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Martha Shirley Hatchett
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Birth: May 13, 1874
Hamilton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1902
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA

Born the second of eight children to Moses Shirley and Dicy Peninah Boyd.
On 25 Dec 1892 in Jefferson County Martha married
Perry Hatchett, son of Charles W Hatchet and PegA.

In the 1900 Census, Martha Hatchett reported 5 births, two living.

1. Bernice Edna Pigg 1895 – 1976 East St. Louis, St. Clair Co.
2. Lenord Raymond 1900 - 1949 Benton dies in coal mine cave in

Dorothy E Pigg 1916 --
Wilfred L Pigg 1917 – 1982 East St. Louis
Martha Bell (Pigg) Gallant 1926 - 2003
Martha Lee (Hatchett) Goff 1930 – 1999 Benton

Martha Shirley Hatchett died at age 27 from occipital cerbical neuralgia with disease of the brain. Her mother was also in Mt. Vernon at this time, perhaps to care for her and her young children. Mother Peninah only age 52 died herself within months of Martha, cause of death was malarial fever with congestion, inflammation, and mortification of stomach and bowels. Martha’s father Moses Shirley, with teenagers still in the home, would go on to remarry twice widowed Mahala (Powell) Sapp-Daily in 1903.

1910 2 Hatchett children boarding with Albert & Hattie (Fagala)Dodson family, (relation of future Bernice’s husband not yet identified precisely)
Perry in East St. Louis with Ada’s brother Noah Robert Shirley
1915 September 25 Bernice Marries Henry Gale Pigg
1925 Leonard boarding in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
Bernice and Henry Pigg living in East St. Louis on Nectar Ave.
1930 Perry, Bernice, & Leonard now all living in East St. Louis

Mother Peninah Shirley, Martha & Perry, child Bernice & Henry Pigg, and grandchild Martha Bell Gallant are buried together in a family group in this cemetery.

GPS coordinates: N38.31441 W 088.94443 
Family links: 
  Moses Shirley (1846 - 1924)
  Dicy Peninah Boyd Shirley (1851 - 1902)
  Perry Hatchet (1871 - 1962)*
  Bernice Edna Hatchet Pigg (1895 - 1976)*
  Leonard Raymond Hatchett (1900 - 1949)*
  Charles Shirley (1873 - 1918)*
  Martha Shirley Hatchett (1874 - 1902)
  Frank Shirley (1876 - 1958)*
  Ada Jane Shirley Patterson (1879 - 1923)*
  Clara Louisa Shirley Dunton (1883 - 1966)*
  Noah Robert Shirley (1886 - 1979)*
  Lula L. Shirley Eisermann (1888 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Martha & Perry on one side of monument; mother Dicy Peninah Shirley on opposite side of monument
West Salem Cemetery
Shiloh Township
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Judy West
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100538889
Martha <i>Shirley</i> Hatchett
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