Jeremiah Hatcher: There was paid Jer'h Hatcher, who lost his legg by the Enemy.3rd Company, Ezekile Offutt, Capt.
From the Telamon Cuyler Collection, Special Collections, University
of Georgia Libraries:
A list of the Officers and Soldiers Who fled the Protection of the British and took Refuge in Other states and did their Duty faithfully Under the Command of Col. Wm Candler from the 15th Septr 1780 Until the Reduction of the British Troops in Augusta:
William Hatcher, Jeremiah Hatcher, Robert Hatcher, John Hatcher, Henry Hatcher ___________
State of Georgia, (Montgomery county.)
John Jones, an old and well known rebel, in the revolutionary war, on his oath declares, that sometime in the night after the unfortunate battle on Long Cain, commanded by colonel Elijah Clark on the American party, he the deponent accompanied by James Goldwire, John and Jeremiah Hatcher, and
Mesheek Wright, took leave of the army. The intention of the little party appeared at setting out, was to retire a short time among the friends of freedom, with the hope of enjoying some rest, being exceedingly harassed with the fatigues of camping. John Hatcher left the company the first night,
and the next day, or night James Goldwire, Jeremiah Hatcher and the deponent arrived in Beach Island at capt. Murray's, who being a good whig, and having some of the stimulus about the house, it was soon concluded that capt. Gray and the chief part of his company might be paroled ? the plan was accordingly laid and executed the succeeding day. The evening following we, that is to say, Goldwire, Hatcher, and the deponent retired to a plantation of Henry Jones' called and known by the name of Poke-Patch, and then occupied by a Mr. Daniel Evans, and the night after were surprised by a party of Col. Brown's troops, at which time James Goldwire was shot thro' the head, Jeremiah Hatcher had a leg broke, and the deponent had an arm broken and shot through the thigh.
(Signed) JOHN JONES
July 8th, 1806)
Sworn and subscribed in) In the presence of) Jesse Moore, J. P.
The magistrate, Jesse Moore esq. Before whom col. Jones made oath to the truth of the above, is regularly certified by the governor of Georgia, and under the seal of the state, to be one of the Justices of the peace in that state, which certificate is subjoined to the original affidavit now in my possession. GEORGIA, Burke county.
Personally appeared before me Thomas Gabard, one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace: Daniel Evans, who being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth, that some time in last war, Col. John Jones, Mr. Jeremiah Hatcher and a Mr. Goldwire, came in Beach Island, in South Carolina on Savannah river, where the deponent then resided ? all three of them appeared to be in perfect health, and remained at the deponent's until the following night, at which time they all lay down in one house together, with an intention to take their rest. Some time in the night Jones spoke to the
deponent and said, "yonder they come." The deponent looking through the logs observed a party of men armed, and appeared to be in British uniform. They came round to the door, when Jones leaning against the door, and ordered them to surrender Jones replied "surrender damnation! Stand to your arms boys.? The enemy fired at them, killed Goldwire, wounded Jones and Hatcher, the same
night and place. Shot the said Jeremiah Hatcher in one of his legs and broke it. Mr. Hatcher lay out at the deponent's plantation, where he received the wound, from Friday night until Sunday. He was then carried to a Mr. James Gray's near where he received his wound, and there his leg was taken off.State of South Carolina, Edgefield district.)
(Signed) DANIEL EVANS,
The above sworn to This 11th Aug. 1806.) THOS. GABARD, J. P.
From the book EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COUNTY COURT, 1785-1795, compiled by Brent H. Holcoomb, C.a.L.S, 1979, cc by Rev. Silas E. Lucas, Jr., page 166:Back to Top
"Jeremiah Hatcher, Esq. produced his commission as sheriff for this county which was read. Ordered that the said Jeremiah be sworn as such which was done and Bond given in the sum of L 1500 with John Ryan and Samuel Mays as sureties. Jeremiah Hatcher, Esq. was qualified as sheriff by taking the oaths of office and the constitution for that purpose appointed.
