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The Descendents Of John Hatcher III
and Martha Ann Elizabeth Culverhouse
abstracted from the family Bible

 

Contributed by Robert E Hatcher

 

 

The information contained within came from Miss Ira Lee Hatcher. She copied it from the Bible of John Hatcher III several years ago. At this time the Bible cannot be located.

Additional information in parenthesis (not found in the Bible) has been added by Robert E Hatcher.

John Hatcher, born December 3, 1821, died November 19, 1907 at old home place (near Oak Grove Community and Wesley Chapel Church, Geneva Co. Alabama ) Married Martha (Ann) Elizabeth Culverhouse who was born September 3, 1828, died February 6, 1912, also at the old home place.(John and Martha were married July 10,1847, Crawford County, Ga)

John Hatcher came from Georgia not far from Macon (My grandfather, Green Madison Hatcher, told me that they came from Dooly County, Georgia to Barnes Cross Roads, Dale County, Alabama. Census records show that this was abt. 1858)

Comments, inquiries to:

Robert E Hatcher

 

 

Births

John And Martha had twelve children as follows;

  • George Cicero Hatcher, born September 30, 1849, died July 8, 1918 buried Wesley Chapel Church in Geneva County, Alabama.

  • Obedience Caroline Hatcher, born October 18, 1850, died ?

  • John Sanders Hatcher born November 22, 1851, died August 18, 1941

  • Jerramier James (Jim) Hatcher, born June 6, 1862, died ?

  • Henry Green Hatcher, born April 14,1853, died ?

  • Marian (Mary Ann) Hatcher born August 26, 1858, died ? (Marian was the first of their children born in Alabama, according to the 1860 Dale County Census).

  • Francis Marion (Frank) Hatcher, born January 28, 1861, died?

  • Marthann Elizabeth Hatcher, born November 7, 1862, died August 5, 1867.

  • Laura Victoria Hatcher, born November 22, 1865, died ?

  • William Robert Hatcher, born August 27, 1868, died February 4, 1935

  • Charles Ephram Hatcher, born October 14, 1869, died November 28, 1950

  • Thomas Wesley Hatcher,bornMay 5,1872,died July 25, 1941

 

Marriages

  • George Cicero Hatcher married Susan Rebecca Martin, December 18, 1872, who was born October 15, 1853, died February 11,1924.

Her father was John Floid Martin b.September 18, 1830, died September 25, 1921. Her mother was Aquila Mathews, b. October 24, 1834 died Nov. 12, 1917. Her brothers and sisters were: James Elisha, Angus, Margaret ("Sis"), Emmer Jane, John, Mary, Matt, Fanny (Sarah Frances married William S. Fulford).

John Floid Martin's father was James L.Martin b. in South Carolina; his mother was Sarah Smith, dau. of Alexander Smith. They were married in Jasper Co. Georgia.

Aquila Mathews parents were Elisha Mathews b.March 15, 1803 d. July 4, 1889 and Lacy Dowling, b. November 23, 1804 d. October 25, 1884. Her grand parents were Reverend Dempsey Dowling b. December 14,1783 d. April 26, 1865, and Martha b. March 4, 1787. Both are buried at old "Clay Bank Creek Church"

  • Obedience Caroline married John Stones
  • John Sanders Hatcher married Nicy Metcalf. She died and he married (2) Pency Ellen Lucas Flowers
  • Jerramier James Hatcher married Georgia Anne Royals
  • Henry Green Hatcher married Mary Lee Royals
  • Marian (Mary ann) married Franklin Palmer
  • Francis Marion (Frank) Hatcher married Sarah Ann Chance
  • Marthann Elizabeth died when small
  • Laura Victoria Hatcher married Joseph Smith
  • William Robert Hatcher married Winnie Cross
  • Charles Ephram Hatcher married Morgan Doswell she died and he married (2) Lura Snider Coleman
  • Thomas Wesley Hatcher married Ida King.

