Dr. David P. Hathaway

Source: 1885 History of Steuben County, IN p.428

Dr. David P. Hathaway was born in the state of New Jersey, Nov. 4,1791. When eleven years of age his parents, Jacob and Lydia (Day) Hathaway, moved to Washington County, Penn., where the doctor was reared, and July 27,1810, married Elizabeth Bennett. She was born in that county July 22, 1790. The doctor commenced the practice of medicine in Washington County then emigrated to Licking County, Ohio, in 1836, and in the fall of 1849 settled on Section 5, York Township, which has since been called Hathaway’s Corners. The new country demanded his continuous professional services; and by hard work, attending to all calls at all hours, he soon broke down and died - May 11, 1850. His useful life was given to the help of the sick and distressed of the new country. His widow survived him and died Aug. 11,1878.