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. 9-2002
HATCHER, Major JohnBack to Top
b. March 07, 1757 Henrico Parish; Lunenburg County, Virginia
d. April 20, 1835 Passmore District, Wilkinson County, Georgia
After the British occupation of Georgia, John Hatcher enlisted and fought through the Revolutionary War.
John Hatcher was attached to General Nathaniel Greene's command for some time, serving in Colonel William Candler's Regiment. John was later assigned to serve as Captain in the 12th Company of the Columbia County Regiment of Militia. There was much Indian unrest in Georgia during the period that John served in the 12th Company. When John was Captain of this Company, his 2nd
Lieutenant was Samuel Brady, believed to be Mary Brady Hatcher's brother. In 1800, John was commissioned a Major of the Georgia Militia.
After the Revolutionary War we find John Hatcher in Columbia County, GA, where he was chosen Captain of the 12th Company of the Columbia County Regiment of Militia. In 1800 he was commissioned Major in the Georgia Militia.
n 1784, in recognition of service to his country, John was granted 250 acres of land in Washington County, but chose not to move his family to this land.
John Hatcher, certified a refugee soldier; Co. E. Clarke on 25 Jun 1785
Warrant 1235. 287 1/2 Acres Washington Co., GA. Bounded all sides vacant on William's Swamp Creek Survey 278 (24 Nov 1784)
He was granted 287 1/2 acres of land in Washington County for his Revolutionary War service by Governor Elbert in 1785.
John Hatcher, Sr. served as a Legislator from Warren County from 1805 through 1809 and in 1810 moved his family to Wilkinson County, Georgia. He had
received a land grant, L.L. 10, Dist 8, in Wilkinson County in the 1807 Georgia Land Lottery. He lived in Wilkinson County until his death in 1835 and was evidently much loved and respected by his fellow Wilkinson Countians. Shortly after moving to the county he was appointed to head a committee to select a site for the county seat and in 1812 he was elected by his neighbors to represent them in the State Senate. They kept him there until 1820 where he served with honor and distinction.
"The History of Wilkinson Co., GA" by Victor Davidson calls John Hatcher, Sr a "Revolutionary" patriot, Senator, political, civic and church leader of the county. So deeply did he make his impression upon the minds of the people that though he has been dead almost a century, traditions of him are still handed down from father to son and for a stranger to claim descent from Major John Hatcher is an open sesame to the hearts of the people of Wilkinson county. "He is a lineal descendant of William Hatcher, who came from England
about 1636, and settled on the James River.
He was appointed as one of the Commissioners of Warren County Academy. In 1805 he was elected to the legislature from Warren County, in 1810 he had moved from Warren County to Wilkinson County and there he was appointed one of the commissioners of Wilkinson County Academy. That same year he was appointed to the commission to select a place for the County Seat in Wilkinson County.
He was elected State Senator from Wilkinson Co., and served there until 1820, returning to private life on his Plantation in the Passmore District near the Oconee River.
There he spent the remainder of his life and in the old family cemetery he is buried with several members of his family. This is located well off the present day road between Toomsboro and Milledgeville. In 1812 he was an ardent supporter of Andrew Jackson and was chosen a Presidential Elector.
There being no Episcopal Church in the area, John and his wife joined Mount
Nebo Primitive Baptist Church. Though the Church was no longer in existence at the time Victor Davidson wrote the book, "The History of Wilkinson County", the old church book was in the possession of Mr. Reddick McCook.
From Deaths in The Federal Union (Milledgeville, GA.) 12 May 1835
Died at his residence in Wilkinson County, Georgia on the 20th ult. Major John Hatcher, in the 83rd year of his age - a patriotic and fearless soldier of the Revolution.
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. 9-2002
HATCHER, Robert _________________________
b. 1726, Henrico County, Virginia
d. May 11, 1803, Prob. Elbert County, Georgia
Father of: William Henry, Major John, Jeremiah, and Henry, all fought the British in the Revolutionary War. Youngest son James, fought in the War of 1812.
