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Octavia Smith Hatcher
Birth: 1869
Pike County
Kentucky, USA
Death: 1891
Pikeville
Pike County
Kentucky, USA

My uncle has been researching our family, and just visited Pikeville Cemetery, only to discover a statue of my great great aunt, Octavia Smith-Hatcher. We put her name into Google and were amazed to discover that there is a legend attached to her death. The legend goes that she was accidentally buried alive and her ghost is said to haunt the cemetery to this day. You can read her legend here: http://www.prairieghosts.com/octavia.html

There's also a great debunking here:
http://dreamingcasuallypoetry.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-true-story-of-octavia-hatcher.html

But legends are fun, right? And it's neat that she's "famous."

I am told her birth place was Mouth of Pond Creek in Pike County, but there's no option for that town here on Find A Grave.

I hope Great Great Aunt Octavia rests in peace, and I look forward to learning more about our family. 
 
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 Spouse:
  James Hatcher (1859 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Jacob Hatcher (1891 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pikeville Cemetery
Pikeville
Pike County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: can't miss it - there's a statue of her
 
Created by: IndigoJoy
Record added: Oct 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12149411
Octavia <i>Smith</i> Hatcher
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Octavia <i>Smith</i> Hatcher
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Octavia <i>Smith</i> Hatcher
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 Added: Mar. 27, 2015

- Lauryn
 Added: Feb. 5, 2015
I hope your story can be told correctly from now on. Rest In Peace.. "The True Story of Octavia Hatcher- History Vs. Myth" http://dreamingcasuallypoetry.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-true-story-of-octavia-hatcher.html
- J. Rubio
 Added: Jan. 14, 2015
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