to find her and him if
at all possible. This explains the many name variations and changes.
The official website of Howard County
Historical Society and Howard Co. Genealogical Society of Ellicott
City, MD records a Donald M. Lake age 25 from Philly marrying an Elsie
Ida Leuchter aged 21 from Philly on 23 Sep 1922. Since Donald was one
of Roy's known alias first names this is almost certainly their record.
The family name Lake remains in use today to 2010 but was a fabrication
from at least 1922 onward. Their daughter Hope did not discover this
name haux until she was 65 years of age and contacted her half-sisters
at about this time. A copy of their marriage record from MD has
recently been recently requested for study by
their daughter H.V. Hatch and grandson L. Hatch and is on file with us.
This file remains and has been saved to my archives from http://www.hchsmd.org/GroomLa.htm
- Dawn ("Bunny") Isobel Lake (September 9, 1923 Lockport NY -December 6, 2002 Syracuse NY)
Victoria Lake (1926-present) + Clyde Frederick Hatch (1916-2010).
Hope was born in St. Paul Minnesota as was her brother Norman, working
for Carrier Inc. for some years, a traditional homemaker for many
years, later working as Head
Librarian at Faith Heritage School, one of the largest Christian
private schools in Syracuse NY. Clyde was an electrical technican
and engineer at General Electric in Chicago and Syracuse for over 30
years and died in 2010 at age 93.
Chambers Hatch (1959-present). B.S. Cornell University, M.S. North
Carolina State University. Regional Planner, Siemens Medical,
Cary, NC. Director and founding member of the New Ornamentals Society. Author of several horticultural, business, and fiction books via www.tcrpress.com. Hatch's Perennials guide to garden flowers is http://www.cultivar.org and www.howherbswork.com explains why good food is good for us.
Dale Lake (April 4, 1929-1999) + Bettie Grace Sensabaugh. Norman was a
Baptist minister in Portland PA and Brewerton NY. He later married
Gayle Hershberger, a former missionary and school teacher
in Rhodesia, Africa after his first wife passed away from
pancreatic cancer. Betty is buried at White Chapel Memory Gardens,
DeWitt NY as are her parents, Ida Elsie Leuchter (her mother-in-law),
and Clyde F. Hatch.
- Dale Norman Lake. Avionics supervisor and engineer, Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA.
Faith Lake (1936-present) + Clarence John Haynes Jr. After the passing
of her first husband she married Richard Emore (February 10, 1931 -
April 7, 2003) where they lived on Onondaga Hill, near Syracuse, NY.
this line includes a George Tucker (1723-1778) married to Jemina or
Gemima Malone. He or she were either born in Randolph Co, NC or Princes
Georges Co. VA depending on the record. I believe the following lineage
to be correct based on LDS and other records. I include this alternate path in green for the benefit of all researchers. There are many records on
the internet on the early Tuckers that lived in Massachussetts and the
references are too numerous to list here at this time.
should also called attention to a DNA project going on with southern
Tuckers including some from NC including Randolph Co. This is the
cutting edge of genealogy and seems to be very affordable.
Tucker (c.1500-1564) + Josea Isota or Jane Ashe (c. 1510-?). He is
probably descended from William Tucker (b. 1473 at Dalwood, Stockland,
Devonshire, England and married c. 1491) with a son named Robert.
- George Tucker I (1532-3/31/1587) + Maria Hunter - he apparenty had his son George II at age 60?!?
Tucker II (1592or1602-12/26/1625) + Elizabeth Soughton. He was born in
Devonshire, England. The couple lived in England in a manor house
conferred on his father by the Queen of England in 1572. It is believe
they never left England.
Tucker (6/8/1604-3/11/1682) and Elizabeth Allen - he also married Susan
Hyde. He worked as a town clerk in Glouchester and later lived in
Weymouth, later coming to Milton MA in 1662. His house in Milton MA
built 1680 was preserved for many years and was still standing in 1907.
Her father was Deacon Henry Allen of Boston
- Joseph Tucker
(1643-after 1682) + ?Judith Clapp. He was a member of the Ancient and
Honorable Artillery Company and fought at Narragansett c. 1875.
Tucker III (4/5/1678-?) + Mehitable Hunt - his listed death year of
1689 is impossible as he would not father a child at age 11! She was
from Reheboth MA. Another Robert T. born in 1727 had a wife named
Mehitable (maiden name unknown) and these two men should not be
confused, this second one a great-grandson of the the one here.
- Robert Tucker II (3/25/1703-?) + Rebecca Jones (1707-?). He was born in Norton MA.
- Robert Tucker I (12/6/1727-5/20/1805) + Martha or Margaret? (1748-?) ALTERNATE
PATH LEADING TO WILLIAM TUCKER (1751or1757-1812): George Tucker
(1723-?) + Jemina Malone from William Tucker (1691-1752) + Elizabeth
Michaux. Jemina Malone's father was Frederick Malone (b. 1705 in
Lunenburg, Brunswick Co, VA. Elizabeth Michaux's lineage goes back
several generations through Abraham (1672-1717) and Jacob M.
(1644-after 1674). Accepting this alternate path leads one through many
generations that so far end with William Tucker (c.1473 in Dalwood,
Stockland, Devonshire, England).
Tucker Sr. (1751or1757-1812) + Matilda Coates (1755-after 1830). They
were married in either 1771 or 1772. See under Coates for more details.
Tucker (1/9/1777-12/5/1838) + Pattie or Patsy (Martha) Lawrence
(12/13or17/1776-1/20/1855) - he is not the
Nathanial born 2/25/1814 as sometimes reported in some
trees. Nathanial was borne on 1/9/1777 in Guilford Co. NC and died
in Randolph Co. NC. She was born and died in the same counties. That
would make him 4 years older than his son John! Nathanial was a Captain
in the War of 1812 in the NC Militia 1st Brigade, 4th Regiment, 6th
Company. He, his sons, and others moved to Montgomery Co. in NC in
1830. He was a very diligent and hard-working operator of a general
store at Jackson Corners near Riley c. 1850's. Mrs. Patsy Tucker's
(b. Martha Ann Needham) mother was Nancy Ann Needham in the ancient line of the Viscounts of
Kilmorey in Ireland.
- NEEDHAM CONNECTION: Martha "Patsy" Needham-Tucker's grandfather
was Sir Thomas Needham (before
1675-10/6/1740), the 6th Viscount of Kilmorey. The Needhams moved to
Elizabeth City VA USA and Pasquetank NC. Others dispute this and say
Nancy Ann Needham was married to her brother-in-law Enoch Tucker -
though I believe he married Margaret Rinck. I believe these two Nancy
Needham women to be different persons though likely related.
Nathanial's sister Nancy Ann also married John William Needham so she
was called Nancy Ann Needham too!
- John T. Tucker (6/21/1810-10/5/1880) + Elizabeth Ann Loudermilk
(3/30/1813-2/19/1893). They married in Randolph Co. NC on 11/20/1830
and had 9 children (Nathanial, Polly Ann, Hedge, Solomon, Stephen,
Ananias, Evan, Gifford, and Martha Ann). Son Nathanial was a
sorghum grower and grocier. There is a listing that his brother Jesse
also married an "unknown Lowdermilk".
