Biography of William Hatfield
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM HATFIELD, farmer, was born in Franklin County, Ind., October 8, 1822, and is the son of John and Drusilla (Blackburn) Hatfield. His father was a native of Pennsylvania, his mother of Kentucky. John Hatfield came to Rush County, Ind., about the year, 1828, and entered 160 acres of land one and a half miles west of Andersonville, where he made for himself a good home. Our subject was reared upon a farm, and received a limited education from the common schools. At his majority, he was married to Miss Mary E. Jones, born April 14, 1826, daughter of George and Sarah (Summers) Jones, of Welsh and English descent. Four years after his marriage; Mr. Hatfield came to Howard County and entered 160 acres of land, near Sycamore Corner, in Jackson Township. After remaining there seven years, he sold his claim and moved to Liberty Township, where he purchased eighty acres one mile east of Greentown. In this township, he lived six years, and then bought 120 acres,' one mile northeast of Jerome, upon which he is still living. Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield, have had six children - Isabel J. (Brown), born November 11, 1846; Sarah E. (Benson), born May 16, 1851; Joseph H., born August 27, 1853; L. D., born February 20, 1859; William A., born July 12, 1863, and Luella, born October 21, 1866. Mr. Hatfield is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, and his wife is identified with the Christian Church.


From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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