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About Hatcher & Wills Family Tree
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I have researched as far back as I can on the Hatcher Family and the Wills 
Family (my grandparents, Vinson & Ludie (Wills) Hatcher).

Clyde Douglas Hatcher supplied information on our immediate family with a Hatcher Family 
History booklet he put together in the early 1990's, giving some history on our fathers' parents 
and siblings.  

There is a lot of Hatcher history in Virginia, and later in West Virginia when 
the state was formed from Virginia. There is an Inn called "The Halfway 
Inn" that was built by one of our ancestors and is still in operation today. 
This inn was frequented by General George Washington, U.S. President. There is a cemetery a few 
blocks from the inn that is full of our Hatcher ancestors as well, aptly named The Hatcher 
Cemetery. Not far from those locations is Hatcher Island, on the James River.

In 1680 William Hatcher built a plantation in Henrico County, Virginia, and named it Varina 
Plantation. It still stands today on the banks of the Appomattox River. It was once the 
home of Pocohontas and her husband, John Rolff. There is a picture of it in the PHOTOS.

Our Ancestors come from England. If you go to the oldest ancestor, Henry Hatcher, and work 
forward, you will see just how many generations of Hatcher's lived in England before coming to 
the United States.

Newport News, Virginia is named for our ancestor, Christopher Newport. He is my 10x great-
grandfather. There is also a University in Newport News named for him. See more about 
Christopher Newport under STORIES. 

Our heritage can also be linked to Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

Please feel free to send photos to be uploaded to the site. The more, the merrier.

If you have any additional information on your family, or see something that needs 
to be corrected, please let me know. You can send a request through hereor notify me on The 
Hatcher Group on Facebook.

I have not had a proof-reader on this site, so please, if you see an error let me know!

If you see "FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL #" or "FAG #" in the notes field, that number can be used to 
find their gravesite and pictures on the FIND A GRAVE website.

Best regards,
Beverly Hatcher
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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