- Solomon Tucker (10/28/1838-12/9/1915) + Mariah Jane Stoops
(10/12/1844-12/18/1898). He was a Civil War veteran ("gallant soldier")
and prisoner of
war (36 days) and later a skilled agriculturist, okay, farmer. He
attended school at age 13 in Riley Township at Simson's Chapel. By age
seventeen, he and another lad chopped wood at 50 cents a cord and
raised enough money to finish the house his father had started. He
enlisted on September 5, 1860, Third-first, Company H of Indiana and
became as Corporal. After being a prisoner and having some
hospitalization, he was honorably discharged in on September 15, 1864.
They married 3/29/1865. They had 14 children (Ennis, Evan, Ross,
John Riley, Ora, James Howard, Leslie, Freddy, Zelda, Mary Molly,
Melissa Belle, Nola, Effie, and Vienna). Mariah died of smallpox. The
very ornate and sophisticated Lilly Dale Farm included a set of
functional, lovely buildings and included 130 acres of well-cultivated
- Ennis Tucker (1/29/1869-9/29/1936) + Susan (Susannah, Sude) Mordock Staggs.
He was born in Cory, Clay Co. IN and and died in Chattanooga TN.
also married to a Lelia or Lela Jane Dedmon in 1918. Ennis was as car
inspector for the railroad, causing his family to need to move with
him. In the early 1900's they moved to Chattanooga to follow the work.
Some reports show them with three children but the following names are
listed when works are compiled.
- Grace Tucker
- Ray Tucker
- Gay Tucker
- Roy Tucker
- born: June 9, 1893, Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana
- aliases and children: see under Leuchter
- died April 23, 1953, Syracuse, NY of sudden cerebral hemorrage while at work
- buried Collamer Cemetary, NY 1953
- occupation: pressman
Solomon Tucker and Maria Jane Stoops. Another image of them follows.
Solomon Tucker's death certificate
Solomon and Mariah Tucker's marriage license.
Solomon and Mariah Tucker's tomb in Oak HIll Cemetary (courtesy of Jean Hardyman)
Coates + ???? .This connection is based on the LDS record
showing a daughter Matilda born in Rowan Co, NC in 1755. As Nathanial
Tucker was born in NC, it is likely their mother may have met William
Tucker Sr. there. We do know that William Tucker and Matilda were
married in Rowan or Randolph Co, NC. There are several William Coates
born about 20-30 years before his daughter Matilda but I can find no
specific line linked to her or her husband. There is a record of a
William Coats who lived in Potts Creek, Rowan Co NC from until about
1815 and shown on the 1778 Tax List for Rowan County - he owned 100
acres in an area now part of Davidson Co. The 1800 Rowan census lists
William, Wylie, and Solomon Coats. The 1810 Rowan census mentions
William, Wylie, Thomas, John, and Temperance (widow of Solomon and now
head of household). These same persons (William, Thomas, John,
and Temperance) appear on the 1820 census of Lincoln Co, TN so it is
assumed by researchers that all four households moved there. If Matilda
Coats was married in 1771 or 1772 she certainly stayed behind in NC
with her husband.
Tucker Sr. (1751or1757-1812or1813) + Matilda Coats or Coates
(1749 or 1752 or 1755-after 1830). They
were married in either 1771 or 1772. I have tried to trace her family
for years and cannot find a clue. There is one listing of her maiden
name as Coppick but that leads nowhere to date. There is a post
by a Jane Fagan in 1999 at Rootsweb asking for detaills on this exact
Tucker/Coates connection. There is no followup or reply. She is also
listed as Matilda Coates/Coppick so it is possible she remarried after
William's death. I cannot trace anythng on here via the Coppick name.
There is also a record of a William Tucker with a wife named Matilda
(no last name given) who died in TN in 1860 - which would make our man
born in the 1750's over 100 years. The solution may come from a book I
have found listed as "(Tucker,
D. A. (Duard Arnold), l9l9- Coats kin from North Carolina to Tennessee
to Arkansas / compiled by D.A. Tucker" which apparently explores the
Tuckers and Coats kin from the south. This book was republished in 1987
but I have yet to find a copy.
are many variations on the spelling of the name which means "true" or
"good milk". Most modern databases search for all the variations but
ordinary web searches will not. I have abbreviated the name L.
Blankenship's 1995 book on the Jacob Laudermilk Family 1716, originally
published in 1995 and revised since is a highly valuable document and
widely consulted by Lowdermilk researchers. See http://lowdermilk.org/jacob.htm for details and http://lowdermilk.org/images/Jacob.PDF for the entire book.
is some controversy regarding the Jacob Lautermilk's and who was whom.
There are about 6 of them in our near North Carolina. The one born in
1696 had the first name of Hans but was called Jacob. The one born in
1726 had the first name of Johannes in some files but was also called
Jacob, confusing matters further. The Jacob L. (1789-1843) is actually
the son of John Harrison L. and not in our direct line at least.
is a Johannes Jacob L. born in 1716 that is confused with Johann Lacob
born in 1726 and known to reside in NC. The 1716 Johannes Jacob is the
son of Emil L., grandson of Hans Melchoir. I believe our line comes
through Hans Jacob (1696-1734-5) and Hans Valter (1668-1724)
One Jacob L. is traced to coming from
the old country via Philly on the ship Crward on October 16, 1772. This
would be too late for the NC Jacob b. 1716 and he is most likely the
one coming in 1849 via the ship Phoenix.
Two genealogy websites devoted to this family and often having reunions are highly recommended:
- Matthes L. (before 1595-?) +
Christina ? - they were married before 1616 when Caspar was born (or so
one expects of that time). Matthes later married Anna ? c. 1628.
- Caspar L. (before 1616-4/1/1645) + Margretha Bayer
- Johannes Valentina L. (12/1642-3/2/1712or1713) + Magdalena ?
- Hans Valter L. (9/1/1668-12/15/1724) + Anna Christina Dorner
- Hans Jacob (7/19/1696-3/15/1734or1735) + Catharina Rockel or Rochelle
Jacob L. (6/6/1726-6/15/1807) + Mary Rebecca Myers (Meyers, Meyer) - He
was born in Michelfeld, Baden, Germany and she in Switzerland. They
married in Germany. His date of death is sometimes listed as 1808 but
his gravestone (photo below) confirms the 1807 date. His birthdate has
been recorded as 1716 (Blankenship 1995) instead of 1726 and curiously
does not appear on his stone. It is likely a confusion with the Jacob
L. (b. 1726) the son of Emil L. This Jacob was a Constable, appointed
June 14, 1780 and appears on the 1779 Tax List of Randolph Co. NC, the
only man of this surname on that roll. It is thought he came from
Germany through Philadelpha on 4/15/1749 on the Phoenix and resided for
some time in PA, owning some land. He was in the Revolutionary War
under Captain John Davis' Wolepper's German Battalion of Continental
Troops. He was made a Sargent in 7/24/1776, later an Ensign, and
finally a 2nd Lt. He fought at Valley Forge and in the French and
- John Harrison L.
(6/10/1756or1760or1763-8/8/1848or1849) + (Mary) Rachel Elliott
(5/25/1765-8/14/1808) - John Harrison L. was a controversial man,
a very prosperous land owner, lawyer, having at least 700 acres in just
one area alone. It was said he owned so much land alone the Deep River
near Seagrove NC one could drive 15 miles and not come to the end of
his holdings. Records show he had 1 black man as a slave, and later 3.
