Eli Hatley

1820–1894 (Age 74)
Chatham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Hatley was born in 1820, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Hardy Hatley, was 27 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Rebecca Mitchell, was 30. He married Susan Merrick on 24 November 1839, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Benton, Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died in 1894, at the age of 74.

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Eli Hatley
Susan Merrick
Marriage: 24 November 1839
Louisa Hatley
Uriah Jasper Hatley
James Hatley
Sarah L Hatley
Mary Ann Hatley
Martha Hatley
John A Hatley
Celia Rebecca Hatley
William Dewitt Hatley
Ely Thomas Hatley
George Jeff Hatley
Robert Lee Hatley Sr.

Spouse and Children

24 November 1839
Benton, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 10

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a group of places in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, named with Old English hætt ‘hat’, probably the name of a hill ( see Hatt ) + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eli Hotley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eli Hatley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eli Hatly, "United States Census, 1860"

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