Nathaniel Eaton

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Nathaniel Eaton was born in Great Budworth, Cheshire, England back in 1609 to Richard and Elizabeth. He was educated at Westminster School in London before attending Trinity College, Cambridge. Later he graduated from the University of Padua where he obtained his M.D. and later his P.h.D.

At some time, he moved to the New World settling in Connecticut. He was a founding member for the city of New Haven. In 1640, he moved to Virginia. He sent his wife and children back to England but the ship disappeared never to be found. Around 1669, he returned to England, he died in 1674 in London.

What you may not know about Nathaniel is the he was the first schoolmaster of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he also designed the Seal for Harvard.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I love to read about everything that's Massachusetts....this is a good one...

Oct 26, 2019 02:46 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning James Dray - it certainly took courage for him to become one of the first trailblazers in the colonies.

Oct 26, 2019 03:49 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

An educator, that was probably a good one.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 26, 2019 04:48 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

He sure was a busy guy, and made many contributions to the college.

Oct 26, 2019 05:14 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had no idea, James, and did not know this... but having attended the Harvard B School, I have a feeling I should have!

Oct 26, 2019 05:23 AM #5
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There's got to be more to this story James. Searching for some lose ends to tie it all together. Thank You!

Oct 26, 2019 05:30 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Oh, the things you teach us daily!  Once again, I had no idea.  Wishing you a great golf game. A

Oct 26, 2019 05:37 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Must be something those raised in the east may know, me I had no clue. Enjoy your day!

Oct 26, 2019 05:59 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't know much about Harvard other than it is a very esteemed educational facility, but now I am about Mr. Nathaniel Eaton.

Oct 26, 2019 06:41 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - a rather tragic story but a part of history.  Not always a bed of roses - come to think of it, I am not so sure that would be my bed of choice for a good night's sleep.  

Oct 26, 2019 07:35 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Wonder what happen to the wife ship that never made it back.  One of those things I guess.


Oct 26, 2019 08:55 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I wonder how many Harvard grads would recognize his name???  

Oct 26, 2019 10:30 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

That's so sad about his wife & children being lost at sea. I wouldn't be surprised if he died of a broken heart

Oct 26, 2019 02:01 PM #13
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening James. What a sad and amazing story this is. Have a good evening.

Oct 26, 2019 02:42 PM #14
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing another part of history.  It's always good to learn more about our past and some of the very couragous people who made a difference.

Oct 26, 2019 08:45 PM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

That's certainly a story that goes way back in does Harvard!


Oct 28, 2019 08:08 PM #16
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Mr. Eaton was quite the peripatetic guy! From England to Italy to the New World for a career in Connecticut and Virginia and back to England for the rest of his life.

Nov 12, 2019 02:15 PM #17
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

James, thanks for the interesting lesson today. Have a great day!

Nov 24, 2019 05:31 AM #18
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