 

Births

George Cicero Hatcher and Susan Rebecca Martin had eight children who were:

  • John Willie, b. September 18, 1873 d.May 25, 1957 b. Dale County near Barnes Cross Rds

  • Eddie C. b. May 29, 1875, d. May 4, 1962 b. Dale County near Barnes Cross Rds

  • Obed ,born October 30, 1876 died March 1918, b. Dale County near Barnes Cross Rds

  • Marvin McKever,born November 4, 1878 died October 18, 1947 born Geneva Co. Alabama

  • Albert George, born March 12, 1880, died July 14,1884 b. Geneva Co, Alabama

  • Ettie Mae ,born April 4, 1883,died September 24, 1949 b. Geneva Co, Alabama

  • Alvin James Carley,born April 16, 1885, died August 18, 1948 b. Geneva Co, Alabama

  • Dovie Adelia, born May 4, 1891, died May 4, 1928 b. Geneva Co, Alabama

John Willie married Arcadie Brackin b. June 7, 1876 d. September 16,1927. Their children were:

  • Leondas, b. August 5, 1896, died June 24, 1948

  • Codah b. July 29, 1898, died September 5, 1899

  • Votie Bell, b. October 22, 1901, died July 7, 1902

  • Attie Mae, b. Jan 2, 1903, died March 25, 1905

  • Monroe, b. October 23, 1904, d. March 25, 1905

  • Tessie, b. ? d. April 1966

  • Pilley Howard (Pill), b. July 27, 1897, d. Oct. 25, 1952

  • Nelle, b. May 29, 1906, d. July 21, 1968

Arcadie Brackin died and John Willie married (2) Quida Pelham Hughes. They did not have children.

  • Leondas married Jodie Childs. They had two children, Martha Ruth and Jack. Martha Ruth married David R. Taylor and they had 3 sons, David R. Jr., Kent, and Steve. They live in Houston,Tx. I do not know if Jack married or where he is.Leondas and Jodie divorced and she remarried ? Appleton. So far as I know Leondas never remarried. The children were about grown when they separated.

  • Tessie married Roe Schwinn of Campbellton, Fl. They had a girl, Clara Nell; three boys, Roe Jr.,George and Luther.

  • Pilley Howard married Annie Mae Holland. They had no children. Annie Mae died February 23, 1952.

  • Nelle married Earl Holloway. They had one son, William Earl, Jr.(Bill). He married Carolyn Spinks of Quincy, Fl. They had three boys and two girls, Norma Carol, Ann, William, Gordon, and Corbitt. In a fit of temper Carolyn shot and killed Bill October of 1973.

Eddie C. Hatcher married Carrie Trotia Burch b. Aug. 30, 1877, d. May 17, 1934. Their children were :

  • Cleophas b. February 7, 1899 d. November, 1899

  • Theora Mae, b. Jan. 6, 1900 d. March 9, 1906

  • Joseph Wade b. April 9, 1901 d. Oct. 1, 1981, married Loyce Shields. They had no children. Loyce was b. Jan. 26,1907, d. April 17, 1987

  • Zack Walton,b. February 10, 19 d. july 3, 1980

  • Trudie Alberta, b. Nov. 11, 1906 d. September 29, 1916.

  • Irah Lee never married, b. June 18, 1910, presently living in Panama City, Fl.

  • Huey Clifton b. February 10, 1913, presently lives in Hartford, AL, married Jessie Nell Hornsby. They had three children: Joanne b. March 10, 1938, Mary Nell b. June 22, 1940, and Eddie Huey b. May 6, 1955 d. April 1, 1968.

Obed Hatcher married Annie Young of Dothan, Alabama. They had one daughter, Flora b. June 7, 1906. Annie died when Flora was a little girl . Flora was raised by her Grandmother. She lives in Washington and has never married. Obed married (2) Irma Gay Harmon of Merediam, Miss. She contracted tuberculosis and died. Obed also died of T.B. shortly after.

Marvin McKever Hatcher married Ray Lee. They lived near Hartford in Geneva County. There children were:

  • Reginald Marvin b.
  • Dorothy b. February 10, 1909
  • Harold Amos, b. ? d. Summer 1988
  • Lenora b, February 24, 1918
  • Evelyn
  • Hartwell L.
  • Margaret
  • male died in infancy.

Reginald Marvin married Thelma Jones. Their children were a boy and a girl (Reginald Marvin Jr.1941, and Emily Alice , 1945.)

Dorothy married R. Tullis and had one son, Allen.

Harold Amos married Minnie (Pippin) in Cookville, Tn. (They have a son named Harold).

Lenora marrid Kess Forester. They had two children, divorced, and she married (2) Benton Foy. They have one son and live in Dothan, Alabama.

Rosemond married Chalmers W. Anderson of Macon, Ga. They had 2 girls and live in Inverness, Fl.

Evelyn married Bill Brooks. After Bill died she married (2) Causby Calhoun. They had a daughter.

Hartwell Lee (b. 1922 d. 1991) married Martha Guilford (1926). They had a girl and 2 boys.

Margaret married Rube Garrett.

