Abraham Hathaway

16 October 1748–1800 (Age 51)
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Hathaway was born on 16 October 1748, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Hathaway Jr., was 26 and his mother, Mary Fairchild, was 22. He married Phebe Dickerson about 1769, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hanover Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States for about 4 years. He died in 1800, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Abraham Hathaway
Phebe Dickerson
Marriage: about 1769
John Hathaway
Abner Hathaway
Esther Hathaway
Ruth Hathaway
Peter Dickerson Hathaway
Augustine Bayles Hathaway
Elizabeth Hathaway
Abraham Hathaway
Henry Hathaway
Jesse Hathaway

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about 1769
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 27

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 40

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

  • Abram Hatheway, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Abrm. Hathaway in entry for John Hathaway, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Abraham Hathaway, "Find A Grave Index"

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