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  • ID: I20553
  • Name: Joseph HATCH
  • Surname: Hatch
  • Given Name: Joseph
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 Mar 1653/1654 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA 1
  • Death: 16 Feb 1734/1735 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA 1
  • _UID: 33E974832117D511B8EE00608CC9A71F5264
  • Note:
    Joseph was born at the West Barnstable home shortly before Jonathan Hatch removed to his estate on "ye South Sea," and it is presumed that he was baptized in the historic first Meeting House which stood on Lothrop Hill.

    He was six or seven years of age when his parents removed to Falmouth, then called Succannessett.

    In 1675-76, when he was twenty-one, he became a soldier in King Philip's War. A Proclamation was issued to the soldiers in the name of the Governor, to the effect that "if they played the man" took the fort and drove the enemy out of the Narraganset country, they should have a gratuity of land besides their wages. It took the General Assembly fifty-two years to redeem this promise. From Falmouth there were but two names, Joseph Hatch and Philip Dexter, both reported to be alive.

    Joseph received his grant in the second of the two townships which was known as Narraganset township No. 3, Souhegan West, now incorporated as Amherst, NH. The grantees were obligated to settle families thereon with an Orthodox
    minister, within seven years or forfeit their rights under this grant.

    Town records of Falmouth indicate that Joseph established his home in the eastern section of that town.

    Brief Historical Sketch of Joseph Hatch and Some of His Descendants says of Joseph: "Joseph...was a farmer and a man of considerable property. He was of the same religious sect as his father and like him is said to have been a man of sound sense and exemplary piety. In his person he is said to have been robust and hardy and regular and temperate in his habits. He was distinguished for his military valor and skill in the wars with the Indians, no party of his neighbors venturing on a hazardous expedition without him. It is said in the use of the rifle he was never excelled. As an instance, however incredible it may seem, he could level with such precision as to split an apple at the distance of twenty rods. It seems it was a part of a training day's exercise in those times to fire at a mark for a prize in presence of the whole assembled village. He left ten children, four sons and six daughters."

    Mr. Otis, in Barnstable Families, says of him: "Captain Joseph Hatch, perhaps excepting Moses, was the most distinguished of Jonathan's sons. He was a
    soldier in King Philip's war in 1675/6. He was a Lieutenant of the Militia Company in 1702 and afterwards Captain."

    Upon the death of his father in 1710 Joseph Hatch inherited the paternal homestead.

    He survived his wife by twenty-five years. Joseph was laid to rest in the same old Burying Ground as his wife Amy, beneath the shadow of a stone
    inscribed: "Here lyes the body of Mr. Joseph Hatch Aged 83 years Dec'd Feb'ry ye 16th 1735/1736."

    Joyce Trotter's sources:
    The Early Vital Records of Barnstable County (Cape Cod), MA: Barnstable, MA, Vital Records, Record #142/35881 (Birth)
    Thomas Hatch of Barnstable & Some of His Descendants by Charles Lathrop Pack
    Barnstable Vital Records
    Colonial Wars and Colonial Dames Ancestor, p. 298
    King Philip's War by Bodge, pp. 406, 408
    History of Cape Cod, II, p428
    History of Marthas Vineyard
    Barnstable Families, I, 468-469
    Falmouth Historical Society. Old Burying Ground
    Brief Historical Sketch of Joseph Hatch and Some of His Descendants
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 1, Pedigree #5499
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 2, Pedigree #5265, #2448, #944
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 3, Pedigree #4962
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 4, Pedigree #1769
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 5, Pedigree #2962, #1862, #601, #1091, #2733, #2800, #66, #1435
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 6, Pedigree #4549, #1844
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 7, Pedigree #2751, #174
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 8, Pedigree #3019, #25
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 9, Pedigree #602, #1890, #53
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 10, Pedigree #735, #1262, #3515, #3192, #66
    World Family Tree, Broderbund, Volume 11, Pedigree #514, #996, #1739
  • Change Date: 19 Nov 2000 at 00:00:00



    Marriage 1 Amy ALLEN b: 14 Aug 1663 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
    • Married: 7 Dec 1684 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA 2
    Children
    1. Has No Children Lydia HATCH b: 13 Jul 1685 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    2. Has No Children Amy HATCH b: 15 Jul 1687 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    3. Has Children Joseph HATCH b: 3 Aug 1689 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    4. Has No Children Ichabod HATCH b: 28 Oct 1691 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    5. Has No Children Ruth HATCH b: 9 Nov 1693 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    6. Has No Children Joanna HATCH b: 2 Jun 1696 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth HATCH b: 1 Nov 1697 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    8. Has No Children Rebecca HATCH b: 25 Jan 1699 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    9. Has No Children Ebenezer HATCH b: 26 Mar 1702 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA
    10. Has No Children Barnabas HATCH b: 29 Nov 1703 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Trotter, Joyce
      Publication: GEDCOM file received from trotter@sengir.com (October 1998)
    2. Title: Trotter, Joyce A.
      Publication: Internet web page at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/t/r/o/Joyce-A-Trotter/index.html (As of 9/29/98)
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