Abraham Hathaway, Sr. (1652 - 1725) MP

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Birthplace: Taunton, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Dighton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Managed by: Trina Gail McCarty
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About Abraham Hathaway, Sr.

Abraham Hathaway-

  Born: 11 SEP 1652 in Taunton, Massachuetts to  John Hathaway and Martha Shepard
He married Rebecca Wilbore 28 AUG 1684 inTaunton, Massachuetts.  He Died: 23 AUG 1725 and is Buried in Dighton, Massachuetts  He was the father of  Capt. Benjamin Hathaway.
           Abraham Hathaway was the Town Recorder, Whaling Ship Cap't, Blacksmith 

and served with King William and King Phillip's War. Abraham received land in Narraganset Twp (No 4) later Greenwich, Mass. for this service in King Phillips War. Served 1st Mil. Co. of Taunton 4th

Sqd. Abraham was a Blacksmith, ferryman across the Taunton River, was Deacon of S. Cong. Church in Dighton Ma. He spent most of his life on a farm in what is now called Berkley. 35 years as town clerk of Taunton. One of the first Penmen of Colonial North England. Was a soldier in King Phillips War and April 8, 1682 a member of militia and then again in 1691 was in King Williams War.

Source:

WFT Disk # 2 Ped. # 2363, July 15, 1997.

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Abraham Hathaway was born Sep. 11, 1652, probably at Taunton, MA. He was married on Aug. 28, 1684 to Rebecca WILBORE (b. Jan. 13, 1664; d. Aug. 23, 1725), daughter of Shadrach WILBORE and Mary DEAN, and widow of Mr. PIERCE.

During his life, Abraham was an active and important citizen of Taunton and (later) Dighton, MA. Abraham Hathaway was one of the citizens of Dighton that signed a petition in 1708 to turn Dighton into indepedent township, breaking off from Taunton. In 1712, he was elected as one of two "Surveyors for Ways" for the new town of Dighton. In 1715 "Deacon Abraham Hathaway" was given a charter to run the ferry across the Taunton River. He held a number of other jobs and positions in the community; these included being a blacksmith, a ferryman across the Taunton River, a Deacon of the South Congregational Church, serving for 35 years as the Town Clerk of Taunton (it was noted thathe was "One of the finest penmen of colonial New England").

He also faithfully served in the Taunton Militia , serving as a soldier in King Phillip's War in Capt. Daniel Henchman's Co. in the July attack on Mt. Hope. The following year Abraham served under Capt. Sam Wadsworth. He was a member of the Militia 4/8/1682. In 1691 he served in King William's War, under Capt. Thomas Leonard, 1st Military Co. of Taunton, 4th Sq.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hathaway&GRid=9694446& -------------------- Birth: Sep. 11, 1652 Taunton Bristol County Massachusetts, USA Death: Aug. 22, 1725 Dighton Bristol County Massachusetts, USA

Abraham Hathaway was born Sep. 11, 1652, probably at Taunton, MA. He was married on Aug. 28, 1684 to Rebecca WILBORE (b. Jan. 13, 1664; d. Aug. 23, 1725), daughter of Shadrach WILBORE and Mary DEAN, and widow of Mr. PIERCE.

During his life, Abraham was an active and important citizen of Taunton and (later) Dighton, MA. Abraham Hathaway was one of the citizens of Dighton that signed a petition in 1708 to turn Dighton into indepedent township, breaking off from Taunton. In 1712, he was elected as one of two "Surveyors for Ways" for the new town of Dighton. In 1715 "Deacon Abraham Hathaway" was given a charter to run the ferry across the Taunton River. He held a number of other jobs and positions in the community; these included being a blacksmith, a ferryman across the Taunton River, a Deacon of the South Congregational Church, serving for 35 years as the Town Clerk of Taunton (it was noted thathe was "One of the finest penmen of colonial New England").

He also faithfully served in the Taunton Militia , serving as a soldier in King Phillip's War in Capt. Daniel Henchman's Co. in the July attack on Mt. Hope. The following year Abraham served under Capt. Sam Wadsworth. He was a member of the Militia 4/8/1682. In 1691 he served in King William's War, under Capt. Thomas Leonard, 1st Military Co. of Taunton, 4th Sq.

Abraham died Aug. 23, 1725, in Dighton, MA and was buried next to his wife Rebecca in the Fox Cemetery in what was then Dighton (east side of the GreatTaunton River), but what is now Berkely, MA. His tombstone names him as "Deacon Abraham Hathaway."


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Parents:
 John Nicholas Hathaway (1629 - 1705)

Spouse:
 Rebecca Wilbore Hathaway (1665 - 1727)

Children:
 Samuel Hatheway (1690 - 1765)*
 Benjamin Hathaway (1699 - 1762)*
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Burial: Fox Cemetery Berkley Bristol County Massachusetts, USA


Created by: Randall Younker Record added: Oct 23, 2004 Find A Grave Memorial# 9694446

source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9694446

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Abraham Hathaway, Sr.'s Timeline

1652
September 11, 1652
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
1681
1681
Age 28
1684
August 28, 1684
Age 31
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
1685
September 11, 1685
Age 33
Taunton, Bristol County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1686
January 26, 1686
Age 33
Taunton, MA, USA
1688
1688
Age 35
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1689
May 25, 1689
Age 36
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
1690
1690
Age 37
1695
1695
Age 42
Taunton, Bristol Co, Massachusetts
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1696
Age 43
Taunton, MA, USA