Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ancestry of
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of The Scarlet Letter


    John Hathorne

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    • 5th Generation — 2nd Great-grandfather of Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 16 
    • Birth Date:
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    • Christening Date:
    • 2 Aug 1641 
    • Christening Location:
    • Salem, Essex, Massachusetts 
    • Death Date:
    • 10 May 1717 
    • Death Location:
    • Salem, Essex, Massachusetts 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • 22 Mar 1674/1675 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Salem, Essex, Massachusetts 
    • Notes: 
    • John Hathorne was one of the judges at the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.

      The records of John Hathorne's father gave John's birthdate as 04 AUG 1641. This conflicts with the church records that give his baptismal date as 02 AUG 1641.

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    • 3 Crane, Ellery Bicknell, ed., Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company (1907), 376, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 5 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson: First Teacher in the Massachusetts Bay Colony of . . ., Unknown: Privately printed (1910), 9, Internet Archive (Digital Library).
    • 6 Putnam, Eben, A History of the Putnam Family in England and America, Vol. 1, Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Press Publishing and Printing Company (1891), 49.
    • 8 Threlfall, John Brooks, The Ancestry of Reverend Henry Whitfield (1590-1657) and His Wife Dorothy Sheafe (159?-1669) of Guilford, Connecticut, Madison, Wisconsin: Unknown (1989), 212, Internet Archive (Digital Library).