Jacob Hathaway Sr.

about 1675–6 February 1759 (Age 84)
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Hathaway Sr. was born about 1675, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Hathaway Jr., was 25 and his mother, Hannah Burt, was 23. He married Phillippa Ruth Chase on 28 January 1696, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1718. He died on 6 February 1759, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 84, and was buried in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Hathaway Sr.
1675–1759
Phillippa Ruth Chase
1679–1754
Marriage: 28 January 1696
Elizabeth Hathaway
1695–1755
Guilford Hathaway
1707–1745
Meletiah Hathaway
1709–
Jacob Hathaway Jr.
1697–1774
Joseph Hathaway
1698–1777
Hannah Hathaway
1701–1763
Isaac Hathaway
1704–1749
Seth Hathaway
1707–1748
Philip Hathaway
1708–1790
John Hathaway
1711–1790
Benjamin Hathaway
1713–1765
Meletiah Hathaway
1714–1756
Seth Hathaway
1716–1721
Capt. Joel Hathaway
1719–1811
James Hathaway
1723–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 January 1696
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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Name Meaning

1 English (mainly central southern England and South Wales):2 topographic name for someone who lived by a path across a heath, from Middle English hathe ‘heath’ + weye ‘way’.3 from an (apparently rare) Old English female personal name, Heaðuwīg, composed of the elements heaðu ‘strife’, ‘contention’ + wīg ‘war’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Jacob Hathaway (1675-1759)

Jacob Hathaway (1675-1759) By: Bob Alford 2010 Jacob Hathaway was born in the Garrison House in Taunton Massachusetts in 1676, where his parents had fled for safety with his two older sis …

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Hathway in entry for Isaac Hathway, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jacob Hathaway, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Will of Jacob Hathaway b./1675

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