OLNEY & HATFIELD Bible Information

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This is NOT my Hatfield line.

This information came from a bible dated 1887 that is not in my possession.  A woman who knows the owner of the bible contacted me and asked me if I was interested in receiving this information. I said yes, so she went to the home where the bible is located and took photos of the bible and sent them to me, as her “genealogical act of kindness.”  I have transcribed the information contained in the bible and I am sharing the information and images in the hope that another researcher might find this HATFIELD family information helpful to their own research.

This is what the woman who sent me the bible images told me:

“This Bible was given to David Olney by his father Henry Olney. I think the original owner may not have a direct descendent still alive. I want to be sure that you know that neither I nor anyone that I know of has altered this information in any way.  It is as found back in the 1950’s from my husband’s Aunt Margaret. This bible was given to her because she was married at that time to Dennis Mitchell of Fairdale, Jefferson Co. KY. They and He and his other wives had no children.  So I do not know why an Olney / Hatfield bible was given to a Mitchell. I do know that Olney and Hatfield are names found in early KY and Indiana.  I think Olney was spelled in different ways of old.”

Photos of the actual bible and the loose pages that this information came from, can be seen above. If you click on the image, it will enlarge.

PLEASE NOTE: I believe that this bible information on the descendants of Mathias Hatfield and the Olney Family is information that has never been shared before.

THE BIBLE INFORMATION FOLLOWS:

On the copyright page of the bible, it states the following:
Copyrights Secured.  Entered, according to Act of Congress in the year 1872, in the Office of the Librarian on Congress, Washington, D. C.
Subsequent years as follows:  1873, 1875, 1877, 1881, 1882, and 1883.

The following family information is written on the pages in the bible:
(I have put information in parenthesis if it is my notation.)

On the 4th Page of the bible – Presented to David O. Olney By His Father
Henry E. Olney   Feb. 2, 1887

On the Family Record pages, there are several pages.
The following names are written out on the BIRTHS page:

Henry E. Olney was born Nov. 17, 1832 (see his ancestors below)
(Frances) Fanny Rice or Olney was born Maryland Sept. 3, 1838
Louis Milton Olney July 1, 1857 Missouri
David Omen Olney – Feb. 10, 1859 – Missouri
Jessica Melvina Olney – April 23, 1861 – Dudby Iowa
John Hamilton Olney – June 26, 1866, Marysvill Kan.
Effie Rosealpha Olney – May 28, 1869 – Fairbury, Nebr
Cora Almeda Olney – July 11, 1870 – Near Fairbury, Nebr
Charles Freman Olney – Mar. 23, 1872 – Fairbury, Nebr.
Allen Elden Olney – Dec. 5, 1873 – Fairbury, Nebr.
Mable Ethaolia Olney – Jan. 3, 1876 – Fairbury, Nebr.
Cecil Uria Olney May 21, 1878, Fairbury, Nebr

(Henry E. Olney was the son of Oman Olney and Tryphena Cheadle.  Oman was the son of William Olney and Alice Dexter.  William Olney was the son of John Olney and Rachel Coggeshall.  John Olney was the son of Epenetus Olney and Mary Whipple.  Epenetus was the son of Thomas Olney and Marie Ashton.  Thomas, born in England, was the first of this family to immigrate to the Colonies.)

The next page is a page listing MARRIAGES

Oman Olney was married to Tryphena Cheadle
January 2, 1817

Henry E. Olney was married to (Frances) “Fanny” Rice
on August 23, 1856.

The next page is a decorative marriage page that says:

This certifies that David Olney of  Muscatine, State of Iowa
And Emily Asay (or Alay) of Rock Island, State of Illinois
Were united by me, in Holy Matrimony At Rock Island, Ill.
On the 5 day of May in the year of our Lord 1903
In Presence of R. B. Williams  Signed:  Pastor First M. E. Church

The next page lists DEATHS:

Fanny Olney died June 7th 1878 Fairbury, Nebr
Henry E. Olney died July 31, 1918
Louis M. Olney died Oct. 18, 1919 buried at Salt Lake Utah
Louis died in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cecil Uera Olney died Aug. 4, 1878
Charles F. Olney died Sept. 9, 1887 buried at Fairbury

The next page lists MEMORANDA

Asa Olney died about Sept 20th 1831
Eead Fordice Olney died about Sept. 20, 184?

