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Descendants of JAMES BATON "BATE" HATTAWAY




Generation No. 1


1. JAMES BATON "BATE"2 HATTAWAY (IRWIN1 HATHAWAY) was born December 05, 1814 in MACON, GEORGIA, USA, and died October 01, 1906 in KINSTON, USA. He married (1) ADAH "ADA" TAYLOR. She was born 1822, and died 1874 in SANDY CREEK, Holmes County, FL, USA. He married (2) GEORGIA "FANNIE BELLE" LOVETT Bef. December 1878, daughter of ELIAZBETH ANN PARISH.

Notes for JAMES BATON
"BATE" HATTAWAY:
JAMES BATON HATTAWAY
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BORN: Dec 05 1814 or 1818 MACON Co GEORGIA
MARRIED: 1840 to ADAH TAYLOR (CREEK INDIAN)
DIED: OCT 01 1906 at KINSTON, COFFEE Co., ALABAMA
BURIED: OCT 02 1906 in COOL SPRINGS Cem. OPP, ALABAMA
FATHER: UNKOWN
MOTHER: UNKOWN
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NOTES ON THE LIFE OF JAMES BATON & ADAH TAYLOR HATTAWAY
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JAMES BATON HATTAWAY better known as "BATE" was born in MACON Co. GA. The date of
his birth is uncertian. If you use the FEDERAL CENCUS his birth date calculates as 1918 or
1919, while his tombstone list 1914 as his birth year. By the time the cencus list entire families
(1850), BATE HATTAWAY had married and can be found living with his wife, ADAH, four children
(3 m & 1 f) and ADAH's sister BERCY TAYLOR in MACON Co. GA.
The spelling of the HATTAWAY name can be found with only one "T" while other times the name
have "TT". BATON HATTAWAY's name apears both ways in the cencus, but his tombstone has
two "T"s.Some of his children use one "T" while others such as WESELY uses two "T"s. This
difference could have the result of the cencus taker's own spelling.
Family stories tell that BATE HATTAWAY stole his wife, ADAH or ADA from a CREEK INDIAN
reservation in MACON GA. ADA's head stone in the SANDY CREEK Cem HOLMES Co. FL.
indicates that she was CREEK INDIAN.
BATE & ADA lived in MACON Co. GA. until around 1856. There were four children born there:
1. WILLIAM (WILL) born 1844
2. MARY born 1845
3. ELBERT (DICK) born 1846
4. McKINNETH (DUCK) born 1848

The 1860 cencus finds the family in COFFEE Co. ALABAMA and consisted of five additional
children:
1. BASH born 1852
2. ELIZABETH (BETTS) born 1954
3. JOHN H. born 1855
4. EMELINE (EMM) born 1857
5. GEORGINA born 1860
GEORGINA porbable died as a young gril as she does not appear in any other cencus. In 1864
BATON HATTAWAY enlisted at ELBA AL. in the CONFEDERATE ARMY, serving with Company
(H) 3rd ALABAMA Reg. until 1865 when he was discharged.



The 1870 cencus finds the BATON HATTAWAYs still in COFFEE Co. AL. with four other
childern:
1. JAMES (JIM) born 1862
2. JENNETT (NET) born 1862
3. FANNIE (FAN) born 1864
4. WESELY (WES) born 1865
This brings the number of children to thriteen (13) whlch was a big help to ths farm family

Sometime around 1872 BATE and his family moved to the SANDY CREEK comunity in HOLMES
Co. FLORIDA , which is just across the FL/AL state line. In 1874, as the family story goes, ADAH
was caught in a rain strom while picking cotton. She secummed to pneumonia. ADAH TAYLOR
HATTAWAY was buried in the SANDY CREEK Cem. Her burial site was marked with a large cast
iron urn at the head of the grave. In 1980 a large slab of marble was placed on the grave by some
of her great grandchildren. This large stone is engraved with the following inscription:

ADAH TAYLOR HATAWAY
CREEK INDIAN
HUSBAND
JAMES BATE HATAWAY
CHILDREN
WILL BASH
WES NET
JOHN EMM
JIM FAN
DUCK BETTS
DICK
DIED SEPT 1874
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
FIRST TO BE BURIED IN THIS CEMETRY

All the children are not listed, MARY & GEORGINA, are missing from the stone.