Robert migrated to near Savannah, GA from South Carolina (originally VA). The following information was found in "Georgia's Governor and Council Journal 1761-1767":
Robert Hatcher 100 acres approved. He has a wife, five children, and four Negroes (See deed shown below). Land is on the Savannah River to join the upper line of Thomas Red above Augusta (p 163). Information taken from a copy of the minutes of the proceedings of the Governor in Council from 4/7/1767 to June 2 the following inclusive.
"This is to certify that Robert Hatcher was one of those worthy citizens that joined my Regiment at the first siege of Augusta, fled British protection and took refuge in the other states and faithfully did his duty as a good soldier in the Regiment under my command." Signed William Candler, Col. of the Regiment RRC, State of Georgia, Richm. (Richmond?) county. Robert was awarded a warrant for 287 1/2 acres of land in (name faded) county. Certificate No. 1221 Warrant, Certificate & Affidavit file, original records on file and of official record in GA, Surveyor General Dept, Office of the Secretary of State Archives and Records Div, Atlanta, GA 30334.
The following is from "Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Awarded by State Governments" by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck.
Hatcher, Robert. GA. Refugee. 16 Jul. 1784. 287 1/2 acres
Having done a little more research and can now answer the question regarding "refugee". In the case of Georgia bounty land grants it was one of five classes of recipients. It was the fourth class and consisted of refugees who were former Georgia residents who fled the state when the British reimposed royal authority and served in the militia regiments of neighboring South Carolina and North Carolina. Grants from Georgia ran from 230 acres up to 1955 acres depending on rank and I presume length of service. Generally speaking the date associated with the grant is the date of the grant (which means an application could have been filed at some earlier time in some cases while in other cases it would be the date of application). In Virginia a private would be entitled to 100 acres if he served out his three year enlistment and a noncommissioned officer (corporal etc) would be entitled to 200 acres if he served a three year enlistment. If either served throughout the war he was entitled to 400 acres (a major general was given 15000 to 17500 acres--how is that for equality?)Back to Top
I have learned that William, John , Henry, Jeremiah, & Robert were together most of the last year of the Rev. War, (from about 16 September 1780 to 5 June 1781) serving with Colonel William Candler, and that they (The Regiment) may have taken their families to the Watauga? Nolanchucky area of Tenn. The Tories were beginning to burn the Rebels homes beating their wives, children, taking all that they could from them, in revenge.
Some of the battles & skirmishes they took part in were, Blackstocks, Shiers Ferry, Cowpens, Kings Mt., Reedy River, N.C., Fish Dam Ford, Stono Ferry 1779, also fall of Charleston, 1780, Fort Watson, Galphinton Fort, or Fort Drednaught, Ohoopies Creek, Alligator Creek, first and second seige of Augusta, Musgroves Mill, Hammond's old Store, Coosahatchie, Savannah, `Long Canes (where Jeremiah lost his leg) and Beatties Mill.
Since no records after 1803 have been found of Robert Hatcher, we assume that he died after 1803 in Elbert County, Georgia.
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. 9-2002
HATCHER, William Henry, Sr.STATE OF GEORGIA, MERIWETHER CO.
b. November 29, 1759 Mecklinburg County or Lunnenburg Co. Va.
d. July 08, 1837 Marion County, GA
From DAR ID #110798: William Hatcher (1755-1833) received land in Georgia
for his service as private in the Revolution.
William Hatcher, Merriwether County, GA; Private, South Carolina Militia;
$40.00 Annual Allowance; $120.00 Amount Received; March 21, 1834 Pension
Started; Age, 74.
Revolutionary War Pension App, 1832, MeriwetherCo, G, William Hatcher, Sr. son of Robert Hatcher and Ann Sanders, Husband of Priscilla Nunnely, born in Lunnenburg Co. Va, Mecklinburg Parish, which later became Mecklinburg Co. Va.
William Hatcher was a Revolutionary War Soldier Pension # S-31727
Death date recorded in Antioch Baptist Church Record, Taylor Co. Ga.
