About the Author of :

Elizabeth Starr Versailles (1909-1997) was
named Genealogist of the Association in 1962.
 She became Genealogist Emeritus in 1984 but
remained active in Hathaway research for
many years after that.  It was through her
tireless efforts and sizeable skill that our
three Hathaway books were published.  Her
first publication was in 1965, some 621 pages,
which finally put into print the results of Mary
Hathaway Herbert's research, along with
contributions from many.  This proved to be a
most popular book and many more Hathaways
and their descendants joined in the efforts.  
The result was HATHAWAYS OF AMERICA, 1970
Edition, 1426 pages, which included most of
what had been in the 1965 book.  A
supplement, HATHAWAYS 1200-1980, 621
pages, was added in 1980.  Beth coordinated
the research done by hundreds of volunteers,
along with doing much of it herself.  She also
oversaw the typing and proofreading that had
to be done, much of it by her sisters and
brother who contributed photography
knowledge.  Given the amount of records we
now have, she had to have worked 60 hour
weeks for over 20 years.  Her legacy to all
Hathaways is of immeasureable value.
With the book:
1970 Edition

Tubac, AZ
(Tubac Historical  Society Library)
Burbank, CA
(Southern California Genealogical Library)
San Diego, CA
(LDS Research Center Camino del Rio
San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
North York, Ontario, Canada
(Ontario Genealogical Society Library)
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
(Norfolk Historical Society)
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
Washington, D.C.
(Library of Congress)
Volusia County Public Library, City Island,
Daytona Beach, FL
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Ft. Wayne, IN
Valparaiso, IN
Assonet, MA
Concord, MA
Dighton, MA
Boston, MA
(New England Historic Genealogical Society)
Taunton, MA
(Old Colony Historical Society)
Augusta, ME
(Maine State Library)
Lansing, MI
(Michigan State Library)
Lancaster, MO
(Schuyler Co.)
Raleigh, NC
Morristown, NJ
Binghamton, NY
Delhi, NY
(Delaware County Historical Association)
Deposit, NY
(Deposit Historical Society)
Gilbertsville, NY
Livonia, NY
Columbus, OH
(Ohio Historical Society)
Cleveland, OH
(Ashtabula Co. Genealogical Society)
Geneva, OH
(Western Reserve Historical Society)
Equinunk, PA
(Equinunk Historical Society)
Providence, RI
Houston, TX
(Clayton Genealogical Library)
Salt Lake City, UT
(LDS Family History Library)
Seattle, WA
Milwaukee, WI
In 1972, Gail Abner Hathaway privately published
JESSE HATHAWAY FAMILY,  a softcover book,
114 pages.  This contains much of the same
Hathaway material as is printed in HATHAWAYS
OF AMERICA, 1970 Edition (Gail had done the
research for that section of the book) but it does
include many more family photos and makes a
compact presentation of this particular line.  Jesse's
ancestry was Abraham 6, Benjamin 5, 4, Abraham 3,
John 2, Nicholas 1.  Through the generosity of Gail's
granddaughter, Gaile Wright Sweeney, we have
obtained the remaining copies of the Jesse book.  
They are available to those from this line at a cost of
$5.00 (to cover handling and mailing).  They can be
ordered from:

Ruth Keightley (make checks payable to her)
3102 Royal Troon
Woodstock, GA 30189-6894.
The Hathaways of America books are
no longer for sale from the HFA as
they have sold out as of August 2011.