He is reported to have been a "large slave holder" later but one report
says he may have borrowed slaves from a neighbor to manage his
operations (see Charles Bolton, Poor Whites of the Antebellum South).
He raised grain and "special horses". He was born in Cumberland MD,
died in Randolph Co. NC. He lived for a time in Waddels Ferry NC. His
second wife was Cynthia Swain (b. 1810 in Archdale NC) and his third
wife was a Jane Ginkins or Jenkins (married 1/18/1846). Cynthia was the
widow of John Elliott (d. 1839), his first wife's brother - aka
- Steven or Stephen A. L.
(5/15/1793-10/7/1872) + Mary Ann Graves (4/5/1793-1831) - he was born
in Asheboro, Randolph Co. NC. Stephen was very anti-slavery and this
caused him to be disinherited by his parents. Mary is said to have died
enroute by "horseback train" netween OH and IN and the buried roadside.
Stephen was a Justice of the Peace for some 23 years and active in the
Republican party. He also married Sarah Bolin in 1835 or 1837.
- Elizabeth Ann L. (1813-1893) + John T. Tucker
(1810-1880). Her sister Patsy L. was listed as unmarried and "insane",
She lived with Elizabeth and her father in the years surround 1870.
of the Lautermilch graces at the Pleasant Hill Cemetary, Methodist Church near Seagrove in Randolph Co. NC.
Photo taken by Laurence C. Hatch in the company of Hope V. Hatch,
daughter of Roy Tucker and Clyde F. Hatch before 2000. A second view
follows with adjusted colors.
graves shown above, showing the individual stones. Note the two
spellings Laudermilck and Lautermilch occur even in this one small
area. Here is the address and Google Sat-map of this grave location. It
is easy to find with a GPS but not without as many roads nearby have no
Storey or Story Stoops (1765 Sinking Valley, PA - May 10, 1825 in
Nicolas Co, KY). We know he was father of William b. 1761-65 and his
brother Philip (b. 1768), living most likely in Sinking Valley,
Huntington (now Blair) Co, PA. There is one report that Storey was
called Philip too, his son's name, and there is a Philip Stoops
living in 1737 in nearby Maryland. The "Philip Stoops" married to Mary
Ferguson of Scotch-Irish background is the son, brother of William
listed below. According to the Geneaology of Philip Stoops Prepared for the Wheeler and Stoops Reunion 1912 (see archive.org), Story may have come from Germany to PA and never learned to speak English.
Stoops (c. 1765 (1761?)-1825) + Mary Anne Brown (c. 1765 - Sept 4,
1807)- married 1785 in Huntington, PA possibly as late as 1790. He was
either Huntingdon Co. (possibly near Standing Stone Creek) or Venango
Co. PA and died in Nicholas Co. KY. He later married Sarah or
Sally Warren in 1818 and perhaps another wife about 1807. Colonel
Stoops is thought to have been born in Sinking Valley, PA. He died May
10, 1825 in Nicholas Co, KY. He is thought to have had 19 children from
three wives, and 9 to 13 of them were to our Mary Anne Brown. It is
thought that William and his brother Philip came from PA as pioneers to
KY and is thought to have been in the fur trade and well as farming -
both of these and other mixes were common in the time. Some believe
that Mary's father was Moses Brown and that would explain why their son
Mose Brown Stoops was so named.
Brown Stoops (Feb. 18, 1789 - 1845) + Rebecca (Rachel) Porter (c. 1790,
KY or PA - ???? Clay, Perry Twnsp, IN). He was born in Sinking Valley,
PA and died in Perry Township, Clay Co., IN. He married Ms. Porter
c. 1811. They had five children: Robert B., William, George W, Moses,
and Michael. I cannot trace her family at all.
Stoops (8/16/1817-3/29/1882) + Mary Ann (Ann) Laycock (4/9/1819 Clermont OH - November 7, 1871, Clay Co IN)
- he was borne in KY by some reports, more likely Clermont Co, OH. All my attempts to trace her to established
Laycock family lines have failed. They were married on July 13, 1837 in Clermont Co, OH, the same county she was born in.
- Mariah (Maria) Jane Stoops (10/12/1844-12/18/1898 or ?1/30/1921) + Solomon Tucker.
She was born in Perry Twnshp, Clay Co. IN. They married on March 29,
1865 in Jackson Township of Clay Co. IN. They had 11
NANCY THOMPSON LINEAGE
- Closs (Claus, Klaus, Nicolas Closs) Thompson Sr. (1729
or1739or1735-1797) + Jane Jones Lee (1738-?1842) - married 10/17/1759,
Rowan, NC -
- BOONE CONNECTION: Their marriage bond was signed by the famous Daniel Boone
of "coon skin" fame who was in Rowan Co, NC to purchase land from his
father Squire Boone 5 days before the bond was signed; an important
fact placing him in the area when their marriage bond was signed. A
copy of the bond is found on this website: http://genpatty.blogspot.com/2007/12/closs-thompson-daniel-boone.html
. The Thompsons and Boones were apparently friends and traveled between
KY and NC together. This may have been her second marriage, the first
to James Lee c. 1758, probably in NC.
- She had children Nancy and James
Lee by that first marriage. The Eller Chronicles of November 1989 says
"Nicklaus Thommen of Pennsylvania became the Closs Thompson of North
Carolina's piedmont", noting how various names were changes when
Scots-Irish clerks tried to read German names. This is a good clue as
to why this line is hard to trave. Her father was William Jones from
Wales (b. 1708) and possible a keeper of of the Queen of England's
wardrobe by one unconfirmed reported. He and his wife of unknown name
was reportedly a royal hairdressor and their marriage was forbidden,
causing them to flee to the US. Janes Lee died at age 104 by family reports and so these stated years are correct.
- This book is likely to be helpful but I do not have it yet: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL1752574M/Descendants_of_Closs_Thompson_Sr._and_Jane_Jones_Lee
Thompson Jr. or II aka "Elder Closs Thompson" (c. 1763 NC-1818or1819
IN) + Rebecca Wilson (1767-68 Third Creek, Rowan Co NC-1822-23 IN) -
married 9/14/1787, Wilkes, NC. Rebecca was his first cousin but such
marriages were considered both normal and ordinary in that time. Elder
Closs Thompson, as he was called, was a early Baptist minister and
preached at the church near Indian Creek IN burial ground. He obtained
land around 1777 (deed no. 1859 on Beaver Creek in Wilkes Co (now
Ashe), NC. This land was formerly owned by the Earl of Granville but
was confiscated by the state after the Revolution and sold to citizens
for "a small fee". In 1815 and 1816, Closs and his sone Wilson (later
Elder Wilson) went to OH to view some land near the White Water, IN and
obtained 160 acres at some point. The family moved there abot 1817. His
mother Jane wrote a letter on Augut 21, 1832 (see out-lived him)
mentioning that her son has been a Private in the Revolutionary War
under Capt. Bethuel Riggs. He is known to have found at the Battle of
King's Mountain and Anderson, scouting against the Toies. Rebecca was
buried at Creek Baptist Church Cemetary, near Brookville, Franklin Co,
IN, apparently the church grounds where her husband preached.
