At LNB, we believe in the importance of preserving and celebrating history. For over 165 years, we’ve been focused on banking that’s all about people. Within our new branch, our Community Room in the historic Hathaway House showcases artifacts from Farmington's local history and celebrates the Hathaway Family with a nod to days of yore—and also provides a meeting space for community groups and organizations.
The Hathaway sisters, Gail Daugherty and Kathy Stewart-Eagan (center), sharing family photos.
While the Hathaway name can be traced back for generations all the way back to Europe, the Hathaways of Farmington have a very rich, unique history of their own. The roots of the Hathaway family begin in Farmington in the spring of 1790, when Isaac Hathaway III settled in the area with his wife, Jemima, and their two sons.
Farmington was a much different place when Isaac and his family settled there. The area was virtually untouched and contained one lone cabin. Issac and his two sons quickly set to work, building a cabin and by 1793 erecting the Hathaway House.
For almost 200 years the Hathaway family would find themselves there, working the fields, and playing a pivotal role in shaping the town of Farmington. Today the Hathaway name is still well known, and it represents the history that runs deep within the area.
The Hathaway House, Aerial Photo, Mid 1900s.
While today the Hathaway House parcel is home to the LNB Farmington branch, for close to two centuries it was home to generation after generation of Hathaway family members. The site of a 2,000+ acre farm, the home would see daily gatherings of hungry farmhands ready for lunch and play host to family weddings and special events. Now it has taken on a new purpose and is the home of LNB Farmington’s Community Room, a space for local businesses and organizations to meet and discuss their future planning. It's our unique way of giving back to the community.
Pictured: The Hathaway House, Circa 1949
Pictured: Gail Daugherty and her grandfather, JP Hathaway
Pictured: Gail Daugherty and Kathy Stewart-Eagan as children on a hay wagon ride
Pictured: A trolley station was located near the farm