Nathaniel Appleton Haven

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Nathaniel Appleton Haven
Member of the United States House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At large district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Preceded byJedediah K. Smith
Succeeded byJohn A. Harper
Personal details
Born(1762-07-19)July 19, 1762
Portsmouth, Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
DiedMarch 13, 1831(1831-03-13) (aged 68)
Portsmouth, Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting placeProprietors' Burying Ground
Portsmouth, Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Mary Tufton Moffat Haven
ChildrenMaria Tufton Haven
Nathaniel Appleton Haven
Charlotte Ann Haven
ParentsSamuel Haven
Mehitable Appleton Haven
Alma materHarvard College, 1779
Military service
Branch/serviceContinental Navy
RankShip's Surgeon
Battles/warsRevolutionary War

Nathaniel Appleton Haven (July 19, 1762 – March 13, 1831) was an American politician, a physician, and served as a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Haven was born in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, where he graduated in 1807 with distinctions. He then pursued classical studies, was educated by the Reverend Dr. Nathaniel Appleton, and graduated in medicine from Harvard College in 1779.


Haven practiced his profession in Portsmouth and also engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was editor of the Portsmouth Journal until 1825.[1]

Serving as a ship's surgeon in the latter part of the Revolutionary War, Haven was captured by the British and was a prisoner of war aboard the Jersey prison ship at New York for a short time.[2]

Elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress, Haven served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811).


Haven died in Portsmouth, on March 13, 1831, and is interred at Proprietors' Burying Ground. Died March 13, 1831 (age 68 years, 237 days). Interment at Proprietors' Burying Ground, Portsmouth, N.H.

Family life[edit]

Son to Samuel Haven and Mehitable Appleton, Haven married Mary Tufton Moffat,[3] and they had three children, Maria Tufton Haven, Nathaniel Appleton Haven, and Charlotte Ann Haven.[4]


  1. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society. Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society: Towne Memorial Fund. V. 1-9: 1845-97, Volume 5. The Society, 1894. p. 15. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  2. ^ Joseph Foster, Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of New Hampshire Storer Post, No. 1 (Portsmouth). The soldiers' memorial. Portsmouth, N.H., 1893-1921: Storer Post, No. 1, Department of New Hampshire, Grand Army of the Republic, Portsmouth, N.H., with record of presentation of flags and portraits by the post to the city. 1890 and 1891. 1893. p. 33. Retrieved 21 August 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Ticknor, George (1827), The remains of Nathaniel Appleton Haven: With a memoir of his life by George Ticknor, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Hillard, Metcalf, & company, p. xii
  4. ^ "Nathaniel Appleton Haven". 1997-2014 Retrieved 21 August 2014.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jedediah K. Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
John A. Harper

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website