Putting the pieces of the puzzle together!

Hatter photo's

“Nov. 11, 1855 – Emily Hatter, George William Hatter, Hamilton Hatter, Sarah Frances Hatter – children of Frank Hatter, a colored man of Mr. A. Hunter.”

Hatter children baptized Barbara Ellen Hatter Died 1858

Sarah Brown, Descendant of John Augustine Washington
“I wandered into the Zion office to see if the Washingtons sponsored any baptisms of those they enslaved. They gave me an old ledger. I thought it might shed some light on the Sanders/Saunders family. Lo and behold, the second or third page listed the Hatters, big as day. I don’t have enough Hatter info memorized to know if this support or conflicts with what you found previously. But at any rate, it’s a fascinating twist on your story. So glad I noticed it!–I’m going back with my cell tomorrow. The Zion Episcopal Church is in Charles Town, and where most of the 19th & 20th century Washingtons are buried.”
I was just reading a history of the church, and as was the sad custom, the black congregants sat in the balcony. Then some benefactors built a separate church for blacks, “St. Phillips.”
the second picture has the notation of July 10, 1858, Barbara Ellen Hatter died.

Published by MsLadyJae

Joyceann Gray Retired US Army, Author of " Yes We Remember" and "Our DeWitty and Now We Speak" Independent Family Historian and Genealogist has a combined 40 years of service in the areas of communications, Real Estate Appraisal, and marketing. Her focus of combined colligates studies in Communications, Business Management, with a Masters in Psychology. Gray's historical and genealogical research is on her family movements from Virginia to Canada and Liberia. From Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Kansas to Nebraska and from Canada to Nebraska. All during the 18th through the 20th centuries. Her goal is to bring alive the stories of achievements and legacies that her ancestors left for present and future generations. She is an on going contributor to www.blackpast.org. and also a founding member of the Charles Town Researchers. Her personal quote is “You cannot know where you are going until you know who you are, you cannot know who you are until you know who came before… It is only then you will find your Direction and Reason for being.” J. Gray Love of God Family and life! Married to my best friend, I enjoy traveling, researching our families histories and who they were as individuals, also I enjoy cooking and making my family happy.

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