Pension Application of William Hatcher, Sr. son of Robert Hatcher and Ann Sanders, Husband of Priscilla Nunnelee, born in Lunnenburg Co. Va. Mecklinburg Parish, which later became Mecklinburg Co. Va.
on the sixth day of November 1832 personally appeared before Inferior Court then sitting William Hatcher a resident of said county & state aged seventy two years eleven months and twenty days who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to
obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7,1832.Back to Top
First--- That he was born in Mecklinburg Co, State of Virginia. On the 25 November 1759, has a record of his age in an old family Bible in Wilkinson Co. at one of his sons. Moved from Virginia in 1764 with his father and settled in Richmond Co. Georgia, five miles below Augusta, from whence he removed to Edgefield Co. S.C. where he first entered service about June 1778 as a volunteer private of infantry under state authority under command of General (Howe ?) in Colonel (Leroy) Hammond's Regiment, Major Purvis, Captain Ryan's Company.----- in Edgefield District S.C. at or near the ------ ponds, from thence marched to St. Mary's , Georgia; on the march about St. ? River joined General(Howe ??) who commanded the Expedition, crossed in to East Florida, stationed at and about St. Mary's one or two months, returned back to General Williamsons Brigade, Major Sanderson, who was drowned
accidently by the sinking of the float in retreating across the Altahamba Rivrer, this Expedition against the Indians on the frontier of Georgia
time employed one month. The object of the Florida expedition to repel the advance of the British and Indians in Florida & along the Altahamba River. Engaged three months ---- on the return, in final skirmish with the Indians on the frontier; in one of the action in which ----------- was killed, returned and after that in the year 1779 Savannah was taken by the British and soon after the state was overrun by the British and Tories and this service between four and five months say four months.
Second Entered service under General Lincoln marched with him to Stono River on the seaboard near Charleston where we had an engagement with the British afterwards marched into Charleston surrendered prisoners of war when I obtained a discharge & returned to Augusta in May 1780 time employed in this and May like expedition about three months.
Third-- Entered service under Colonel John Twiggs-Whitaker and Boyakin Captain joined in Edgefield District, South Carolina near Augusta in 1780 under State authority of S.C. was a volunteer private of infantry marched through the state of North Carolina into the state of Virginia met General
Gates returned back to South Carolina and joined General Branham at Fairfield S.C. was engaged with him in flying camp service for some time in general defense of the county in which service Colonel (Elija) Clark joined us after which we were in an engagement with British & Tories in which action Colonel Clark was wounded and several men killed after they retreated toward North Carolina & at the close of the service year 1780. Joined General Sumpter whilst with him was in the Battle of Black Stocks on the Tyger (River) in S.C. in which Sumpter was wounded by a ball, I think it was in the right shoulder, this Battle with General Tarleton of the British, at the time of this Patrick Carr was his Captain (Brothers John Henry and Josiah were listed on a payroll with William for Captain Patrick Carr's Company of Rangers. Archibald Hatcher was also listed on the payroll. Archibald was Valentine's son and grandson of Henry, Brother of Jeremiah, father of Robert Hatcher) who was at the moment detached and not at the moment in this battle joined Jackson afterwards Governor of Georgia was his Major. Continued under Captain Carr & marched & scouted & defended the county of-- the inhabitants and preventing any regular organization of the Tories. Was in the Battle of REE??(Wateree??) Laurens District S.C. fought the Tories commanded by Captain Colonel Waters. The Americans in that engagement were principally commanded by Colonel Washington of the Calvary. This was in the early part of the year 1781. The Tories were routed from their encampment immediately after this
returned & joined General Daniel Morgan by Captain Joshua Suman?? fought under Morgan at the Battle of The Cowpens after that retreated. This Battle he thinks was fought on the 8th of January 1781. Immediately --- and marched as a volunteer private in the army with General Morgan and Greene through South and North Carolina to Boyd's Ferry on the Dan River in Virginia where Greene was reinforced & returned after Cornwallis was with Greene in Guilford Co, North Carolina had a skirmish at Reedy River in Lee Co, North Carolina afterwards was sent off with Major (was this Andrew???) Jackson to the south Captain Pur--- the detachment having Small Pox halted on the Cataba River N.C, where they were all -----ed from there marched to & was in the seige of Augusta Georgia 1781 in the fall of the year was under the command of Col. (probably Richard Henry or Light Horse Harry) Lee when Col. Brown of the British was taken with about six hundred men & also about the same time he station at Galphin in S.C.
