Andrew HATFIELD (1769 – 1836) & Mary MANN
The Marriage Record(s) of Andrew Hatfield & Mary Mann
Again, Anderson Hatfield is listed on a typed index.
The book above that lists Andrew Hatfield’s marriage to “Mary MARR (Mann?)”
Title page (above) from the book A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia 1773 — 1831
Above — Original marriage bond for Andrew Hatfield and Mary MANN. This original document CLEARLY shows Mary’s surname as MANN.
All the above original marriage records were copied by me from microfilm in the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
I am a firm believer that you MUST get (if they are available) the ORIGINAL documents to prove birth, marriage, and death information. The photos above of the original documents illustrate the perfect example of how incorrect information can get passed on. Andrew Hatfield ( 1769-1836) married Mary MANN in Montgomery County, Virginia on 13 October 1798. Mary’s name has been incorrectly spelled MARR for many years. And that “fact” has been regurgitated over and over on many websites. The photos show that the original records of the marriage of Andrew Hatfield and Mary Mann are listed FOUR different ways! I believe the original posting error happened because the marriage was incorrectly abstracted in the book “A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia 1773-1831.” The abstract from that book shows “Andrew Hatfield and Mary MARR (Mann?)” The original copy of the marriage bond CLEARLY shows Mary MANN.
The REGISTER of marriages lists ANDERSON Hatfield and Mary MANN and lists John Mann, Sr. and Susannah Mann as Mary’s parents. I believe the person that incorrectly listed ANDERSON instead of ANDREW for the first name on a typed index did so because of the marriage license document and shows Andrew’s name as looking like it COULD be an abbreviation for Anderson.
This incorrect listing for Anderson Hatfield is also complicated by the fact that there was an Anderson Hatfield that lived in Virginia who was a part of the FEUDING Hatfield family and who many people thought was related to Andrew’s father Andrew Supplee Hatfield! That “fact” has been stated in at least two “Feuding Hatfield” books that I know of. We now know that DNA testing has conclusively proved that this line of Hatfields are NOT related in any way to the feudist William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield.
If you have ANY information about the descendants of Andrew Hatfield and Mary MANN, please contact me. You can email me directly at Hatwelle@aol.com. I am trying to document their children and have found NO proof documents.
See my other Hatfield website for more info on this family.
Elaine Hatfield Powell
See my webpage on the life & documentation of Andrew Supplee Hatfield and his family.