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Deborah Hathaway Gardner

Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Jan 1860 (aged 66-67)
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 63313698 · View Source
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There is much confusion over the parentage of Deborah Hathaway. However, her sons bio lists her as the daughter of Joshua Hathaway and a Mayflower descendant. The only Joshua that fits is Joshua Hathaway born 1760.

From "The History of Jackson County, Michigan"

Lebeus GARDNER, of Brooklyn village, was born in Plymouth County, Mass., town of Hingham, Oct. 31, 1829. His father, Cushing Gardner, was a cooper by trade, who also devoted a part of his life to farming pursuits. He was a New Englander by birth, and a direct descendant of Mayflower stock. Cushing Gardner's family consisted of 13 children, and Lebeus was the 11th. He received his education at the village school, and at 14 years of age commenced serving an apprenticeship as shoemaker, which he finished in three years. He came West in 1850, and settled first in Kalamazoo, where he remained only six months, when he came to Jackson and became overseer in the boot and shoe manufacturing department of the Michigan State's Prison one year, and then commenced business for himself at Brooklyn, where he has since remained, doing a thriving business in the manufacturing line.

He married, Jan. 1, 1851, Miss Lucy A. Hunt, daughter of Josiah Hunt, of Braintree, Mass. Mr. Gardner's mother was Deborah Hathaway, daughter of Joshua Hathaway, and was born at Plymouth, Mass., June 17, 1791. He has 3 children living— Mary, Isa and Bertha. Carrie and Hattie are deceased.

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  • Created by: Herbert Rideout and Roslyn Schaefer
  • Added: 26 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63313698
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Deborah Hathaway Gardner (1793–29 Jan 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63313698, citing Elm Street Cemetery, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rideout and Roslyn Schaefer (contributor 46622578) .