Capt. Daniel Hathorne

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Capt. Daniel Hathorne

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Province of Massachusetts
Death: April 18, 1796 (64)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Joseph Hathorne and Sarah Hathorne
Husband of Rachel Hathorne
Father of Rachel Forrester; Daniel Hathorne; Sarah Crowninshield; Eunice Hathorne; Daniel Hathorne and 3 others
Brother of Captain William Hathorne; Joseph Hathorne; John Hathorne; Sarah Hathorne; Ebenezer Hathorne and 2 others

Occupation: Naval Commander
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About Capt. Daniel Hathorne

Daniel Hathorne (Nathaniel Hawthorne's paternal grandfather) 1731-1796

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of NAVAL COMMANDER. DAR Ancestor #: A053686

He was a commander of several privateers in the war of the Revolution. source:  The Essex Antiquarian
Son of Josepth Hathorne, Daniel married Rachel Phelps at 27 Union St. in Salem, the house where Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804. Daniel Hathorne served in the Revolutionary War and was commander of the privateer the "Fair American."  He was hailed for his bravery in a song entitled "Bold Hathorne." When he died in 1796, he was honored by the Marine Society and the Fire Club at his funeral at the Charter Street Burying Point, and the notice of his death was published in the Salem Gazette.

He purchased a house (referred to as the Benjamin Pickering House - birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne) in Salem, Massachusetts on September 28,1772, which still stands today adjacent to the house of seven gables.

From the The Essex Antiquarian: ..., Volume 10, 1906 edited by Sidney Perley 

"Benjamin Pickman House - That part of this lot which lies south of the dashes was owned by Joseph Hardy as early as 1656 His son in law Benjamin Pick man built a house upon the lot before Aug 17 1685 when Mr Hardy conveyed the lot to Mr Pickman That part of the lot lying north of the dashes also be longed to Mr Hardy and he died in 1 688 possessed of it In his will he devised it to his daughter Hannah widow of John Marshall of Salem and his son William Hardy Mrs Marshall conveyed this strip to Mr Pickman who was a mariner April 22 1692 Captain Pick man died in 1719 possessed of the house barn and lot His son Joshua Pickman of Boston mariner owned the estate June 22 1745 when for three hundred pounds he conveyed the house and lot to Jonathan Phelps of Beverly blacksmith t Mr Phelps removed to Salem and continued his business He conveyed the house and lot for four hundred and sixty six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence to his son in law Daniel Hathorne of Salem mariner Sept 28 17724 Captain Hathorne was a commander of several privateers in the war of the Revolution and died April 18 1796 possessed of the house and lot His son Nathaniel Hathorne continued to live in this house after his father's death and here Nathaniel's son Nathaniel Hawthorne the great romancer was born July 4 1804 The heirs of Capt Daniel Hathorne except his daughter Rachel wife of Simon Forrester of Salem merchant namely Widow Sarah Crownin shield Judith Archer Ruth Hathorne singlewoman Eunice Hathorne single woman and Nathaniel Hathorne Elizabeth M Hathorne and Maria Loiza Hathorne minors by their guardian conveyed the house and lot to Rachel's husband Simon Forrester March 8 1816 Mr Forrester died in 181 7 possessed of the estate and his executors conveyed his interest in it to his widow Rachel Forrester of Salem Oct 28 1817 ll Nov 17 1817 Mrs Forrester conveyed by deed a life estate in the house and land around it to her sisters widow Crownin shield Eunice Hathorne singlewoman widow Judith Archer and Ruth Hathorne singlewoman all of Salem She died in the summer of 1823 and her heirs daughter Nancy wife of Gideon Barstow of Dedham daughter Eleanor wife of Thomas W Coit of Hartford Conn grandson Isaac Watson Andrew of Salem son of deceased daughter Catherine grandchildren Charlotte Story wife of George H Devereux Charles Forrester Simon Forrester Rachel Forrester single woman Elizabeth M Forrester single woman Louisa Forrester singlewoman and Annie M Forrester singlewoman all of Salem surviving children of deceased son John Forrester conveyed the house and land around it to Isaac Gushing of Salem merchant June 7 18so t Mr Cushing conveyed the estate to Hannah Beckett of Salem singlewoman for her lifetime to begin after his decease Dec 16 18584 Mr Cushing died Jan 14 1859 and Miss Beckett died Feb 12 1873 The heirs of Mr Cushing Elijah C Thomas Betsey B Thomas Tamar C Thomas Sarah B Thomas Nathaniel W Cushing and wife Rachel C in her right all of Hanson Mass Ruth T Cushing George B Standish and wife Rachel in her right all of South Boston Freeman P Howland and wife Deborah in her right of Abington and Lemuel B Hatch and wife Ann C in her right of Salem for twenty three hundred and seventy five dollars conveyed the estate to James Hafey of Salem May 22 1873 Mr Hafey conveyed it to Andrew Fitz of Salem June 23 1873 and Mr Fitz conveyed it to Mr Hafey's wife Elizabeth on the same day Mrs Hafey or Heafey died a widow Jan 12 1879 possessed of the house and land around it the title to which then passed under her will and also by inheritance to her sister Mrs Catherine Quinlan of Westerly RI then a widow Mrs Quinlan for fourteen hundred dollars conveyed the estate to its present owner William White of Salem June 16 1882 The frontispiece of this number of the Antiquarian is a picture of this house as it now appears"

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Capt. Daniel Hathorne's Timeline

August 22, 1731
Salem, Essex, Province of Massachusetts
July 30, 1757
Age 25
Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
June 23, 1759
Age 27
May 11, 1763
Age 31
October 4, 1766
Age 35
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
July 25, 1768
Age 36
April 17, 1770
Age 38
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
May 19, 1775
Age 43
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
January 20, 1778
Age 46
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts