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Aaron Hatch
Status: Deceased
Occupation: Homesteader
Marital status: Widower
Relatives: Naomi Hatch - daughter
Henry Hatch - son
Jeb Hatch - son (deceased)
Cullen Bohannon- son-in-law
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by: James Shanklin
Season: 3
First episode: "Eminent Domain"
Last episode: "Two Soldiers"
Appearances: 10 episodes (see below)

Aaron Hatch was the head of the Hatch family, a group of Mormon homesteaders.


Background Information[]

Hatch has multiple wives. He has several children, three of them who are named in the episode: Naomi, an older daughter, Jeb, his seventeen year old son, and Henry, a younger son. He also has at least two wives, possibly three, and four other daughters and an unnamed son. His father, brother, and his brother's family were killed by Indians.

Season 3[]

Main article: Season 3

Hatch meets with Bohannon to discuss the path of the railroad set to cut through the Hatch property. Hatch hopes to convince Bohannon to reroute the path of the railroad, though Bohannon is honest that he's not sure that is possible. As it is late, Hatch allows Bohannon to stay the night.

When Hatch is confronted by Elam and railroad police chief Dick Barlow that he and his family will be paid for their property and that they will have to vacate, someone in Hatch's family shoots Barlow in the gut, ultimately leading to his death. Hatch resists answering Bohannon's questions about who shot Barlow. When he is given the opportunity to surrender himself with the promise his family would not be harmed, he instead gives up his son, Jeb. Hatch attempts to call Bohannon's bluff when he prepares to hang his son, but Bohannon goes through with the hanging. ("Eminent Domain")


Season 3 appearances
"Big Bad Wolf" "Eminent Domain" "Range War" "The Game" "Searchers"
"One Less Mule" "Cholera" "It Happened in Boston" "Fathers and Sins" "Get Behind the Mule"