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Martilis Hatton

Male Abt 1839 - Deceased


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  • Name Martilis Hatton 
    Born Abt 1839  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Milit-Beg 1862  Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Milit-Beg 3 Dec 1863  Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Biography 3 Feb 1932  Marion County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Role: Mentioned
    Name Martilus Hatton 
    Reference Number H3244 
    FamilySearch ID L6MP-C45 
    _UID 4A56EDBF2276406F99E295D8532370CB2C70 
    Died Deceased 
    Person ID I3237  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2010 

    Father Benjamin Hatton,   b. 24 Oct 1810, Estill County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1906, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thompson,   b. Abt 1819, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1892, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1833  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Cora Hatton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ella Hatton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Hatton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Josie Hatton,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1387] PER: Personal Letter written by Mary Jane Strong, Court house burnt.

    2. [S773] AA: Family Tradition, Author: Mary Jane Hatton; (Date posted to database 9 Jul 2016); (Digital Copy: V002_049, V002_050, V002_051); (Paper Copy: E20).
      From a Letter Written by Aunt Mary Jane (Aunt Polly) Strong Feb. 3, 1932.

      I will try to give you from memory all the information I can as I have no records of the families. Cora Hatton Wright got my father's Bible with his family records. She separated from him. She is married again, also he has the Bible and lives out of this city. (???) I will try to get in touch with him. He would never give the Bible to anyone. Perhaps I may be able to get it from him just for the records. [someone made this note: I think Aunt Mollie meant Cora left her husband who had the bible]

      My father, Benjamin Hatton, born October 24, 1809, in Estill County, Kentucky. In 1840 he married Elizabeth Thompson, born in 1819 in Montgomery County, KY. Her descendants came from Ireland and my father from England.

      Father's parents lived in Estill Co., KY. near Red River Iron Works.

      Father enlisted at the time of the Texas and Mexico trouble but owing to the loss of a few moments, as when his Company reached the Recruiting Station the number required had been enlisted just a short time previous. The call was for 1,000 men and it was said that 18,000 men volunteered.

      My brother Martilus was the only one who served in the Civil War.

      I remember my father telling us that our great grandfather had fought in the War with the Indians.

      My brother Henry Clay Hatton was born in Cynthia, Bath Co., KY. April 7, 1855. I remember I was taken to my Grandmother Thompson's and next morning when I got home, Father said "Come in here and see your little red headed brother." I never forgot how he looked, lots of red hair. Oh! he was so pretty.

      The death notice of my mother was given that she was born in Montgomery Co. I think she was born in Bath Co. Her mother lived in Bath County as long as I can remember. I was born in Bath Co., KY. June 16 1851, and so was my brother Tom. My father and mother lived on a farm owned by a man named Grubbs. This farm was also in Bath Co. From there we moved to Montgomery Co. on a farm owned by a man named Maulpin. We stayed there many years until we moved to Indiana. I was thirteen years old then. The farm was four miles east of Sterling, KY. one mile south of Mud Lick Road and was on the way to Mud Lick Springs. I remember we watched the Civil War solders fighting from 6:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Our brother Martilus was in the battle. Brother Martilus, Uncle Ben Thompson, and son of one of our neighbors came home and mother cooked them a good dinner. I remember how very hungry these men were. As soon as they ate their dinner they went back into Mt. Sterling and one night made the Union Soldiers vacate. Then they burned down the Court House. Father saw the light and he let us all get up and watch the burning. I had never seen such a big fire before, so guess that is why it was so vividly pictured in my mind.

      We moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in 1864 some time in July. Not sure of the date.

      Our father, Benjamin Hatton, died in 1905 at the age of 96. He came from a family marked for longevity. His father lived to be 75 years old. His name was also Benjamin Hatton. Our father's grandmother celebrated her 104th birthday.

      Since reaching his majority father never failed to cast his vote in the Presidential elections. He cast his vote for the Republican party and he was an old time Whig. Many times he was forced to walk many miles to the Polls to vote. No snow was too deep or the weather too inclement to keep him from getting to the voting precincts.

      Benjamin Hatton (Our Great Grandfather [Great Great Grandfather] died at the age of 75. He had three sons: 1. Benjamin (Our Grandfather) 2. John 3. Ephriam.

      Benjamin Hatton - had ten children 6 boys and 4 girls as follows:
      [boys] 1. Martilus 2. George 3. Thomas 4. Benjamin 5. Henry Clay 6. Willard; [girls] Elmaza (Aunt Maizy) 2. Mary Jane (Aunt Molly) 3. Nellie 4. Frances (Aunt Fannie)

      Martilus children
      1. Ella had 1 boy she was married to ?? Mayhew
      2. Cora had 3 boys she was married to Leroy Allen
      3. William had 1 boy (Carl)
      4. Josie no children she was married to Rugus Keeter

      Thomas had 2 girls and (1 boy who died in infancy.) [married Florence Matilda L??
      1. Hazel who was married to Merton Berrie. They had four children 1. Margaret (Smith) had 1 boy David, Florence 1 girl 2 boys, Betty, Robert??

      Bertha married to Raymond J. Duke. They had two boys 1. George ?? Duke 2. William Hatton Duke [Richard]

      Benjamin Hatton married to Ella: They had 5 children: 1. Clara married to Pearli Jacobs 2. Flora 3. Ara 4. Frank 5. Robert

      Henry Clay Hatton married Zerilea Ann Lett. They had on girl 1. Maybelle

      Willard Hatton married Kate ??. They had 1 boy and 1 girl. 1. Robert 2. Milered??

      Elmaza Hatton married [Milt??] Godby. They had no children

      Mary Jane Hatton married 1. Marion Rogers Had no children 2. Elisha Strong they had one girl Lillian. Lillian Lucille Strong married 1. Clifton Fields - they had 1 girl Dorothy Katheine Clifton. Clifton died 1945. Lillian married Cecil H Fisher (They had no children). (Cecil had a son, George by his first marriage. Lillian's daughter, Dorothy, married Edgar Brown and had three children -- Janet, Marilyn, Mary. Dorothy and Edgar were divorced and Dorothy later married Mr. Fred Golden.

      Frances Hatton married James P.G. Lowes May 10, 1893. They had 2 girls. 1. Esther Leona -- married to Hurl A. Burgoyne -- no children 2. Elva Dorothy -- not married

      Nellie Hatton -- not married

      Following this is a chart showing the genealogy. This same chart is listed with Mary Jane Hatton's brother Thomas Fielding Hatton.

    3. [S701] KY: Bath County, Marriage Index 1811/1850 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1840, Certificate Number (Page 17), Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Hatton and Elizabeth Thompson, (posted to db on 6 March 2013).

    4. [S507] KY: Bath County, Marriage Index 1826/1852, V2, Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1833, Certificate Number (Volume 2, Pzage 65), Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Hatten and Eliz Thompson, (posted to db on 8 March 2013).
      Minister William Sadler



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