I am researching the Hatch Family and Lent Family. I've discovered two small abandoned cemeteries where each family's ancestors are buried. I'm in the process of restoring each cemetery. In order to properly set the stones where each family member is actually buried (in the early 1800's), I must understand how they're related.

Matthew W. Hatch married Jane Lent. Jane Lent's brother, Abram, was the first settler on Lent Hill in Cohocton, NY, in Steuben County. According to every relative I've communicated with, they had eight children. However, I've uncovered the tombstone of ninth child that they may be unaware of. In 1813, a child named Hiram Hatch died at age 4 months old and is buried in the Hatch Cemetery with Jane and Matthew Hatch near their final resting places. According to the timeline of their other children's births, Hiram could very well be the child of Jane and Mathew. They had another son in 1822 and named him Hiram, as well. It was not uncommon at that time to name two children the same name. I have not been able to verify Baby Hiram's ancestry and am working on it.

I've created a family tree with all the info I've collected from the Hatch/Lent families. My goal is to complete it and correctly reset the stones of the families. If anyone has information, please contact me.
Mathew Hatch and Jane Lent Hatch of Cohocton, NY
Updated August 27, 2005

Rene E Meyer-North
7455 Roebelenii Court
Sarasota, FL 34241
United States
remnorth.fl@verizon.net

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