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Joseph Andrew Hatfield, I

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Augusta County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: August 29, 1832 (74-82)
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: south of Oneida, Scott County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George 'Goff' Hatfield, I; <private> Hatfield; Martha "Marthy" Hatfield and <private> Hatfield
Husband of <private> Hatfield (Smith); Elizabeth Hoge 'Deliz' Hatfield and Rachel E. Smith
Father of Ephraim 'Eaf of All' Hatfield, I; Valentine Hatfield, I; Mary Elizabeth Hatfield; George Hatfield; Andrew Warren Hatfield and 17 others
Brother of Jeremiah Hatfield; George 'Goff' Hatfield, II and John Hatfield

Occupation: Revelutionary War Soldier
Managed by: Private User
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About Joseph Andrew Hatfield, I

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A052955

Find A Grave Memorial # 11340366

Joseph's approximate birthdate of 1742 is based on his probable age at marriage and the probable birthdate of his first child. However, recent research suggests that he may have been born between 1750 & 1758, probably in Augusta Co., VA.

There is confusion over the aancestry of Joseph - note possible different father - needs further research. Abraham was born c. 1690 -1695, while George Goff Hatfield was born c. 1715; it seems likely that it was the latter who was the father of Joseph. Many researchers give the lineage as Abraham, father of George Goff, father of Joseph Hatfield - use as clues only!

If Joseph was the son of George Sr., who was the only Hatfield in southwest Virginia at this time old enough to have grown sons, then the fact that he does not appear on the 1771 tax list means he was not yet 21, so born no earlier than 1750. But the arrest warrant issued for him in June 1779 means he was at least 21 by then and therefore he was born no later than 1758. (The arrest warrant issued by the crown was over a matter of debt.)

Joseph was a veteran of the American Revolution. He served as a Private & Indian scout/spy in the Virginia militia under Col. Chrisman for two terms of six months each, before 1779. He served later on the western frontier under Capt. Thompson, also as an Indian spy.

A memorial left on his Find A Grave site: "In memory of Joseph Hatfield, my ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War. He may have been married first to Elizabeth Vance as the DAR lists her as one of his two wives." - A DAR descendant of Joseph. Added: Feb. 27, 2007.

Joseph Hatfield, Sr. (George Goff Hatfield, Sr., George Abraham "Abe" Hatfield, Abraham Hatfield, Matthias "Matthew" Hatfield, Thomas Hatfield, Johis Hatfield, John Hatfield, John Hatfield, John) was born in 1739 in Washington Co., VA. He died on 29 Aug 1832 in Campbell Co., TN. He was buried in Walker Cemetery south of Oneida, Scott Co., TN.

Joseph married (1) Mary Goff. (? or was it his son Ephraim who married Mary Goff - see below?)

Joseph married (2) Elizabeth "Deliz" Vance, daughter of Ephraim Vance and Theodosia Hewlings. The marriage occurred c. 1763 - 1764 in Russell Co., VA. Elizabeth was born in 1735 in , Isle of Wright Co., VA. She died in Dec 1778 in Russell Co., VA.

Joseph & Elizabeth had the following children:

+Ephraim "Eft of All" Hatfield was born about 1765. He died on 13 Oct 1847.

+George "Big Eaf" Hatfield was born on 4 Mar 1766. He died in 1840.

+Valentine Hatfield was born about 1767. He died in 1840.

+Mary Hatfield was born about 1768.

+Joseph Hatfield , Jr. was born about 1777. He died on 16 Apr 1854.

+Ale Hatfield , Sr. was born on 29 Oct 1778. He died on 10 Nov 1841.

Joseph married (3) Rachel Smith, daughter of Ericus Stalcup Smith and Roseanna "Rosy" Puckett on 28 Oct 1779 in Russell, (then Washington Co.,) VA. Rachel was born c. 1754 in Russell, (then Washington Co.,) VA. She died on 19 May 1858 in Scott Co., TN.

Joseph and Rachel had the following children:

+Jeremiah "Jerry" Hatfield was born in 1780. He died on 21 Jan 1840.

+Stanley Hatfield was born about 1782.

+John Hatfield 1, 2 was born in 1785 in Russell Co., VA. He died c. 1858 in Casey Co., KY. John married Mary Craig on 5 May 1808 in Wayne Co., KY.

+Reuben Hatfield was born in 1786. He died on 12 Jul 1860.

+Nancy Hatfield was born in 1789.

+James Wiley Hatfield , Sr. was born in 1790. He died in 1860.

+William "Bill" Hatfield 1, 2 was born in 1793 in Lee Co., VA. William married (1) Nancy Oak Oakley c. 1823 in Lee Co., VA. Nancy was born about 1798 in Lee Co., VA. William married (2) Malinda or Matilda Russell on 26 May 1849 in , Greene Co., IN. Malinda was born c. 1806 in Greene Co., IN.

+Rachel Phariba"Ferbie" Hatfield was born in 1795. She died in 1840.

+Sarah Hatfield 1, 2 was born on 15 Aug 1800 in VA. Sarah married (1) Absolom Cooper. Sarah married (2) Benjamin Sollers\Soloman Cecil , Jr., son of Benjamin Sollers\Solomon "Sol" White Cecil , Sr. and Priscilla "Peggy" Boydstun/Boyleston in 1814. Benjamin was born in 1794 in Dublin, Monticello Co., VA. He died on 23 Dec 1856 in Newton, Arkansas.

Joseph bought land at several locations and paid taxes on it in Washington & Russell Counties, 1782-87. He was also frequently in court on business and personal matters.

He migrated c.1790 to TN, but was back and forth between there and Russell Co., VA for the next decade; he appears to have owned land and had children living in both locations. He moved c.1801 to Campbell Co., TN, then to Wayne Co., KY a year or two later. In the late 1820s, he moved back to Campbell Co., TN and stayed there.

His widow filed for and received a pension in October 1843 for his Revolutionary War service. The application includes much detail about his activities as an Indian spy.

Children of Elizabeth "Deliz" VANCE and Joseph HATFIELD are:

  • Ephriam HATFIELD born 1765 in VA, d. 15 Jun 1855 in Blackberry Creek, Pike Co., KY. He married Anna McKinney MUSICK 1801 in Logan Co., Va.. She died 1855. He married Mary Smith GOFF. She was born 1754, and died 1791 in Russell Co., VA.
  • George HATFIELD born 1766. He married Susan ELLIS 11 Jan 1793 in South Hampton, VA.
  • Valentine HATFIELD born 1767 in Russell Co., VA, died 1840.
  • Andrew Warren HATFIELD born 2 Mar 1776 in Russell Co., VA, died 13 Jul 1854 in Marion Co., TN. He married Priscilla TURNER c. 1799 in Marion Co., TN. She was born 2 Jun 1782 in Marion Co., TN, died 4 Apr 1851 in Marion Co., TN.
  • Aly HATFIELD, Sr. born 29 Oct 1778 in Washington Co., VA, died 10 Nov 1841 in Greene Co., IN. He married Mary GIBSON 1798 in Washington Co., VA. She was born 1782 in Washington Co., VA, and died 1850 in Campbell Co., TN . He married Elizabeth YOUNG. She was born 1788 and died 1850.


A Patriot of the American Revolution for Virginia with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor #: A052955

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Joseph Andrew Hatfield, I's Timeline

Augusta County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 15
Russell County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 16
Age 18
March 4, 1770
Age 20
Russell, Virginia, United States
March 2, 1776
Age 26
Virginia, Colonial America
Age 27
October 29, 1778
Age 28
Russell County, Virginia, USA