Jael Hathaway

about 1741–before 1772 (Age 31)
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jael

When Jael Hathaway was born about 1741, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Capt. Joel Hathaway, was 22 and his mother, Rebeccah Simmons, was 25. He married Mary Chase on 24 January 1765, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died before 1772, at the age of 30.

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Jael Hathaway
Mary Chase
Marriage: 24 January 1765

Spouse and Children

24 January 1765
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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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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Sources (3)

  • Jael Hathaway, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Jael Hathaway, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Jael Hathaway, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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