There are four (4) VERY OLD pieces of paper inside the bible with the following information on them:

First Page:

Born:
Henry Olney 17 Nov. 1832
Fanny Rice 3 Sept. 1838
Lewis M. Olney July 1st 1857
David O. Olney Feb. 10th, 1859
Jessica M. Olney April 23, 1861

Births of E. C. & J. M. McCormac (J. M. is Jessica Melvina Olney)
This is coppied Dec. 12, 19??

(I assume that all persons below have last name of McCormac)
Born:
Fannie Ellen McCormac, Nov. 13, 1881
Lela Suligo  June 2, 1884
Neal Ezekiel April 28, 1887
Mabel Blanch Sept. 25, 1888
Nara Gurtrude Aug. 12, 1890
Eva Lillian  April 23, 1892
Mary Ruth June 4, 1894
Nellie Jessica Aug. 4, 1896
Milo G. June 26, 1899
Perry Oman  Oct. 5, 1901

Died:
Neal E. McCormac died Aug. 4, 1887 Colorado Springs, Colorado

Second Page:

Allen E. Olney Dec. 5, 1873
Lewis Olney July 1, 1857
David Omar Olney Feb. 10, 1859
Jessica M. Olney April 23, 1861
John Hamilton Olney June 26, 1866
Effie R. Olney May 28, 1869
Cora A. Olney July 11, 1870
Charlie G. Olney March 23, 1872
Mabel E. Olney Jan. 3, 1876
Cecil U. Olney  May 24, 1878

Third Page:

Great Grand Parents                        Born                     Died

William Hatfield                              Dec. 25, 1736        1794
Ann Wright Hatfield (First Wife)        Not Known            1762
Sarah Kimball Hatfield (2nd wife)      April, 1743            Sep 18, 1799

Children

Abraham Hatfield                          Oct. 20, 1757         Died young
William Hatfield                             Jan. 6, 1759           Unknown
Elias Hatfield                                  Mar 11, 1760          May 19, 1839
Samuel Hatfield                              July 20, 1761         Unknown
David Hatfield                                 Mar. 2, 1765          Unknown
Sarah Ann Hatfield                       Oct 24, 1767            Unknown
Abraham Hatfield                        Mar 25, 1769            1840
John Hatfield                                Nov. 2nd, 1771         In childhood
Jacob Hatfield                              July 27, 1775             Unknown
Phebe Hatfield                               Nov. 10, 1779          Sep 9, 1834
Jessie Kimble                                Dec. 1st 1781            July 19, 1861

Mathias Hatfield was of Scotch Irish Descent and settled in Elizabethtown New Jersey in 1665.  He died there on Dec. 1687 leaving their sons Isaac, Cornelius, and Abraham.

Abraham, from whom we are descendants, was born in the year 1670 — Died July 1706 leaving four sons: Abraham, Mathias, Joseph, and Jacob.  Abraham Jr. was born in 1695 and married his wife (Margaret is crossed out and Marie is written in) died in 1745.  Their children were Abraham, John, Sarah, David, Samuel, Elias, Jacob, Phebe and William.  William, our great grandfather, was born as I have given you Dec. 28, 1736.

Continued on Page 2

Fourth Page

New Market Ohio July 26th 1891

Dear Brother:   Yours of recent date received this week. Was glad to hear from you once more. First of all I will give you the Genealogy of our family as far as I have it..it is as follows.

