Drawing of Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr., son of Daniel and Rachel Hathorne

Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr., Hawthorne's father, was born May 19, 1775. A sea captain, he married Elizabeth Manning in 1801 and died of yellow fever in Surinam (Dutch Guiana) in 1808.
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