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Samuel Hatton

Samuel Hatton

Male 1749 - 1839  (89 years)

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  • Name Samuel Hatton 
    Born 25 Oct 1749  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1839  Prichard, Wayne, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 20 Aug 1839  Roundbottom, Wayne, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried Hatton Cemetery, Prichard, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Person ID I26764  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 

    Family Rosanna Queen,   b. of Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1803, Hampshire County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1767  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Children 
    +1. Asa Hatton,   b. Abt 1775, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1839, Martin County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F15996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Samuel Hatton plaque
    Samuel Hatton plaque
    TNH 6th cousin Sean
    TNH 6th cousin Sean

  • Notes 
    • We know of no evidence that he had, as a middle name, "David."

      According to family legend, young Samuel Hatton was excited when all the bells in London rang on his eleventh birthday. Informed that they were ringing to mark the accession of George III, Samuel made a slighting remark about the new king, which caused his master (he was apprenticed to a paper-hanger) to flog him for his temerity. Stung by this, he ran away, leaving his widowed mother and his siblings, and went to Ireland, where he managed to find work, and eventually emigrated to Virginia.

      Other unproven assertions scattered around the internet are that he was born at Stony Stafford, Buckinghamshire (probably a corruption of Stony Stratford, now part of Milton Keynes) and that his father owned a brewery on "Hop Alley in London", which doesn't appear to have actually existed.

      What is known is that he served under Capt. William Hoffner in the 1st Virginia, commanded by George Gibson, from 1 Mar 1777 to 6 Sep 1780. Contrary to many claims, he was not present at the British surrender at Yorktown. Following the war, he and his family lived in Washington County, Maryland, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia), and ultimately, sometime between 1803 and 1810, settled in the Big Sandy River valley near Huntington, Virginia (now West Virginia), where he received a grant of 100 acres at Round Bottom (now Prichard) in Wayne County. Among the sons that came with him to the Big Sandy River valley were Samuel Jr., Philip, Elijah, Jonah, William, David, and Asa. Many Hatton descendants still live in that part of West Virginia, near the Kentucky and Ohio borders.

      Regarding that roadside marker, a 2009 series of forum posts chronicling one man's attempt to visit every marker in West Virginia on his motorcycle includes this one in which he visits the Samuel Hatton marker, installed just the previous year. "There was a fellow rider (Sean) pulled off by the marker enjoying a cigar break. When I mentioned what I was doing, he told me that Samuel Hatton was his Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather." The post includes a snapshot of Sean at the marker, looking just like an amiable biker dude. Whoever he is, Sean is TNH's sixth cousin, so hello, Sean.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3644] "Samuel Hatton." At Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy & History Research Website, ed. John Rucker and John Grace., year and country only.

    2. [S3645] The Big Sandy Valley: A History of the People and Country from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time by William Ely. Catlettsburg, Kentucky: Central Methodist, 1887.

    3. [S3743] Family Studies of Brown County, Indiana: Hatton Families by Kenneth J. Reeve and Helen H. Reeve. Study No. 101. Brown County Genealogical Society, 1998., year and place only.

    4. [S3644] "Samuel Hatton." At Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy & History Research Website, ed. John Rucker and John Grace.

    5. [S3743] Family Studies of Brown County, Indiana: Hatton Families by Kenneth J. Reeve and Helen H. Reeve. Study No. 101. Brown County Genealogical Society, 1998., month, year, and place only.

    6. [S3748] Samuel David Hatton - Revolutionary War Veteran by Ted Griffin. Undated.

    7. [S3743] Family Studies of Brown County, Indiana: Hatton Families by Kenneth J. Reeve and Helen H. Reeve. Study No. 101. Brown County Genealogical Society, 1998.

    8. [S3748] Samuel David Hatton - Revolutionary War Veteran by Ted Griffin. Undated., says "Abt. 1768".