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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Lewis Hatfield, who resided at Blankenship, West Virginia:
Son of James and Rachel (Toler) Hatfield, was born Feb. 20, 1848, in Logan county, W.Va. His parents are now living in Wyoming county, the father born May 19, 1824, in Pike county, Ky., and his mother was born in Logan county. On March 8, 1873, Lewis Hatfield was joined in marriage with Dorcas D. Lester, who was born in this county on Nov. 5, 1845; she died on May 3, 1889, leaving five living children: Laura A., born May 13, 1874; William J., born June 25, 1877; Marga L., born Dec. 12, 1880; Kenna, born May 28, 1883; and Oce O., born April 6, 1887; two daughters, Virginia, born May 25, 1879, died Nov. 13, same year, and Susan B., born Aug. 20, 1885, and died June 3, 1887. Mr. Hatfield is a farmer, and has filled offices of trust and importance; was elected president of the board of education in 1883-5, and justice of the peace in 1885-9; post office address, Blankenship, W.Va. Mrs. Hatfield is a daughter of Pleasant and Lucinda (Miller) Lester, who were united in holy wedlock June 15, 1843; her mother’s birth occurred in Raleigh county, W.Va., Feb. 7, 1823. Pleasant Lester was born in Logan county, W.Va., Jan. 24, 1822; he has passed most of his life in this county, where he is honored and esteemed by all who know him; he is now engaged in farming, but has officiated as justice of the peace, filling the office with highest integrity and efficiency.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 832.