Sometime before Dec. 1878 JAMES BATON HATTAWAY, or "PAPPY" as his grandchildren
called him, married for a second time. He chose for himself a young bride of 19, a Miss
GEORGIA LOVETT, also known as FANNIE BELLE. Her mother was ELIZABETH ANN PARISH
LOVETT and her grand father was TOLBERT PARISH. BATE was 61 years old at this time.
BATE & GEORGIA had six children while living in Northwest Florida:
1. MARY CHARLOTTE (LOTTIE) born 1878
2. SUSAN VIRGINA (VIRGIE) born 1881
3. DELLA ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) born 1884
4. THOMAS BATON born 1885
5. DORA GALVESTON born 1887
6. TOLBERT B. (WILLY) born 1889
This brings the total of nineteen (19) children fathered by JAMES BATON HATTAWAY



In about 1890 BATE, GEORGIA and the six children rode a train from DeFUNIAK SPRINGS FL.
to FORT WORTH TEXAS. The railroads were being built across Texas and probably ended at FT.
WORTH. The railroads offered free transportation for families that would settle in the Panhandle
of Texas.
The reason why BATON HATTAWAY at the age of 73 moved his family to Texas is not clear.
One story explaining the move is that they moved to get away from a jealous boyfriend of
GEORGIA by the name of JAMES PARISH. JAMES PARISH has been described as a no
account gambler and a scoundrel. He also appears to be an uncle of GEORGIA. Another story
hints that there was trouble because of the Civil War when BATE lost land and money.
In the years around 1890 BATON HATTAWAY changed his name to TOBIS HATTAWAY and
GEORGIA changed her name to FANNIE BELLE. A young son THOMAS BATON changed his
name to THOMAS BURTON HATTAWAY. It seemes that they wanted to loose all connection with
BATON HATTAWAY of Florida. It is posible tha they worked their way along the new railways that
were slowly building toward AMARILLO TX. Somewhere near WICHITA FALLS TX. possible
around JACKSONBOROUGH, the youngst son, TOLBERT B> HATTAWAY was killed by a team
of runaway horses. He was 8 or 9 years old and was called WILLY. He is reportelly buried near
WICHITA FALLS TX.
Around 1895 the family lived near SILVERTON, TX. close to the Palo Duro Canyon. They were
very poor at that time BATE would have been nearly 80 years old and FANNIE BELLE would have
been in her late thirties. The children worked very hard cutting cedar post in the near by canyon
and hauling them to the top of the canyon. The post were sold in SILVERTON for fence post.
During this time JAMES M. PARISH became involved with FANNIE BELLE and it is beleived that
JAMES PARISH shot JAMES BATON "BATE,TOBIAS" HATTAWAY in the face. "BATE/TOBIAS"
survived the shooting and wtote to his son, McKINNETH (DUCK) that he had been kicked by a
hourse. He asked his son to send him money so that he could come back home. Bate Hattaway
returned to Pink (Kinston), Coffee county, Alabama some time before 1899. On Feb 10, 1899 the
Alabama General Assembly approved a fund for the relief of Confederate Alabama soldiers and
their widows. Bate Hattaway applied for assistance on june 14 1889 and was placed in class 4. He
said he was 82 at this time. In 1906 he requested that his status be changed to first class, stating
that he was 92, blind, and very feeble. This request was approved on Aug 15, 1906.
JAMES PARISH was probable an uncle and lover of GEORGIA FANNIE BELLE and had followed
her to Texas. He became her "pimp" selling her and two daughters's sexual favors to the railroad
workers and others. GEORGIA gave up the HATTAWAY name and took back her maiden name
of LOVETT. The four girls also took the name of LOVETT. THOMAS BATON was between 10 &
15 years old when he left home, retaining the HATTAWAY name. MARY CHARLOTTE (LOTTIE)
was about 17 years old and was engaged to a JOHN STARNES. A story has JAMES PARRISH
attempting to rape "LOTTIE" and was killed by JOHN STARNES with a pitch fork. LOTTIE
married JOHN STARNES and moved away eventually setling in SANTA ANNA, CALIFORNIA.
LOTTIE is buried there.




