Israel Hathaway

Male4 February 1734–1 March 1809

Brief Life History of Israel

When Israel Hathaway was born on 4 February 1734, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ephraim Hathaway, was 54 and his mother, Abigail Davis, was 34. He married Thankful Chase on 9 February 1767, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 1 March 1809, in his hometown, at the age of 75.

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Israel Hathaway
Thankful Chase
Marriage: 9 February 1767
Israel Hathaway
Ephraim Hathaway
Sybil Hathaway
Noah Hathaway
Warden Hathaway
Hope Hathaway

Sources (13)

  • Israel Hathway, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Israel Hathaway, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Israel Hathaway, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1767Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (4)


    Age 42

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 42

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 60

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English personal name Hatewi (Old English Heathuwīg), or from ancient Germanic Hathuwic, Hadewic, all ‘war’ + ‘war, battle’.

    topographic name for someone who lived at or near a road across a heath, from Middle English he(a)th ‘heath’ + wei(e) ‘way’ (Old English hǣth + weg).

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

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