I noticed your post and that John S. is your gggrandfather.
I believe that he may be a brother to my gggrandfather,
David T. Hatfield (Hetfield). Do you have any information
in old family records mentioning John's brothers or other
siblings? I am thinking maybe old letters-- prob. would be
from PA, IL, NY or maybe NE.
I have copies of John's Civil War pension file if you are
interested in my sending you copies. Unfortunately there
is no mention of his parents.
I have copies of some research done by a DAR member who is
now deceased. She typed up a list of the siblings (and their residences) of Thomas Thorne Hetfield of Orange Co., NY. She states that these were listed in the original will of Thomas Thorne HETFIELD. Unfortunately she does not list the source for the information. Important to you though would be the listing of John HETFIELD of Warsaw, IN. I am in the process of trying to track down where that researcher found the old will information. It is not in the Courthouse of Orange County, NY nor at their Historical Soc. I'm hoping that the DAR has it in their records. If so I will be able to connect (and so will you) to Moses HETFIELD, Rev. War soldier, Orange Co. NY.
There is a newer will for Thomas Thorne HETFIELD at the Courthouse in Orange County probably written when his first wife died and he remarried.
I find that a very good source for this line of HETFIELD/HATFIELD is The Descendents of Matthias Hatfield
compiled by Abraham Hatfield. You will find John S. listed as a child of Adonijah Hetfield, but unfortunately it also states nothing more known about John.
I have done a lot of research on this HETFIELD line.
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