Major John Hatcher, Revolutionary patriot of Wilkinson County, was the father of William Green Hatcher of Crawford County, who was the father of Cicero R. Hatcher, Perry, Georgia, and he was the father of Eden Baskin Hatcher of Pulaski County, the subject of this sketch, who was born in Crawford County, on Hatcher plantation, November 8, 1864. He moved to Pulaski County in 1910. He was educated in Bibb County and Macon High Schools, and married Miss Mary Elizabeth Hicks, of Taylor County, August 18, 1885. They had six children: Eulahlia, who married M. R. Miles, whose children are: Marian, James Bernard, Leonard, and Eleanor Miles, Atlanta, Ga. Warren Baskin married Eula Bowman, and his children are: Beverly and Barbara (twins) ; Eleanor Saluda, who married Leonard G. Atkinson, Hawkinsville; Clifford Moore, who married Catherine Brady and has one child, Margaret Mary, Atlanta; Louie, who died at the age of two years, in 1888; Robert Foy, who died in infancy.
Mr. E. B. Hatcher was a successful planter and merchant of this county, and was active in social welfare work; was a Baptist and a deacon from young manhood, was serving as a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Hawkinsville at the time of his death.
In the course of an upright and useful life he won the esteem and confidence of many friends and business associates, and combined in his character all the qualities that are most desirable in American manhood and citizenship. He was the organizer of a number of Sunday schools in the county, was loved and honored by all who knew him, even among the negroes that he worked (which was a large number) on his plantation seven miles east of Hawkinsville, where he lived until his death, May 14, 1927.
He was buried in the old family cemetery at Perry, Ga.
His widow still lives at the home place with Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Atkinson.