Biography of Henry H. Hathaway
Madison County, NY Biographies





Hathaway, Henry H., was born in Stockbridge, February 8, 1829, a son of Luther Hathaway, one of the early settlers of Augusta. Oneida county, N. Y., coming from Connecticut. The Hathaway family were the first smelters of iron ore in the United States. Three brothers came to New York State in 1790, settling in Albany county, and in 1792 Phineas Hathaway, father of Luther, came to Augusta with his family. He married Miss Stafford, and raised a family of ten children. Luther Hathaway came to Stockbridge in 1812, and was active in the formation of that town, where he was a large land holder and farmer; he died in Augusta in 1885. His wife was Polly Harringtou, daughter of Capt. Harrington of Onondaga county. Luther Hathaway married three times and was the father of twenty children. Henry H. Hathaway was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools. He has a farm of 125 acres in Lincoln. He rebuilt the grist mill in Clockville in 1859, and operated it twenty five years, doing a large business. He also engaged extensively in farming and hop growing, and built many buildings. He is at present engaged in operating a saw mill. He married Nancy Seeber, daughter of Judge Sylvanus Seeber, one of the first settlers of Lenox (now Lincoln); they had two daughters: Honora H., wife of Charles N. Tuttle of Clockville, N. Y., and Frances N., wife of Edward S. Brewster, of the International Seed Co. of Rochester. N. Y. Mrs. Nancy Hathaway died December 6, 1894. Mr. Hathaway is independent in politics, and is the man who created the town of Lincoln and named it; he was the first supervisor in 1896 and 1897, also justice of the peace some years and justice of sessions. He is quite an inventor, making improvements on machinery and has patented four hay rakes; also a hay fork and a hop picking machine, manufacturing the same for a number of years successfully, besides a number of other useful articles. Mr. Hathaway is well known throughout Madison county as one of the most active business men and has quite a reputation throughout the United States as an inventor.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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