Robert Hawkins

b. 1778, d. 1850

Occupation*Robert Hawkins occupation at Washington County, PA, Minister Disciple Church. 
Note*He JOSEPH HAWKINS. The Hawkins family have long been residents of Pennsylvania. Robert and Ruth Hawkins (grandparents of Joseph) were born in eastern Pennsylvania, where they married and reared the following children: William (a resident of Newton Falls, Trumbull Co., Ohio), Robert (living in West Bethlehem township, this county), Elizabeth (living in Springfield, Ohio, widow of George Taylor), Lydia A. (residing in Ohio, widow of Eli Hill), Mary (widow of Thomas Duton, Ohio), Louisa (wife of Joseph Weaver, a farmer of Ohio), Elijah, Thomas and Gideon, the latter two being deceased. The father of this family was a preacher for the Disciple Church; in politics he voted the Republican ticket. He died in 1850, at the age of seventy-two years, after a busy life in agricultural pursuits.

Elijah Hawkins was born September 17, 1815, in West Bethlehem township, Washington Co., Penn., and was reared on the farm. He received a business education, and began mercantile life at Beallsville, this county, remaining there five years. He then moved to Zollarsville, this county, conducting business in that place for twenty years, but finally sold out and retired to his present farm in Pike Run township. He was first married to Mary A. Greenfield, a native of Washington county, Penn., who bore him one daughter, Mary A. (wife of James Hedge, a farmer of Jefferson county, Iowa). The mother died in 1841, and in 1842 Elijah Hawkins was married to Elizabeth Weaver, who was born in 1815, in Washington county, Penn. Their children were as follows: Louisa (wife of Isaac Hill, a farmer of West Pike Run township), Ruth (Mrs. Stephen Hill, of Polk county, Mo.), George (a farmer of Fayette county, Penn.), Joseph (of whom a sketch follows), Theodore (a merchant of Beallsville), Theophilus (farming the home place), Walter (farming in West Pike Run township), William (deceased) and Avorilla (deceased). The mother of these children died in 1889, in her seventy-second year. The father is a preacher in the Christian Church, of which both his wives were earnest members. In politics he votes with the Republican party, and is interested in both the civil and religious welfare of the people.

Joseph Hawkins was born September 15, 1848, in Beallsville, West Bethlehem township, Washington Co., Penn., being reared in the village and educated at the public schools. In 1873 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Deemes, who was born September 15, 1841, in Washington county, Penn., a daughter of Mark F. and Margaret Deemes. Hor parents were both natives of this county, and reared the following children: Joshua (a resident of Colorado), George W. (farming in Beallsville, Penn.), Maria (wife of W. F Wilson, of West Pike Run township, this county), Samuel P. (a ranchman of Nebraska), Elizabeth (Mrs. Hawkins), and Willie and Oliver, both deceased in infancy. The parents both died in their sixty-fifth year. To Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins have been born two daughters: Maudie and Ada. In politics Mr. Hawkins votes the Republican ticket. He is a member of no church.

Text taken from page 1217 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893). 
Marriage*He married Ruth (?) at PA. 
Birth*Robert Hawkins was born in 1778 at PA. 
Death*He died in 1850 at Washington County, PA. 


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