- HATFIELD MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION -
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Most recent additions to this material will be added at the top. This should not be taken to mean that this material will be in any form of chronological order.
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This information came from a bible dated 1887 that is not in my possession. A woman who knows the owner of the bible contacted me and asked me if I was interested in receiving this information. I said yes, so she went to where the bible is located and took photos of the bible and sent them to me, as her "genealogical act of kindness." I have transcribed the information contained in the bible and I am sharing the information and images in the hope that another researcher might find this HATFIELD family information helpful to their own research.
To see all the photos of the bible, go to http://family.webshots.com/album/557904584OEEAUT
Family information in the bible.
The following surnames are mentioned below: ASAY or ALAY, ASHTON, CHEADLE, COGGESHALL, DEXTER, FORDICE, HATFIELD, JENCKES, MCCORMAC, OLNEY, RICE, & WHIPPLE.
This is what the woman who sent me the bible images told me: "This Bible was given to David Olney by his father Henry Olney. I think the original owner may not have a direct descendent alive. I want to be sure that you know that neither I nor anyone that I know of has altered this information in any way. It is as found back in the 1950's from my husband's Aunt Margaret. This bible was given to her because she was married at that time to Dennis Mitchell of Fairdale, Jefferson Co. KY. They and He and his other wives had no children. So I do not know why an Olney / Hatfield bible was given to a Mitchell. I do know that Olney and Hatfield are names found in early KY and Indiana. I think Olney was spelled in different ways of old."
PLEASE NOTE: I believe that this bible information on the descendants of Mathias Hatfield is information that has never been shared before. I'm hoping that this information will shed some light on what might not have been previously documented. Jerry Hatfield has this line on his website at http://www.ghat.com/hatftreb.htm
THE BIBLE INFORMATION FOLLOWS. I have transcribed the info exactly as it appeared on the pages. I have not corrected any spelling. (Hatfield info is toward the bottom):
On the copyright page of the bible, it states the following:
Copyrights Secured. Entered, according to Act of Congress in the year 1872, in the Office of the Librarian on Congress, Washington, D. C. Subsequent years as follows: 1873, 1875, 1877, 1881, 1882, and 1883.
The following family information is written into the bible: (I have put information in parenthesis if it is my notation.)
On the 4th Page of the bible – Presented to David O. Olney By His Father Henry E. Olney Feb. 2, 1887
On the Family Record pages, there are several pages. The following names are written out on the BIRTHS page:
Henry E. Olney was born Nov. 17, 1832 (see his ancestors below) (Frances) Fanny Rice or Olney was born Maryland Sept. 3, 1838 Louis Milton Olney July 1, 1857 Missouri David Omen Olney – Feb. 10, 1859 – Missouri Jessica Melvina Olney – April 23, 1861 – Dudby Iowa John Hamilton Olney – June 26, 1866, Marysvill Kan. Effie Rosealpha Olney – May 28, 1869 – Fairbury, Nebr Cora Almeda Olney – July 11, 1870 – Near Fairbury, Nebr Charles Freman Olney – Mar. 23, 1872 – Fairbury, Nebr. Allen Elden Olney – Dec. 5, 1873 – Fairbury, Nebr. Mable Ethaolia Olney – Jan. 3, 1876 – Fairbury, Nebr. Cecil Uria Olney May 21, 1878, Fairbury, Nebr(Henry E. Olney was the son of Oman Olney and Tryphena Cheadle. Oman was the son of Asa Olney and Edith Fordyce. Asa Olney was the son of John Olney and Catherine Jencks. John Olney was the son of William Olney and Alice Dexter. William was the son of John B. Olney and Rachel Coggeshall. John B. was the son of Epenetus Olney and Mary Whipple. Epenetus was the son of Thomas Olney and Marie Ashton. Thomas, born in England, was the first of this family to immigrate to the Colonies)
The next page is a page listing MARRIAGES
Oman Olney was married to Tryphena Cheadle January 2, 1817 Henry E. Olney was married to (Frances) "Fanny" Rice on August 23, 1856.
