Reuben and Elizabeth Hatter

Miss Christian Blackburn, Charles Town, VA emancipated 9 persons and Mr. Lemon was hired to conduct the emigrants to Norfolk via Alexandria, the names were: Andrew and Priscilla Green and 5 children, Lydia Carroll, other names-Young, Anderson, Crockett, Reuben and Elizabeth Hatter. The husbands of two of the women were ransomed at the expense of eight hundred… Continue Reading →

Joyceann’s Corner- Hatter

The earliest Hatter found so far is Frances Hatter b.1735, he was originally from the West coast of Africa. Our largest DNA concentration is from Benin/Togo.Frances Hatter freed after the death of John and Elizabeth Ariss, along with Charlotte  and Sarah. All slaves of this 1700 group maintain the name of Hatter Slaves. We found that Charlotte by the time she… Continue Reading →

Hatter Family History

The earliest Hatter found so far is Frances Hatter b.1735, he was originally from the West coast of Africa. Our largest DNA concentration is from Benin/Togo. Frances Hatter freed after the death of John and Elizabeth Ariss, along with Charlotte and Sarah. All slaves of this 1700 group maintain the name of Hatter Slaves. The… Continue Reading →

Hatter Family

  The earliest Hatter found so far is Frances Hatter b.1735, he was originally from the West coast of Africa. Our largest DNA concentration is from Benin/Togo.Frances Hatter freed after the death of John and Elizabeth Ariss, along with Charlotte  and Sarah. All slaves of this 1700 group maintain the name of Hatter Slaves. We… Continue Reading →

The Hatter Family Video by Joyceann Gray

This video was taped and produced  by Jim Surkamp, September 2014 in the Perry Room at the Charles Town Library in West Virginia. This is second of three video parts to this Family story. You can view part one about  Elizabeth and Reuben Hatter  I felt it was important to get on tape as much of… Continue Reading →

The Hatter Brothers -George

Through wills, property inventories and other family papers, we found that John Ariss (notable Architect) and Samuel Walter Washington (a brother of George Washington) owned and shared Hatter slaves. Additionally, by 1830 emancipation records verify the enslavement of some of the Hatter’s in the wills of John Ariss and his wife Elizabeth.   Reuben and… Continue Reading →

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