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Capt. John D. Hatfield

Capt. John D. Hatfield

Male 1834 - 1918  (83 years)

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  • Name John D. Hatfield 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 4 Jul 1834  Rockville, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860  Saratoga, Marshall County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military 2 Nov 1861 to 22 July 1865  [4, 7, 8
    He joined the 53rd Illinois Infantry for three years. He mustered on 28 December 1861 and was assigned to Company H. Commissioned an officer in Company H, Illinois 53rd Infantry Regiment on 3 September 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 1 October 1862. Promoted to Full Captain on 28 December 1864. Mustered out on 22 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    According to his obituary, He was sent to Libby prison with 108 of his comrades and escaped February 9, 1861, by digging a tunnel. After six days and nights of privation, he succeeded in reaching the Union lines at Williamsburgh. He took part in the engagements at Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Hatchie Bridge, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, siege of Atlanta and was with Sherman on the famous march to the sea. 
    Census 1870  Saratoga, Marshall County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    History 2 Sep 1876  [10
    He was approved for an invalid pension owning to his war service. 
    Pension file of Capt John D. Hatfield
    Pension file of Capt John D. Hatfield
    Census 1885  Center, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence Abt 1890  Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census Jun 1890  Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Married To 1896  [2, 3, 13
    Florence Sanford. She was born 8 February 1858 in Wheaton, Illinois and died 24 November 1941 in Los Angeles, California. 
    Census 1900  Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    History 2 Jun 1900  [13
    He applied for a passport. 
    Passport Application
    Passport Application
    Died 9 Jun 1918  Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Agency: at home 
    Obituary 10 Jun 1918  [4
    "Captain J. D. Hatfield is Dead at Neligh ? Prominent in Nebraska Business and Political Circles for Many Years ? Was One of Famous Band That Tunneled Out of Libby Prison. Captain John D. Hatfield died at his home in this city [Neligh] this afternoon [Sunday, June 9] of an illness of short duration. He was one of the oldest residents and highly respected citizens of Neligh and Antelope County, and during his lifetime was a large land owner. Mr. Hatfield was born July 4, 1834, near Rockville, Indiana. In 1861, he enlisted in the civil war and took part in the engagements at Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Hatchie Bridge, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, siege of Atlanta and was with Sherman on the famous march to the sea. He was sent to Libby prison with 108 of his comrades and escaped February 9, 1861, by digging a tunnel. After six days and nights of privation, he succeeded in reaching the Union lines at Williamsburgh. He received the commission of Captain, December 28, 1864, and his honorable discharge July 29, 1865. Mr. Hatfield has been a resident of Neligh since 1885, served the county as treasurer and was among the first to call for an independent convention of the county in 1889. He was a delegate to the national convention in Omaha in 1892 and a delegate to the first national conference of the labor organizations of America at St. Louis in May, 1889, and also to the conference at Cincinnati in May, 1891. He is survived by his wife and son, who is in Wyoming, and upon word from him waits the funeral and burial services."

    Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE, Jun 10, 1918 
    Buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Hatfield Gravestone
    Hatfield Gravestone
    Epitaph on the Hatfield Memorial
    Epitaph on the Hatfield Memorial
    Capt. J. D. Hatfield
    Co H 33 Ill 1861-1865
    Born July 4, 1834 Died June 9, 1918
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    Nellie M. Shepardson
    Wife of Capt. J. D. Hatfield
    Born Feb. 12, 1849 Died May 9, 1835
    At Rest
    Person ID I1024  Delvee Family | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 16 May 2018 

    Father Abel Hatfield,   b. Abt 1805, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rebecca Somers,   b. Abt 1817, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [1
    Family ID F650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Mariah Shepardson,   b. 12 Feb 1849, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1895, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1866  Lacon, Marshall County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 14, 15, 16
    • "MARRIED In Lacon, April 28th, by Samuel McFadden, Esq., Capt. J.D. HATFIELD, late of the 53d Ill. Inft., and Miss NELLIE SHEPHERDSON, both of Saratoga township. The captain, like others of the rank and file, very gladly exchanges celibacy for blissful matrimony. He doubtless felt as if he was "one that treadeth alone," or in other words, "as a sheep" without a Shepherd (son)" and longed to "enter into life". We congratulate the happy couple, and wish them long life, and a happy and prosperous one."

      Marshall County Telegraph Newspaper
    Children 
     1. Jennie Lillian Hatfield,   b. 19 Sep 1868, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1895  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
     2. Jay Dee Hatfield,   b. 19 May 1883, Bradford, Stark County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1978, Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 May 2018 
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1834 - Rockville, Parke County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1850 - Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was living with his parents. - 1860 - Saratoga, Marshall County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Apr 1866 - Lacon, Marshall County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was a farmer. - 1870 - Saratoga, Marshall County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 50 - 1885 - Center, Antelope County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1890 - Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He is listed on the 1890 Special Schedule listing veterans. - Jun 1890 - Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was a retired farmer. - 1900 - Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: at home - 9 Jun 1918 - Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Laurel Hill Cemetery, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S537] Kral, Janet. Descendants of Jonathan Shepardson, (No place: manuscript, 2008).

    2. [S1201] 1900 U.S. Federal Census - Nebraska, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).
      Year: 1900; Census Place: Neligh, Antelope, Nebraska; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0012

    3. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Memorial ID 59459568 John D. Hatfield

    4. [S1204] Obituary of Captain J. D. Hatfield , (Omaha, Nebraska: Omaha World Herald, 10 June 1918).

    5. [S1207] 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Illinois, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Peoria, Illinois; Roll: M432_123; Page: 232B; Image: 471

    6. [S1203] 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Illinois, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Saratoga, Marshall, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 160; Family History Library Film: 803210

    7. [S1202] Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Detail Report, (http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/datcivil.html).

    8. [S833] U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009).

    9. [S1187] 1870 U.S. Federal Census - Illinois, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Saratoga, Marshall, Illinois; Roll: M593_254; Page: 439A; Family History Library Film: 545753

    10. [S1195] U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000).

    11. [S1209] Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      National Archives and Records Administration; Nebraska State Census; Year: 1885; Series/Record Group: M352; County: Antelope; Township: Center; Page: 1

    12. [S1206] 1890 Veterans Schedules - Nebraska, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).
      The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Number: M123; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Record Group Number: 15; Census Year: 1890

    13. [S1149] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, (Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007).

    14. [S205] Shepardson, David P. Descendants of Hannah Delvee, (Coon Valley, Wisconsin: manuscript, 7 February 2000).

    15. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    16. [S1205] News Article: MARRIED In Lacon, April 28th, (Marshall County Telegraph Newspaper, 5 May 1866).