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New Bedford Quaker Mayor Abraham Hathaway Howland


Abraham Hathaway Howland (1802-1807)

son of Weston Howland and Abigail Hathaway. He married Mehitable Earle “Hetty” Russell. Abraham served as the first mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts. A leading Quaker businessman of the time, he was elected shortly after the incorporation of New Bedford in 1847. A man of esteem and wealth, he lived in the prominent neighborhood of County Street in New Bedford. Read more at Historical Personages of New Bedford: First Mayor Abraham H. Howland



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