Hawkins DeLamar

Brief Life History of Hawkins

When Hawkins DeLamar was born from 1810 to 1813, in Craven, North Carolina, United States, his father, Francis DeLamar, was 58 and his mother, Elizabeth Brooks, was 34. He married Eliza Ball on 28 December 1835. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1865, in Craven, North Carolina, United States.

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Hawkins DeLamar
Eliza Ball
Marriage: 28 December 1835
David Delamar
John Delamar
Elizabeth Delamar
Caroline Delamar
Paul Jones Delamar
Benjamin F. Delamar

Sources (36)

  • Hawkins Delamor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hawkins Delamar, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930

World Events (7)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of numerous places in Normandy, Brittany, and Maine in France named La Mare (‘the pool’), preceded by the French preposition de ‘of’. Introduced by the Normans, the name was later augmented by Huguenot bearers fleeing religious persecution in France and the Low Countries in the 16th century.

English: possibly a habitational name from Delamere Forest (Cheshire), recorded as foresta de Mara in 1153–60. The name meant ‘(Forest) of the Pool’ (from Anglo-Norman French de la ‘from the’ + Middle English mere ‘pond’ or more ‘marsh, moor’), alluding to either Blakemere or Oakmere near Eddisbury, and its modern form is attributable to the continuity of the Anglo-French naming practices in written records. However, there is no clear evidence of a derived surname from the forest.

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

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