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Mary Goff (Smith) Hatfield (1754 - abt. 1812)

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Mary Goff "Polly" Hatfield formerly Smith aka Smidt,
Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delawaremap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Russell Co, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Thompson Creek, Russell County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Aug 2011
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Mary was born Maria Smidt 25 Nov 1754 and baptised on 8 Dec 1754[1]

Mary married Ephraim Hatfield ca, 1785. They had 5 children : Joseph (1785-1854); Aly (Eli) (1786-1787); Ericus "Aik" (1788-1810); Valentine "Wall" (1789-1867); Lydia Bridget (1792-1855). Testified in Hatfield vs. Hatfield lawsuit on 27-28 Nov 1792 for which she received $1.06 for two days attendance.

1792 is often given as Mary's date of death but she was apparently involved in a sale of her father's land in Russell Co, VA, on 22 Aug 1797.

She Died from Child Birth Complications.


  • Sister of Rachel Elizabeth Smith (1755-1858) who married Joseph Hatfield, the father of Ephraim Hatfield.
  • Great grandmother of "Devil Anse" Hatfield of the Feud.


  1. Holy Trinity (Old Swede's) Church, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware of Ericus Smith, Sr. (1734-before Aug 1797) and Brigitta Andersson (1733-1797).

See Also:

  • Smith-14606
  • Descendants of Thomas Hatfield
  • Find-A-Grave
  • Shrader family history research
  • Russell Co Court Minute Book2, page 47.
  • "Genealogy of WV-KY Hatfields," p. 184.
  • Harry Leon Sellars, Hatfield Family History (DeLand, FL: H. L. Sellards, 1995), p. 3.
  • Jerry Hatfield, "George Hatfield Family History," at hb@ghat,com.
  • Message Board, "Mary "Polly" Smith Hatfield Biography," posted on 13 Aug 2007 by tsfinan.
  • Ancestry .com Message Board, “Mary “Polly” Smith,” Submitted by Cheri Fox Smith, 2012. Long piece with references to Joseph Hatfield, Ericus Smith, and others.
  • Message Board, "Ephraim Hatfield," submitted & edited by Cheri Fox Smith, 2012. Very long piece including material on David Musick, the Indian raid on the Musick family, and many other related matters.


  • Thank you to David Hatfield for creating Smith-55875 on 21 Dec 13.
  • WikiTree profile Smith-18606 created through the import of Coley Wolford Stayton McCarroll Bond.ged on Aug 7, 2011 by Tom Coley.

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On 9 Feb 2018 at 01:37 GMT Robert Patterson wrote:

Ok folks . I'll finish researching this but I was asked a question about this profile and have found a few things . First off Ephraim was married twice , Ephrainm and Mary Goff (AKA-Polly) Smith , And Goff appears to be her middle name . only had five children and only one being a daughter . Appears she may have died in childbirth to only daughter. Ephraim then Married Annie (McKinny) Musick Bundy , who already had 6 kids , he had five , then they had four more. The researcher who put this together spent 20 years researching this. It ties a lot of my research together. I'll try to add a link to the main source I just found. What I'm getting at is some of these are not Mary's kid's but Annie's.

Any and all should read newest source, Regards Robert.

On 6 Dec 2017 at 16:07 GMT Eric Weddington wrote:

Smith-143749 and Smith-18606 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profile.

On 25 Feb 2016 at 16:25 GMT Eric Weddington wrote:

Smith-91459 and Smith-18606 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profile.

On 5 Jan 2016 at 22:11 GMT Karen (Old) Panek wrote:

Smith-79101 and Smith-18606 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profiles.

On 25 Nov 2015 at 22:07 GMT Robert Patterson wrote:

After further research . I've removed my changes until I confirm some things . The marriage date is wrong however. To many different printed opinion's out there . Did find a couple with ton's of sources . Going through this now . Will get back with you . Just to let you know I'm on the Black Sheep Project (Hatfiels & McCoy's) and Ephraim Hatfield [[Hatfield-248 is one of my 6th Great Grandfather's. Regard's and sorry for the earlier posts. Robert.

On 25 Nov 2015 at 19:40 GMT Robert Patterson wrote:

I would like to be added as a trusted party . This profile needs a lot of help . I'd like to be added before I make too many correction's . Her maiden name is Goff , she married Ericus Smith and had one child , Named Ericus Jr. who died at age one in 1781 . She then married Ephraim Hatfield . This profile has her dying in 1800 , while getting married in 1830 ? I'm currently getting my sources together and doing further research to correct missinformation . Her second husband was married twice and add's to the confusion . If any question's please respond . Regards Robert C. Patterson . P.S. She's one of my 6th Great Grandmother's .

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