Wilson (William) Thompson (August 17, 1788 Hillsborough, Woodford Co, KY -1866) + Mary Grigg- while not directly in our line,
this brother of Nancy is fascinating man, called the "ablest of
primative Baptist preachers in America" and a traveling preach of most
note through the midwest. There are numerous internet references to him
and at least two books on his life. His first name Wilson is presumably
an honor to his mother's maiden name, a common practice in those days. There is much about him on the web.
- Nancy Thompson (October 19, 1808 Woodford, KY (some say 1792) - January 23-24, 1849 Vigo Co, IN) + Elijah Staggs . There is one report that that Nancy was Great Niece to the famed Benjamin Franklin but we cannot confirm this yet.
- Joseph Laycock (1760, Hardwick, NJ - ????)+ Susanna Lovey - they lived in NJ and perhaps also in PA.
- William Laycock (???? NJ - ???? OH) + Martha Harper
- Reuben Laycock (1778 PA - 1837-38, Clermont Co OH) + Sarah "Sally" Jordon (1785 PA - bef. March 8, 1837)- There
is also an Amos Laycock with a daughter Mary Ann Laycock with matching
on birthdate, birth state, death date, death date, and William Stoops.
This is either a major error or Reuben might have been called Amos? The
LDS files suggest that the Reuben and Jordan line is better documented.
Reuben and Sally were both buried at Pierce Twnship Cemetary, Clermont
Stoops (8/16/1817-3/29/1882) + Mary Ann (Ann) Laycock (4/9/1819
Clermont OH - November 7, 1871, Clay Co IN)
- he was borne in KY by some reports, more likely Clermont Co,
my attempts to trace her to established
Laycock family lines have failed. They were married on July 13, 1837 in
Clermont Co, OH, the same county she was born in - though another
record says September 1, 1833 in Batavia, Clermont, OH. Robert Stoops
1812) married Sarah Laycock, so it is likely at least two of these
brothers married Laycock girls.
MARY RACHEL REECE LINEAGE
- Sir Thomas Reece (? in Dorchester, England - ? ) + Jane Newberry - married
3/18/1700, Chester Co., PA
- William Reece (1721-12/1784) + Catherine Flemming (?-1777)
- John Reece I (1747-?) + Elizabeth ?
Reece II (4/3/1768-1/10/1842) + Sarah or Susan (or Susannah) Moredock
(1771-1834). Her great-granddauher Susannah Moredock Staggs is likely
named for her. He was a woodworker, making furniture and wagons. She
was from PA. He farmed in Clermont Co. OH for some years and later
moved the family to Clay Co. IN. "His political affiliations were with
- John Reece III (1/13/1796-8/14/1877) + Nancy Janes Lindsey
(2/11/1803-1/5/1880) - He was born in Greene Co. PA. They were married
8/14/1823. They had nine children and he may have been blind at one
point in his life. Then came from Indiana on horseback from Clermont
Co. OH c. 1835 working 160 acres in Perry Township. They had 320 acres
of tended land at one point in their lives. She was borne in Clermont
OH and died in Clay Co. IN. He died at age 81. After clearing some 300
acres, they established a "beautiful homestead" for the nine
- Mary Rachel Reece (8/27/1832-7/20/1902) + Franklin Staggs.
- John Lindsey (1695-?) + Polly Parker (1698-?) - he was born in Lanark, Scotland and died in Ireland
- David Lindsey (1720-1838) + Mary Flemming (1723-?) - He was born in Scotland and died in Fort Pitt, PA. She was born in Ireland.
- Hezekiah Lindsey I (1747-1821) + Eliza Fisher
- Hezekiah Lindsey II (1/5/1781-5/22/1865) + Elizabeth Ritchie
- Mary Jane Lindsey (1803-1880) + John Reece III
are a number of spellings of Leuchter which may account for the
difficulty in researching this genealogy. Soundex searches often return
the name Leuter and sometimes even Lewter. There is a known August
Leuter born in Prussia in 1851, occupation a "cutter", and recorded on
the St. Louis Census on 1880. He had a son born as August Leuter also
born 1877 in Missouri. There is no clear connection to our August
Leuchter as he is thought to have emmigrated directly from Prussia. I looked in some NYC
genealogy record cites and found records of true Leuchters residing in
the city early on. These include Josephine M. L. married to Henry Hagan
in 1890 and Charles L. married to Lena Kops in 1889. There is no
connection known between them and our Leuchter line at this time.
Another pathway to study going forward is use of the names Leichter and Leuter.
of our August Leuchter's patents from 1907, a way to mold 3-D objects
and then scale them up or down. He worked extensively with molding and
"Leuchter Process" was also named for our August L. and he is clearly
the only inventor of this name from Brooklyn at the time. This document
is from the Plater's Guide (combined with The Brass World)
of 1907 and found on Google Books at the current time (2010). Further
research on my part suggests the process was most valuable in the
production of ornamental metals including sterling silver and plated
ware. Harrison Everett Ashley in The colloid matter of clay and its measurement
of 2009 refers to the Leuchter process in a section about set gels
treated with alum and formaldehyde for reducing or enlarging models.
The Brass World
of June 1912 discusses AL's "new method of electrodepositing nickel and
iron together....recently patented" and this is abstracted in The Engineering Index annual 82(6): 147. I believe US Patent # 1,026,628 covers a similar process though nickel and manganese are mentioned.
- August W. Leuchter (1875or1880-) + Elsie Ida
Boehm (b. 1873or1865 or1880) - both were born in Prussia, now part
of Poland (hence the LDS birth listing there). Both lived in Kings NY,
aka Brooklyn. Her father may have been William Frederick Boehm but this
remains unclear. If she is Elsie Boehm born in NY NY in 1875 and her
father may be Gustavius Boehm of Austria b. 1856. Gustavius Boehm was a
house painter and appears in an Manhatten Census. August was an
inventor and some of his patents are found on the web at
. His proposed birthdate of 1901 is very unlikely since one of his
known patents was accepted in 1907, which would have made him 6 years
old. Thus his 1875 birthdate is more likely. His wife would also have
been 20 or more years older! The 1900 US Census records an Ida Leuchter
married to spouse August, her being born in 1873 and him in July 1869,
both in Germany. There is another Gustave Boehm, a liquor merchant from
Bavaria who was borne in 1859 in Bavaria with a son named Samuel. He
also lived in Manhatten.
- Fred Leuchter Sr. - reportedly a prison warden, giving his son
some opportunity to contemplate his chosen career.
- Fred A. Leuchter Jr. - he is a patent-holding engineer who may have
invented the first computer-controlled electric chair and many other
capital punishment technologies from his Mass. office. He worked with many
US states on their death chambers. He is the subject of the documentary
Mr. Death (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192335/).
