Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr. (1775 - 1808) MP

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Birthplace: Salem, Essex, MA
Death: Died in Suriname
Managed by: Anne Kathryn Phillips
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About Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr.

Son of Daniel Hathorne, Nathaniel Hathorne was, like his son, born at 27 Union St. in Salem. Like many of his Hathorne ancestors, Nathaniel Hathorne chose a life at sea. He sailed aboard the America in the late 1780s, aboard the Perseverance, a ship owned by his brother-in-law, Simon Forrester, in 1796. Nathaniel Hathorne married Elizabeth Clarke Manning who lived a block away on Herbert St., on August 2, 1801. Their first child, Elizabeth, born on March 7, 1802, and their second child, Nathaniel, born on July 4, 1804, were both born while Hathorne was on a sea voyage. Hathorne returned later in 1804, having achieved the rank of Captain, and was inducted into the East Indian Marine Society in November of that year. He sailed on this last voyage on December 28, 1807, on the Nabby bound for Surinam, or Dutch Guiana. Less than a month later, on January 9, 1808, his wife gave birth to Maria Louisa. A few months later, in early April of 1808, she received the news of her husband's death from yellow fever in Surinam.

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Son of Daniel Hathorne, Nathaniel Hathorne was, like his son, born at 27 Union St. in Salem. Like many of his Hathorne ancestors, Nathaniel Hathorne chose a life at sea. He sailed aboard the America in the late 1780s, aboard the Perseverance, a ship owned by his brother-in-law, Simon Forrester, in 1796. Nathaniel Hathorne married Elizabeth Clarke Manning who lived a block away on Herbert St., on August 2, 1801. Their first child, Elizabeth, born on March 7, 1802, and their second child, Nathaniel, born on July 4, 1804, were both born while Hathorne was on a sea voyage. Hathorne returned later in 1804, having achieved the rank of Captain, and was inducted into the East Indian Marine Society in November of that year. He sailed on this last voyage on December 28, 1807, on the Nabby bound for Surinam, or Dutch Guiana. Less than a month later, on January 9, 1808, his wife gave birth to Maria Louisa. A few months later, in early April of 1808, she received the news of her husband's death from yellow fever in Surinam.

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Nathaniel Hathorne was a sea captain and descendant of John Hathorne, one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. He died at sea in 1808 of yellow fever when his son Nathaniel Hawthorne, the writer, was only four years old, and Nathaniel was raised secluded from the world by his mother.

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Capt. Nathaniel Hathorne's Timeline

1775
May 19, 1775
Salem, Essex, MA
1801
August 2, 1801
Age 26
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
August 2, 1801
Age 26
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1804
July 4, 1804
Age 29
Salem, MA, USA
1808
January 9, 1808
Age 32
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
April 19, 1808
Age 32
Suriname
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Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States