The next page is a decorative marriage page that says:
This certifies that David Olney of (City?), State of Iowa And Emily Asay (or Alay) of Rock Island, State of Illinois Were united by me, in Holy Matrimony At Rock Island, Ill. On the 5 day of May in the year of our Lord 1903 In Presence of R. B. Williams Signed: Pastor First M. E. Church
The next page lists DEATHS:
Fanny Olney died June 7th 1878 Fairbury, Nebr Henry E. Olney died July 31, 1918 Louis M. Olney died Oct. 18, 1919 buried at Salt Lake Utah Louis died in Colorado Springs, Colorado Cecil Uera Olney died Aug. 4, 1878 Charles F. Olney died Sept. 9, 1887 buried at FairburyThe next page lists MEMORANDA
Asa Olney died about Sept 20th 1831 Eead Fordice Olney died about Sept. 20, 184?(There are four (4) VERY OLD pieces of paper inside the bible with the following information on them:)
Born: Henry Olney 17 Nov. 1832 Fanny Rice 3 Sept. 1838 Lewis M. Olney July 1st 1857 David O. Olney Feb. 10th, 1859 Jessica M. Olney April 23, 1861 Births of E. C. & J. M. McCormac (J. M. is Jessica Melvina Olney) This is coppied Dec. 12, 19??(I assume that all persons below have last name of McCormac)
Born: Fannie Ellen McCormac, Nov. 13, 1881 Lela Suligo June 2, 1884 Neal Ezekiel April 28, 1887 Mabel Blanch Sept. 25, 1888 Nara Gurtrude Aug. 12, 1890 Eva Lillian April 23, 1892 Mary Ruth June 4, 1894 Nellie Jessica Aug. 4, 1896 Milo G. June 26, 1899 Perry Oman Oct. 5, 1901 Died: Neal E. McCormac died Aug. 4, 1887 Colorado Springs, ColoradoSecond Page:
Allen E. Olney Dec. 5, 1873 Lewis Olney July 1, 1857 David Omar Olney Feb. 10, 1859 Jessica M. Olney April 23, 1861 John Hamilton Olney June 26, 1866 Effie R. Olney May 28, 1869 Cora A. Olney July 11, 1870 Charlie G. Olney March 23, 1872 Mabel E. Olney Jan. 3, 1876 Cecil U. Olney May 24, 1878Third Page:
Great Grand Parents Born Died William Hatfield Dec. 25, 1736 1794 Ann Wright Hatfield (First Wife) Not Known 1762 Sarah Kimball Hatfield (2nd wife) April, 1743 Sep 18, 1799 Children Abraham Hatfield Oct. 20, 1757 Died young William Hatfield Jan. 6, 1759 Unknown Elias Hatfield Mar 11, 1760 May 19, 1839 Samuel Hatfield July 20, 1761 Unknown David Hatfield Mar. 2, 1765 Unknown Sarah Ann Hatfield Oct 24, 1767 Unknown Abraham Hatfield Mar 25, 1769 1840 John Hatfield Nov. 2nd, 1771 In childhood Jacob Hatfield July 27, 1775 Unknown Phebe Hatfield Nov. 10, 1779 Sep 9, 1834 Jessie Kimble Dec. 1st 1781 July 19, 1861Mathias Hatfield was of Scotch Irish Descent and settled in Elizabethtown New Jersey in 1665. He died there on Dec. 1687 leaving their sons Isaac, Cornelius, and Abraham.
Abraham, from whom we are descendants, was born in the year 1670 -- Died July 1706 leaving four sons: Abraham, Mathias, Joseph, and Jacob. Abraham Jr. was born in 1695 and married his wife (Margaret is crossed out and Marie is written in) died in 1745. Their children were Abraham, John, Sarah, David, Samuel, Elias, Jacob, Phebe and William. William, our great grandfather, was born as I have given you Dec. 28, 1736.
Continued on Page 2Fourth Page
New Market Ohio July 26th 1891 Dear Brother: Yours of recent date received this week. Was glad to hear from you once more. First of all I will give you the Genealogy of our family as far as I have it.. it is as follows. Grandfather and Grandmother and family Born Died Elias Hatfield May 11, 1760 May 19, 1839 Ann Lindsy Hatfield Feb. 18, 1767 Sept. 21, 1852 Children: Ann Hatfield Feb. 1, 1790 Aug. 29, 1866 Christian Hatfield April 15, 1792 unknown Elizabeth Hatfield April 15, 1794 Mar. 2, 1870 Sarah Hatfield Mar 23, 1796 Mar. 13, 1880 Samuel Hatfield Dec. 6th, 1797 Aug. 25, 1877 Fanny Hatfield Oct. 16, 1799 Aug. 10, 1889 James Hatfield Oct. 26, 1801 June 17, 1890 Timothy Hatfield Sep. 26, 1803 Dec. 13, 1848 Elias Hatfield Mar. 9, 1806 Sept. 1, 1875 Margaret Hatfield May 9, 1808 Unknown Mahaly Hatfield May 9, 1811 Still living Samuel Hatfield Dec. 6 1797 Aug. 25, 1877This is the end of the information in the bible and the papers enclosed in the bible.