|W. HATHAWAY, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 8; P.O. Hale Village; born in New York in 1823; went to Chicago in 1844, and then went to Green Bay, Wis., and helped to build a saw-mill—the first one there; then returned to New York; then in the spring to Wisconsin, and, in 1867, to Iowa. Owns 189 acres; made all the improvements. In politics, Republican; in religion, Methodist. His wife, Sarah Adams, born in Oneida Co., N.Y., in 1828. Married in New York in 1843, and have nine children—Adelbert, Emma (now Mrs. Nichols, in Kansas), Charles (died in 1879), Annie (now Mrs. Holmes, in Kansas), Wilber, Robert James (died in 1865), Rodman W., Nellie, Eugene.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 640.
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