YouTube has a version of the film (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=654178281151939378#)
which. He is known for the famous Leuchter Report that is a said by
some to be fair appraisal of Holocaust capacity and for others a
hideous, white supremicist documents. Initially he was a hero for
bringing modern technology to "cruel and unusual punishment" but
controlled the length, intensity, and duration of exposure to voltage,
intervenous drugs, and other means of death. He worked early in
Tennessee to bring "humanitarian values" to their stuff. in 1985 New
Jersey bought his controlled lethal injection system for a reported
$30,000. His lack of engineering and medical credentials came into
focus but apparently no one else was in this business with such
diligence. On the other hand, some state officials thought he was
running a shakedown scheme where he offered a state his technology and
if they failed to buy it, he would testimony in numerous trials that
existing systems were cruel and grossly inadequate as an expert witness
on the subject. . Some say he was just duped by the Holocaust
deniers and allows his generally factual document be used to diminish a
true event. Is he the black sheep of our family or a pristine, white
only one? Did his early work make the death penalty less painful and
tragic? Were the racists using him for his desire to be accurate or did
he comply with their Holocast denial views even in small way? Perhaps
he was right in making an evil place just a bit less evil from
scientific analysis and to some people that is unthinkable and yet
another crime. Perhaps he is right in saying the massive horrors were a
tad less massive but by no means can I see he ever denied the deaths
occured by hideous means. Whether these vast collections of innocent,
targeted persons died from cyanide gasing or from some other horrible
means, matters not to me. They were killed by some deliberate
means and it is all murder of one kind or another. The famous Leuchter
Report is found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/2582074/Leuchter-Report. His Wikipedia
- Ida Elsie Leuchter + Roy Tucker (known to family as Marion Lake).
Ida was apparently given the two names of her mother but in a different
order. She resided for many years in Syracuse NY on Barrett St. in a
rented house with her daugher Dawn known as "Bunny".
HATCH LINEAGEClick on spouse surnames for their
are many good papers to read on the Hatch line and several are cited
below under specific individuals. A very good general reference is Amos
Otis' Genealogical Notes of the Barnstable Families in the 1888 revised edition.
|Jefferey (Jeffrey) De Hatch
||c. 1238 Wolley (Wollegh), Devonshire, England
||Mrs. Jeffrey De Hatch (1242-?)
||c. 1276 Wolley, Devonshire, England
||c. 1311 Clare (Clara) Alice De Northaller, Aller, Devonshire
||1312 Wolley, Devonshire, England
||Mrs. Richard Hatch, Aller, Devonshire
||1354 Aller, Devonshire, England
||Miss Gifford (Giffard)
||1394 Walleigh (Wolley?), Devonshire, England
||Joan Melluish (Meluish)
||1430 Aulers (Allers?), Devonshire
||Margaret Horton (from S. Molton)
||1476 Aulers, Devonshire
||1520 Anne Blewet (of Kittisford, Somerset)
||3 or 5/5/1553 or 1554 Aulers
|Lewis (Lews) Hatch
||1521 Aulers, Devonshire
||1560-61 Elizabeth Brook Fortescue
||2/10/1561 Aulers, buried 2/13/1561
||1577 Aulers, Devonshire
||1596 Margaret (or Mary) Mallet (of Emmore, Devonshire)
||6/7/1625 London, Middlesex, buried 6/9/1625 South Molton, Devonshire
||1603 Aulers, Devonshire
2) Grace Lewis (1602-?), thought to be born in Wales (not confirmed)
married 1624 or 1627
|4/1/1661 Barnstable MA
- Possible 1st immigrant to US and his son Jonathan came with them.
- Occupation: tailor
- Member of the Congregational Church in the US, perhaps in England as well
- Lived in Cranbrook or Sandwich UK in early years
- Came to Yarmouth MA 1/7/1638 with other families to take up their American dream there.
- By 1640 he came to Barnstable and was named a joint and equal "Proprietor" of the town with 25 other men.
was said to be slight of build and feable. Grace was the opposite
having worked on his parent's farm and being very strong for a woman.
- 1643 appeared on a list of men available bear arms in Barnstable in case a militia had to be assembled.
occupation is unclear but he is though to have farmed about 40 acres
near the West Field section of Yarmouth in the early years. He had land
in Barnstable later.
- His courtship with "Miss Grace" was
controversial and two men had sought her hand. Being that her father
was a farmer, he set a challenge for the two men to compete in the work
of a sickle to cut wheat in two equal patches of land. The most
accomplished of the two men would be worthy of caring for his daughter!
She was also assigned to cut adjacent land and was more skilled than
the two men. The story goes that she deliberatly cut some of the
Thomas' ground to give him the edge. In any case, her heart was with
him and they married.
- LDS Hatch expert Myron Hatch has
determined this Thomas Hatch not to be linked to Jonathan of Barnstable
from which many modern Hatch's have come: His paper THE THOMAS HATCH
ENIGMA is essential reading and is found here: http://home.comcast.net/~kaeh/Histories/tom-enig.html
- I personally believe that our Thomas and Grace Hatch were as reported in some places (ie. Underhill in Descendants of Edward Small of New England)
"of Barnstable, formerly of Scituate" and those confused with another
"Thomas of Scituate". It is known some early "men of Kent" and their
families moved from Scituate to West Barnstable about 1639 and
this included Hatches.
||9/7/1625 Aller, Devonshire
||4/11/1646 Sarah Rowley, Barnstable MA, one source lists Dorcus w/ same
||12/10/1710or1711 Falmouth, Barnstable MA
- Reportedly a "spirited lad" and by all accounts the strict,
formal, limiting puritan lifestyle of the time in Mass. was not to his
- The 1910 book by John S. Lawrence called The Descendants of Moses and Sarah Kilham Porter
includes him and many other Hatches. He is described of being "very
robust constitution" and living to nearly 100 years - 85 in fact at a
time when life expectancy for males was about half that.
- By some accounts his father's second wife Grace treated
him and his sister Lydia very strictly and they rebelled. She is
apparently not their mother by most reports.
- 12/1/1640 he was
charged with slander by a Capt. Nicholas Simpson. That charge was found
false and dismissed, the Captain apparently paying a charge for the
- At about age 14 his parents left him with strangers and moved to Yarmouth.
- Eugene Aubrey Stratton in his Plymouth Colony, It's History and People 1620-1691
mentions this Jonathan Hatch and his sister Lydia: "Somewhat more
specific, though a bit confusing also, is the case of Lydia Hatch,
Jonathan Hatch, Edward Mitchell, Edward Preston, and John Keene. On 1
March 1641/42 Lydia Hatch was sentenced to be whipped for "suffering
Edward Mitchell to attempt to abuse her body by uncleanesse", and for
not reporting it, and also for lying in the same bed with her brother
Jonathan. Edward Mitchell was sentenced to be whipped at both Plymouth
and Barnstable for "his lude and sodomiticall practices tending to
sodoyme with Edward Preston, and other lude carryages with Lydia Hatch.
Jonathan was further charged as "a vagrant" and with misdemeanors and
was sent to the Lt. Davenport, Constable at Salem. Davenport was apparently an
ambitious, strict man and apparently put the young man to severe work for about
two years. Jonathan fled to Boston, warranting still more charges, and then to Yarmouth to get back to
his father. Curiously the official documents mention him being "a
slave" to the Constable, essentially a white bond servant. Researchers
have determined that such "white slavery" was never permanent and was
based on a practice of Edwardian vagrancy law where such a convicted
person would be assigned a bond for a specific number of months or
years, then freed upon a period of good behavior.
turned him (and apparently his sister) over to a Mr. Stephen Hopkins in
might be called a foster care arrangement today. Hopkins may well have
turned him around as J.H. is best known today as the 5th Great
Grandfather of a US President as shown in the pedigree at the bottom of
this site. Hopkins died in 1644 so his influence is unclear over the
few years. In those puritan times a "vagrant" was often someone found
not occupied, without a job or otherwise working in the fields when
everyone else was. As to the other charges, ludeness could be something
as simple as an "off color" sexual joke. In any case, Jonathan and
Lydia had some wild and free-living friends in a society very
intolerant of such things. He was a sixteen year old and she about
fifteen when the incidents mentioned occured and that is perhaps
- He apparently escaped the whipping mentioned above by fleeing initially to Yarmouth where his father worked and lived.
