Hathaway is not in my Alexander tree but I was looking at your mystery concerning Dorcas and her husband. Here are some notes that I have entered in my Alexander database over many years. Maybe they will help you figure it out. (I could do it) :
George Washington Alexander was born 1844-1845 ? George's mother, Dorcas Alexander, was born in 1812 to parents Hathaway Alexander and Mary.
George Washington Alexander born 1844, Dorcas Alexander's son, did not know who his father was. Dorcas Alexander may have been married to a William Alexander.?.
George Washington Alexander stated that his parents were William Alexander and Dorcas Strother, but not sure. (I don't have any Strother in my database) George Edmund Alexander stated it could be Mary BIRD ? I don't have any Bird in my database)
Others think George's parents are Colonel Ezra "Elias" Alexander born Dec 3, 1720 and Mary ? Colonel Ezra and Mary had a daughter named Dorcas b. abt. 1763. (to early) ??
Amos Alexander, born Jan. 13, 1729 , had a daughter Dorcas born September 23, 1763. (to early) ??
Abraham Alexander married Dorcas Amelia Wilson, born 1734, parents of Colonel Elias Alexander, born about 1745. (to early) ??
Francis Alexander, born 1685, married a Dorcas. Thier son was Ezra "Elias" Alexander, born 1710. (to early)
End of notes
Suzanna, I was hoping to find George's father through the name Dorcas but no luck. I have so many William Alexanders in that time frame, I don't think I could figure that one out either.
Sorry for the no help and keep digging, Andrew Dennis (Alexander) Faircloth email@example.com