After that went under command of Colonel Twiggs against Tories and British had an engagement with the Tories & defeated and dispersed after killing about fifty Indians and fifteen white Tories. Was of a party also commanded by Col. Lee which took Golphin situated 12 miles below Augusta. Afterwards joined General (Mad Anthony) Wayne near Savannah then also with Captain Carr --- Jackson Major. Was a volunteer in the calvary reconnoitering and Tories on the Altahamba?? engaged in several skirmishes, in which several Indians were killed & took some prisoners returned and continued in the service
until peace was declared, his class of Soldier known as volunteer Refugees, always ready and always acting on the public call & the most important prompt exigency ------- intermediately was always employed in some acum--d advantage to the general defense of the country twenty nine months. Summary of service 1st. 4 mo. 2nd. 3 mo. 3rd 29 months, 36 months or more.
After being no longer serviceable to his country returned home to Edgefield District, South Carolina, moved thence to Wilkes County, Georgia, in 1784 removed to Wilkinson County & from thence to his present residence. His neighbors are Seth Thompson Sr. Hap?? Tigner and ---John Green.
He duly relinquishes any pension or annuity except the present & declares that he is not on the pension rolls of any of the agency of any state. And that knows of no person to prove his service as he has set forth & that he has not original documentary evidence to present in proof or corroboration of
the service. All the Revolutionary Vouchers he ever had being long since lost or destroyed.
Sworn to and Subscribed in open Court now sitting this day and year aforesaid. - signed Wm.Hatcher.
The Application was not approved at first. Certain explanations were called for. Was approved for an annual payment of $40.00 per year, after writing back and forth about two years.
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. 9-2002
War of 1812
HATCHER, JamesBack to Top
b.1776, Edgefield District, SC
d. 1838, Dallas Co, AL
Cuyler Collection, Georgia Military Records, Part 2 (1794-1842), Date August 27, 1812.
Was called Colonel, served in War of 1812 at age 36, was a private at first. Don't know why the title "Colonel" was used. He was very wealthy.
Muster roll and Inspection. A return of the detachment of men required from the 1st Brigade, 4th Division, of the Militia of Georgia.
Quota of 28th Regiment, Col. Bibbs:
No. 36: James Hatcher, born Edgefield, SC, age 36, height 5'9 3/4"; complexion, dark; hair, black; eyes, black; occupation, farmer; drafted.
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. 9-2002
War Between The States
B 3 December 1822 in GA
D 19 November 1907 in AL
(40) enlisted 3-11-1862, Clopton, Alabama co. "B" 33rd. Alabama regt. Volunteers, captured at Danville, Ky. 1862, exchanged at..........1862, detailed at Shelbyville, Tenn. October or November 1862 to work in shoe shop in Columbus, Georgia, and returned January 1864, to the Regt. at Tunnel Hill, wounded, lost his left arm by minie ball at Resaca, Ga. May 14,1864. (Post office, Hartford, Alabama.) John Hatcher was my Great, Great grandfather. He moved with his wife and six children to Barnes Cross roads, in Dale county from Dooly Co. Ga. abt.1858. He enlisted in Company B and served until he was retired December 3, 1864, which was his Birthday from the invalid Corp after loosing his left arm at Resaca,Ga. He and the family moved to Geneva, Co.Ala. about 1878 and located near Oak Grove. John Hatcher and his wife Martha Ann Elizabeth Culverhouse, had twelve children, 11 of which reached adulthood. John Hatcher died November 19,1907 and is buried at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Near Geneva and Oak Grove, Alabama. John Hatcher was wounded at Resaca, Georgia May 14,1864. Legend has it that He was digging breastworks or a trench with a shovel and was hit with a minnie ball that went through the arm and was stopped by his Bible ,which was in his inside breast coat pocket. Jno. Hatcher, wounded left arm at Resaca 1864 (W.E.P.).
