Andrew Hatfield [06176] Details

Andrew Hatfield [D70] b.1839 22 Jan - near Rushville and Beardstown, IL d.1926 16 Jan - Safford, Graham Co., Az ----- Parents ----- Charles Hatfield [D2] Mary "Polly" LeMaster [D3] ----- Siblings ----- Elizabeth Hatfield [D4] Abraham Hatfield [D11] John Hatfield [D51] Hugh Erwin Hatfield [D56] William Fletcher Hatfield [D67] Sally Ann Hatfield [D69] Andrew Hatfield [D70] Charles Wesley Hatfield [D137] James Harvey Hatfield [D138] Mary Josephine Hatfield [D145] ----- Marriages ----- m01. 1867 14 Jul - Schuyler County IL + Sarah Margaret Chapman (7 Children) ----- Children ----- Hattie Ellen Hatfield [D72] James Elmer Hatfield [D74] Charles Harvey Hatfield [D76] Effie May Hatfield [D131] Jessie Nina Hatfield [D133] Mary Lee Hatfield [D134] John Marvin Hatfield [D135]
General Notes: Andrew Hatfield was a cooper by trade. His wooden hooped barrels sold for $1.25 each, iron hooped barrels for $1.50. He used white oak. The wooden hoops were made from hickory saplings. Andrew served in the Civil War in Company A, 14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. Andrew entered the service at Jacksonville, Illinois May 25, 1861 as a Private; honorably discharged at Hebron, Mississippi, December 31, 1863. Died from Chronic Myocarditis. 5 foot 8 inches tall, 139 lbs. Re-enlisted with the 14th Illinois Volunteers and was eventually discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 28, 1865. At various times he resided in: Cherokee County, Kansas Newton County, Arkansas Sacred Heart, Oklahoma Inglewood, California Plain, New Mexico Safford, Arizon Father made barrels and he used wooden hoops on some and iron hoops on others. The wooden hoops were made of hickory saplings and in hot weather he couldn't make more than he could use in one day. About a quarter of a mile from our house there was a creek with a lot of hickory saplings growing. He would go down, cut and split them into the right size and put them in bundles and lay them in the creek so they would not dry out. Then next morning when it was day- light we would go down and get a bundle and carry them to my father's shop. Just what he would use that day. (chas harvey hatfield bio) We raised almost everything we ate. We had a big variety of fruits and garden vegetables. But it took lots of hard work to grow things because it rained often and the soil was strong. We had apples, peaches, plums, pears, cherries and all kinds of berries. Our work was about the same each year. In the winter we worked in the timber and in the spring on crops and in the summer we worked in the harvest field. Father raised both sweet and Irish potatoes. When they were ready to dig, as we called it, he put a thick layer of wheat straw on the ground, they put the Irish potatoes on the straw, then another layer of wheat straw on the potatoes and last we would put about six inches of dirt. That would keep them until we used them all. By the time we had used all of them a new crop would be ready. The sweet potatoes we put in the cellar under the floor in dry dirt that had no moisture in it and they would keep until spring. We had a cellar for the apples and had them the year around. The apples in the cellar would keep until the early harvest apples were ripe in the orchard. Father had four acres in the apple orchard besides peaches and other kinds of fruit. It was the finest apple orchard I have seen anywhere. In it were a big variety of fine apples.

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