Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Born in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 9 Jul 1842 in Boston, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
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Biography

American novelist, "dark romantic", and short story writer. He is most famous for writing the novel "The Scarlet Letter".

For the most current information about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s life and works, see the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Hawthorne.

Nathaniel was born 4 July 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, one of the three children of a sea captain, Nathaniel Hathorne, and his wife Elizabeth Manning. His ancestors were Puritans. One of his ancestors, John Hathorne, was one of the judges of the 1692 Salem witch trials. [1]

Nathaniel Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine (1821-1824). [2]

On 8 July 1842 he married a painter named Sophia Peabody (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Hawthorne) in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.[3] [4]

Together they had three children, the first Una, [5] then Julian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Hawthorne), [6] and last Rose. Later they moved to Concord, Mass.

Hawthorne wrote short stories, including "The Custom House", and the novels "The House of Seven Gables", "The Blithedale Romance", "The Marble Faun" and the one that made him famous "The Scarlet Letter". Hawthorne became one of the leading writers of his time. Herman Melville, another author, dedicated "Moby Dick" to Hawthorne.

Hawthorne died 19 May 1864 in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. He is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. [7]

Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Hawthorne
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Hawthorne
  3. Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Sophia Amelia Peabody, 09 Jul 1842; citing Marriage, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts.
  4. Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910 Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Sophia Amelia Peabody, 9 Jul 1842; Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  5. "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915" Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, Nat. Hawthorne in entry for Una Hawthorne, 08 Mar 1843, Concord, Massachusetts; citing reference ID #36, Massachusetts Archives, Boston
  6. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD9X-KZD : 4 April 2020), Nathaniel Hawthorn, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing family 128
  7. "Find A Grave"Find A Grave, memorial page for Nathaniel Hawthorne (4 Jul 1804–19 May 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 459, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA.




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