Hatch, Gonsalvo Cordova
Age: 27, credited to Cabot, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/09/1833, Montpelier, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT
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Gonsalvo Cordova Hatch was born in Quebec, Canada on 9 August 1833. He was the son of Estes Hatch and Susanna Chase Lyford. His father died in 1838 when Gonsalvo was only 5 years old. His mother remarried in 1839, to Dearborn B. Senter. According to the US census for 1860, Gonsalvo worked in Cabot as an ostler, possibly at the hotel he was boarding in at the time. His real estate was valued at $400.
Gonsalvo was the first of three brothers to enlist (the others were Marshall E. Hatch and Jerome B. Hatch). He joined Company G of the Third Vermont Infantry Volunteers on 1 June 1861, as a private. Gonsalvo reenlisted on 31 December 1863. He transferred to Company I on 24 July 1864. He was discharged on 17 July 1865. He remained a private during his fours years in the infantry.
After the war, Gonsalvo returned to Cabot, where he married Helen Maria Perry, on 28 November 1868. He later moved to Minnesota, probably around 1870, the same time as his brother, Jerome, made the move west. After about two years in Minnesota, he decided to return to Vermont. Once back in Cabot, he worked as a merchant. It was in Cabot that the couple had a son, Charles Perry Hatch, in 1875. No other children are known. The 1880 US census for Minnesota indicates that he was living in Minneapolis at the time, where his occupation was recorded as a farmer. He may have been living in a boarding house, as three other unrelated people were sharing the same address. For some reason, Gonsalvo's name does not appear in the veteran's census of 1890, in Vermont. Perhaps he was still in Minnesota.
Gonsalvo died in Cabot on 3 March 1901 and was buried in the Main Street Cemetery. He was 67 years old when he died. His wife passed away five years earlier, in May 1896. Gonsalvo, Helen, Charles (their son) and his wife Sara, and their son Craig are buried in the same cemetery plot in the Village Cemetery on Elm Street, in Cabot.
Contributed by Peter Flood, great-grandnephew of Gonsalvo Hatch.
D. C. Hatch
D.C. Hatch, of Lower Cabot, was stricken with apoplexy about noon Sunday, and died at 4:45p.m. Mr. Hatch was a veteran of the Civil War. At the close of the war he returned to Lower Cabot, and fifteen years ago the mercantile business at that place.
He has discharged the duties of postmaster all of these years. His wife died five years ago. He was a half-brother of John H. Senter, of Montpelier, and is survived by one son, C.P. Hatch. His age was sixty-seven years. Funeral services will be conducted at his late home Wednesday morning, and burial will be in the village cemetery.
St. Albans Daily Messenger, March 5, 1901
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
See also a biographical sketch of Gonzalvo's brother, Marshal Hatch, First Vermont Cavalry.