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Gourley R Hatcher
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1810
Death: Nov. 26, 1884


Hatcher's Mill in Fauquier Co, VA

Owned by Samuel, Joseph and Thomas Hatcher, sons of Thomas and Catherine Nichols Hatcher and later by Gourley Hatcher
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Cromwell's Run Rural Historic District

Fauquier County, Virginia
Section __ 8 __ Page _69__

Nineteenth-century mills are represented in the district by the circa 1800 Hatcher's Mill (also known as Chinn's Mill) located on Cromwell's Run in the northeast part of the historic district. This property has been listed individually on the National Register. A mill may have been operated at this site as early as 1768 when county minute books record that Charles Chinn received permission to erect a water mill on Cromwell's Run. In 1791 after Chinn's death, Leven Powell, founder of the nearby Loudoun County town of Middleburg, purchased the property. Powell sold the property in 1807 to brothers Samuel, Joseph, and Thomas Hatcher. The Hatchers sold the mill in 1818 and for the next couple of decades, the property passed through several owners until 1832 when Gourley Hatcher purchased the property as sole owner. The mill has been known variously as Chinn's Mill, Berlin Mill, and Hatcher's Mill. The mill operated until about 1915. In 1924, the mill property was purchased by John "Jay" Phipps of Long Island, New York, who served as a director of the U.S. Steel Corporation (which his father in partnership with Andrew Carnegie helped to found), the Grace Steamship Lines, and the Guaranty Trust Company. Phipps purchased
the mill and its associated buildings as a "hunting box" and transformed the former industrial complex into a
picturesque country estate enlarging the house, building a small stable, and installing one of the earliest swimming
pools in the area. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Hatcher (1780 - 1823)
  Hannah Reeder Hatcher (1780 - 1831)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary J Cooke Hatcher (1810 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph W Hatcher (1833 - 1837)*
  William P. Hatcher (1842 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sharon Cemetery
Middleburg
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Tim Hites
Record added: Nov 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44274353
Gourley R Hatcher
Added by: Kathryn Peters
 
Gourley R Hatcher
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