Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Moses P. Hatch

The death of Hon. Moses P. Hatch, formerly of Oswego, at Chicago, is announced. Mr. Hatch was one of the early settlers at this place and was for many years intimately connected with its business and growth. He represented this district in both houses of the State Legislature at different periods, and was a worthy man. His wife, a daughter, and a son Gen. J. P. Hatch, survive him.

Oswego Daily Press 1871

Moses Porter Hatch born at Richfield, NY September 7th, 1796. Died at Chicago Illinois, January 4th 1871.

Married March 10th 1821 to Hannah, daughter of Otis Reed, who was born September 30th, 1802 and died at Chicago, Illinois, February 5th, 1878.

He was a contractor and had a part of the building of the Erie Canal, and other State Improvements. He also built the Government Piers at Oswego. He was at various times, Postmaster of the City of Oswego and the representative

of his district in the State Senate. He was a prominent flower manufacturer. He is described as a man of culture and varied information and of fine presence. In his later years, he resided in Chicago.

The descendants of Moses and Sarah Kilham Porter of Pawlet, Vermont

Asahel C. Stone came to Peterboro with his father's family in 1808. He struggled with poverty in his youth, but gradually arose by his own efforts to a position of influence. He was a well known and able lawyer. He held many prominent responsible offices, in all of which he proved himself to be a man of superior ability, well sustaining the confidence reposed in him. He was State Senator from the 23d District in 1850, and at the time of his death, in 1866, he held the position of High Sheriff of Madison County. It was said of him, that, although esteemed and respected for his abilities, yet it was the kindness of his heart, his strong sympathy for human suffering which had most endeared him to all. He passed away at the age of 61 years.