Ettie Mae Hatcher, daughter of George Cicero Hatcher and Susan Rebecca Martin, married Dr. William Albritton Parrish of Midland City. They had no children, but after Ettie Mae's sister, Dovie Adelia, died leaving a baby ten days old,Dovie Rebeca, Ettie and William took her and raised her. They did not adopt her until after she was 21. Dovie Adelia signed her own adoption papers.

Dr. Parrish born July 31, 1876, Chapel Hill, Texas. (His father John Wesley Parrish, native of Echo, Dale Co, Alabama, lived in Ozark, Alabama, where he was associated with the "Southern Star" newspaper, moved to Chapel Hill, Texas, and died about 1880. His widow, Sarah, and the children moved back to Dale Co. tTey had at least three children: John E. Parrish, James A. Parrish, and William Albritton. William Albritton Parrish graduated from South East Alabama Agricultural College at Abbeville in 1900, taught school a few years, then studied Medicine and graduated from The University of Nashville Medical College, 1909. Dr. Parrish married (1) Emma Hughes daughter of Thomas Hughes and Laura F. Flenner at Nashville, December 25, 1909. They had three children, Mary, Lucile and Emmett, before she died.)

Alvin James Carley: Alvin's name was just Alvin and when he got up to be a good size boy he decided he wanted a double name so he added James Carley. Alvin James Carley Hatcher b. April 16, 1885 d. August 18, 1948. He married Edna Register, daughter of Sidney Register, a Methodist Minister of Oak Grove community, near Hartford,Alabama. Their children were:

  • Alvin Rex b. November 24, 1910
  • Marjorie b. May 13, 1912 d. May 19, 1950
  • Terrell b.?? died at about age six
  • Henry Herschell (Buck married Eunice Watson)
  • George Sidney, b. August 18, 1924
  • Sarah Catherine b. June 2, 1927

Dovie Adelia b. May 4, 1891 d. May 4, 1928 lived near Hartford at the old home place. She married Henry McCrone and had two children:

  • Henry Mc Crone Jr. b. June 6, 1926, killed In action WWII April 8, 1945.

  • Dovie Rebecca b. April 25, 1928 was called Rebecca. She was raised by her Aunt Ettie Mae after her mother died when she was ten days old. She married William N.(Billy) Parramore. Yhey have two boys both married, Steve and Kenneth.

Obedience Caroline Hatcher married John Stones. They had no children, but they took an orphan boy named John Willie Briley and raised him. He was b. May 8, 1879.

John Sanders Hatcher married Nicy Metcalf. Their children were:

  • Sarah Alice b. July 7, 1882 d. September 26, 1968
  • Nora Frances b. November 18, 1883, d. May 15, 1895 (She died of burns)
  • Marthann Augusta b. April 1, 1885, d. June 14, 1947
  • John Albert, b. October 25, 1886 d. January 31, 1965
  • Green Madison b. August 14, 1881 d. January 23, 1981
  • Marion Monroe b. Jan. 15, 1893 ?

Nicy Metcalf was the daughter of John William Metcalf b. May 4, 1815 d. 7 June 1872 and Sarah Ann Stroud, b. March 4, 1816 d. March 1886. They owned and operated Metcalf''s Mill at Skipperville, Dale, Alabama. Their other children were: Mary, Hampton A., Green, Marion Lafayette, Sarah Ann, John A., M.I. who died young, Anthony Wayne, Warren, Dallas George, Madison, and Isaac Washington, (from "The Metcalf Family", by Clayton Metcalf)

Nicy Metcalf died July 20, 1896, (in wagon accident at St. Paul Methodist Church, where she is buried. John Sanders Hatcher and Nicy Metcalf were my great grand parents) and John married (2) Pency Ellen Lucas Flowers. They had one child, Ruby Ione, b. November 16,1905 (Ellen Flowers had two sons by a previous marriage, Cecil and Dewitt Flowers)

Jerramier James (Jim) Hatcher married Georgia Anne Royals. Their children were:

  • John Henry Hatcher b. March 10,1875
  • Elmer E.Hatcher b. May 1, 1905
  • Silas Hatcher, (who married Leland Cloud, d.b. unknown)
  • William Tillman b. April 26,1875 d. April 26, 1950 (lived in Holmes Co. Fl. near White Water Creek Baptist Church, about 5 miles from Geneva, Alabama.)