Grandfather and Grandmother and family

Born                         Died
Elias Hatfield               May 11, 1760            May 19, 1839
Ann Lindsy Hatfield      Feb. 18, 1767           Sept. 21, 1852

Children:

Ann Hatfield                   Feb. 1, 1790              Aug. 29, 1866
Christian Hatfield         April 15, 1792           unknown
Elizabeth Hatfield        April 15, 1794           Mar. 2, 1870
Sarah Hatfield               Mar 23, 1796            Mar. 13, 1880
Samuel Hatfield           Dec. 6th, 1797            Aug. 25, 1877
Fanny Hatfield              Oct. 16, 1799              Aug. 10, 1889
James Hatfield             Oct. 26, 1801              June 17, 1890
Timothy Hatfield          Sep. 26, 1803          Dec. 13, 1848
Elias Hatfield                Mar. 9, 1806             Sept. 1, 1875
Margaret Hatfield          May 9, 1808           Unknown
Mahaly Hatfield            May 9, 1811              Still living (as of 1891)

THIS IS THE END OF THE BIBLE ENTRIES

To read more about the Mathias Hatfield family, go to
http://www.ghat.com/hatftreb.htm
I’ve taken the information from the bible and created this outline descendant chart below for the Olneys:

OLNEY Family Descendant Chart:

1 Thomas Olney b: in England d: in America
.. +Marie Ashton
…….. 2 Epenetus Olney
…………+Mary Whipple
……………3 John Olney
……………….+Rachel Coggeshall
…………………….4 William Olney
………………………..+Alice Dexter m: 02 Jan 1817
……………………………..5 Oman Olney
…………………………………+Tryphena Cheadle
………………………………………6 Henry E. Olney b: 17 Nov 1832 d: 31 Jul 1918
………………………………………….+Frances “Fanny” Rice b: 03 Sep 1838 m: 23 Aug 1856 d: 07 Jun 1878 in Fairbury, Nebraska
………………………………………………7 Lewis Milton Olney b: 01 Jul 1857 in Missouri d: 18 Oct 1919 in Colorado Springs, CO Burial: Oct 1919 Salt Lake City, Utah
………………………………………………7 David Oman Olney b: 10 Feb 1859 in Missouri
…………………………………………………..+Emily Asay m: 05 May 1903 in Rock Island, Illinois
………………………………………………7 Jessica Melvina Olney b: 23 Apr 1861 in Dudby, Iowa
………………………………………………….+E. C. McCormac
……………………………………………………..8 Fannie Ellen McCormac b: 13 Nov 1881
……………………………………………………..8 Lela Suligo McCormac b: 02 Jun 1884
……………………………………………………..8 Neal Ezekiel McCormac b: 28 Apr 1887 d: 04 Aug 1887 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
……………………………………………………..8 Mabel Blanch McCormac b: 25 Sep 1888
………………………………………………………8 Nara Gurtrude McCormac b: 12 Aug 1890
………………………………………………………8 Eva Lillian McCormac b: 23 Apr 1892
………………………………………………………8 Mary Ruth McCormac b: 04 Jun 1894
………………………………………………………8 Nellie Jessica McCormac b: 04 Aug 1896
………………………………………………………8 Milo G. McCormac b: 26 Jun 1899
………………………………………………………8 Perry Oman McCormac b: 05 Oct 1901
…………………………………………………7 Effie Rosealpha Olney b: 28 May 1869 in Fairbury, Nebraska
…………………………………………………7 John Hamilton Olney b: 28 May 1869 in Maryvill, Kansas
…………………………………………………7 Cora Almeda Olney b: 11 Jul 1870 in Near Fairbury, Nebraska
…………………………………………………7 Charles Freman Olney b: 23 Mar 1872 in Fairbury, Nebraska d: 09 Sep 1887 in Fairbury, Nebraska
…………………………………………………7 Allen Elden Olney b: 05 Dec 1873 in Fairbury, Nebraska
…………………………………………………7 Mabel (Mable) Ethaolia Olney b: 03 Jan 1876 in Fairbury, Nebraska
…………………………………………………7 Cecil Uria Olney b: 21 May 1878 in Fairbury, Nebraska d: 04 Aug 1878 (I’ve put the HATFIELD information from the bible into an outline descendant chart. It is below. I do NOT know how the Olney family relates to this HATFIELD family. The information provided did not specify that Elias was the son of William, but I looked up the tree on the Internet and found that he was, so I included the information.

