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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Fernandez F. HATFIELD

            Fernandez F. HATFIELD was born in Cabell county, West Virginia, September 30, 1824, is a son of James and Zerrilda (Dunlap) Hatfield, who came to this (then Cabell) county in 1810. F. F. Hatfield has been twice married; his first wife, Mary E. Franklin, was born February 18, 1822, and died in 1852, leaving four children: Julia A., born May 13, 1846; Elizabeth A., January 12, 1848, deceased; Adriaņas S., January 23, 1850, died in 1882; William G., December 23, 1851. In Cabell county, March 27, 1856, Fernandez F. Hatfield was united in wedlock with Nancy A. Harris, and the children of this union number eight, born: Rufus, December 26, 1856, died in February, 1883; Marcenia 0., October 6, 1859, resides in this county; John C., March 1, 1863, lives in Lincoln county; Mary E., December 28, 1866, died July 19, 1879; Zua, March 8, 1868; Cora L. M., April 20, 1871; Peter, February 11, 1874; Cordelia A. D., January 5, 1877; the four last named are living at home. Mrs. Hatfield, born in Floyd county, Kentucky, in 1837, is a daughter of Samuel and Nancy A. (Clay) Harris, who settled in Lincoln county in 1853. Fernandez F. Hatfield was elected justice of the peace in Laurel Hill district in 1866, and served four years, then re-elected and served four years more, at the same time a member of the board ef education two years. Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Hatfield is a farmer, owning 607 acres of fine land on Fourteen-mile and Ten-mile creeks. A portion of the land is highly cultivated, a good orchard upon the farm, fine timber of all kinds, coal and iron ore very abundant. Address Cove Gap, Wayne county, West Virginia.

      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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