Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hatcher Reunion

I drove up to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky on Saturday morning to attend a Hatcher family reunion that was held by some distant cousins I've never met. I had read about them on the Hatcher Family Resources Center and since I had the time I decided to drive up and introduce myself.

I pulled up to the picnic area and walked into the building that looked like it was having a reunion. I didn't know anyone, but I knew one of the people hosting the reunion was named Maxie Hatcher, so I walked up to two gentlemen and asked if they could introduce me to Maxie. Turns out one of them was Maxie Hatcher, and the other man was his brother Jackie.

After I explained who I was they quickly welcomed me and made sure I was going to stay for lunch. They had quite a spread laid out, so I didn't argue with them too much about that. I ended up staying for about three hours and met lots of Hatcher cousins. We're not exactly sure how I'm related to this Hatcher branch, although I've been told that through genetic testing we know we're not too far distant. There is some question about how my 3rd Great Grandfather William Hatcher fits into the full family tree of the descendants of William Hatcher who came to Jamestown, Virginia in the 1630's.

Here's a picture of me and Jackie Hatcher, taken by Maxie Hatcher. It turns out that Maxie used to live about 3 miles from where I do, and Jackie lives less than 10 miles from me.

8 comments:

BamaNana said...

Did you see anyone that had the same features? Interesting to see the name "Ira" but I think that name was on the Walker side of your family.

tricia said...

I am enjoying reading your blog. There are some great famuly pictures. I wish tou could talk to my 2nd graders while we are studying bats,owls and BOO! LuvU tricia

Nome said...

That's great!! Did anyone 'look' like us? Boy, that is a loaded question. Did you get any new info on the family? You're the best!!

Heff said...

"I came to see your face so that I alone may find you on the Buckyfield. And it will be good of you to mark my face, Hatch, for the next time you see it, it will be the last thing you see on this earth."

Nome said...

Is Heff one of those weirdo’s we are suppose to block?

Will said...

You're lookin' pretty good there, man. What are you down to now?

Alan said...

I'm down to about 280 in that picture. I've been staying between 275 and 285 for a year or so now. I can't get serious enough to drop below the 275 mark recently.

Anonymous said...

Whats with the dutchboy haircut?