When Joshua Melvin Hawkins was born on 8 September 1822, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Hawkins, was 28 and his mother, Sarah 'Sally' Gilbert, was 28. He married Nancy Coffey on 20 November 1855, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. 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.
English: variant of Hawkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
English: habitational name, with excrescent -s, from Hawkinge (Kent). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Heafoc or Old English heafoc ‘hawk’ + the placename forming suffix -ing. This name has been assimilated to the patronymic surname in Devon from Sir John Hawkyns (1532–95), victor against the Spanish Armada (1588), who was a member of the Devon family of Hawkins, a branch of a Kentish family from the village of Hawkinge. They held land in Plymouth as long ago as 1480.
Irish: variant of Haughn .
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