 Descendants of Mathias Hatfield

1   Mathias Hatfield  d: Dec 1687 Elizabethtown, NJ (Settled there in 1665)

……  2   Isaac Hatfield

……  2   Cornelius Hatfield

……  2   Abraham Hatfield b: 1670  d: Jul 1706

……………3   Abraham Hatfield  b: 1695

……………….+Margaret ? (or Marie ?)  d: 1745

…………………..         4   Abraham Hatfield

…………………..         4   John Hatfield

…………………..         4   Sarah Hatfield

…………………..         4   David Hatfield

…………………..         4   Samuel Hatfield

…………………..         4   Elias Hatfield

…………………..         4   Jacob Hatfield

…………………..         4   Phebe Hatfield

…………………..         4   William Hatfield  b: 28 Dec 1736

………………………          + 1st wife Ann Wright     d: 1762

…………………………..5  Abraham Hatfield  b: 20 Oct 1757 d. young

…………………………..5  William Hatfield b: 06 Jan 1759

…………………………..5  Elias Hatfield  b: 11 May 1760      d: 19 May 1839

……………………………… +Ann Lindsy  b. Feb. 18, 1767        d. Sept. 21, 1852

………………………………….        6   Ann Hatfield   b: 01 Feb 1790  d: 29 Aug 1866

………………………………….        6   Christian Hatfield          b: 15 Apr 1792

………………………………….        6   Elizabeth Hatfield          b: 15 Apr 1794     d: 02 Mar 1870

………………………………….        6   Sarah Hatfield                                b: 23 Mar 1796    d: 13 Mar 1880

………………………………….        6   Samuel Hatfield             b: 06 Dec 1797    d: 25 Aug 1877

………………………………….        6   Fanny Hatfield               b: 16 Oct 1799     d: 10 Aug 1889

………………………………….        6   James Hatfield               b: 26 Oct 1801     d: 17 Jun 1890

………………………………….        6   Timothy Hatfield           b: 26 Sep 1803     d: 13 Dec 1848

………………………………….        6   Elias Hatfield                  b: 09 Mar 1806    d: 01 Sep 1875

………………………………….        6   Margaret Hatfield          b: 09 May 1808

………………………………….        6   Mahaly Hatfield            b: 09 May 1811   d: Aft. 1887 (was still alive when this info was recorded)

…………………………..5  Samuel Hatfield              b: 20 Jul 1761

…………………..         *2nd Wife of William Hatfield:

………………………        +Sarah Kimball                b: Apr 1743  d: 18 Sep 1799

…………………………..5   David Hatfield                b: 02 Mar 1765

…………………………..5   Sarah Ann Hatfield       b: 24 Oct 1767

…………………………..5   Abraham Hatfield         b: 25 Mar 1769    d: 1840

…………………………..5   John Hatfield  b: 02 Nov 1771    d. In childhood

…………………………..5   Jacob Hatfield                b: 27 Jul 1775

…………………………..5   Phebe Hatfield                b: 10 Nov 1779    d: 09 Sep 1834

…………………………..5   Jessie Kimble Hatfield   b: 01 Dec 1781 d: 19 Jul 1861 (Hatfield is not listed as the last name, but I assume that Kimble is the middle name)

……………3   Mathias Hatfield

……………3   Joseph Hatfield

……………3   Jacob Hatfield

Some lineage groups do allow family bible records to be used as documented proof of a birth, marriage, or death. While one could not use this information as positive proof of the Mathias (Matthias) family line, I think it’s important for me to share this information. Also, this information does not always match other Matthias Hatfield genealogies that I’ve found online, so I would recommend that a researcher try to find documents (birth, marriage, wills, deeds, etc.) that prove the information listed here.

I realize that there is a lot of Matthias Hatfield genealogy information on the Internet and I’m sure that since this bible was originally  recorded, additional information on this family has  been documented.  However, perhaps this information will shed some light on what might not have been previously documented.

I have no more information about this family, other than what I’ve listed on this website.

Elaine Hatfield Powell