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John Hathaway, IV

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Whitestone, Lancaster, Virginia
Death: April 19, 1786 (52)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. William Hathaway, III and Sarah Hathaway
Husband of Sarah Lawson Hathaway
Father of William Hathaway; Judith Kemper (Hathaway); Sarah Bartlett (Hathaway); Elizabeth Nutt; John Hathaway and 8 others
Brother of Lt. Lawson Hathaway; Elizabeth James; Sarpeta Hathaway and James Hathaway

Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Maj. John Hathaway

John Hathaway

  • Birth: May 17 1733 - Whitestone, Lancaster County, Virginia
  • Death: Apr 19 1786 - The Plains, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
  • Parents: William Hathaway, Sarah Lawson
  • Wife: Sarah Lawson Timberlake


  • Judith "Judy" Kemper (born Hathaway), William Hathaway, Sarah Elizabeth Barlett (born Hathaway), Elizabeth Nutt (born Hathaway), John Hathaway, Ann "Nancy" Glascock (born Hathaway), Susan B. "Susannah" Channell (born Hathaway), Mary "Molly" Hampton (born Hathaway), Dorothy "Dolly" Owens (born Hathaway), Margaret B "Peggy" Glascock (born Hathaway), Frances "Fanny" Hathaway, Henry Lawson Hathaway, Sarepta Moss (born Hathaway), Francis Timberlake Hathaway

DAR Ancestor #: A053031



Sarah Lawson3 Timberlake (Francis2, Francis1)was born in Lancaster Va 21 April 1739. Sarah died in Fauquier Co, VA. She married John Hathaway in Fauquier Co, VA, 26 Dec 1754. John was the son of William Hathaway.

Commanded a militia company which served in Pennsylvania and New York during the Revolutionary War. He served as Lt. in Capt. James Scott's Co. Va Militia, in 1777. His S.A.R. record, Ohio, called him Capt. of Militia Company in Continental Service from 25 Oct. 1779 to 26 May, 1783. He resigned as Major in May 1783. He continued in Civil Service, holding office of Associate Justice, Court of Common Pleas, Fauquier County.

The version of John Hathaway's will below is edited. It removes mention of the fact that he aS a slave owner. There is no mention of how many slaves he owned in the original will, just that he owned slaves. Does anyone know if there are records? He is my 8X GreatGrandfatgher.

The will of John Hathaway is written in clear handwriting with perfect spelling. He was stout, handsome, very active, well-proportioned, with beautiful shining black hair. Undaunted resolution, friend of American Revolution, commanded a militia company which served in Pennsylvania and New York during the war; called Capt. John. In 1772, he moved about 12-14 miles above Warrenton, built Hatherage, a long rather narrow stone house, 2-3 miles northeast of Marshall, set back from the road leading from Warrenton to Middleburg, via The Plains and Zulle. When Hatherage was sold in 1837 the following reservation was made: "It is expressly understood between the foregoing parties Hathaway and Kincheloe that the family Graveyard on the farm herein conveyed is reserved and excepted and shall be forever subject to the use and direction of the said Hathaway and heirs including the ground now enclosed for that purpose and not to exceed one fourth of an acre. In testimony whereof the parties have here unto set their hands and seals the day and year above written." Signed by Brandt Kincheloe and H. S. Hathaway, rec. Deed Book 37, page 377, Fauquier Co., Va. It is presumed that John and Sarah and two of their children are buried there. Magistrate. Member of Court of Common Please of Fauquier Co. His will, dated 13 April 1786, pro'd 25 April 1786, left land and slaves to wife Sarah; after her decease, it was to be divided among the children, the older two daughters to have 2 pounds less than each of the others.


JOHN HATHAWAY was born May 17, 1733 in Lancaster Co. Va, and died April 19, 1786 in Faquier Co, Va. He married SARAH LAWSON TIMBERLAKE December 26, 1754 in Lancaster Co., VA, daughter of FRANCIS TIMBERLAKE and JUDITH LAWSON. She was born April 21, 1739 in Lancaster Co., VA, and died in Lancaster Co., VA.

John Hathaway served the Colonies in the Revolution. He was a lietenant in Capt. James Scott's Co., VA Militia in 1777. He served as a Captain of Militia Company in Continental Service from Oct 25, 1779 to May 26, 1783. When he resigned in May of 1783, he was listed as a Major.

Note: listed as Capt John Hathaway on Find A Grave Memorial# 116250231

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Maj. John Hathaway's Timeline

May 17, 1733
Whitestone, Lancaster, Virginia
Age 17
April 26, 1756
Age 22
Near "White Stone," Lancaster County, Virginia
November 12, 1759
Age 26
Whitestone, Lancaster Co., Virginia, USA
January 25, 1762
Age 28
Fauquier, VA
September 26, 1763
Age 30
July 16, 1765
Age 32
Lancaster Co., Va
January 16, 1767
Age 33
Lancaster Co., Va
November 19, 1768
Age 35
Fauquier County, Virginia, USA