Dec. 13, 1687 Elizabeth Union County New Jersey, USA
Was a member of the New Haven Colony. Mathias first appeared in New Haven on May 1,1660 where he took the Oath of Fidelity and subseaquently in Elizabethtown, New Jersey on February 19, 1665 he took the same oath. He bought the most pretentious house in Elizabethtown, New Jersey at the foot of Pearl Street and the Elizabeth River. Hatfield house played an important part in the Colonial Wars, for under the trees in front of the house,were held (The Indian Councils and Treaties of Peace)
Originally buried in the Old Burying Grounds. Reinterred at Fairmount Cemetery (Newark) in mass crypt in 1890's.
From the book: Descendants of Matthias Hatfield by: Abraham Hatfield
Matthias was a weaver. Supposed to have been the son of Thomas Hatfield of Leyden. A native of Yorkshire, England.