1645 he joined with other Barnstable men to fight against the
Narragansett indians who had been raiding the local community in that
- 10/7/1651 he and a Mr. Samuel Hinkley were charged with
"hiring land of the indians" and later selling a gun, powder, and shot
to an Indian. This is one reason his gravestone bears the phrase
"Friend of Indians" because he apparently befriended some of them,
traded with them, and saw their need to survive and hunt like anyone
else. A relative, one Goodman Hatch was also known to live in the same
lands as indians and had good relations with his native neighbors. Goodman was once
fined for selling them liquor but is known to have traded many items
or 1666 in Plymouth Colony, charged with "unnecessary frequenting" the
home of Thomas Crippin and "suspicion of dishonest behavor" toward
Thomas's wife Francis Crippin. In context, this is a serious charge,
possibly an innocent association of free-speaking persons
but by some opinions a case of prostitution or wife-sharing. A
John Robinson was charged in that time with "lascivious speech and
actions" in relation to this same Francis Crippin. Thomas Crippin
himself was charged with "pandor of his wife in lightness and
lasciviousness", a charge not proven but he paid 40 pounds and
livestock to settle the charge.
his early brushes with puritan law, JH is considered one of the
original founders of the town of Falmouth Mass. The land was purchased
from the Crapish Indians.
of their sons was born unexpectedly one day "amongst the flags"
(bulrushes or reeds) in the swampy, seaside property there. He was
named Moses for this reason! No one can prove this story is true and
such legendary tales are common in family records; especially at the
time when Moses was a popular name for boys. It is fun to repeat anyhow.
- His sister Lydia married Henry Taylor of Barnstable about 1686 and had a number of children.
|Jonathan Hatch Jr.
||4/17/1652 Barnstable MA
||12/4/1676 Abigail (Elizabeth?) Weekes, Martha's Vineyard MA
||? Falmouth, Barnstable MA
- First US born Hatch in line
- His was a military captain
- Records of his marriage include her name spelled as Elizabeth Walker and Bethia Weeks.
|Jonathan Hatch III
||4/5/1678 Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
||1) 12/22/1703 Bethiah (or ?Thankfull) Nye, Falmouth
||3/17/1746 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
by some accounts but the will was probated in Tolland and said he was from there.
- Their son Joseph became a military Captain.
- I found a copy of his will dated 1/27/1742-3 (see Google Books) in Charles Manning's book on Early Connecticut Probate Records. It
was witnessed by Ebenezer Nye (NOT his father-in-law who died prior to this time). It
mentions land in Kent, "my well-beloved wife Thankfull Hatch", and his
father-in-law Ichabod Hinkley as his Administrator. He apparently died
in or hear Tolland. The will is witnessed by Thankfull Nye (his daughter or wife?). He left 372 British pounds
to the various parties, 275 of which came from the sale of land.
- A Genealogy of the Nye Family
by George Nye et. al (1907) confirms the spelling of her name as
Bethiah. Bethiah and JH III had a daughter named Thankful b. 1706 and
perhaps she took her mother's nickname, a common practice then.
||8/22/1710 Falmouth MA
||1) 12/22/1732 Thankful Tucker, Falmouth
2) 11/6/1740 Jemima Smith, Falmouth MA
|6/8/1784 East Haddam CT
||1740 Haylyme CT
||11/9/1828 Bristol Twnship, Ontario Co. NY
||1782 Berkhamstead CT
||3/25/1817 or 1819 S. Bristol, Ontario Co. NY
|Frederick S. Hatch
||Ada A. Drake
||Children Clyde, Eloise, and Ruth. Dairy farmer, part-time school
teacher (early years), viticulturist (wine grape grower). His son,
Clyde had his father as his teacher for grades 1-3. |
|Clyde Frederick Hatch
||10/5/1916 Naples, Ontario Co. NY
||7/5/1958 Hope Victoria Lake
||May 23, 2010 (age 93) at
St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY
officially of "cardiac arrest, pulmonary failure, septic shock, and
cardiogenic shock", buried
|Electrical lab technician, General Electric for 30 years, retired 1983|
|Laurence Chambers Hatch
||12/30/1959 Syracuse General Hosp., Syracuse, Onondaga Co. NY
The obvious questions comes up first. Are our Drakes related to the famous Sir Francis Drake?
No. He had no proven children and so he had no direct descendents at
all. There is a rumor that Capt. Francis Drake (1618-1687) in our line
was the grandson of Sir Francis' brother Thomas. Thomas was the
eventual heir of his vast fortune. Unfortunately the proven lineage
suggests that our Capt. Francis Drake came from Robert + Jane Drake and
William + Joan Drake rather than the famous man's brother Thomas. There
are many Sir Drakes, Thomas Drakes, and Francis Drakes and so it is
very easy to muck up - especially with junk lines posted on the web.
The Thomas Drake is our line dates from 1460-1541 and is thus much
earlier than SFD's brother.
|1275 or 1290|
Great Waltha, England
|unknown||unknown||The name was changed from Le Drake to Drake in these first one or two generations.|
probably c. 1340 given
his son's birth year
|c. 1360||Joan Mylwaye||unknown|
|1490 or 1518||Joan ?||1555||There may have been two or three different William Drakes in this unclear portion of the line.|
|Joan Merrylls |
likely in UK
Ashe, Devonshire, UK
|1) Jane ? - thought to be the mother of our line|
2) Susan Knopp
in Devonshire, England
|Mary Ann Walker||9/24/1687 in|
- Baptist in faith in a time when Methodists and other UK groups were in power
- first Commander of the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Jersey Blues (1673-1685)
|Rev. John |
|1653 or 1655|
in Portsmouth NH
|1) Rebecca Trotter (parent in our lineage)|
2) Barbara Scott
- LIke the first Drake in our line born in the US
- 14 children, all or at least 13 by Rebecca Trotter
- member of NJ Assembly (state legislature)
- founded First Baptist Church of Piscataway NJ
be the first ordained Baptist minister in the US, and almost certained
the first ordained Baptist minister in New England. Methodists and
clergy of the Church of England were much moe accepted in this time.
|11/9/1730||Elizabeth Taylor (after 1728-?)||?|
||7/1/1750 Fishkill, Dutchess Co. NY
||1770 Antje (or Annetje) Johnson or Janssen (2), New Paltz NY
||5/20/1833 New Paltz, Ulster Co. NY
- Served in the Revolutionary War (3)
- Member of the Low Dutch Church of Klyn Esopus (3)
- One LDS record lists him as Jesajas Drake m. Antje Janssen (2)
||12/26/1773 New Hackensack, Dutchess Co. NY
||10/14/1793 or 1798 Catherine Rose at First Reformed Dutch Church,
||after 1841 Bengal, Clinton Co. MI, perhaps Oakridge Cem. (3)
- Moved to Ingleside NY in 1810 (3)
|John Rodman Drake
||9/7/1799 Ulster Co. NY
||10/8/1852 Ingleside, Steuben Co. NY
||10/13/1831 Prattsburg-Ingleside NY
||1) 9/5/1853 Temperance Terry
2) 2/22 or 28/1861 Ruth Dunham
|9/27/1864 from wounds suffered in Civil War battle in VA
- Served in the US Civil War
- Occupation: cabinetmaker (3)
|Silas E. Drake
||2/6/1889 Nettie Johnson
- Nettie's parents were Cornelius Johnson and Azulia Smith (3)
- Children: Nyna, Adah, Leon, Silas Jr.
|Adah Azuba Drake
||7/4/1986 Naples NY
- Middle name has also been spelled Azulia after her grandmother (3) but
family conversation (1) indicates Azuba, a Biblical character.
