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Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilde Hatch
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Birth: 1785
Death: Oct., 1847
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

Jacob married Elizabeth or "Betsy" Wilde , 18 April, about 1809, possibly in Northampton, Massachusetts. . .Betsy was born in Williamsburg, and her family moved to Northampton about 1785. Jacob and Betsy settled in LeRay, Jefferson Co., New York, where eleven children were born between 1811 and 1832. Isaac Burres was born 14 Feb. 1823.

Jacob and his family crossed Iowa in the summer of 1847, and we find them in Little Keg Creek, Pottawatomie, Iowa, just outside Council Bluffs, in October 1847 when a very tragic event took place. The mob had made several attacks on the small settlement, when one night they heard a signal of attack, a large rock thrown by the enemy hitting the side of their log home. The mob quickly surrounded each home preventing the people from gaining assistance from each other. They were throwing stones through the windows, banging at the door, and tearing at the roof. The house was dark, and Jacob told his wife to get under the be to escape the flying stones, as he got jus gun to protect his wife and home. Betsy was afraid he would be killed, and while he was getting his gun, she rand into the darkness to hold the door. Jacob hearing a movement of the latch and thinking she was under the bed fired towards the door. She groaned and fell to the floor exclaiming, "Oh, Father, you've killed me!" On finding he had shot his wife, Jacob ran to his son, Isaac's house, a short distance away, crying, "Isaac, I've killed your dear old mother." Isaac and his wife, Mary Jane, accompanied him back to his cabin where they found Betsy lying on her back in a pool of blood. The bullet had passed through her shoulder, near her heart, and right wrist, through the door, then through one of the mob and into a wagon box outside. The mob finding one of their group wounded, picked him up and ran from the place. Elizabeth Wilde Hatch was sixty-two years old at her death, and was buried in this lonely spot of Little Keg Creek, Pottawatomie County, Iowa. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Wild (1763 - 1848)
  Jacob Hatch (1786 - 1876)
  Elizabeth Hatch Allen (1812 - 1875)*
  Charlotte L. Hatch Allen (1817 - 1882)*
  Polly Hatch Bagley (1822 - 1878)*
  Isaac Burres Hatch (1823 - 1853)*
  Layton Hatch (1826 - 1849)*
  William Henry Hatch (1828 - 1917)*
  Lewis Andrew Hatch (1832 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Little Keg Creek Cemetery
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Andrea Pierce
Record added: Jun 03, 2010
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 Added: Jun. 27, 2011

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