JAMES BATON HATTAWAY lived with his sons McKINNETH & JOHN H. in KINSTON (PINK)
ALABAMA until his death on OCTOBER 2, 1906. He was to be buried in the family plot near
ELBA, AL. but the roads were impassable due to a rain storm. He was buried in the COOL
SPRINGS Cem. OPP, AL. on OCTOBER 3 1906. His head stone is a simple up-right stone about
3 ft. high that reads:

OUR FATHER

B.HATTAWAY

BORN

DEC 15 1814

DIED

OCT 2, 1906

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Written by C. JERRY HATTAWAY Jan 24, 1991



More About JAMES BATON
"BATE" HATTAWAY:
Burial: October 02, 1906, COOL SPRINGS Cem, Opp, USA

More About ADAH
"ADA" TAYLOR:
Burial: SANDY CREEK Cem, SANDY CREEK, Holmes Count
     
Children of JAMES HATTAWAY and ADAH TAYLOR are:
  i.   WILLIAM W. "WILL"3 HATTAWAY, b. 1844, MACON Co., GEORGIA.
  ii.   MARY A. HATTAWAY, b. 1845, MACON Co., GEORGIA.
  iii.   ELBERT "DICK" HATTAWAY, b. 1846, MACON Co., GEORGIA.
2. iv.   MCKINNETH "DUCK" HATTAWAY, b. April 01, 1849, MACON Co., GEORGA; d. February 03, 1913.
  v.   BASH HATTAWAY, b. 1852, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA.
  vi.   ELIZABETH "BETTS" HATTAWAY, b. August 1854, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA; d. July 28, 1939.
3. vii.   JOHN H. HATAWAY, b. August 17, 1855, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA; d. July 28, 1939, KINSTON, COVINGTON Co., ALABAMA.
4. viii.   CLARA EMELINE "EMM" HATAWAY, b. 1857, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA.
  ix.   GEORGINA HATTAWAY, b. 1860.
5. x.   JAMES "JIM" HATTAWAY, b. 1862, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA.
  xi.   JENNET "NET" HATTAWAY, b. September 20, 1862, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA; d. November 21, 1920, SANDY CREEK, HOLMES Co., FLORIDA; m. ANDERSON KILLINGSWORTH "A.K." HARDY, 1921; d. 1935, SANDY CREEK, HOLMES Co., FLORIDA.
  More About JENNET "NET" HATTAWAY:
Burial: November 23, 1920, SANDY CREEK Cem., HOLMES, FLORIDA

  More About ANDERSON KILLINGSWORTH "A.K." HARDY:
Burial: 1935, SANDY CREEK Cem., SANDY CREEK, HOLMES Co.

6. xii.   WILLIAM WESLEY "WES" HATTAWAY, b. June 11, 1865, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA; d. May 02, 1918, DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, HOLMES Co., FLORIDA.
  xiii.   FANNIE "FAN" HATTAWAY, b. November 10, 1866, ELBA, Coffee Co., ALABAMA; d. December 13, 1934, SANDY CREEK, HOLMES Co., FLORIDA; m. E.A. WHITTEN.
  More About FANNIE "FAN" HATTAWAY:
Burial: December 14, 1934, SANDY CREEK Cem., HOLMES Co., FLORIDA.
     
Children of JAMES HATTAWAY and GEORGIA LOVETT are:
  xiv.   MARY CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE"3 HATTAWAY, b. December 1878, DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, WALTON Co., FLORIDA; m. JOHN STARNES.
  xv.   SUSAN VIRGINIA "VIRGIE" HATTAWAY, b. August 03, 1881, DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, WALTON Co., FLORIDA; d. June 13, 1966, BOISE CITY, OKLAHOMA; m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AYCOCK, August 26, 1899, SILVERTON, TEXAS.
  More About SUSAN VIRGINIA "VIRGIE" HATTAWAY:
Burial: June 1966, BOISE CITY, OKLAHOMA

  xvi.   DELLA ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" HATTAWAY, b. December 1884, DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, WALTON Co., FLORIDA; d. BRUSH, OKLAHOMA; m. BILLIPS.
  xvii.   THOMAS BATON BURTON HATTAWAY, b. April 28, 1885, DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, WALTON Co., FLORIDA; d. June 06, 1969, DUMAS, TEXAS; m. MARY ELSIE MCCAY, 1914.
  More About THOMAS BATON BURTON HATTAWAY:
Burial: June 1969, DUMAS, TEXAS

  xviii.   DORA GALVESTON HATTAWAY, b. February 23, 1887, DeFUNIAK SPGS, WALTON Co., FLORIDA; d. CLAUDE, TEXAS; m. DANIEL CAVANAUGH.
  More About DORA GALVESTON HATTAWAY:
Burial: CLAUDE, TEXAS

  xix.   TOLBERT B "WILLY?" HATTAWAY, b. April 1889, DeFUNIAK SPGS, WALTON Co., FLORIDA.


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