- Children: Clyde, Ruth, Eloise
3) Trott, Barbara. 2000. Descendents of Josiah Drake.
4) Ancestry.com. 2000. Drake pedigrees.
Andrews, Roy. 2000. Drake Family Genealogy
THE HUNGERFORD - HATCH CONNECTION
The two sons of Nathan Hatch Sr. (1710-1784), Nathan and Elnathan both
married Hungerford girls. Betsey and Silence Hungerford were cousins, both
granddaughters of John Hungerford (1675-1748). It is thought Nathan and Elnathan
had different mothers, Thankful Tucker and Jemima Smith, respectively.
There is also a mystery as Nathan Hatch Sr. married Deborah Chalker (wife of
Thomas Hungerford) sometime between 1750 and 1753. Nathan Sr's son Nathan Jr.
married Deborah Chalker and Thomas Hungerford's daughter Betsey Hungerford
around 1768. Nathan Jr's mother was Thankful Tucker. That means he would have
married his father's third wife's daughter and that would not have been so
unusual. Nathan Jr. would have been 10-13 years old when his father married for
the third time. Betsey would have been 6-9 years old at the time of the
marriage. If all these assumptions hold it is thus fairly likely than Nathan Jr.
and Betsey grew up together though they were not blood relatives. One might also
assume the Hungerford cousins visiting the home regularly, thus introducing
Elnathan to his future wife Silence Hungerford (son of Robert H. and former
brother-in-law of Deborah's).
Nathan Sr. and Deborah Hungerford Chalker had two daughters, Deborah Hatch b.
1757 and Thankful Hatch b. 1763. Though Thankful was not a rare name we might
assume the daughter may have been named in honor of Nathan Sr's first wife
There's even more. Elnathan Hatch and Silence Hungerford had a daughter named
Grace Jane Hatch. She married Charles Spencer. Charle's Spencer's father was
Israel S. son of Isaac S. son of Samuel S. Samuel Spencer's wife Hanneh Willey
had three marriages. The first of Hanneh's husbands was none other than Thomas
Hungerford b. 1602. That boils down to Grace Hatch marrying the great-grandson
of Thomas Hungerford's widow though he has no Hungerford blood. Thus Grace and
Charles had a common ancestor in Hannah Willey (his great-grandma and her
The Hungerford line traces back to at least 1160. Ancestors were buried in
Salisbury Cathedral and Farley Castle, making for a very rich history.
1) Nancy Hungerford + Nathan Hatch
|Everard de Hungerford
||before 1160 Heytesbury
|Walter de Hungerford
||about 1186 Heytesbury
|Walter de Hungerford
||1230 Heytesbury, Wilts
||1259 Maude de Heytesbury
||1280 Heytesbury, Wilts.
||His mother's and wife's surname are both Heytesbury?|
||1314 Farleigh-Hungerford, Somer.
||1330 Farleigh-Hungerford, Somer.
||1) 1376 Joan Hussey
2) Elearnor Strug
|12/3/1397 Farley Castle, Somer.
||6/22/1378 Farleigh-Hungerford, Somersetshire
||1) 1402 Katherine Peverell
2) 1439 Alianore (Ellanora) Berkley
|8/9/1449 bur. Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
||1409 Down Ampney, Gloust.
||3/26/1464 Down Ampney
||1540 Down Ampney, Gloust.
||1460 Down Ampney, Gloust.
||before 8/27/1524 Down Ampney
||1485 Down Ampney, Gloust.
||1) Jane Darell
2) Dorothy Danvers
||1513 Down Ampney, Gloust.
||1) Bridget or Margaret Fettiplace
2) Eleanor Hungerford
|Anthony Hungerford I
||1540 (1,2) Down Ampney, Gloust. (1)
||Bridget Shelley (1536-?)
||4/25/1495 Down Ampney (1)
|Anthony Hungerford II
||1566 Farley Hungerford, Somerset (1) or 1567 (2)
Great Bedwyn, Wilts.
|Lucy Hungerford (1560-1627),
|6/27/1627 Black Burton, Oxford, England
- Lucy's parents were Walter Hungerford and Ann Dormer (2) or Susan Danvers
- Any connection b/t Walter Hungerford and the Anthonys is not yet verified.
|Thomas Hungerford I
||1602 (1) or 1603 (2) or 1605 Farley-Hungerford, Somerset (1).
|? Possibly Hanneh Willey or Wiley
||1663 New London, New London Co. CT
|Thomas Hungerford II
||1648 Hartford Co. CT
||Mary Gray (1653-?)
||1/11/1713 or 1714 East Haddam, Middlesex Co. CT
||1675 New London Co. CT
||Deborah Spencer (1683-1750)
||7/9/1748 East Haddam, Middlesex Co. CT
- Sons Thomas and Robert.
- His two granddaughters (Silence and Betsey) both married Hatch men!
||Deborah Chalker (1718-1765)
- Deborah's line is Stephen<Samuel<Alexander Chalker
- After Thomas's death in 1750 Deborah married Nathan Hatch c. 1753 , father
of the man who married her daughter Betsey c. 1768
||1744 Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co. CT
||c. 1768 (1) Nathan Hatch
||Her cousin Silence Hungerford (her uncle Robert's daughter) married the
other Hatch brother, Elnathan.|
2) Silence Hungerford + Elnathan Hatch
|SEE ABOVE TABLE FOR REMAINDER OF LINE
||1675 New London Co. CT
||Deborah Spencer (1683-1750)
||7/9/1748 East Haddam, Middlesex Co. CT
||Grace Holmes (1717-1798)
||His brother is Thomas H. |
BETHIAH NYE (MRS. JONATHAN HATCH III)
This line establishes that descendents of Jonathan Hatch III have Danish
blood through his wife Bethiah Nye.
||1280 Ruskilde, Copenhagen, Denmark
||1310 Tudse Denmark
||1345 Tudse Denmark
||about 1400 Tudse, Denmark
||1425 Tudse, Denmark. Dates vary widely.
||1470 Tudse, Holbeck, Denmark
||after 1527 Uckfield, Sussex Eng.
||1550 Hampshire England
||about 1525 Agnes Tregian
||1556 Uckfield, Sussex, Eng.
||1530-33 Uckfield, Sussex, Eng.
||6/18/1555 Margaret Merynge, London
||1556 Kent, Eng.
