Hi, Dr. Hatchett and brother were in Texas from Chipley, Ga. in 1845 and
were some of the Texas Volunteer rangers or Scouts who kept Gen. Taylor
and his army from being killed by The Indians and Mexican banditoes and
troops. They signed up for 3 months
and all but old Ben McCullom and his Waco volunteers saved Taylor from a
massacre by climbing a cliff and attacking the Mexicans from the back.
Dr. Hatchett had a brother who stayed in Mexico with a letter from Benito
Juarez to stay in Matahuela and practice medicine, hold an evangelical
church in his home, and mine gold. Another brother setled the Hatchett
Ranch in the Baird, Texas area.
He was ordained to preach in the Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia by
his father in law Rev. B.T. Stevens. They are buried in Selden Hatchatt
Cemetery in the Wyly Dairy, on the road from the Big Dutch dairy north of
Duffau which y s to the left before crossing the Duffau. The one that
crosses goes to Johnsville. The cemetery is about 4 miles south of the
Hwy 67 to Glen Rose. He owned all land from the Duffau to Sims Creek at
one time. David Carey has some of it, I just sold some, and Bud Cook-
Cook Lumber, has restored Dr Hatchett's old 2 story mansion past Selden
from the Hico road.
I sent a brief summary of Dr. Hatchett to the Bosque County History.
which also shows the Hogg Creek Rock school where his kids attended. One
married a Kuykendall, two married Wylys of my great Grandad's generation-
more later, one married a Shaw, one a Darnell and one an Arendell, son of
Tom. Tom's olc 1 room log cabin is restored by Garvin Woods home and
dairy. He organized at least 17 churches, some with Choctaw Bill
Robinson. Some of these missionary Baptist churches had spontaneous
footwashing. Rev. Hurley would not associate with them as he considerred
Footwashing and Predestination as a requirement. Dr. Hatchett was
instrumental in organizing the Central Texas Baptist Convention before
the Texas and Southern Baptists began attracting some Missionary Baptist
Dr. B.D. Tidwell of Iredelltaught at Howard Payne, Southwestern Seminary,
and Houston Baptist. He researched the Bill Robinson family history- he
was a descendant. When he hekd the Pony Creek Centenial about 1960, he
said his wife was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Iredell,
which was aligned with Bro. McCarty's Primitive Baptist church group.
Dr. Hatchett had a cousin , Crid Hatchett from Tennessee who settled in
Chalk Mountain as a Church of Christ Elder and his sister married a
Stigler- Clara Atkin's mother. Ask Royce about them over coffee. Clara
Atkins taught me at Johnsville and Royce and Artis and their mother lived
in the new Teacherage dad, as a board member,
had supported. It is at the Three Way Campus now with the Johnsville,
Greasy(Marble) school building and others. Dr. Hatchett is listed in the
History of Texas published in Chicago about 1900, which is mostly
sketches of still living settlers of Texas. There were Several Tennessee
Hatchetts in Taylor's Army- one is buried in Mexico.
Dr. Tidwell said both Iredell Baptist churches claimed Dr. Hatchett as a
founder- as at Hico. The Primitive Baptist Church traced to his activity
was behind the statue of Billy The Kid at the top of the hill where the
By the way, tell me about the daughters of the Iredell Methodist Church
pastor in pioneer days who shocked the Iredell citizenry with Saturday
night parties, complete with moonshine and one Lady Godiva horseback ride
down the main street of Iredell. I understand they settled down and
became very responsible citizens after a short bump over Fool's Hill.
Hope I am not talking to one of their descendants. The important thing is
they became respected and responsible citizens. Not sure i even want to
know their names.
On Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:59:46 -0500 Charles Blakley <cblakley(a)flash.net>
"Charles A. Wyly" wrote:
> Hi, Great Great Grand Dr. & Minister and Valley Mills pharmacist
> 1850-1900 was a Medical Doctor and a minister who organized churches
> Gonzales, Bosqueville area, Old Valley Mills on the other side of
> Bosque which burned and washed away, Iredell, Hico, Pony Creek, and
> more in all.
Please tell me more about the man, and the church organized at
That's my home town!
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