Joshua Melvin Hawkins

1822–1878 (Age 56)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joshua Melvin

When Joshua Melvin Hawkins was born on 8 September 1822, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Hawkins, was 27 and his mother, Sarah 'Sally' Gilbert, was 27. He married Nancy Coffey on 20 November 1855, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 30 November 1878, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Melvin Hawkins
1822–1878
Nancy Coffey
1833–1892
Marriage: 20 November 1855
Calvin Henry Hawkins
1856–1932
Delia Hawkins
1858–
George W Hawkins
1861–1892
Larkin Luther Hawkins
1865–1937
John Kelly Hawkins
1868–1945

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 November 1855
Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
children

(5)

    Calvin Henry Hawkins

    Male1856–1932Male

    Delia Hawkins

    Female1858–Female

    George W Hawkins

    Male1861–1892Male

    Male1865–1937Male

    Male1868–1945Male

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Hawkins

    Male1795–1839Male

    Sarah 'Sally' Gilbert

    Female1795–1883Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1822–1878Male

    John Leroy Hawkins

    Male1824–1877Male

    Gabriel Hawkins

    Male1827–1866Male

    Martha Patsy Hawkins

    Female1830–1861Female

    Jesse D. Hawkins

    Male1831–1918Male

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 8

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1846

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.2 English: in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’.3 Irish: sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin ( see Haughn ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J M Hawkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua Hawkins in household of Sarah Hawkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua M Hawkins, "United States Census, 1870"

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