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 William Hatcher

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William Hatcher

  • Birth 13 May 1817 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 15 May 1891 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 4, 2, 14
  • Memorial ID 24577535

Died at age 75y of old age. Stone has toppled; only inscription able to read is "Hatcher" but stone is in location listed on cemetery plot maps.
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Died, May 15, at his residence, East Carpenter street, William Hatcher, colored, aged 75 years. The deceased was born in South Carolina and has been a resident of this city for twenty years. He has been employed as a brickmason for several years. He was a member of the colored Masons, under whose auspices he will be buried. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and several grown children. The funeral will take place Sunday.

IL State Journal, Springfield, IL, 5-16-1891
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WILLIAM HATCHER was born on his father's farm in Chesterfield District, South Carolina, May 13, 1817; his father died when he was some six years of age; when eight years of age he struck out for himself. He remained in South Carolina until eighteen years of age. He then ran a cotton boat on the Pee Dee river, South Carolina, a few months, then served an apprenticeship three years and learned the trade of bricklayer.

In 1855, he went to Indianapolis, [Marion Co] Indiana; remained there three years, and married Miss Minerva Fair, June, 1856. He then removed to Paris, [Edgar Co] Illinois, and worked at his trade seven years; then moved to Battle Creek, [Calhoun Co] Michigan, and remained there until 1865, when he came to Springfield, [Sangamon Co] Illinois, where he now resides, and is still working at his trade of brick laying.

His father, Griffin Hatcher, was born in South Carolina; he was a farmer, and died in 1823. The wife of Griffin Hatcher, Susan Cooper, was born in South Carolina; her father was a Frenchman and her mother an Indian. Mr. and Mrs. William Hatcher are members of the M.E. Church; in politics he is a Republican, and cast his first vote for Pope, for President of the United States. Mr. Hatcher owns a nice residence at 919 East Carpenter, where he resides. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, No. 4, at Springfield, Illinois.

1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1881, Page 742


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  • Maintained by: BjJ
  • Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
  • Added: 12 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24577535
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Hatcher (13 May 1817–15 May 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24577535, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) .