A Guide to the Sylvanus Hatch Memoirs, 1827-1885
Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Sylvanus Hatch (1788-1885) moved to Savannah, Georgia, in 1809, only to leave for Louisiana two years later. During the War of 1812, he served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. In 1821, Hatch married the widowed Pamela Louisa Nicholson Brown (1788-1850), with whom he had three sons. In 1828, Hatch settled in Stephen F. Austin’s colony in Texas, living in Jackson County. He later moved to what-is-now Calhoun County, building a home named Agua Dulce. Hatch also fought during the Texas Revolution and in several battles with Native Americans.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library. "A Guide to the Sylvanus Hatch Collection, 1809, 1885." Last modified August 2010. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/drtsa/00013/drt-00013.html.
The Sylvanus Hatch Memoirs, 1827-1885, contain a biographical sketch of Hatch, concerning his experiences in the Texas Revolution, Mexican prisons, and battles with Native Americans in Savannah, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Calhoun and Jackson counties, Texas. The memoirs also describe storms, military episodes, agricultural and industrial enterprises, and epidemics of cholera and yellow fever.
This collection is open for research use.
Sylvanus Hatch Memoirs, 1827-1885, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers