William Hawkins, immigrant ancestor, is found in Providence, Rhode Island, as early as Dec. 20, 1638, when he received land. The date and place of his birth are unknown. July 17, 1640, he, with thirty-eight others, signed an agreement for a form of government. Jan. 17, 1645, he bought of Hugh Bewitt his home share of land. Sept. 2, 1650, he was taxed thirteen shillings, four pence, and a somewhat later date was admitted a freeman. Feb. 2, 1673, he deeded to his son William, two house lots, and the housing thereon, also a six-acre lot, some shares of meadow, etc., and June 25, 1683, to his son Edward certain rights in lands between Pawtucket and Pautuset rivers, which he had bought twenty years before of John Sayles.
He is mentioned as one of those "who staid and went not away" in King Philip's war, 1676, and as a result had a share of the dispostiion of the Indian captives whose services were sold for a term of years. In 1769 he was taxed seven and one-half pence.
His wife was Margaret _____.
He died in 1699.
1. John, died 1726.
2. William, mentioned below.
3. Edward, died May 24, 1726.
4. Mary, died Feb. 1724.
(II) William (2) son of William (1) Hawkins, married, June 14, 1678, Lydia Gardiner, widow of George Gardiner, and daughter of Robert and Susanna Ballou. She died in 1722.
In 1678 he was made deputy; in 1685 he had thirty acres laid out in the right of his father William, and Jan. 9, 1691, received a deed of twelve acres of land in Newport from Joseph Gardiner of that town. In 1704-05-06 he was again deputy. July 25, 1704, he deeded to his son Stephen fifty acres of land and a dewelling house; Sept. 27, 1708, he deeded land to Stephen and John; Jan. 28, 1721, he sold to William Hopkins a salt cove which had been left him by his father. His will was made March 17, 1722, and proved Oct. 22, 1723. To his two grandsons, Elijah and Joseph, sons of his son William, deceased, he left the remaining part of his homestead farm, also other land. His children had already received their share.
He died July 6, 1723.
1. William, mentioned below.
2. Stephen, died March 11, 1711.
3. John, died March 25, 1755, mentioned below
4. Sarah, died 1722.
(III) William (3) son of William (2) Hawkins, lived in Providence. He married, Dec. 14, 1704, Elizabeth Arnold. After his death, Oct. 8, 1712, she married (second) June 3, 1718, Israel Smith. She died July 11, 1758.
On Dec. 9, 1712, the administration of his estate was given to his widow.
1. Elijah, born Sept. 12, 1705.
2. Uriah, July 30, 1707.
3. Joseph, March 29, 1709.
4. Ruth, March 14, 1711-12.
5. Deborah, May 15, 1713.
(III) John, son of William (2) Hawkins, was born in Providence, died there March 25, 1755.
Stephen, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Lydia, Abigail, married Sept. 2, 1742, Richard Sayles, Jr.; Martha, Sarah, married Nov. 23, 1757, William Paine; Mary.
(IV) Zephaniah, son of John Hawkins, settled at Smithfield. He married there, Nov. 26, 1752, Mary Marvell. His sisters married and settled at Smithfield.
(V) Jabesh, whose father came from Smithfield, Rhode Island, it is said, was descended from the family as given above. He was born in Vermont, Feb. 11, 1798, died in Moira, New York, July 3, 1870. He followed farming throughout his active life.
He married Lydia Stetson, born Aug. 10, 1801, died Aug. 17, 1868.
Henry Oralnado Allen, Sarah Matilda, Emeline Malinda, Julius (twin), Julia (twin), Luther Everett, mentioned below.
(VI) Dr. Luther Everett, son of Jabesh Hawkins, was born in Moira, New York, Aug. 28, 1841, died in Brushton, N.Y. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. He began to study medicine under the instruction of Dr. Poland, of Lawrenceville, New York, and graduated from the Albany Medical School. He began to practice at Lawrenceville, N.Y., but about 1880 removed to Brushton, where he continued in his profession until shortly before his death. In politics he was a Republican. He was a member of North Star Lodge, No. 107, Free and Accepted Masons. In religion he was an Episcopalian.
He married (first) Oct. 8, 1863, Sarah A. Packard, who died July 1, 1873. He married (second) March 11, 1875, Maty Ella Bristol, born at Brasher Falls in 1849, died in 1900.
Child of first wife:
Frank H., born 1865.
Child of second wife:
Howard Huxley, mentioned below.
(VII) Howard Huxley, son of Dr. Luther Everett Hawkins, was born in Lawrenceville, Dec. 3, 1878. He was educated in the public schools of Brushton, whither he went with his parents in early childhood. In 1890 he went to work for the Hyde Drug Company at Malone, N.Y., and having much practical knowledge of the business he entered the Albany College of Pharmacy to complete his education, graduating from that institution in 1903. He worked for two years, 1903-05, for P. K. McMann, whose business he bought in 1905 and has continued with marked success since then.
In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of North Star Lodge, No. 107, Free and Accepted Masons. In religion he is an Episcopalian.
He married, Dec. 2, 1902, Winnie Ferris, of Brandon, N.Y., daughter of Fernando and Catherine Ferris.
1. Reginald Luther, born Sept. 5, 1903.
2. Ella Louise, born and died in 1906.
3. Clara, born July 22, 1907.
[transcriber's note: This material was published in 1910, so this couple may or may not have had subsequent children].
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