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Susannah (Hatcher) Stewart (1646 - abt. 1699)

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Susannah Stewart formerly Hatcher aka Burton
Born in Henrico, Virginiamap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married (to ) in Virginiamap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Henrico, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 May 2011
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Susannah (Hatcher) Stewart settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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Please coordinate changes to this profile. The mother was removed based on G2G discussions and the fact that a merge had two different mothers for this profile with no proof for either.
The parents listed for this individual are speculative and may not be based on sound genealogical research. Sources to prove or disprove this ancestry are needed. Please contact the Profile Manager or leave information on the bulletin board. The mother is still unproven



Mother has been said to be Marian (Newporte) Hatcher, or Mary Smith, looking for proof of either.

Marriage 1659 Henrico Co., VA
Husband: Thomas Burton
Wife: Susanna Hatcher

Her marriage in 1659 is not seemly with the birth of her first children in 1664, when her other marriage in 1662 is in good time. [1]

Some of the data in these sources are contradictory, still working.

Notes from Reading in the Burton-Allen/Hatcher Anthology:
There are descendants of Anne Burton who married in 1693 Bartholomew Stovall of Henrico County, Virginia who have been admitted to the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century through the line of Allen as shown by Worth Ray. The ascent is as follows: Anne Burton, dau. of Thomas Burton who married Susannah, dau. of Valentine Allen and Mary Page. (?!!) The ever frustrating thing about Ray is that he so often fails to give dates or any kind of references, but because it is published, it has been accepted without question as "the fact." There are others who claim Susannah was a Hatcher and they are as convinced (as we are in this file) as those who put forth Allen.
Dr. Philip Burton of Fort Myers, Florida who has done a great deal of research on the Burton family is of the opinion that Susannah probably was a Hatcher, but that neither he nor any careful genealogist known to him could give a satisfactory and final answer to the question. Susannah Hatcher was born in 1650, dau. of Edward Hatcher and Mary Ward, who was the dau. of Seth Ward. --Source, Burton Genealogy of Marlene Burton DeLung & Peggy Burton Rich; Salem, Virginia; published on-line. [2]

In 1676, William Hatcher names Thomas Burton Jr in his will and indicates that Thomas Jr is not yet at the age of 17. This would indicate that William Hatcher is the grandfather of Thomas, and therefore the father of Susannah.

I give unto Thomas Burton, Jr. the plantation between the land of Mr. Henry Lound and the land of Gilbert Elam to wit: two hundred and twentysix acres, his choice of all my horses or mares, one heifer called blackchops, a young ewe, and a years schooling and clothes, till he reaches the age of seventeen years, to the confirmation of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this two and twentieth day of February, 1676/7.[3]



From Dennis Stewart to David Douglas, Feb 05, 2019
Dennis Stewart
2:21 PM (13 minutes ago)
to David Douglas
Don't know if this may shed some light.
Court at Varina May 16, 1692
Letter produced in court by Edward Hatcher as
evidence of the death of Thomas Burton--
addressed to Mrs. Susanna Burton &
commences "Honored Mother", signed,
"Joanna Elizabeth Bucanan". Tells of
the death of her husband, Thomas
Burton & of hearing from her by Mr.
Jarland, who had been told by one
Mr. Chickley. Dated Boston, Nov. 9th
1691. [4] [5]


  1. Entered by Merilee Burton
  2. Entered by Merilee Burton
  3. "Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia" Part I, 1654-1737, by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 1976, p6.
  4. "Extracts From The Records Of Henrico County, Virginia 1677-1771", by Stanard
  5. Re: HELP !!! WHICH WIFE OF THOMAS BURTON.....ALLEN or HATCHER, By Bob Burton in June 20, 2010 at 09:10:28, In reply to: Re: HELP !!! WHICH WIFE OF THOMAS BURTON.....ALLEN or HATCHER, Erwin Lepiarczyk 6/20/10
  • PhpGedView This looks like an unsourced website of data.
  • Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths, Births, Individual Records
  • Francis Burton Harrison, Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia (Darmstadt, 1933), pp. 33-40.
  • "Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia", Part One, 1677-1737, pp.13, 14, Benjamin B. Weisiger III, Richmond, VA., 1976.
  • "Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705", p.32, Benjamin B. Weisiger III, Richmond, VA, 1986.
  • "Burton Families", Series I, p.59, A. Maxim Coppage, Walnut Creek, CA. May, 1969. "ibid.", p.82, December, 1969. "ibid.", Series IV, p.161, Summer, 1989. "W&MCQ"(1), Vol.XXIV, No.1, p.131, July, 1915,


Thank you to William Graham Martha Scott, Michael Christian,Ron Norman, Kathy Scott , Donna Roberts Andrea Wood Gail Williams

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Susannah by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Susannah:

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On 27 Jun 2018 at 12:46 GMT Jane Morrow wrote:

What is the reliability of "Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia" by Francis Burton Harrison.

On 14 Feb 2018 at 17:37 GMT William Watson wrote:

Y-DNA test results from several descendants of Thomas Burton and Susannah match those from descendants of William Hatcher. These add to the uncertainty of Susannah being a daughter of William. Descendants of Thomas Burton's brothers do NOT match William Hatcher.

I do not have a confirmed explanation for this situation, but wanted to point out that DNA results undermine the connection shown.

On 17 Jan 2018 at 15:54 GMT Amanda (Reed) Ostrander wrote:

I found on; Susannah (Hatcher) Burton was the daughter of (mother) Mariam (Newporte) Hatcher, and (father) William Hatcher. She married John Stuart in 1662, and it lasted until 1685. They married in Virginia. Then she married Thomas Christian Burton in 1685.

On 24 Mar 2017 at 21:53 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hatcher-1544 and Hatcher-45 appear to represent the same person because: identical dates and father (merge proposed)

On 22 Feb 2016 at 14:55 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

I will fix the note on this profile. I think we all agree that William Hatcher is the father. What is still unproven is the mother.

On 22 Feb 2016 at 06:43 GMT Donna Roberts wrote:

Wouldn't that be proof that William Hatcher is Thomas Burton's father in law. Since this profile says parentage is in question

On 22 Feb 2016 at 06:01 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Thomas Burton Jr is William Hatcher's grandson, who was still underage when his grandfather's will was written in 1676. I am not sure what the question being asked is all about.

On 22 Feb 2016 at 05:12 GMT Donna Roberts wrote:

In William Hatchers will he did leave Thomas Burton alot when he became 17. So he wouldn't have been married. Also when he names Thomas Burton it is written Thomas Burton Jr. which i would think it would mean his father is Thomas Burton Sr. Anybody

On 18 Feb 2016 at 22:28 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Do you have any sources at all for the data on this profile....particularly the mother?

On 12 Feb 2016 at 15:40 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Profile Managers, this profile has to many Managers. If you are not an Active Member, please remove yourself as Profile Manager. You can still be on their watchlist and still update, you just will not be bothered with all the messages associated with this profile. Thank you.

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