Submitter's note: I have a lot of information on William Tillman and Annie Babb, but very little on the other children of Jerramier and Georgia Anne Royals from Sweetgum Head. If you have any information on this family, please contact me:

Robert E Hatcher

  • Henry Green Hatcher married Mary Lee Royals( she was Georgia Anne's sister). Their children were:
  • Obedience Hatcher,b. March 17, 1877
  • Jerramier James, b. April 17, 1879 (I believe that his name was actually James Jerramier. He was also known as "Jim" like his uncle for whom he was named)
  • John (Washington) Hatcher (he changed his middle name to Wesley) b. March 10,1880
  • Henry Green Hatcher Jr. b. March 23, 1882
  • Terracier Hatcher,b. March 10, 1886
  • Archie Manuel Hatcher b. October 25, 1889
  • Minnie Bell Hatcher, b. April 1, 1901
 

Marianne (Mary Ann) married Franklin Palmer. Their children were:

  • Mittie Jane Palmer, b. November 11, 1873
  • Leon Lafayette Palmer b. September 12, 1882
  • William Thomas Palmer, b. October 18, 1879
  • Lewis Palmer b. July 15, 1884
  • John Frank Palmer b. February 10, 1886, d. July 1886
  • Jessie Jackson Palmer, b June 4, 1887
  • Clara Isabell Palmer, b. January 20, 1889 d. May 20, 1890
  • Eva Elizabeth Paklmer b. November 22, 1890
  • Wesley Anders Palmer b. July 31, 1892
  • Mincy Ida Adel Palmer, b. November 3, 1894
  • George Palmer, b. August 15, 1897

Francis Marion Hatcher married Sarah Ann Chance. Their children were:

  • Carra (Lillian) b. May 5, 1883
  • John Thomas, b. March 3, 1885
  • Ada Corein , April 22, 1887
  • Bessie M. b. April 12, 1891
  • Wilmer and Willean, twins, b. March 2, 1896

Marthann Elizabeth b. November 7, 1862 died August 5, 1867

Laura Victoria married Joseph Smith. Their children were:

  • Marthann Obedience Smith b. July 28, 1885
  • Almond C. Smith, b. March 30, 1887
  • Lewis Alto Smith b. April 1, 1889 d. 1934(Clyde Burch hit him with an axe and killed him, was no accident, but a fit of temper.
  • Ilar smith, b. July 29, 1893
  • Clara Mae Smith b. August 27, 1892
  • Samuel Smith b. August 9, 1894
  • Mollie Smith b. March 18, 1897
  • Pearl Smith b. November 9, 1899
  • Sarah Alice Smith b. February 6, 1902
  • Cleolar Smith b. March 30, 1906

William Robert (Bob) married Winnie Cross. Their children were:

  • Ollie Bell Hatcher b. January 13 1895, d. August 16, 1898
  • John William Hatcher, b. July 13, 1896
  • Robert Lee Hatcher b. September 20, 1897 d. November 8, 1898
  • George Washington Hatcher b. January 19, 1899
  • Mattie Lou & Martha Louisa (twins) b. February 6, 1900 or 1901
  • Leslie H. Hatcher b. October 31, 1902
  • Oscar Eugene Hatcher b. March 20, 1904
  • Benjamin Lloyd Hatcher b. december 9, 1905
  • Allen Carthel Hatcher b. March 22, 1908
  • Lula Mae Hatcher b. November 29, 1909
  • Olin B. Leonard Hatcher b. January 2, 1912
  • William Robert Jr. b. April 21, 1917

Charles Ephram Hatcher married Morgan Doswell January 1891. Their children were:

  • Ida Mabel Hatcher b. January 26, 1893 (d. March 26, 1978)
  • Thomas Efful Hatcher b. August 5, 1894 (d. September 15, 1966)
  • Myrtle b. November 3, 1896 d. September 4, 1898
  • Charles Preston Hatcher b. November 4, 1898, (d. January 10, 1972)
  • Cleo Patra Hatcher b. December 10, 1903 (d. March 15, 1996 )
  • Lyle Hatcher b. October 23 ?
  • Creda Hatcher, b. October 4, 1910 d. December 10, 1929

Martha Morgan Doswell died and Charles E. Hatcher married Lura Snider Coleman. She had three children by a previous marriage, Margaret Coleman, Edith Coleman, and Sam Coleman.

Thomas Wesley Hatcher married Ida King (Idella). Their children were:

  • Annie Lula b. September 24, 1891
  • John Frank b. August 1893
  • Beulah Estell b. December 24, 1897
  • Ernest Mathew b. December 24, 1897
  • Thomas William b. February 8, 1900 d. November 1, 1900
  • Ethel Adelia, b. December 5, 1901
  • Wyatt Wesley "Bud" Hatcher

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Last updated October 8, 1998