||9/9/1583 Katherine Paulsden
||1584 Biddenden, Kent, Eng.
||6/10/1614 Agnes Rye
||4/4/1620 Biddenden, Kent, England
||10/19/1640 Katherine Tupper
||3/26/1676 Sandwich, Barnstable Co. MA
||Katherine's line is Thomas<Henry<Richard Tupper|
||1651 Sandwich, Barnstable Co. MA (1) or 1647 Biddenden, Kent, Eng. (1)
||Sarah or Hannah Gibbs
||1734 Sandwich, Barnstable Co. MA
||Place of birth would fit either of his parent's locations. |
|Bethiah (Bethia) Nye
||10/5/1675 Sandwich, Barnstable Co. MA
||12/21 or 22/1703 Jonathan Hatch III, Cape
Cod, Falmouth, Barnstable Co. MA. Year 1709 as listed.
||8 children: Simeon, Solomon, Thankful, Ebenezer, Nathan, Moses, Benjamin,
|Associations Among the Weekes, Rowley, and Hatch
Most of the people in this article lived or were raised around Barnstable
County MA including the towns of Barnstable and Falmouth.
William Weekes (1628/9-1677) had three wives. His first wife Elizabeth
Atherton and he had fourteen children. With his second wife Mary Lynde he had
six more children including William Weeks Jr. and Abigail Weeks.
His son with Mary Lynde was William Weekes Jr. married Mary Robinson about
1669. His sister Abigail Weekes (same mother) married Jonathan Hatch Jr. on
December 4th 1676 in Martha's Vineyard or perhaps less likely Falmouth, Mass.
Later in life William Jr. married Mary Hatch in 1689 in Martha's Vineyard. She
was Jonathan Hatch Jr's sister. Thus we have one pair of brother and sister
marrying another though around 13 years apart.
William Weekes Sr., father of William Jr. and Abigail took a third wife.
She was named Mercy Hatch and was born in England about 1632. We do not know her
parents but she is definately not Jonathan Hatch Jr's sister Mercy Hatch born
about 1667 in Falmouth MA. It is hard to know if the families knew each other in
England (where William Weekes Sr. and Mercy Hatch were born) or if he met her
through his in-law Hatches. Since his daugher did not marry until 1676, a year
before his death, it is likely he was the first Weekes to marry a Hatch. William
Sr. did not live to see his son Jr. marry Mary Hatch in 1689. There is a fairly
good chance this Mercy Hatch (b. 1632) was some relative of Thomas Hatch
(1603-1661) and Jonathan Hatch Sr. (1625-1710) because they were also born in
England and immigrated to the Barnstable MA area. She certainly had to be in MA
since her husband's children were born in Barnstable Co. and Dukes Co. MA and he
(William Sr.) died in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA. William Sr. and Mercy had no
children of course.
As there has been some confusion between William Weekes Sr. and Jr. we
should point out that the two Hatch wives had to be different - despite the fact
that Mary and Mercy were sometimes interchangeable names. William Jr. married
his Mary Hatch in 1689 when his father had been dead about 12 years. Furthermore
he is unlikely he would have married a woman born in 1632 (as Mercy Hatch was),
being 13 years his senior. We are certain William Jr. married Jonathan Hatch's
sister (as they are connected in the LDS database) whereas the older Mercy Hatch
is not clearly linked to any of these other Hatch lines.
There is however a Mary Hatch listed as marrying a William Weeks in 1668
or 1669. She is likely the same as Mercy Hatch though no data on husband William
is available. I suspect she is also Mary Hatch born 1631 in Wye, Kent England to
Thomas Hatch (b. 1603) and Grace Lewis. Thus she would have been Jonathan Hatch
Sr's sister and might have made the trip to MA with him. A second possibility is
that Mercy is Mary Hatch b. 1630-32 to Thomas Hatch (another one) and Lydia?.
This second Mary married Daniel Prior before 1656 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co. MA.
She was obviously in MA too and might have married William Sr. in 1668.
That said, some of the dates reported for William Sr.'s three wives do not
add up unless divorce was involved. William Sr. may also have had a second son
In summary, we have three members of the Weekes family all marrying
Hatches as follows:
1. William Weekes Sr.
+ Elizabeth Atherton
....2. William Weekes Jr.
.........+ Mary Hatch
....2. Abigail Weekes
........+ Jonathan Hatch Jr.
+ Mercy Hatch
Jonathan Hatch Jr. was the son of Captain Jonathan Hatch Sr. and Sarah
Rowley (1625-1710). Sarah was the daughter of Henry Rowley (1598-1673). Henry's
name turns up again in our Massachusetts group here. Turns out that Abigail and
William Weekes Jr's brother, John Weekes (same parents) also married a Rowley.
She was Mary or Mercy Rowley, sister of Sarah Rowley, and sister-in-law of Capt.
Jonathan Hatch Sr.! From Abigail Weekes Hatch's perspective: her sister-in-law
(Mary or Mercy Rowley Weekes) is her husband's (Jonathan Hatch Jr) aunt. From
Jon Jr.'s view his aunt married his brother-in-law.
There's is even more. As stated above, Jonathan Hatch Sr. and Sarah Rowley
had a daughter named Mercy Hatch born about 1667 in Falmouth MA. She married a
Nathan Rowley, probably some kin of her mother. That would have made her Mercy
Hatch Rowley or Mercy Rowley - not to be confused with the Mercy Rowley who
married John Weekes, her brother's brother-in-law.
We can be fairly sure the first marriage among the three immediate
families was Jonathan Hatch Sr. to Sarah Rowley in 1646 in Barnstable MA.
COMMON ANCESTRY OF OUR FAMOUS COUSINS VIA THE JONATHAN HATCH LINE
1. Jonathan Hatch + Sarah Rowley
....2. Jonathan Hatch II + Abigail
........3. Jonathan Hatch III + Bethiah Nye
............4. Nathan Hatch Sr. + Jemima Smith
Hatch Jr. + Betsey Hungerford
....................6. Charles Hatch + Abigail
.........................7. Elisha Hatch + Charlotte Gilbert
..............................8. Frederick S. Hatch + Sarah Manahan
..................................9. Earle Hatch + Adah Azuba Drake
F. Hatch + Hope Victoria
Laurence Chambers Hatch
Joseph Hatch + Amy Allen
........3. Rebecca Hatch + Nathanial Berry
............4. Rebecca Berry + John Beach
Beach + Ambrose Hall Sr.
......................6. Ambrose Hall Jr. +
...........................7. Clarissa Hall + Leonard Jerome
................................8. Jennie Jerome + Lord Randolph Churchill
....................................9. Sir Winston
Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain
........3. Amy Hatch + Jonathan Delano Jr. (his
father Jonathan Delano Sr. is 4th great-granddad of Pres. Franklin Delano
Roosevelt. His brother Thomas Delano is 3rd great-granddad of FDR. His father is
also 4th great-granddad of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of Little House on the
.............4. Susanna Delano + Noah Grant Jr.
............... 5. Noah Grant III + Rachel Kelley
6. Jesse Robert Grant + Hannah Simpson
Ulysses S. Grant, US President, US Civil War General
........3. Joseph Hatch II + Mary Delano (sister of
Jonathan Delano Jr., daughter of Jon. Delano Sr. and Mercy Warren)
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