Josephus Hatch

2 July 1801–25 March 1874 (Age 72)
Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life of Josephus

When Josephus Hatch was born on 2 July 1801, in Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Jeremiah Hatch, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Haight, was 29. He married Malinda/ Melinda Bradford Durfey on 6 December 1822, in Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and Utah Territory, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 25 March 1874, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josephus Hatch
Malinda/ Melinda Bradford Durfey
Marriage: 6 December 1822
Nancy Hatch
Child I Hatch
Genet Hatch
Menerva/Minerva Hatch
Mary Rebecca Hatch
Oliver Hatch
Sophronia Alvira Hatch
Harriet Eliza Hatch
William Edson Hatch
Royal Edwin Hatch

Spouse and Children

6 December 1822
Addison, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 20

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Hampshire and Berkshire): topographic name from Middle English hacche ‘gate’, Old English hæcc ( see Hatcher ). In some cases the surname is habitational, from one of the many places named with this word. This name has been in Ireland since the 17th century, associated with County Meath and the nearby part of Louth.

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

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History of Josephus Hatch

Josephus Hatch was born at Ferrisburg, Vermont on 2 July 1801. When in the prime of life, he weighed 240 pounds, was 6 feet tall, had grey eyes and black curly hair. He married Melinda Durfee on 6 Dec …

Sources (3)

  • Josephus Hatch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josephus Hatch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josephus Hatch, "United States Census, 1850"

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