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Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather the Pastor/Farmer

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Mordica Ale Hatfield, youngest son of Ale Hatfield and Elizabeth Young Hatfield, was born in Campbell Co., Tennessee, October 6, 1817 and died in Greene County, Indiana September 14, 1869. Here's what I learned from him, piecing together obituaries and genealogies. 

Married at 18.Mordica went to Indiana from Tennessee along with his parents and their family in 1831 at the age of 14 years. Four years later, at 18, Ale married 16 year old Millie Richardson in Monroe County, Indiana, November 26, 1835. Millie was born in Campbell Co, Tennessee, May 5, 1819 and died near Cincinnatti, Greene County, Indiana, April 3, 1875. Milly was the daughter of Thomas Richardson and Nancy Ann Quisenberry, both of which were born in Virginia and were married there in Montgomery County, June 7, 1790. Millie was described as being small and having dark eyes and dark hair. It has been said that she never walked a day in her life due to some physical defect.

Pastor who couldn't read or write. Ale was …