John Hatcher's Father was John Hatcher Jr. and his grandfather was Major John Hatcher of Wilkinson County.
Submitted by Robert E. Hatcher 9-2002
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HATCHER, John Edward
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
b. November 02, 1831 Crawford County; Roberta, Ga.
d. November 09, 1909 Crisp County; Cordele, GA
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA C. S. A.
WORTH COUNTY, GEORGIA
Hatcher, John E. --- private --- private May 13, 1862. Roll for February 1865 , last on file, shows him present. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865 . (Born in Wilkinson County, Ga. November 1, 1831.)Back to Top
History of 59th Company " F ", from Sons of the Confederate War:
from the "Official Records of the War of the Rebellion" & other sources:
the 59th was indeed in the Dept of SC and Ga, commanded by Maj. Gen. J. C. Pemberton, July, 1862.
Col. of the 59th was Jack Brown.
In Sept. of 1862, the 59th was at Macon, Ga - "guarding stores and prisoners".
Their first major engagement was at Gettysburg. Of the 525 men engaged, they lost 18 killed & 92 wounded. In the fighting on July 2nd, they were just south of the Wheatfield. July 3rd found them on the Confederate right flank, on Emmitsburg road. They were a part of Longstreet's Corps - Hood's Div.- Anderson's Brigade.
59th was at the battle at Funkstown, Md on july 10th, 1863.
10 killed, 27 wounded.
they were detached from the ANV Sept 9th, 1863 - arrived at Chickamauga in time to participate in the Confederate victory there. (Longstreet's Corps)
they chased the yankees north to Chattanooga, were part of the Confed. troops participating in the seige, until they were sent to Knoxville on November 4th, 1863.
May, 1864 found the 59th back with the ANV, just in time to participate in the Wilderness Campaign.
They also fought at:
Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Siege, Reams' Station, Fort Harrison, Williamsburg Road, and they were at the surrender at Appomattox Ct. house.
15 officers and 251 men were at the surrender.
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. 9-2002
HOOKS, Daniel Back to Top
Born 1835 Baker Co. Ga.
Died 19 Sep 1868 NY
Buried Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira, Chemung, NY
Married Amelia Scarborough in Terrell Co Ga.
1862- Daniel Hooks Pvt Mch 4, 1862 (Enlisted Starkville, Lee Co. Ga.)
Captured at Cold Harbor Va 6-1-1864. Died at Elmira NY Grave #511 Woodlawn Nat. Cem (B.1835)" Lee Co Ga Lee Guards CSA
Muster Roll of Co B 51st Reg. Ga Vol Infantry Army of Northern Va. He was 27 years old according to record.
Submitted by Gerry Hill 9-2002
HOOKS, Thomas Back to Top
Pv. Mch 4, 1862 (Enlisted Starkville, Lee, Ga.) He was discharged Nov. 7. He
states that he is 6 ft. 1 in. dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair.
He said he was born 1817 (Says 45) (Census record shows 32) Baker Co. Ga. (Baker was created 1835 from Early Co. Ga.-
Submitted by Gerry Hill 9-2002
HARVEY, James Deloach, was in the 31st Dixie
Division which was activated for the Korean War. He served as medical officer
for the division which had it's own medical company. They went to Korea and were in the Punch Bowl for a year. An artificial kidney unit was set up and run by him and his crew in the 2nd General Army Hospital in Landstuhl Germany in 1959.1963. He later went to Thailand to a medical evacuation hospital set up during the Korean War. Was retired from the army in 1967. His home town was Glennville, Georgia.Back to Top
Submitted by Kathryn Harvey 9-26-2002
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